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APES RISE AGAIN ON DVD, BLU-RAY

January 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rise of the Planet of the Apes rose again to the top of the DVD sales charts last week, according to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert. Disney/DreamWorks’ The Help placed second on the list, followed by Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2. None of these had any significant competition from Final […]

BOX OFFICE TUMBLES TO YEAR’S LOW

September 13, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

It turned out that last weekend’s total box office, already acknowledged as the year’s lowest, was actually even lower, as several films were overestimated by their studios on Sunday. Contagion led the list, opening with $22.4 million, down from an estimated $23.1 million. Another new film, the critically praised Warrior, wound up with just $5.2 […]

MOVIEGOERS CATCH CONTAGION (Updated)

September 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The box office needed some help this past weekend. For that matter, so did The Help, which fell to second place after holding on to the top position three weeks in a row. It is a measure of how poorly the box office behaved as a whole — it produced the lowest total of the […]

CONTAGION LIKELY TO INFECT BOX OFFICE

September 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Director Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion is likely to knock out The Help at the box office this weekend. The disaster flick, starring Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow, tops a list of four films that are opening this weekend, including the mixed-martial-arts drama Warrior, the low-budget ($10 million) Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, and the […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: WARRIOR

September 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Director Gavin O’Connor’s Warrior is depending on positive word-of-mouth for ticket sales, and if reviews are any indication, the mixed-martial-arts movie will get it. They are overwhelmingly positive. Take Roger Ebert’s in the Chicago Sun-Times, for example. “This is a rare fight movie in which we don’t want to see either fighter lose,” he writes. […]