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TOWER HEIST TO TOWER ABOVE RIVALS AT BOX OFFICE

November 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Although it almost seems to have been written with the “Occupy” protesters in mind, it’s not clear whether they will be swelling the audience for Tower Heist, the Eddie Murphy/Ben Stiller comedy that opens this weekend. The movie, about a couple of New Yorkers who fall victim to a Ponzi scheme and decide to pull […]

HALLOWEEN BOX OFFICE FRIGHTENING

November 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Maybe the box office will just have to wait until next week when it won’t have to deal with the distractions of inclement weather, the final game of the World Series, and Halloween. All of those factors and others — the growing dissatisfaction with 3D (only about 51 percent of moviegoers were willing to pay […]

PUSS NICKED AS BOX OFFICE GOES TO THE DOGS (Updated)

October 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Blame the unseasonably snowy weather in the East. Blame the World Series. Blame Halloween parties. Blame the economy. Box office analysts were doing a little of each to explain the lousy weekend that saw blah openings for three new movies and mostly insipid performances from everything else. The No. 1 film, as expected, turned out […]

DESPITE AUDIENCE COMPLAINTS, PARANORMAL 3 SETS BOX-OFFICE RECORD

October 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Even as many movie-related blogs were being swamped with complaints from people who had seen Paranormal Activity 3 on Friday and Saturday and regarded it as an overhyped ripoff, more moviegoers were nevertheless pouring into theaters on Sunday to see the movie, giving it the biggest opening of any new release ever in the months […]

BOX OFFICE RESULTS ARE DOWNRIGHT PARANORMAL (Updated)

October 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Box-office pundits could use a few more paranormal powers these days. Many, if not most, of their predictions have turned out to be wide of the mark in recent weeks, this weekend included. To be sure, they had predicted that Paranormal Activity 3 would be the top ticket seller, but their sales forecasts ranged from […]