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AFFLECK’S THE TOWN IS A WINNAHH!

September 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It may not have been akin to a Red Sox victory over the Yankees, but the box-office performance of Ben Affleck’s Boston-set police drama, The Town, must have gladdened hearts in Beantown nonetheless. The Warner Bros. film came away with an estimated $23.8 million, far surpassing forecasters’ estimates of $15-20 million. It also gave the […]

BOX OFFICE FALLS TO LOWEST LEVEL IN 4 YEARS

September 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The fourth iteration of Sony/Screen Gems’s Resident Evil franchise wound up with $26.68 million over the weekend, according to final box office figures released on Monday. The figure was about $1 million lower than the studio’s $27.7 million estimate on Sunday. After opening with $10.74 million on Friday, then raking in another $9.81 million on […]

RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE RESIDES AT NO. 1

September 13, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Aided by 3D surcharges and the fact that it was the only film opening in wide release this weekend, Resident Evil: Afterlife opened at No. 1 at the box office with $27.7 million, according to studio estimates. The film surpassed analysts’ expectations and eclipsed the $23.1 million hauled in by the third installment of the […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE

September 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Resident Evil: Afterlife, although not screened in advance for critics, nevertheless ended up getting mostly decent reviews from them over the weekend. Michael Ordoña wrote in the Los Angeles Times that “the action is easier to read than in most films of the genre, and therefore more enjoyable. Anderson makes particular use of sets and […]

BOX OFFICE LIKELY TO SEE TICKET SALES PLUNGE THIS WEEKEND

September 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Only one film is opening wide this weekend, and it’s a horror flick based on a videogame at that. And it hasn’t been shown to critics. Box-office analysts have observed that the weekend after Labor Day frequently produces the year’s fewest ticket sales, so without any serious competition, Resident Evil: Afterlife is likely to have […]