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LES MIS TOPS U.K. RECORD CHARTS

January 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Movie critics may have carped loudly about the singing ability of the stars of Les Misérables. Indeed, some of the stars of the film, including Russell Crowe and Helena Bonham Carter, have been critical of their own performances, and American Idol finalist Adam Lambert remarked that “the score suffered massively with great actors pretending to […]

DEER KICKED BY JACKASS

March 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It was probably befitting that if anyone should knock off Bambi from the top of the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, it should be Johnny Knoxville and his Jackass 3 cohorts. But relatively few people wanted to watch the fearless raunchers (to coin a term) perform their crazed acts in high-definition. Bambi: Diamond Edition […]

HARRY’S SORCERY UNDIMINISHED AS HALLOWS EARNS $125M

November 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 may not have set a box office record over the weekend, but it did earn a massive $125.1 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday. It was by far the most any Harry Potter movie has ever earned over an opening weekend. The closest previous result was […]

HALLOWED BE THE BOX OFFICE

November 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s a forgone conclusion that pent-up anticipation for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1 will send ticket sales through the roof this weekend. The only question is, will they set a box-office record? Warner Bros. said on Thursday that all seats for virtually every one of the 3,900 theaters screening the movie […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE NEXT THREE DAYS

November 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Here’s one prediction that’s easy to make: Russell Crowe is going to be ticked off over the next three days as he sees audiences pass by theaters showing his film, The Next Three Days, directed by Paul Haggis (Crash), and reads the damning reviews of it. Joe Neumaier in the New York Daily News calls […]

“ROBIN HOOD” CAN’T STEAL FROM “IRON MAN 2”

May 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Robin Hood’s arrows bounced off the armor plate of Iron Man as if they were so much popcorn as the Marvel Comics hero held on to the No. 1 ranking at the box office for the second week in a row. Iron Man 2 earned an estimated $53 million, down 59 percent from its opening […]

‘ROBIN HOOD” IS CANNES OPENER

May 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The 63rd edition of the Cannes Film Festival got underway Wednesday night with a screening of Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, starring Cate Blanchett and Russell Crowe. The film is not entered in the competition for the festival’s Palme d’Or. At a news conference prior to the screening producer Brian Grazer remarked that the screening at […]