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MEGAMIND: BAD BOYS FINISH FIRST

November 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Final box-office results for the past weekend were down a bit from Sunday’s estimates. Nevertheless, total ticket sales were up nearly 30 percent from the comparable weekend a year ago. Paramount/DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind topped the list with $46.02 million, well above the $30.05 million that Disney’s A Christmas Carol pulled in as it debuted at […]

MEGAMIND: THE BAD GUY WINS

November 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

As expected DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind controlled the box office over the weekend as it earned an estimated $47 million. That was a tad below the consensus of analysts, who had expected it to earn $50-55 million, but no one was complaining. It was a particularly strong figure for the first weekend of November, which is […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: FOR COLORED GIRLS

November 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In her review in the New York Times, Manohla Dargis describes the challenges Tyler Perry faced in bringing Ntozake Shange’s acclaimed play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf, to the screen, then remarks that all of the difficulties “might sound unbearable, but done right it’s thrilling — specific in its […]

SOMETHING FOR EVERY TASTE AT MEGAPLEX THIS WEEKEND

November 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Just about every movie genre will be represented at the megaplex this weekend. You want a family film? There’s the animated Megamind, the latest 3D offering from DreamWorks Animation and Paramount. You want a raunchy male-oriented comedy? There’s Warner Bros.’ R-rated Due Date, directed by Todd Phillips and starring Zach Galifianakis and Robert Downey Jr. […]

STUDIOS WRANGLE OVER WHICH MOVIE FINISHED IN FIRST PLACE

April 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In what appeared to be one of the tightest box-office finishes in memory, Date Night claimed to be the weekend winner Sunday with an estimated $27.1 million. But, according to the unofficial studio figures, the second week of Clash of the Titans was right behind with $26.88 million, while the third week of How to […]

“TITANS” SETS RECORD IN DEBUT

April 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Clash of the Titans accomplished more thrashing than clashing at the box office over the weekend. The film, digitally converted at virtually the last minute to 3D in order to take advantage of premium pricing — a 3D ticket now costs about $5.00 more than a 2D ticket — opened with an estimated $61.4 million […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO?”

April 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

As is the usual case with Tyler Perry movies, Why Did I get Married Too? wasn’t screened for critics. It might as well have been, since the reviews turned out to have been not all that bad — and in some cases were pretty good. In her review in the New York Daily News, Elizabeth […]

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