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THEATER OWNERS: WHERE DID ALL THE PEOPLE GO?

May 1, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

There was a lot of room to spread out at many theaters over the weekend as the box office plunged by a third from the comparable weekend a year ago. According to box-office tracker Paul Dergarabedian, the top 12 films earned just $97.08 million versus $144.92 million a year ago. Not a single film cracked […]

THINK LIKE A MAN SUPRISES AGAIN, REMAINS NO. 1 (Updated)

April 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Box office forecasters may have learned to underestimate Sony’s Think Like a Man at their peril. For the second weekend in a row, the film eclipsed predictions, coming in at No. 1 with $18 million, according to studio estimates. The pundits turned out to have misfired on several fronts. Coming in second was the animated […]

FOUR MOVIES TO MAKE MILD DEBUTS

April 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Five-Year Engagement, starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, is expected to debut on top of a soft weekend at the box office. Pundits are predicting it will earn $15-20 million — not much, but a lot more than three other newcomers are likely to earn, according to the experts. The Raven, a horror film […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT

April 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In 2012 a movie with a title like The Five-Year Engagement hardly seems as provocative as one with a title like The 40-Year-Old Virgin but, despite the innocuous title, the movie is picking up some decent reviews, and even those that aren’t overwhelmingly positive aren’t exactly caustic. “Perhaps the tale of a couple who love […]