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NEW ADVERSARY LANDS IN MOVIES’ COMIC-BOOK WAR

July 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In another battle of comic-book characters, Cowboys and Aliens will do battle with Captain America at the box office this weekend, and most forecasters are saying that the battle is likely to be close. They’re giving the edge to the newcomer, saying that it should bring in around $40-45 million, while Captain America: The First […]

CAPTAIN AMERICA TRIUMPHS OVER HARRY IN AMERICA

July 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Just as it had during another war with Great Britain — one that no doubt cost far less than the current one — America returned from crushing defeat last weekend to win the latest weekend at the box office in spectacular fashion. Paramount’s Captain America: The First Avenger blew past the U.K.-produced Harry Potter and […]

HARRY TRIUMPHS OVERSEAS

July 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 continued to dominate the overseas box office for the second week in a row. It amassed $121.3 million in 59 countries to bring its foreign total to $560.4 million and a worldwide total of $834.6 million. Coming in second was Transformers: Dark of the Moon with $62 […]

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 […]

CAPTAIN AMERICA DOES WHAT VOLDEMORT DIDN’T

July 24, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Captain America took down Harry Potter over the weekend, sending box-office gurus back to forecasting school. Although most had expected a tight race, with each film taking in around $60 million, the race in reality turned out to be not close at all. Captain America wound up with a Marvel-ous $65.8 million, while Harry Potter […]

MOVIEGOERS MILD ABOUT HARRY IN SECOND WEEK AS CAPTAIN TRIUMPHS

July 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Forget what you heard about a tight race between Paramount’s Captain America and Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 at the box office this weekend. Despite fewer 3D theaters — fewer screens in general — no IMAX, and far less hype, Captain America reigned triumphant at the box office on Friday […]

SHOWDOWN LOOMS BETWEEN POTTER AND CAPT. AMERICA

July 22, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Analysts are predicting a tight race at the box office this weekend between two blockbusters, as Captain America makes its debut and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 goes into its second week. According to box-office gurus, each film is expected to earn around $60 million. While several forecasters give Deathly Hallows the […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: CAPTAIN AMERICA

July 22, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Critics have been tough on the plethora of superheroes who have muscled into the megaplexes this year. But they seem to have a warm place in their heart for the latest one, Captain America. “I hope Captain America finds an audience,” Michael Phillips says in the Chicago Sun-Times, seemingly an odd critical comment. Roger Ebert […]

WILL CAPTAIN AMERICA TAKE DOWN HARRY?

July 21, 2011 by · 16 Comments 

The Brits and the Yanks will be battling one another on the biggest scale in 235 years when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows goes head-to-head against Captain America at the box office this weekend. As things now appear to critics, it looks like the pride of Hogwarts will prevail, although America’s pride is expected […]

STUDIOS NOW PROMOTING THEIR TRAILERS, SIGNS

April 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Talk about buzzkill! Britain’s Guardian newspaper has lampooned the current marketing campaign for Friday’s release of The Avengers. It notes that the studio has been stridently promoting its own promo for the movie — a poster. “It is, without question, the most exciting picture of four empty chairs that the world has ever seen,” the […]

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