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LES MIS TOPS U.K. RECORD CHARTS

January 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Movie critics may have carped loudly about the singing ability of the stars of Les Misérables. Indeed, some of the stars of the film, including Russell Crowe and Helena Bonham Carter, have been critical of their own performances, and American Idol finalist Adam Lambert remarked that “the score suffered massively with great actors pretending to […]

THE HOBBIT HOPS BACK TO FIRST PLACE

December 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey may have taken a back seat to two newcomers, Les Misérables and Django Unchained on Christmas Day, but it came galloping back, overtaking both films over the weekend with an estimated gross of $32.9 million to record its third consecutive weekend box-office victory. It was down just 8.6 […]

BOX OFFICE JUMPING POST XMAS

December 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Boxing Day — the day after Christmas — is not celebrated in the U.S., but it certainly seemed as if a lot of people had taken the day off from work on Wednesday as the top three films each posted grosses in excess of $10 million. Leading the pack was Universal’s Les Miserables, which posted […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: LES MISERABLES

December 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

To borrow a line from the French national anthem, “Le jour de gloire est arrivée!” (The day of glory has arrived!) The debut of the musical film version of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables has touched off dozens of solid reviews that could help it with ticket sales and perhaps lift it past The Hobbit to […]

EIGHT NEW FILMS — COUNT ‘EM EIGHT! — TO OPEN OVER HOLIDAY

December 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Pity the poor studio scheduler. Each one of them knew that if they had opened a movie a couple of weeks before The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released — never mind the same weekend that it was — their movie would be killed. Their only alternative was to release theirs after The Hobbit‘s opening. […]

THE HOBBIT CROSSES $100 MILLION

December 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey brought in another $7.7 million on Monday and $7.9 million on Tuesday to push its total past the $100-million mark to $100,210,686 after five days in release. Warner Bros., which is distributing the film, estimated that it bagged another $6.3 million on Wednesday. Despite a deluge of new films set […]

WITH 7 GOLDEN GLOBE NODS, LINCOLN BECOMES OSCAR FRONTRUNNER

December 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln continued to pile up the awards nominations today (Thursday), picking up seven Golden Globes nods — more than any other film of 2012. Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and Ben Affleck’s Argo tied for second place with five nominations each. All three films received best film nominations in the drama category as did […]

SAG AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

December 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The cast of Lincoln, Les Miserables, Silver Linings Playbook, Argo, and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will be competing for the Screen Actors Guild’s top prize. Lincoln and Les Miserables received the most nominations for individual performances. Daniel Day-Lewis, who starred as the 16th president, was nominated in the lead actor category, while Sally Field […]

HOBBIT‘S LENGTH MAY TRIM ITS EARNINGS

December 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Although box office forecasters are predicting that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will have a huge opening at the box office this weekend, its nearly three-hour (174 minutes) length will result in theaters being able to show it fewer times than shorter films, thereby cutting into its potential revenue. But today’s (Wednesday) New York Post […]