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PHOTO FINISH AT BOX OFFICE

February 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In one of the tightest box office races in history, Warner Bros.’ Unknown, starring Liam Neeson, finished just $37,298 ahead of Gnomeo and Juliet to take first place. (According to BoxOfficeMojo.com, only twice before have there been tighter finishes.) But the film that had been favored to win, Disney’s I Am Number Four, came in […]

OLDER MOVIEGOERS DRIVE BOX OFFICE AS UNKNOWN LANDS AT NO. 1

February 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Chalk one up for the old guys. Not only did Warner Bros.’ Unknown, starring 58-year-old Liam Neeson surprise forecasters by coming in at No. 1 at the box office over the first three days of the Presidents Day weekend, it did so in surprising style. With an estimated $21.8 million in ticket sales, it became […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: UNKNOWN

February 18, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

There was a time — before the word “spoiler” was used to describe crucial information about a movie — when critics were not reluctant to discuss the coherence of the plots of movies they were reviewing. Of course, that was a time when many movies were based on popular books or radio dramas when people […]