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SAW: IT CAME; IT CONQUERED

November 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It was only a moderate success at the Halloween box office, as such things are measured, but with $24.2 million in ticket sales, Saw 3D far surpassed Paranormal Activity 2, with which it was expected to wage a close race. Box office gurus had forecast that each film would take in about $20 million and […]

“NIGHTMARE” HAUNTS BOX OFFICE

May 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros./New Line’s Nightmare on Elm Street surprisingly performed better on Sunday than most analysts — and the studio itself — had expected. The Sunday surge put the film’s gross for the weekend at $32.9 million — well above the $25.5 million that the original took in. How to Train Your Dragon, which rose to […]

“NIGHTMARE” HAS A DREAM OPENING

May 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Nightmare on Elm Street took off like a house on fire on Friday, earning $15.8 million, but dropped 33 percent on Saturday, a bail-out that left analysts hestitant about the final estimate of $32.2 million that Warner Bros./New Line predicted for the weekend on Sunday. (Weekend estimates are based on actual ticket sales for Friday […]

FREDDY DUE TO PUFF OUT DRAGON

April 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

This is the weekend when DreamWorks Animation’s dragon is expected to fall victim to Freddy Krueger. Several box-office forecasters are predicting that Warner Bros./New Line’s remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street will collect more than $30 million. But How to Train Your Dragon, which has shown surprisingly strong legs over the past five weeks […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET”

April 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Horror films are rarely shown to critics in advance. And for good reason. They’re generally not the kind of movies that can be appraised for their cinematic artistry. Warner Bros./New Line probably shouldn’t have bothered arranging pre-release press screenings for the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street either. “I stared at A Nightmare on […]