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BLAME IT ON RIO

April 18, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

If virtually every film on the box-office top-ten list underperformed over the weekend, you can blame it on Rio. The animated movie musical from 20th Century Fox was the one film that overperformed, winding up with an estimated $40 million. That’s the most any film has taken in during its opening weekend this year, but […]

RIO CLAWS ITS WAY TO THE TOP OVERSEAS, TOO

April 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Overseas, Rio continued to soar. In its second week (Fox held it back a week domestically to take advantage of the beginning of Spring Break) the filmed earned $53.9 million in 62 countries, raising its foreign gross to $129.1 million. (How has it done in Brazil? The film earned $7.46 million from 997 theaters ($7,482 […]

RIO TO FLY AT BOX OFFICE

April 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Twentieth Century Fox’s animated Rio could very well sell more tickets during its opening this weekend than any other film has thus far this year, according to some predictions. The movie, which features the voice talent of Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway, is expected to earn $30-40 million — perhaps more if U.S. audiences respond […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: SCREAM 4

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It’s a brave studio that opens its screening-room doors to critics for a horror film. Stephen Rea in the Philadelphia Inquirer suggests that the reason The Weinstein Co.’s Dimension Films has done so with Scream 4 — a revival of the franchise after 10 years — is the belief that it may appeal to the […]