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RODRICK RULES AND SO DOES HIS MOVIE

March 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It was supposed to be a neck-and-neck race at the weekend box office, according to analysts, with Sucker Punch edging out Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules. It didn’t turn out that way. Wimpy Kid was the winner by a wide margin, taking in $23.8 million versus $19.1 million for Sucker Punch, which was […]

ANOTHER “DOWN” WEEK AT THE BOX OFFICE

March 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The latest entries in the box office competition may have performed better than most analysts had predicted but their performances did not halt the almost uninterrupted weekly decline in ticket sales since December. The only “up” week was the Presidents Day weekend last month — and only because the holiday did not occur on the […]

LIMITLESS STRETCHES ITS LIMITS

March 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Relativity Media’s Limitless far exceeded the limits that box-office analysts had prophesied for it. While most had predicted that it would earn under $15 million, the film wound up with an estimated $19 million and topped all other films over the weekend. Two other films also debuted at the high end of expectations: Lionsgate’s The […]

TIGHT WEEKEND BOX-OFFICE RACE PREDICTED

March 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Box-office forecasters are hedging their bets when it comes to predicting the probable top film this weekend. Three films are opening in wide release, The Lincoln Lawyer, starring Matthew McConnaughey, Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper, and Paul, starring a CGI extraterrestrial voiced by Seth Rogen. Virtually all of the box-office prognosticators are predicting that the race […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE LINCOLN LAWYER

March 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With The Lincoln Lawyer, Matthew McConaughey is finally getting some recognition for his acting ability instead of his abs. Indeed Manohla Dargis of the New York Times is so astonished with his performance in the movie that she begins her review of it this way: “What happened — did Matthew McConaughey roll out of bed […]