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BOX OFFICE FINALS: THE TOP TEN

September 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The top ten films for the weekend, according to studio estimates compiled by Box Office Mojo: 1. Resident Evil: Retribution, Sony, $21,052,227, (New); 2. Finding Nemo, Disney, $16,687,773, (New); 3. The Possession, Lionsgate, $5,766,378, 3 Wks. ($41,133,490); 4. Lawless, Weinstein Co. $4,348,377, 3 Wks. ($30,270,131); 5. The Expendables 2, Lionsgate, $3,146,001, 5 Wks. ($80,405,980); 6. […]

THEATER OWNERS ASK, “WHERE DID EVERYBODY GO?”

September 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In the third-worst weekend at the box office since 2000, not a single film managed to crack the $10-million mark, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. With the top 12 films together grossing only an estimated $51.93 million, only the comparable weekend in 2008 and the weekend of Sept. 21-23 in 2001 produced lower […]

THEATERS EXPERIENCE LABOR DAY BLUES

September 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With many young moviegoers preparing to return to school or college during the same week, Labor Day generally produces the lowest box-office grosses of any four-day holiday of the year. This year was no exception. The Jewish-themed horror flick The Possession was able to grab first place over the four days with an estimated $21.3 […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: LAWLESS

August 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s hard to remember a movie that received such divergent reviews as Australian director John Hillcoat’s Lawless, which opens today (Wednesday). That’s how it was at Cannes, when it was screened in competition last May, drawing boos and applause during the closing credits. The film, adapted by rock musician Nick Cave and starring Shia LaBeouf, […]

LAWLESS, ABOUT BLOOD AND BROTHERLY LOVE, SCREENS AT CANNES

May 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The most pertinent footage in director John Hillcoat’s Lawless, which screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival today (Saturday), may have ended up on the proverbial cutting-room floor. The film, starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, and Guy Pearce, tells the purportedly true story of the Bondurant brothers, who ran a moonshine operation […]