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BOX OFFICE FINALS: THE TOP TEN

September 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The top ten films for the weekend, according to studio estimates compiled by Box Office Mojo: 1. Resident Evil: Retribution, Sony, $21,052,227, (New); 2. Finding Nemo, Disney, $16,687,773, (New); 3. The Possession, Lionsgate, $5,766,378, 3 Wks. ($41,133,490); 4. Lawless, Weinstein Co. $4,348,377, 3 Wks. ($30,270,131); 5. The Expendables 2, Lionsgate, $3,146,001, 5 Wks. ($80,405,980); 6. […]

WITH LITTLE TO SEE, MOVIEGOERS STAY HOME

September 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Studios generally load the first two weekends of September, when many young moviegoers are returning to school and when football season is beginning, with their dregs. Spelled d-r-e-c-k. The result this year was evident in ticket sales. The top twelve films grossed $51.9 million, down more than 20 percent from the comparable weekend a year […]

THEATER OWNERS ASK, “WHERE DID EVERYBODY GO?”

September 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In the third-worst weekend at the box office since 2000, not a single film managed to crack the $10-million mark, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. With the top 12 films together grossing only an estimated $51.93 million, only the comparable weekend in 2008 and the weekend of Sept. 21-23 in 2001 produced lower […]

THE POSSESSION LIKELY TO STAY ON TOP AGAIN

September 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The weekend after Labor Day generally produces the sorriest box-office results of the year, and this weekend could set new standards for slow. Almost certainly, it will mark the first time since 2006 that not a single film will have managed to crack $10 million over the comparable weekend. The only film that stands a […]

WINTER HITS KEEP BOX OFFICE IN PLUS TERRITORY

September 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Last year it was the period between January and May that looked dismal at the box office, while things picked up during the summer. This year the reverse proved to be the case. While the summer box office wound up 3 percent behind last year, business was so good at the beginning of the year […]

THEATERS EXPERIENCE LABOR DAY BLUES

September 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With many young moviegoers preparing to return to school or college during the same week, Labor Day generally produces the lowest box-office grosses of any four-day holiday of the year. This year was no exception. The Jewish-themed horror flick The Possession was able to grab first place over the four days with an estimated $21.3 […]

OY! THE HORROR!

August 31, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Summer is going out with a whimper at the box office, unless you’re easily scared. In that case, it could be going out with a few shrieks as the Jewish-themed horror flick The Possession takes over possession of first place on Labor Day weekend. That, at any rate, is the prediction of most box office […]