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“SHREK” PROPS UP FALLING BOX OFFICE

June 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

MOVIEGOERS TAKE A BOX-OFFICE DETOUR

June 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The box office performed pretty much the way most forecasters had predicted — that is, pitifully. Shrek Forever After led the field for the third consecutive week as the box office dropped 28 percent from the comparable weekend a year ago. Although four other movies debuted over the weekend, Shrek, with $25.3 million, came out […]

BOX OFFICE BLAHS LIKELY TO CONTINUE

June 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The box office has no new summer blockbuster to reinforce its sagging fortunes this weekend. Instead it will see the debut of four low-buzz movies, none of which is likely to come close to taking in as much as Shrek Forever After, which is in its third week, according to box-office forecasters. Get Him to […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “MARMADUKE”

June 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s not a whole lot to say about Marmaduke, based on the classic single-panel comic. And Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times, for one, certainly realizes that, tossing off a perfunctory review in fewer than 500 words, remarking at the end: “Enough. Why am I writing, and why are you reading, a review of a […]

A MEMORIAL DAY TO REMEMBER

June 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It was a Memorial Day holiday made memorable by the fact that fewer movie tickets were sold over its four days than during any Memorial Day holiday since 1993 — some 23.4 million, according to box-office analyst Paul Dergarabedian. Total estimated ticket-sales revenue was the lowest since 2001. Movie studios blamed a full slate of […]