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NO WILL POWER AS AFTER EARTH CRASHES IN DEBUT (Updated)

June 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It was the day Will Smith’s plan to groom his son to follow in his footsteps came crashing to earth. Their movie, After Earth, in which Jaden Smith is the star and Will a supporting actor, took in around $27 million over the weekend, far less than expected, and a trifle considering the reported $120 […]

FAST AND FURIOUS WILL LIKELY MOW DOWN WILL SMITH

May 31, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Box office forecasters are predicting that this will be one of those rare weekends when a Will Smith movie will open well below the leader. After Earth, a sci-fi action flick starring Will Smith and 14-year-old son Jaden, is likely to earn just $30-35 million this weekend, according to tracking studies. Not bad, but the […]

“KARATE KID” MASTERS BOX OFFICE

June 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Thanks to a surprisingly robust performance by Sony/Columbia’s The Karate Kid, the box office returned to plus territory over the weekend with the gross for the top 12 films up 9.69 percent over the same weekend a year ago. The remake, starring Jackie Chan and Will Smith’s son Jaden, grossed $55.7 million, well above the […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “THE KARATE KID”

June 11, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

If you’ve never seen the original Karate Kid — and if you’re among the under-30s who make up the primary movie audience, you probably haven’t — then you’ll probably enjoy the remake, which stars Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith, the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett, most critics agree. Betsy Sharkey in the Los […]