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THE OTHER GUYS GIVES INCEPTION A WAKE-UP CALL

August 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The box office woke up laughing this weekend as the straight-up silliness of Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in Sony’s The Other Guys out-performed the dream convolutions of Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception. According to studio estimates, The Other Guys came in at the high end of industry forecasts with about $35.6 million. The result no […]

INCEPTION STILL HOT OVERSEAS

August 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Overseas, Inception continued to catch the imagination of moviegoers as it piled up an estimated $46.6 million in 58 countries to bring its foreign total to $250 million. In second place was Toy Story 3, which brought in another $29.4 million in 49 countries, putting its foreign gross to just under $500 million. In third […]

DREAM ON: INCEPTION AT $193.3M IN 3RD WEEK

August 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Final box-office results for the weekend came in almost exactly the way the studios had estimated, with Christopher Nolan’s dreamweaving drama Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, topping the list in its third weekend with $27.5 million. In its debut, Dinner for Schmucks, starring Steve Carrell, was not far behind with $23.5 million. Two other newcomers, Charlie […]

INSERTION OF SCHMUCKS DOESN’T SPOIL INCEPTION‘S DREAM

August 1, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

In its third weekend, Warner Bros.’ Inception was dazed temporarily on Friday as Paramount’s Dinner for Schmucks edged it out at the box office, but it came around on Saturday and Sunday to remain the top film for the third weekend in a row with an estimated $27.5 million, down just 36 percent from the […]

SCHMUCKS‘ INCEPTION BEATS INCEPTION

July 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Dinner for Schmucks edged out Inception at the box office on Friday. The comedy, produced by Universal, DreamWorks and Spyglass took in an estimated $8.4 million versus $8.2 million for the Warner Bros. dreamweaver. Sony/Columbia’s Salt was in third place with about $5.9 million, just ahead of the debut of Universal’s Charlie St. Cloud, which […]

BOX OFFICE PERFORMS BELOW ESTIMATES

July 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Virtually all current films performed slightly below studio estimates on Sunday. Nevertheless, the box office overall was up nearly 10 percent from a year ago, continuing a recovery following an early summer slump. It is the fourth consecutive “up” weekend. According to BoxOfficeMojo.com, the top 12 films earned $155,046,153 vs. $141,528,932 a year ago. For […]

“INCEPTION” THROWS “SALT” OVER ITS SHOULDER

July 26, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Sony’s Salt, starring Angelina Jolie, made a solid debut over the weekend with an estimated $36.5 million, but it was far outpaced by the second week of Warner Bros.’ Inception, which fell just 31 percent and amassed $43.5 million, bringing its 10-day total to $143.7 million. The result surprised some analysts. Since Salt is only […]

“INCEPTION” AHEAD OF “SALT” ON FRIDAY

July 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros.’ Inception remained the box-office leader on Friday, despite a solid challenge from Sony’s Salt. According to studio estimates, the Christopher Nolan mind-bender earned $13.3 million to bring its total to $113.5 million after eight days, edging out the Angelina Jolie starrer, which took in about $12.7 million in its debut. Universal’s Despicable Me […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “SALT”

July 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Salt, starring Angelina Jolie, is being described by critics as an “action thriller.” Their reviews indicate that the emphasis should be placed on the “action.” The film moves with such speed, they say, that all the things they’d like to criticize fly by too fast for scrutiny. “Jolie’s character, Evelyn Salt, makes it look as […]

MONDAY A DREAM FOR “INCEPTION”

July 21, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Predictions that Warner Bros.’ Inception would perform strongly in midweek — as moviegoers returned to theaters showing it to sort out its plot — appeared to be on the mark Monday as the film earned another $10.19 million to bring its total after just four days to $73 million. The film now seems certain to […]