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TRIUMPH OF THE APES

August 14, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

That tight, five-way race at the box office that had been predicted between holdover Rise of the Planet of the Apes and four new entries failed to materialize, except — arguably — between the top two films. Apes rose to the top again with a solid $27.5 million, down about 50 percent from last week’s […]

STRANGER TIDES IS NO TSUNAMI

May 23, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Question: When is a weekend box-office haul of $90.1 million considered a disappointment? Answer: When it’s the result for a Pirates of the Caribbean sequel, that’s when. On Stranger Tides wasn’t expected to surpass the $114 million that the last sequel, At World’s End, did in 2007, let alone the $135.6 million that Dead Man’s […]

NATO ASKS: IS ANYONE PAYING $30 FOR PREMIUM VOD?

May 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) wants to know whether consumers have been willing to spend the $30 or so being charged to rent movies via so-called premium video-on-demand. In a statement released today (Wednesday), NATO asked the studios that are participating in the VOD experiment — they’re releasing some films 60 days after […]

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 […]