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CRUISE ON TOP AGAIN WITH OBLIVION (Updated)

April 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Tom Cruise, whose career had seemed to be heading in the direction of oblivion, got a massive boost over the weekend when Oblivion, his latest movie, opened with an estimated $38 million, his best opening since Mission: Impossible 3 opened with $47 million in 2006. The result exceeded most analysts’ expectations. However, Oblivion received only […]

BAGGINS & CREW BAG $36 MILLION AS THE HOBBIT STAYS NO. 1 (Updated)

December 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Two of the box office’s biggest stars, Tom Cruise and Barbra Streisand, came crashing to Earth — well, Middle Earth — over the weekend as Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey overwhelmed all of its competition with an estimated $36 million, to bring its domestic tally to just under $150 million. It brought in […]

TWO NEW MOVIES TAKE A DIVE — AS DOES BOX OFFICE

June 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Disappointing performances by two debuting films featuring stars who are usually guaranteed winners pushed the box office into the losing column again over the weekend. Final figures showed that Warner Bros.’ Rock of Ages, which featured Tom Cruise as an ’80s rock star collected only $14.4 million, while Sony’s That’s My Boy, starring Adam Sandler, […]

MADAGASCAR 3 ROARS; CRUISE AND SANDLER WHIMPER (Updated)

June 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It was a jungle out there in Movieland over the weekend as the animated animals of Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, created by DreamWorks Animation, pounced on the likes of Tom Cruise and Adam Sandler to take in an estimated $35.5 million in the movie’s second weekend at the box office. The figure exceeded analysts’ […]

MADAGASCAR 3 LIKELY TO TROUNCE CRUISE AND SANDLER

June 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Warner Bros./New Line movie version of the Broadway hit Rock of Ages — this one featuring Tom Cruise in a rollicking performance as a rock singer — and a new, raunchier Adam Sandler movie, That’s My Boy, arrive in theaters this weekend, but analysts are predicting that both will be beaten by the DreamWorks […]

MGM AND UNITED ARTISTS: TOGETHER AGAIN

March 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

MGM has quietly bought back the 30 percent of United Artists that it didn’t own from Tom Cruise and his producing partner Paula Wagner and now plans to revive the banner, published reports said Thursday. In 2006, MGM formed a joint venture with Cruise and Wagner to recreate UA as a new specialty unit. But […]

LATEST MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE SETS FRANCHISE RECORD

February 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Helped by a two-day debut in China that brought in $12.7 million, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol has again topped the overseas box office. With a total of $25.2 million in ticket sales for the weekend, the film has now collected $369.4 million abroad and $571.9 million worldwide, putting it ahead of the highest-grossing installment […]

FIRST MOVIE OF 2012: A CHEAP HORROR FLICK (Updated)

January 7, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

The first film to open wide in the new year is one that was not screened for critics, a horror movie titled The Devil Inside. (It has to do with exorcisms. “Inside,” get it?) Paramount’s Insurge unit, which reportedly acquired the R-rated film for less than $1 million, has reportedly spent far more than that […]

SOLID START FOR 2012 BOX OFFICE — LIKE 2011

January 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The box office rang in the new just about the way it rang in the old — sounding more like Big Ben than like Tinkerbell, its model for most of the past five months. With the Tom Cruise starrer Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol remaining in the lead with $29.6 million (24 percent from IMAX […]

A FEAST OF PLENTY AT THE BOX OFFICE

December 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

There have been scattered releases throughout the week of the some half-dozen films that are opening over the Christmas holiday — but two films aren’t opening until Christmas Day itself, the 3D horror/sci-fi film The Darkest Hour and Steven Spielberg’s War Horse. It’s hard to figure out why those two films aren’t making it into […]

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