Tuesday, October 15, 2019

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY SHOCKS PUNDITS WITH $30.2M OPENING

October 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Paranormal Activity 4 displayed what for the franchise was subnormal activity at the box office over the weekend. Expected to gross $50-55 million — in line with what Paranormal Activity 3 earned during its opening last year — the film wound up making “only” around $30.2 million, according to studio estimates. The quotes around “only” […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE GREY

January 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Box-office forecasters are predicting that The Grey, starring Liam Neeson, will become this weekend’s box office champ. Kyle Smith in the New York Post is not so sure. “It may be too conventional for the art-house crowd, yet too arty for the megaplex. I prefer to call it an unusually reflective blood-and-guts saga,” he writes. […]

OLDER MOVIEGOERS DRIVE BOX OFFICE AS UNKNOWN LANDS AT NO. 1

February 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Chalk one up for the old guys. Not only did Warner Bros.’ Unknown, starring 58-year-old Liam Neeson surprise forecasters by coming in at No. 1 at the box office over the first three days of the Presidents Day weekend, it did so in surprising style. With an estimated $21.8 million in ticket sales, it became […]

PHILLIPS: WHY I FIRED MEL GIBSON

October 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Director Todd Phillips insisted on Monday that while he regards Mel Gibson as “one of our finest actors and, quite honestly, one of our finest directors,” he felt it was necessary to remove him from The Hangover 2 to keep peace among the film’s actors and crew. As reported by today’s (Wednesday) New York Post, […]