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HOP CAN’T BOOST BOX OFFICE

April 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hop didn’t jump quite so far as Universal had estimated. Still, with $37.5 million, it performed better than analysts had predicted going into the weekend. Weekend estimates, which are released on Sunday, are based on actual figures for Friday and Saturday and an informed guess for Sunday. The film had opened on Friday with $11.5 […]

HOP SKIPS FORECASTS, JUMPS TO $38 MILLION

April 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hop leaped beyond the best predictions of box office analysts over the weekend, taking in an estimated $38.1 million. The Universal live-action/CGI feature nearly quadrupled the $10.2-million take for 20th Century Fox’s second week of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, with which it was supposed to vie closely for the family audience. Instead, Wimpysettled for […]

WHAT’S UP (AT THE MOVIES), DOC?

April 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Easter may be more than three weeks away, but the teenage son of the Easter Bunny is arriving early at movie theaters this weekend and capturing the family audience until the real holiday comes along. Hop — a hybrid live/computer-generated film, is expected to earn around $25 million, despite dismal reviews. Box-office forecasters say that […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: SOURCE CODE

April 1, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The sci-fi thriller Source Code, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan, is garnering some enthusiastic reviews. Manohla Dargis in the New York Times begins her review by remarking, “It doesn’t take long for “Source Code,” a science-fiction thriller with a contemporary twist, to hook you.” It’s the story of a man who is forced to […]