Wednesday, October 1, 2014

BOX OFFICE TURNS INTO “TOY” BOX

June 28, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Toy Story 3 continued to draw hordes of families to theaters over the weekend, as it generated an estimated $59 million in ticket sales, bringing its total after just ten days to a superb $226.6 million. A family of four that paid 3D surcharges and convenience fees for ordering online would have had to shell […]

“TOY STORY 3″ BURNS UP THE BOX OFFICE

June 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Virtually all of the top films beat Sunday’s estimates, final box-office results indicated on Monday. Toy Story 3 wound up with $110.31 million. The Karate Kid dropped just 46 percent to $29.88 million and crossed the $100 million mark after just ten days. Its gross now stands at $107.13 million. Fox’s The A-Team slid 44 […]

“TOY STORY” — PIXAR’S BEST EVER

June 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Toy Story 3 set a record for an opening of a Pixar movie over the weekend as it debuted with an estimated $109 million, to top The Incredibles‘s $70.5 million. After a summer of mostly so-so No. 1 films, the animated film, boosted by premium ticket prices for 3D at a record number of digital […]

“KARATE KID” MASTERS BOX OFFICE

June 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Thanks to a surprisingly robust performance by Sony/Columbia’s The Karate Kid, the box office returned to plus territory over the weekend with the gross for the top 12 films up 9.69 percent over the same weekend a year ago. The remake, starring Jackie Chan and Will Smith’s son Jaden, grossed $55.7 million, well above the […]

EUROPEAN WOMEN FLEE SOCCER FOR “SEX”

June 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While European men gathered in front of TV sets to watch the World Cup soccer games, women crowded into theaters to see Warner Bros./New Line’s Sex and the City 2, which raked in $23.7 million in its second week overseas, bringing its gross to $131.7 million. By contrast, The A-Team debuted in 35 countries with […]

“THE KARATE KID” DECKS “THE A-TEAM”

June 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Karate Kid became the black-belt champ at the box office this weekend as it debuted with an estimated $56 million, far exceeding analysts’ predictions of $30-35 million. “I’m drooling into the phone right now — just totally, totally thrilled,” Sony’s distribution chief, Rory Bruer, told today’s (Monday) New York Times. The movie was almost […]

THE EIGHTIES RETURN

June 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It will be the ’80s all over again at the box office this weekend as two favorites from that era, television’s The A-Team and the movies’ The Karate Kid vie for first place. According to box-office forecasters, each should have no trouble unseating Shrek Forever After as the leader of the pack, with Karate Kid […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “THE A-TEAM”

June 11, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The A-Team doesn’t get a single A from any of the leading critics. In fact, it gets an F from a lot of them. It’s “an incomprehensible mess,” writes Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times. In the New York Times, Manohla Dargis calls the plot of the movie “a leftover stew of action-flick ingredients.” Lou […]