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BOX OFFICE SINKS FURTHER

January 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

BOX OFFICE SINKS FURTHER With tens of millions of viewers remaining at home on Sunday to watch the AFC and NFC finals (CBS’s coverage of the NFC championship final was the most-watched ever, averaging 54.9 million viewers), final box office figures for the weekend came in significantly below studio estimates. Paramount’s No Strings Attached ended […]

BOX OFFICE STUNG — EXCEPT FOR THE GREEN HORNET<

January 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The No. 1 film at the box office may have seen a fair amount of green over the weekend, but the rest of the pack did not. Overall revenue was down nearly 28 percent from the comparable four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday a year ago. Attendance was down 17 percent. Opening in first place […]

GREEN HORNET GREENER THAN EXPECTED

January 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After a significant improvement in ticket sales on Saturday, Sony estimated that The Green Hornet would wind up with $34 million for the three-day weekend and $40.5 million for the four-day Martin Luther King holiday. On Saturday, the studio had estimated that Friday’s gross had totaled $11.2 million, at the low end of analysts’ estimates. […]

NOT MUCH STING AS HORNET OPENS WITH $11.1 MILLION ON FRIDAY

January 15, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Although more than a few analysts had predicted that Sony’s The Green Hornet would lift the box office out of the doldrums this weekend, things did not look promising in that regard as Friday estimates for the movie came in at $11.1 million. The film had reportedly cost $110 million to produce. Much worse were […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE DILEMMA

January 14, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The real dilemma that critics are facing in reviewing The Dilemma, starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James, is figuring out what kind of a movie it is. Is it a comedy, like Ron Howard’s Splash or Parenthood, or is it a poignant relationship movie involving two straight male friends? Well, it turns out that it’s […]

AFTER GAY PROTEST, UNIVERSAL YANKS THE DILEMMA TRAILER

October 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Universal has quickly yanked the trailer for its comedy The Dilemma after protests by the gay activist group GLAAD over a scene in which star Vince Vaughn says, “Ladies and gentlemen, electric cars… are gay. I mean, not ‘homosexual’ gay, but, you know, ‘my parents are chaperoning the dance’ gay.” The line was also denounced […]