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BATTLESHIP MAKES WAVES ON DVD

September 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Universal’s Battleship has finally scored a domestic victory. Sunk by The Avengers when it opened theatrically, the big-budget sci-fi movie topped the VideoScan First Alert sales chart for the week ended Sept. 2, knocking the previous winner, The Hunger Games, into second place. According to Home Media magazine, the Blu-ray version Battleship outsold Hunger Games […]

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 […]

THINK LIKE A MAN BECOMES PROFITABLE IN FIRST WEEKEND

April 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sony/Screen Gems’ Think Like a Man took in nearly twice what the studio thought it would and wound up clobbering the competition at the box office. Think amassed $33.6 million. Costing just $12 million to produce, the movie already is in profit territory. The Nicholas Sparks drama The Lucky One came in second with another […]

SURVEY SEZ — NO. 1: THINK LIKE A MAN

April 23, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Who wudda thunk Think wudda done it — open in first place with $33 million, that is? Certainly not Think Like a Man‘s studio, Sony, which thought it might wind up in the neighborhood of $17 million. Not industry forecasters, who had projected it to take in $15-20 million. Yet the movie, based on Family […]

3 MOVIES BASED ON BOOKS TO VIE AT BOX OFFICE

April 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s an odd fact that some of the very people who are likely to rail against anyone including spoilers in online discussions of movies are also the ones to turn out in droves for movies based on popular books — and God help the director or screenwriter who deviates drastically from the original plot. This […]