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DARK KNIGHT FALLS, TOPPLED BY BOURNE (Updated)

August 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After three weeks at the top of the box office, The Dark Knight Rises fell to third place over the weekend, brought down by two newcomers that performed in line with most analysts’ forecasts. Universal’s The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, opened with an estimated $40.3 million to become the new box-office champ, while Warner […]

DARK KNIGHT RISES FINAL: $35.7 MILLION

August 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight Rises fought off the Olympics and two new movies to remain at the top of the box office over the weekend for the third week in a row. The final installment of Christopher Nolan’s trilogy wound up with $35.7 million, according to final figures from Warner Bros. That brought its […]

KNIGHT RISES; BOX OFFICE DECLINES (Updated)

August 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In the weekend competition between Olympics telecasts and the movies there was no contest, as the NBC coverage continued to rack up record ratings while the box office sank 25 percent below last year. The top film — for the third week in a row — was Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises with an […]

DARK KNIGHT BATTLES THE OLYMPICS

August 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Many moviegoers are likely to remain at home over the weekend to watch the Olympics, sending the box office into a slump for a second week. Once again the champ is expected to turn out to be Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight Rises with around $30-35 million. Its only real challenger is the debuting remake […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: TOTAL RECALL

August 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A remake of a movie titled Total Recall practically begs for puns. And the press has obliged with an outpouring of groaners. Ty Burr in the Boston Globe quips: “In the end, here’s the worst sin of this slick, high-octane memory play: It’s forgettable.” The headline of Joe Morgenstern’s review in the Wall Street Journal […]

BESIDES SEQUELS, GET SET FOR PLENTY OF REMAKES, REBOOTS

July 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Fans attending the Comic-Con gathering in San Diego this week are being entertained with preview showings of a plethora of remakes, reboots, and even remakes of remakes, the Wall Street Journal reported today. The newspaper noted that Hollywood is even taking superhero movies that bombed the first time around and repurposing them in hopes of […]