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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 […]

AVENGERS‘ FINAL OFFICIAL TALLY: $207.4 MILLION

May 7, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Disney reported today (Monday) that ticket sales on Sunday for The Avengers was higher than its earlier estimate and that the final weekend tally came to $207.4 million. The Avengers thereby becomes the first movie ever to exceed $200 million over its first Friday-through-Sunday period. Disney further observed that the worldwide total for the Marvel […]

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 […]

MOVIES AND BOOKS GIVE ONE ANOTHER A LIFT

April 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s nothing like a best-selling book to produce a hit movie — and vice versa. Currently the No. 1 movie is Think Like a Man, based on Steve Harvey’s advice book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which topped the best-seller lists in 2009. With the movie cleaning up at the box office, […]

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 […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THINK LIKE A MAN

April 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite its peculiar provenance, Think Like a Man is receiving a fare share of positive reviews. It “will entertain women and amuse men,” Carrie Rickey predicts in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Roger Moore in the Orlando Sentinel suggests that the movie is all about “funny people in funny situations deliver[ing] funny lines with … zippy timing.” […]