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BIGGEST WEEKEND AT BOX OFFICE EVER?

November 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The local multiplex is likely to be crowded this weekend as moviegoers cram into theaters showing the finale of the Twilight franchise, Breaking Dawn — Part 2, the second week of the latest 007 thriller, Skyfall, the family film Wreck-It Ralph, and the now-expanded launch of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. (The movie website BoxOfficeMojo commented that […]

MOVIEGOERS GO BACK TO THE MOVIES

November 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Moviegoers along the East Coast, after battling Hurricane Sandy a week earlier, returned to theaters in droves over the weekend, pushing the box office up 53 percent above the previous week. It was up 20 percent above the comparable weekend a year ago, when Paramount/DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots led with $33.1 million. Heading the […]

AFTER A WRECKED WEEKEND, WRECK-IT SAVES THE DAY (Updated)

November 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Parents clearly wanted to reward their kids for coping with last weekend’s terrifying storm by taking them to the movies to see Disney’s animated Wreck-It Ralph. In many areas of the East Coast, schools were still cleaning up on Friday and many parents also had the day off, boosting matinee business on that day. The […]

WRECK-IT BESET BY WRECKAGE

November 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Box office pundits are predicting that Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph will become a smash this weekend. But they’re hedging their predictions for the box office as a whole given widespread power outages and theater damage still plaguing much of the East Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Based on earlier tracking, the animated 3D movie […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: WRECK-IT RALPH

November 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The reviews are overwhelmingly positive for the videogame-themed Wreck-It Ralph, something that will come as a welcome relief to the workforce at Disney Animation, who have had to endure years of negative comparisons with their corporate siblings at Pixar. Several critics complain that there’s much too much videogame-like running around and crashing in the movie, […]