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ANOTHER “DOWN” WEEK AT THE BOX OFFICE

March 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The latest entries in the box office competition may have performed better than most analysts had predicted but their performances did not halt the almost uninterrupted weekly decline in ticket sales since December. The only “up” week was the Presidents Day weekend last month — and only because the holiday did not occur on the […]

LIMITLESS STRETCHES ITS LIMITS

March 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Relativity Media’s Limitless far exceeded the limits that box-office analysts had prophesied for it. While most had predicted that it would earn under $15 million, the film wound up with an estimated $19 million and topped all other films over the weekend. Two other films also debuted at the high end of expectations: Lionsgate’s The […]

TIGHT WEEKEND BOX-OFFICE RACE PREDICTED

March 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Box-office forecasters are hedging their bets when it comes to predicting the probable top film this weekend. Three films are opening in wide release, The Lincoln Lawyer, starring Matthew McConnaughey, Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper, and Paul, starring a CGI extraterrestrial voiced by Seth Rogen. Virtually all of the box-office prognosticators are predicting that the race […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: PAUL

March 18, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

British comics Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, who received abundant praise — and laughter — for their previous films, Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, are receiving much of the same for their latest film, Paul, with Seth Rogen in the title role of a computer-created alien. “After the sharp bite and harsh light […]