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RAUNCHY COMEDY IS BEST-SELLING XMAS ITEM

December 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

it would seem. The best-selling DVD and Blu-ray title to land under the tree during the week before Christmas was Universal’s raunchy comedy Ted. (It had also scored the top spot in its debut the previous week.) Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight Rises remained in second place, according to the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales […]

TAKEN 2 PRODUCES NEAR-RECORD TAKE

October 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Twentieth Century Fox’s Taken 2 had a terrific take at the box office over the weekend. Final figures indicate that the film earned $49.51 million — twice what the original did ($24.7 million). It was the third-best October opening ever, behind only Paranormal Activity 3 ($52.6 million) and Jackass 3D ($50.4 million).The solid showing came […]

FINAL BOX OFFICE FIGURES OCT. 5-7

October 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. Taken 2, Fox, $49,514,769, (New); 2. Hotel Transylvania, Sony/Columbia, $27,053,395, 2 Wks. ($76,711,927); 3. Pitch Perfect, Universal, $14,846,830, 2 Wks. ($21,693,038); 4. Looper, Sony/Tristar/Film District, $12,116,001, 2 Wks. ($40,216,652); 5. […]

TAKEN 2 TAKES FIRST PLACE AT BOX OFFICE WITH $50M

October 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Demonstrating once again that reviews and box office have little in common, Taken 2, which was clobbered by most critics, wound up with around $50 million, making it the third-highest October money maker in history, behind Paranormal Activity 3 ($52.6 million) and Jackass 3-D ($50.4 million) — neither of which charmed critics, either. At the […]

WILL BOX OFFICE RECOVER THIS WEEKEND?

September 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The box office could begin to sail out of the doldrums this weekend, propelled by the 3D animated monster spoof Hotel Transylvania and a well-reviewed time-travel drama, Looper, each coming from Sony. Tracking surveys indicate that the cartoon, which features the voices of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, and others, should scare up around $30-35 million, […]