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BOX OFFICE NEEDS HELP; THE HELP DOESN’T

August 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Summer may not be officially over, but it is so far as the box office is concerned. The top twelve films together earned only $106.4 million over the weekend, off 3.5 percent from a year ago, when the second week of The Expendables led with $17 million. This weekend’s leader, The Help, performed better than […]

THE HELP NEEDS NONE

August 22, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Folks who went to the movies over the weekend had little company. Four new movies became instant flops, helping to allow DreamWorks’s relatively low-budget The Help to remain in first place in its third week with just $20.5 million, a drop of only 21 percent from last week, according to studio estimates. Twentieth Century Fox’s […]

THE HELP MAY NEED NONE TO LEAD BOX OFFICE

August 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After being edged out by Rise of the Planet of the Apes at the box office last weekend, DreamWorks’s The Help took the lead during the midweek, earning $11.8 million between Monday and Wednesday versus $9.6 million for Apes. It also received an A+ rating from moviegoers, according to market research firm CinemaScore. Now some […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: ONE DAY

August 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Critics appear to have a love-hate relationship with One Day. Some love it, others hate it. It’s about an even split. Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times admires the movie’s “style, freshness, and witty, bantering dialogue.” A.O. Scott in the New York Times writes that “One Day turns an episodic story into an anthology of […]