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HANSEL AND GRETEL LEADS GRIMM WEEKEND

January 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A combination of lousy weather and lousy movies flattened the box office over the weekend. Not a single film crossed the $20-million mark, although the top film, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters lived up to most predictions with an estimated haul of $19 million. Last weekend’s winner, the PG-13-rated horror flick Mama, dropped 54.7 percent […]

CHASTAIN SHINES IN TWO FILMS OVER MLK HOLIDAY (Updated)

January 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The real winner of the weekend box office was Jessica Chastain. It’s hard to imagine a career booster any greater than having your name on the marquee for both the No. 1 and No. 2 films at the box office. But there it was — for Mama, a $15-million dollar horror flick that wound up […]

MAMA SURPRISES — WHO KNEW THERE’D BE DAYS LIKE THIS?

January 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Box office mavens had predicted that Mama, starring Jessica Chastain, would come out ahead at the weekend — and Martin Luther King Jr. holiday — box office, but no one had supposed that it would win as big as it has. The PG-13-rated horror film is on track to earn $28.1 million over the three-day […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: MAMA

January 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Critics are fairly evenly divided over producer Guillermo del Toro’s PG-13 horror flick Mama, starring Jessica Chastain. But even many of those who find much to like about it, find much to criticize as well. Kyle Smith in the New York Post remarks that he had “an excellent time … for most of the movie” […]