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WEEKEND SUPER FOR FOOTBALL, NOT SO FOR MOVIES

February 8, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Record numbers of Super Bowl viewers translated to fewer viewers in movie theaters. Attendance was even scantier than the low estimates issued by the studios on Sunday. The No. 1 film for the weekend, The Roommate, debuted with just $15 million, and the No. 2 film, Sanctum, opened with just $9.4 million, despite having 3D […]

THE ROOMMATE WINS SUPER BOWL WEEKEND

February 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Super Bowl weekend always throws the box office for a loss, but, if studio estimates hold, fewer tickets were sold this weekend than at any time since the comparable one in 1996, according to box-office trackers BoxOfficeMojo.com. Sony’sThe Roommate landed in first place — but with only about $15.6 million. That compares with the $30.5 […]

EMPTY SEATS LIKELY AT THEATERS ON SUPER BOWL WEEKEND

February 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With the Super Bowl sucking up the movie-going audience this weekend — what with party preparations on Saturday and the actual game on Sunday — movie studios are releasing two films, both of which are intended to counterprogram the game. One is the female-skewed The Roommate; the other is the James Cameron-produced Sanctum, for those […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: SANCTUM

February 4, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

Universal is clearly flinging out the James Cameron-produced Sanctum over Super Bowl weekend in the realization that it’s not likely to perform much better on a weekend when people actually go to the movies. The movie, filmed overseas (Australia) and underseas in 3D, is drowning in reproving reviews. “A documentary on the formation of stalagmites […]