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21 JUMP STREET LEAPS AHEAD OF RIVALS (Updated)

March 19, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

The freshman week of the high-school action comedy 21 Jump Street leaped ahead of the competition as it earned an estimated $35 million in weekend ticket sales — not a bad start for a film that was believed to have cost $40-45 million to produce. Moreover, it had several factors working against it. First of […]

2 DUDS DON’T HALT BOX-OFFICE RECOVERY

March 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Two big-budget films bombed over the weekend but that didn’t prevent the overall box office from rising nearly 3 percent above the comparable weekend a year ago. While Disney’s $300-million epic John Carter may only have brought in $30.18 million and Paramount’s Eddy Murphy comedy A Thousand Words, just 3.18 million, several holdovers performed solidly. […]

THE LORAX IS GREEN IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE

March 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Final box-office figures on Monday confirmed that Universal’s Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax did indeed sell more tickets than any other movie this year. Although its actual take was about a half-million dollars less than estimates, the movie wound up with $70.22 million. That was significantly higher than the $50 million that most experts had predicted […]

LORAX,/em> SOARS PAST FORECASTS

March 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax opened with an estimated $70.7 million, far exceeding experts’ forecasts of $50-60 million — setting a record as the biggest opening for an animated family film that was not a sequel. It is also the biggest opening so far this year, Universal’s fourth-biggest opening ever, and the biggest opening for a […]

THE LORAX HEADING TOWARD $60-MILLION WEEKEND (Update)

March 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATE: Daily Variety reported on Saturday that Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax earned an estimated $17.4 million on Friday and appears likely to wind up with around $60 million for the weekend.(Earlier)The box office for The Lorax should be as green as Dr. Seuss’s eggs this weekend, forecasters predict. Some pundits are saying that the animated […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: PROJECT X

March 2, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Of all the major U.S. newspaper film critics, only one gives Project X a favorable review — Neil Genzlinger, who refers to himself as a “second tier” arts critic for the New York Times. And what a favorable review it is! “The Oscars are swell, but once in a while a film comes along that […]