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FLOPS BECOME HITS ON VIDEO-ON-DEMAND

August 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Several of the movies that performed strongly as cable video-on-demand offerings during the week of July 26-August 1 were flops at the box office, figures released today (Monday) by VOD tracker Rentrak indicate. Although the No. 1 film on the top-ten list, Clash of the Titans, was a blockbuster hit, with $163.2 million in theatrical […]

THIS DRAGON HAS LEGS!

April 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

How to Train Your Dragon retook its lead at the box office over the weekend even though its ticket sales totaled just $15.4 million. Several box-office analysts agreed that it won “by default” as moviegoers shunned two new releases, The Back-up Plan and The Losers. (Overall, the box office dipped to its lowest level of […]

“DRAGON” PROVES ITSELF MAGIC IN FIFTH WEEK

April 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

After engaging in a neck-and-neck race the previous two weekends, How to Train Your Dragon pulled out well ahead of its rivals in its fifth weekend as it topped the domestic box office with an estimated $15 million. The debut of CBS Films’s The Back-up Plan, starring Jennifer Lopez, performed about as expected with $12.3 […]

2 MOVIES EXPECTED TO CRASH ON TAKE-OFF

April 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lopez and directly aimed at women and an A-Team-like action flick aimed at comic-book fanboys make their debut at the box office this weekend and the winner is expected to be … the four-week old How to Train Your Dragon. Both Lopez’s The Back-up Plan and The Losers are receiving […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “THE LOSERS”

April 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The “losers” in The Losers are a kind of Dirty Dozen team who must first do battle with the critics. Their mission, writes Kyle Smith in the New York Post, is “to drop idiotic one-liners and blow up stuff so unconvincingly that the characters often look like they’re walking in front of drive-in-size screens upon […]