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JACKASS 3D FINAL: $50.35 MILLION

October 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Jackass 3D may have grossed out the critics, but it also outgrossed every other movie at the box office over the weekend as it piled up an estimated $50 million, the most ever earned for a September-October debut. Only one other film even came close — 2003’s Scary Movie 3, which earned $48.1 million. (Some […]

BOX OFFICE TUMBLES AGAIN

October 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The box office could have used a few more Facebook friends over the weekend as it fell 15 percent below the total for the comparable week last year. As it was, The Social Network, the movie about the founding of Facebook, produced just about the only solid result — $15.5 million, down just 31 percent […]

ANOTHER CROWDED WEEKEND AT THE CINEPLEX

October 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Four new films make their debut this weekend, but box-office forecasters suggest that none is likely to earn more than $20 million. Given the best chance of doing so is Warner Bros.’ Life as We Know It, starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel. It will be competing against Disney’s Secretariat, which is expected to take […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: SECRETARIAT

October 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Roger Ebert is one of the critics cheering loudest in their reviews for Secretariat. In today’s Chicago Sun-Times, he recalls that his onetime TV colleague, the late Gene Siskel, once told him that his favorite movies were about what people do all day. “That’s what Secretariat is,” Ebert writes. “It pays us the compliment of […]

THE SOCIAL NETWORK WANTS TO BE FRIENDS

October 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Moviegoers are expected to friend The Social Network bigtime this weekend. Box-office gurus are predicting that the controversial movie about the founding of Facebook will likely take in $25-30 million, probably exceeding the combined take of three debuting competitors, Case 39, Let Me In, and Chain Letter. (On Saturday it will also be competing against […]

DISNEY PROMOTING SECRETARIAT AMONG CHRISTIAN GROUPS

September 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney is heavily promoting its Oct. 8 release of Secretariat among what it calls “faith-based audiences,” using a strategy similar to that employed by Warner Bros. in its marketing of The Blind Side, the Hollywood Reporter reported today (Wednesday). The trade publication notes that a lengthy bible quote which opens the movie is included in […]