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FOOTLOOSE TRIPPED BY REAL STEEL

October 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Paramount’s Footloose, which held a slim lead at the box office on Friday and Saturday, lost its footing on Sunday and wound up in second place for the weekend as Disney/DreamWorks’s Real Steel made a comeback, thanks to Sunday’s influx of family audiences at many theaters. Neither film had much to boast about, however. Real […]

BIN LADEN FILM BLASTED BY CONSERVATIVES

August 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Conservative commentators have denounced plans to release a movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden next October 12, just before the presidential election. On his BigHollywood blog, Andrew Breitbart remarked on Wednesday that the scheduled release date “is THE elephant in the room. … There’s no logical reason to release the film on that […]

JACKASS TO RETURN IN MARCH — BUT NOT IN THEATERS

December 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Following the theatrical release of Jackass 3D in October, chief jackass Johnny Knoxville told interviewers as he promoted the movie that he had shot enough footage to make another one. Details about the new production were disclosed by Paramount on Tuesday: First of all, it won’t be released theatrically; second of all, it won’t be […]

IMAX HELPS PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 SET HORROR RECORD

October 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Paranormal Activity 2 did not suffer the sequel blues of most horror flicks. In fact it became the biggest horror-flick earner ever over the weekend, raking in $40,678,424, and taking the record set by last year’s Friday the 13th redo. Surprisingly what might have pushed the film over the top was its appearance on IMAX […]

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 SETS HORROR FILM RECORD

October 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Paramount’s Paranormal Activity 2 scared up an astounding $41.5 million at the box office over the weekend, according to the studio’s estimates, far exceeding analysts’ predictions and setting a weekend record for a horror film. The previous record was held by last year’s relaunch of the Friday the 13th franchise, which earned $40.5 million. That […]

PARAMOUNT A WEEKEND WINNER — NO MATTER WHAT

October 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Two low-budget and low-tech Paramount movies will be battling one another for top honors at the box office this weekend as Paranormal Activity 2 takes on Jackass 3D. Most box-office forecasters are predicting that Paranormal Activity 2 will emerge the winner with about $25-30 million, with Jackass 3D settling for about $20-25 million in its […]

JACKASS 3D GOES INTO THE RECORD BOOKS

October 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Although some box-office watchers had predicted that Jackass 3D would not meet studio estimates of a $50-million weekend, the movie came in right on the money, toppling The Social Network from the top of the heap after three weeks. It was the most ever earned by a movie opening in October; indeed it was the […]

JACKASS 3D FINAL: $50.35 MILLION

October 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Jackass 3D may have grossed out the critics, but it also outgrossed every other movie at the box office over the weekend as it piled up an estimated $50 million, the most ever earned for a September-October debut. Only one other film even came close — 2003’s Scary Movie 3, which earned $48.1 million. (Some […]

JACKASSES RETURN AND DO MUCH KICKING

October 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATE: Jackass 3D piled up an estimated $21.7 million on Friday — sending box-office analysts scouring their charts to see whether any other film released in October ever recorded a bigger Friday opening. The film was expected to register its biggest day at the box office on Friday — but not that big. In second […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: JACKASS 3D

October 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s hard to tell whether Paramount decided to screen Jackass 3D in advance to a select group of New York critics and shun all others. (The previous two Jackass movies were not shown to critics.) Among those who got an early look was Manohla Dargis, the often tough-as-nails critic of the New York Times, who […]