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ANOTHER DOWN WEEKEND AT BOX OFFICE LIKELY

February 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Expected high viewer interest in this year’s Oscar telecast on Sunday is likely to take a bite out of box-office revenue on that day, some analysts are warning. Moreover, on Friday and Saturday, many moviegoers may pass up the latest releases in order to catch some of the Oscar contenders that they missed, like The […]

TRUE GRIT OPENS BERLINALE

February 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Coen Brothers’ True Grit has touched off the 61st Berlin film festival — The Berlinale — giving the festival at least some opening-day star wattage. The film is screening out of competition, leaving the festival with mostly European and Asian fare that is likely to be viewed more for artistic value than for entertainment […]

JANUARY BOX OFFICE: COLD AS THE WEATHER

February 9, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Fewer tickets were sold at North American theaters in January than during any January since 1991, BoxOfficeMojo said on its website Tuesday. Just 94 million tickets were sold, the first time that ticket sales had fallen below 100 million since 1995, the website said. Thanks to 3D and IMAX surcharges, total revenue fell to only […]

THE KING’S SPEECH LEADS OSCAR NODS

January 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bowed and curtsied to The King’s Speech today (Tuesday) as they bestowed 12 Oscar nominations on the movie, including best film, best director (Tom Hooper), best actor (Colin Firth), best supporting actress (Helena Bonham Carter), best supporting actor (Geoffrey Rush), screenplay (David Seidler) and editing […]

THE KING’S SPEECH DOMINATES BAFTA NODS

January 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Coming as no surprise whatsoever, The King’s Speech dominated the announcement of nominations for Britain’s BAFTA awards, the equivalent of America’s Oscars. The critically acclaimed film, which is also a frontrunner in the Oscar race, received an impressive 14 nominations, including best film, best British film, best actor (Colin Firth), and best director (Tom Hooper). […]

GREEN HORNET GREENER THAN EXPECTED

January 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After a significant improvement in ticket sales on Saturday, Sony estimated that The Green Hornet would wind up with $34 million for the three-day weekend and $40.5 million for the four-day Martin Luther King holiday. On Saturday, the studio had estimated that Friday’s gross had totaled $11.2 million, at the low end of analysts’ estimates. […]

NOT MUCH STING AS HORNET OPENS WITH $11.1 MILLION ON FRIDAY

January 15, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Although more than a few analysts had predicted that Sony’s The Green Hornet would lift the box office out of the doldrums this weekend, things did not look promising in that regard as Friday estimates for the movie came in at $11.1 million. The film had reportedly cost $110 million to produce. Much worse were […]

BOX OFFICE TAKES ANOTHER DIVE

January 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Business at the box office remained as cold as the weather in most parts of the country over the weekend. The top ten films together failed to crack the $100-million mark as the box office plummeted more than 30 percent below the comparable weekend a year ago when Avatar was still going strong. The weekend […]

TRUE GRIT SHOWS GRIT IN THIRD WEEK

January 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In its third week, Paramount’sTrue Grit rode to victory at the box office, cutting down Little Fockers and blowing away challenges from newcomers Season of the Witch and Country Strong. The Coen Brothers’ remake of the John Wayne classic, with Jeff Bridges in the Rooster Cogburn role, earned an estimated $15 million, beating Universal’s Fockers, […]

COENS SAY THEY WON BECAUSE OF TIMING

January 10, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Joel and Ethan Coen have attributed the success of their latest film, True Grit, to the accident of fortuitous timing. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Ethan Coen remarked, “We were kinda lucky in the release date. Some of the would-be competitors, heavyweights, tanked [The Tourist, How Do You Know]. You’re lucky in the […]

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