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MEGAMIND: BAD BOYS FINISH FIRST

November 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Final box-office results for the past weekend were down a bit from Sunday’s estimates. Nevertheless, total ticket sales were up nearly 30 percent from the comparable weekend a year ago. Paramount/DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind topped the list with $46.02 million, well above the $30.05 million that Disney’s A Christmas Carol pulled in as it debuted at […]

IMAX HELPS PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 SET HORROR RECORD

October 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Paranormal Activity 2 did not suffer the sequel blues of most horror flicks. In fact it became the biggest horror-flick earner ever over the weekend, raking in $40,678,424, and taking the record set by last year’s Friday the 13th redo. Surprisingly what might have pushed the film over the top was its appearance on IMAX […]

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 SETS HORROR FILM RECORD

October 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Paramount’s Paranormal Activity 2 scared up an astounding $41.5 million at the box office over the weekend, according to the studio’s estimates, far exceeding analysts’ predictions and setting a weekend record for a horror film. The previous record was held by last year’s relaunch of the Friday the 13th franchise, which earned $40.5 million. That […]

JACKASS 3D GOES INTO THE RECORD BOOKS

October 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Although some box-office watchers had predicted that Jackass 3D would not meet studio estimates of a $50-million weekend, the movie came in right on the money, toppling The Social Network from the top of the heap after three weeks. It was the most ever earned by a movie opening in October; indeed it was the […]

JACKASS 3D FINAL: $50.35 MILLION

October 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Jackass 3D may have grossed out the critics, but it also outgrossed every other movie at the box office over the weekend as it piled up an estimated $50 million, the most ever earned for a September-October debut. Only one other film even came close — 2003’s Scary Movie 3, which earned $48.1 million. (Some […]

JACKASSES RETURN AND DO MUCH KICKING

October 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATE: Jackass 3D piled up an estimated $21.7 million on Friday — sending box-office analysts scouring their charts to see whether any other film released in October ever recorded a bigger Friday opening. The film was expected to register its biggest day at the box office on Friday — but not that big. In second […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: RED

October 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Want to know whether RED is worth seeing? Well, you’re not going to get much help from the critics, most of whom are clearly ambivalent about it. For example, Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times concludes: “RED is neither a good movie nor a bad one. It features actors we like doing things we wish […]

NBA TIPS OFF AGAINST THE TONYS; NBA WINS

June 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC’s coverage of the NBA Finals Sunday night attracted an average of 14.26 million viewers in primetime, peaking at 10:30 p.m. with 16.20 million, according to preliminary figures from Nielsen Research. That figure is likely to increase significantly when final results, which will include West Coast viewership, are announced. The 92-86 victory by the Boston […]