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WITH LITTLE TO SEE, MOVIEGOERS STAY HOME

September 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Studios generally load the first two weekends of September, when many young moviegoers are returning to school and when football season is beginning, with their dregs. Spelled d-r-e-c-k. The result this year was evident in ticket sales. The top twelve films grossed $51.9 million, down more than 20 percent from the comparable weekend a year […]

THE POSSESSION LIKELY TO STAY ON TOP AGAIN

September 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The weekend after Labor Day generally produces the sorriest box-office results of the year, and this weekend could set new standards for slow. Almost certainly, it will mark the first time since 2006 that not a single film will have managed to crack $10 million over the comparable weekend. The only film that stands a […]

WINTER HITS KEEP BOX OFFICE IN PLUS TERRITORY

September 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Last year it was the period between January and May that looked dismal at the box office, while things picked up during the summer. This year the reverse proved to be the case. While the summer box office wound up 3 percent behind last year, business was so good at the beginning of the year […]