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THE BUTLER DID IT — AGAIN

August 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Three new films couldn’t crack $10 million at the box office over the weekend, allowing Lee Daniels’ The Butler to hold on as the No. 1 film for the second weekend in a row with an estimated $17 million. In fact, in its third weekend, the R-rated comedy We’re the Millers beat out the newcomers […]

WOODY ALLEN SCORES HIS BEST OPENING WEEKEND EVER

July 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In limited release, Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine opened in six theaters with $612,767, selling out in virtually all of them. That’s an average of $102,128 per screen — the best of Allen’s career and the highest of the year for any film. (By contrast, The Wolverine‘s per-theater average over the weekend was $14,000.) The result […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: TO ROME WITH LOVE

June 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Critics seem to find little to dislike about Woody Allen’s latest film, To Rome with Love. But, they suggest, like the title, it’s more like an amiable postcard from afar than a substantive, homey comedy, like his most memorable New York-based movies. Rex Reed in the New York Observer compares it with a “Hallmark Valentine,” […]

WOODY ALLEN’S LATEST BEATS BLOCKBUSTERS IN ITALY

April 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Italians are bestowing much love on Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love, which was launched in Italy over the weekend ahead of its North American release on June 22. Daily Variety reported today (Tuesday) that the film collected $3.7 million, more than the combined total of the next five pictures on the list, Battleship, Titanic, […]

WOODY ALLEN MOVIE TO BE REBOOTED

August 18, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

Sony Pictures Classics, which had to compete with summer blockbusters to line up theater screens for Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, plans to “re-expand” the movie into around 1,000 theaters on August 26. (It is currently still playing in about 250 theaters.) The film, which has grossed about $50 million domestically, received much critical praise […]

STRONG DEBUTS FOR ART-HOUSE FARE

July 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Two art-house films made impressive debuts over the weekend. Sarah’s Key, starring Kristin Scott Thomas and released by The Weinstein Co., earned $117,045 at four theaters in New York and Los Angeles for a per-theater average of $23,409. (By contrast, Captain America averaged $17,719 per theater.) And Fox Searchlight’s Another Earth also debuted in four […]

WOODY’S LATEST IS HIS BIGGEST HIT

July 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris collected an additional $1.9 million over the weekend, bringing its gross to date to $41.8 million and thereby putting it ahead of his most successful film, Hannah and Her Sisters, which took in $40.1 million over its entire run in 1986. While the earlier figure is not adjusted for inflation, […]

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS COULD ECLIPSE WOODY ALLEN’S PREVIOUS FILMS

June 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris is on track this week to surpass his two biggest domestic moneymakers, Match Point and Vicky Cristina Barcelona and appears likely to become his greatest success ever if it surpasses the $40.1 million earned by Hannah and Her Sisters in 1986, the Hollywood Reporter observed today (Thursday). It also is […]

BOX OFFICE LIKELY TO BECOME VERY GREEN THIS WEEKEND

June 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

How green will the box office wind up being this Father’s Day weekend? Well, look no further than the predictions that Warner Bros.’ The Green Lantern will rake in $50-60 million in its debut. (Fox is also opening the Jim Carrey comedy Mr. Popper’s Penguins, but it’s not expected to earn more than $10-15 million.) […]

FOR WARNER BROS.: FIRST THE HANGOVER, THEN THE PARTY

May 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

TTalk about nursing a hangover! Moviegoers were doing just that in spades over the Memorial Day holiday as they spent $137.4 million between Thursday and Monday on The Hangover Part II, according to an estimate by Warner Bros. It marked the biggest gross for the debut of any R-rated comedy ever. While the film had […]

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