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THE VOW AS BIG A SURPRISE ON VIDEO AS IN THEATERS

May 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sony’s The Vow, an unexpected big hit with $125 million in its theatrical release last February, debuted with equal success on home video last week. The romantic comedy topped both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart and Home Media Magazine’s rental chart. Actual sales and rental figures are not disclosed by the reporting agencies. […]

ACT OF VALOR TRIUMPHS IN BOX-OFFICE BATTLE

February 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Act of Valor, a movie that started out as a training film, which stars Navy SEALs playing Navy SEALs, was victorious at the weekend theater(s) of operations, seizing an estimated $24.7 million from moviegoers, more than twice what it cost to produce. Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds opened in second place with about $16 million, the […]

PHANTOM MENACE RISES IN RECORD BOOKS

February 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Few people had high expectations for the 3D re-release of Star Wars: Episode 1 — The Phantom Menace. Even when it was originally released, the first of the Star Wars prequels took a drubbing from critics and fanboys alike. Nevertheless, the 3D version opened over the weekend with a solid $22.5 million — enough to […]

STUDIOS SET A FEBRUARY RECORD (Updated)

February 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Moviegoers gave Hollywood an early Valentine by packing theaters in twice the numbers than the most optimistic pundits had forecast. For the first time on a non-holiday weekend (Valentine’s Day is not an official work-free holiday — and besides, it doesn’t arrive until Tuesday), four movies debuted with more than $20 million. In fact, the […]

WOMEN LIKELY TO THRONG TO THE VOW THIS WEEKEND (Updated)

February 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Last weekend — the weekend of the Super Bowl — belonged to the men. This weekend, which ushers in Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, belongs to the opposite sex. That, at any rate, is the prediction of box office pundits, who figure that the tear jerker The Vow, which concerns a woman, played by Rachel McAdams, […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE VOW

February 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Vow Is the kind of movie that requires a package of Kleenex to sit through — a “weepie,” the critics call it. The problem, some of them say, is that it’s not weepie enough. Writes Betsy Sharkey in the Los Angeles Times: “This is a movie that leaves you wanting more. To care more, […]