Friday, December 13, 2019

SANDLER COMEDY MOST RENTED ON REDBOX IN 2011

December 29, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Just Go with It, the first of two Adam Sandler movies released this year — the other was Jack and Jill — just barely kept Sandler’s streak of $100-million hits going (it wound up with $103 million; Jack and Jill only made it to $71 million), but it was the biggest hit of the year […]

PREMIUM VIDEO ON DEMAND COMING ON THURSDAY

April 20, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Despite angry opposition by theater owners and several prominent directors, DirecTV plans to launch its premium video-on-demand service on Thursday, offering movies from Sony, 20th Century Fox, Universal and Warner Bros. that are still in theaters. Each of the movies will cost $29.99 for 48 hours. The service, which will only be available in homes […]

ADAM SANDLER — HOLLYWOOD’S HIGHEST-GROSSING COMEDIAN

March 28, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Adam Sandler may win little respect from critics for his films and overseas moviegoers have yet to cotton on to his brand of comedy, but studio executives have got to be impressed with his ability to sell tickets domestically — especially now that his latest movie, Just Go With It, has become the 12th Sandler […]

BOX OFFICE REMAINS IN DOLDRUMS

March 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The domestic box office remained sluggish as it entered March with only a single weekend of the year performing better than last year — and that was the Presidents Day weekend, which occurred one week later than Presidents Day weekend in 2010. Last weekend, the top 12 movies earned a combined $121.14 million — only […]

BIEBER FILM UPDATE MAY COME THIS MONTH

February 15, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The new Justin Bieber film has only been in theaters a few days, but already the studio is thinking of releasing a different “director’s cut” that could replace the current version while it’s still in theaters, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, earned $29.5 million over the weekend, just $1 million […]

SANDLER EKES OUT BOX OFFICE WIN OVER BIEBER

February 13, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Moviegoers went with Just Go With It, which became the top film of the weekend — but only just. According to studio estimates, the Adam Sandler/Jennifer Aniston rom-com, with $31 million in ticket sales, barely beat out the Justin Bieber concert documentary Never Say Never, which brought in about $30.3 million. Last year Sandler’s Grown […]

SANDLER TO FACE TOUGH COMPETITION ON VALENTINE’S DAY WEEKEND

February 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Adam Sandler, one of the most dependable box-office stars over more than the past decade, will be facing unpredictable competition from the reigning teen idol and a pair of garden gnomes this Valentine’s Day weekend, and all bets are off on how he’ll do. Several forecasters predict that he’ll again come out on top with […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: JUST GO WITH IT

February 11, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Just Go With It is getting the usual mixture of praise and damnation from critics that Adam Sandler movies generally attract, often in the same review. Take A.O. Scott’s in the New York Times, for example. Scott calls it “this passive-aggressive, naughty but nice, sometimes obnoxious and occasionally quite funny late-winter romantic comedy.” In the […]