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BOX OFFICE REMAINS IN DOLDRUMS

March 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The domestic box office remained sluggish as it entered March with only a single weekend of the year performing better than last year — and that was the Presidents Day weekend, which occurred one week later than Presidents Day weekend in 2010. Last weekend, the top 12 movies earned a combined $121.14 million — only […]

OFF THE SHELVES AND OFF THE TOP TEN

March 7, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Take Me Home Tonight, starring Topher Grace & Anna Faris, which had reportedly sat on the studio’s shelves for four years before it was finally allowed to escape, received mostly dismal notices from critics — but a few positive ones as well. Ty Burr in the Boston Globe asked why the film had gone unreleased […]

RANGO WRANGLES THE MOST MOVIEGOERS

March 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Rango outgunned all of its rivals at the box office over the weekend, hauling in an estimated $38 million. But Paramount’s animated feature pulled in far less than what box office forecasters had predicted, and it didn’t even begin to approach the $116.1 in ticket sales that Disney’s Alice in Wonderland earned over the comparable […]

HIGH NOON FOR RANGO

March 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

True Grit is no longer the only Western at the box office. Paramount this weekend is debuting Rango, a Western with a difference. First of all, it’s the first one in memory to be animated. Second, the hero is a chameleon. Third, he’s voiced by Johnny Depp. Fourth, it cost $150 million to make, making […]