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SCREEN ACTORS GUILD UNVEILS NOMINEES

December 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Screen Actors Guild has announced its nominees for its 18th annual awards contest, with The Help, Bridesmaids, Midnight in Paris, The Descendants and The Artist receiving nods in the outstanding cast performance category — SAG’s equivalent to the best picture selections. The Help received the most nominations — four. Besides the award for best […]

WOODY ALLEN MOVIE TO BE REBOOTED

August 18, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

Sony Pictures Classics, which had to compete with summer blockbusters to line up theater screens for Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, plans to “re-expand” the movie into around 1,000 theaters on August 26. (It is currently still playing in about 250 theaters.) The film, which has grossed about $50 million domestically, received much critical praise […]

CAPTAIN AMERICA TRIUMPHS OVER HARRY IN AMERICA

July 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Just as it had during another war with Great Britain — one that no doubt cost far less than the current one — America returned from crushing defeat last weekend to win the latest weekend at the box office in spectacular fashion. Paramount’s Captain America: The First Avenger blew past the U.K.-produced Harry Potter and […]

STRONG DEBUTS FOR ART-HOUSE FARE

July 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Two art-house films made impressive debuts over the weekend. Sarah’s Key, starring Kristin Scott Thomas and released by The Weinstein Co., earned $117,045 at four theaters in New York and Los Angeles for a per-theater average of $23,409. (By contrast, Captain America averaged $17,719 per theater.) And Fox Searchlight’s Another Earth also debuted in four […]

HALLOWS: FIRST IN SALES; SIXTH IN ATTENDANCE

July 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It didn’t come close to the $195 million that some of the wildest forecasts envisaged, but Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 did earn slightly more than Warner Bros.’ Sunday estimate — coming in at $169.2 million, a record for a three-day domestic weekend (versus the estimated $168.55 million). That record was achieved, […]

HALLOWS IS DEATHLY TO BOX-OFFICE RECORDS

July 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 shattered one record after another over the weekend, culminating with an estimated $168.6 million domestically for the three days, making it the all-time champion for a regular weekend opener. The previous record, $158.4 million, set in 2008, was held by another Warner Bros. film, The […]

WOODY’S LATEST IS HIS BIGGEST HIT

July 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris collected an additional $1.9 million over the weekend, bringing its gross to date to $41.8 million and thereby putting it ahead of his most successful film, Hannah and Her Sisters, which took in $40.1 million over its entire run in 1986. While the earlier figure is not adjusted for inflation, […]

TRANSFORMERS SEQUEL LAYS WASTE TO NAYSAYERS

July 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Transformers: Dark of the Moon brightened up the July 4th holiday weekend as it earned $97.8 million between Friday and Sunday and $115.9 million over the four-day holiday. It represented the biggest opening for a July 4th weekend ever, beating Spider-Man 2‘s $88.2 million for the three days and $115.8 million for the four. The […]

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS COULD ECLIPSE WOODY ALLEN’S PREVIOUS FILMS

June 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris is on track this week to surpass his two biggest domestic moneymakers, Match Point and Vicky Cristina Barcelona and appears likely to become his greatest success ever if it surpasses the $40.1 million earned by Hannah and Her Sisters in 1986, the Hollywood Reporter observed today (Thursday). It also is […]

BOX OFFICE GREENER THAN EXPECTED

June 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Movie theaters sold more tickets on Father’s Day than studios had expected. Green Lantern, for example, raked in $53.17 million — about $500,000 more than Warner Bros. had estimated on Sunday. Super 8, which came in at No. 2, earned $21.47 million — about $250,000 more than Paramount figured it had made. Same for Fox’s […]

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