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SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN: A SLEEPER HIT

June 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Snow White and the Huntsman could turn out to be the sleeper hit of the year. No one had expected that the Universal movie wound wind up with anything close to the $56.21 million that it took in, especially given its widely derided trailer, so-so tracking, and a less-than-stellar opening of just $18.13 million for […]

HUNGER EXPECTED TO SURVIVE AS BOX OFFICE LEADER

April 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hunger Games is expected to survive a challenge from a 3D version of 1997’s Titanic and the raunchy comedy American Reunion, a revival of the 1999-2003 franchise, making it three wins in a row for the dystopian drama and pushing it past the $300-million mark at the box office. Most forecasters figure that the […]

BOX OFFICE MAKING STRONG RECOVERY

April 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With the second week of Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games leading the way with $58.6 million and Warner Bros.’ Wrath of the Titans following with $33.5 million, the box office continued to show a strong recovery from last year. According to Box Office Mojo, the total for the weekend came to $148.6 million, up 19 percent […]

HUNGER GAMES FINAL: $58.6 MILLION (Updated)

April 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Lionsgate’s Hunger Games dominated the domestic box office for the second consecutive weekend, adding another $58.6 million to its gross, which now stands at $248.5 million after just ten days. According to final figures, it nabbed an additional $34.8 million overseas, bringing its worldwide tally to $362.4 million. Warner Bros.’ Wrath of the Titans debuted […]

HUNGER GAMES EXPECTED TO KILL ALL RIVALS (Updated)

March 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

There’ll be no slaking moviegoers’ thirst for Hunger Games this weekend, according to box office pundits. After opening with $152.5 million last weekend, the movie was averaging about $10 million a day midweek, and most box-office forecasters are predicting that it will rake in another $50-60 million this weekend. Two big-budget films will be trying […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: MIRROR MIRROR

March 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The verdict of most critics on Mirror Mirror: fair. No poison apples but plenty of daggers. We take it back — there are a few bad apples. Kyle Smith’s review in the New York Post is utterly lethal (and probably funnier than the movie itself, judging from the other critics’ remarks). “As garish-looking as Versailles […]

ARE STUDIOS PAYING FOR PHONY PUBLIC MOVIE REVIEWS?

November 24, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Many younger moviegoers often proclaim with pride that they never read critics’ reviews and that they decide what to see after watching movie trailers and checking out what “ordinary” people have to say about them. Now, that strategy faces its own predicament after suspect messages praising the upcoming Julia Roberts starrer Mirror Mirror began appearing […]