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BOX OFFICE TAKES ANOTHER DIVE

January 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Business at the box office remained as cold as the weather in most parts of the country over the weekend. The top ten films together failed to crack the $100-million mark as the box office plummeted more than 30 percent below the comparable weekend a year ago when Avatar was still going strong. The weekend […]

TRUE GRIT SHOWS GRIT IN THIRD WEEK

January 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In its third week, Paramount’sTrue Grit rode to victory at the box office, cutting down Little Fockers and blowing away challenges from newcomers Season of the Witch and Country Strong. The Coen Brothers’ remake of the John Wayne classic, with Jeff Bridges in the Rooster Cogburn role, earned an estimated $15 million, beating Universal’s Fockers, […]

TRUE GRIT STARTS WEEKEND AT NO. 1

January 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Paramount’s True Grit topped Friday’s box office with about $4.5 million, edging out Universal’s Little Fockers, with about $4.2 million. Season of the Witch got off the ground with $3.7 million to place third, followed by Disney’s Tron: Legacy with an estimated $2.7 million, and Sony Screen Gems’s Country Strong, which earned about $2.76 million. […]

WEAK WEEKEND PREDICTED — ESPECIALLY FOR STRONG

January 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Box office analysts say that Country Strong, which opens wide this weekend, is not — strong, that is. But then, neither is Season of the Witch, which also debuts this weekend. In fact, some analysts are forecasting that True Grit may rise to the top spot in its third weekend, edging out Little Fockers, which […]

HEFTY SALARIES MAY DEPRIVE FOCKERS OF PROFIT

January 5, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Although Universal’s Little Fockers has taken in more than $110 million after two weeks in release, it has a long way to go to recoup an enormous budget that ballooned because of enormous salaries paid to its actors, the New York Post observed today (Wednesday). According to the newspaper, which cited unnamed sources, nearly $70 […]

AT BOX OFFICE, 2010 GOES OUT WITH NO BANG

January 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The box office ended the year inauspiciously, down 29 percent from last year’s final weekend. The top film was Universal’s Little Fockers with $25.77 million, putting it past the $100-million mark after 12 days in release. It was down a modest 16 percent from the previous weekend. But the No. 2 film, True Grit, was […]

TRUE GRIT LIVES UP TO ITS NAME

January 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Coen Brothers’ True Grit showed just that as it outperformed industry forecasts for the second weekend in a row. According to studio estimates, the Paramount film, which earned about $24.5 million was edged out by Universal’s Little Fockers, which grossed some $26.3 million. With $86.8 million in ticket sales, True Grit has already become […]

HOLIDAY BOX OFFICE: EVEN WORSE THAN ESTIMATED

December 28, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Box office revenue for the holiday weekend plunged deeper than originally estimated, led by Little Fockers, which, although landing in first place, took in $30.8 million, down from Sunday’s estimate of $34 million. The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, came in at $9.48 million, down from Sunday’s estimate of $10.8 million. And […]

HOLIDAY BOX OFFICE: BAH, HUMBUG!

December 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

(Updated) Studios and theater owners were no doubt in full agreement with Ebenezer Scrooge’s assessment of the Christmas holiday this weekend as total ticket receipts plunged 49 percent below last year’s. The ghost of Christmas past surely haunted Universal’s Little Fockers, which, although coming in first, earned just $34 million over the weekend and $48.3 […]

FOCKERS TAKE ON TRON: LEGACY

December 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

After six years, the Focker family return to the screen with Universal’s Little Fockers, starring Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand and Dustin Hoffman. The film, which opens today (Wednesday), is expected to win the holiday box office with about $55-60 million, about 20 percent less than the $70.5 million earned by Meet the […]