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GRAUMAN’S FORECOURT FILLING UP QUICKLY

December 29, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The forecourt of the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, which has become a mecca for tourists who come to see the hand and footprints of legendary Hollywood stars, has been the scene of 11 cement ceremonies in the past year, the most in history, according to the Los Angeles Times. Among them: two celebrities who […]

ABROAD, SMURFS STAY ON TOP FOR SEVENTH WEEK

September 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Overseas, it was another winning week for The Smurfs — the live/animated movie’s seventh straight foreign victory. Its foreign tally now stands at $364.4 million versus $138.4 million for its domestic run. Together, the worldwide sum has passed a half-billion dollars ($502.8 million). Meanwhile, the latest Rowan Atkinson comedy, Johnny English Reborn is continuing to […]

THE SMURFS REMAIN GREEN OVERSEAS

September 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

This weekend overseas, The Smurfs chalked up another first-place victory as it grossed $14.9 million in 73 countries to bring its foreign total to $321 million. It has remained in the top spot since it opened on July 27. Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a close second with $12.5 million in 60 […]

BLUE CREATURES LIKELY TO BE EVERGREEN FOR SONY

September 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Underlining the importance of the overseas markets to U.S. filmmakers, Sony’s The Smurfs has remained the No. 1 film abroad for the fourth straight week and has brought its global total to $425 million, two thirds of that amount from outside the U.S., the London Financial Times reported today (Tuesday). The film, which has no […]

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE IN LINE WITH RECENT YEARS

August 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The last weekend of August is generally a weak period at the box office. According to Box Office Mojo, last year the gross for the top 12 movies came to $90.1 million. In 2009 it was $109.8 million; in 2008, just $74 million; in 2007, $97 million; and in 2006, $84.1 million — an average […]

THE HELP NEEDS NONE

August 22, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Folks who went to the movies over the weekend had little company. Four new movies became instant flops, helping to allow DreamWorks’s relatively low-budget The Help to remain in first place in its third week with just $20.5 million, a drop of only 21 percent from last week, according to studio estimates. Twentieth Century Fox’s […]

APES SWINGS TO THE TOP AGAIN

August 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Most of the top movies earned more at the box office on Sunday than their respective studios had estimated. <I>Rise of the Planet of the Apes </I>fell 49 percent in its second weekend to $27.8 million, crossing the $100 million mark after just ten days and bringing its domestic gross to $105.2 million. In second […]

TRIUMPH OF THE APES

August 15, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

That tight, five-way race at the box office that had been predicted between holdover Rise of the Planet of the Apes and four new entries failed to materialize, except — arguably — between the top two films. Apes rose to the top again with a solid $27.5 million, down about 50 percent from last week’s […]

APES RULES THE WORLD

August 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Twentieth Century Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes made monkeys out of the box-office forecasters again this weekend. For the second week in a row the top film’s estimated grosses bore no comparison with the predictions of the experts. Last weekend, they overestimated the likely performance of Cowboys & Aliens; this weekend, they […]

CHINA FALLS UNDER POTTER’S SPELL

August 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 made an impressive debut in China where it earned $25.5 million in about 4,200 theaters over the weekend. The Chinese haul kept the Potter finale ahead overseas, where it is now playing in 61 countries, for the fourth weekend in a row. Its worldwide total now stands […]

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