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MEGAMIND IS UNSTOPPABLE IN SECOND WEEK

November 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind held off stiff competition from 20th Century Fox’s Unstoppable over the weekend as it drew an estimated $30.1 million, representing a 35-percent drop from the previous week, bringing its ten-day total to $89.8 million. Tony Scott’s Unstoppable, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine, pulled up with $23.5 million, in line with forecasts. […]

MEGAMIND LIKELY TO PREVAIL AT BOX OFFICE

November 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Box office forecasters are predicting that last week’s top film, DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind will outsell three rivals that are rolling out in wide release this weekend. The challengers are 20th Century Fox’s Unstoppable, Paramount’s Morning Glory, and Universal’s Skyline. Of the three, Unstoppable, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine and directed by Tony Scott, appears […]

MEGAMIND: BAD BOYS FINISH FIRST

November 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Final box-office results for the past weekend were down a bit from Sunday’s estimates. Nevertheless, total ticket sales were up nearly 30 percent from the comparable weekend a year ago. Paramount/DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind topped the list with $46.02 million, well above the $30.05 million that Disney’s A Christmas Carol pulled in as it debuted at […]

MEGAMIND: THE BAD GUY WINS

November 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

As expected DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind controlled the box office over the weekend as it earned an estimated $47 million. That was a tad below the consensus of analysts, who had expected it to earn $50-55 million, but no one was complaining. It was a particularly strong figure for the first weekend of November, which is […]

SOMETHING FOR EVERY TASTE AT MEGAPLEX THIS WEEKEND

November 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Just about every movie genre will be represented at the megaplex this weekend. You want a family film? There’s the animated Megamind, the latest 3D offering from DreamWorks Animation and Paramount. You want a raunchy male-oriented comedy? There’s Warner Bros.’ R-rated Due Date, directed by Todd Phillips and starring Zach Galifianakis and Robert Downey Jr. […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: MEGAMIND

November 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Among the major critics, there’s hardly a bad review of Megamind in the lot; mostly just various degrees of admiration. Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times awards it three stars and describes it as “an amusing family entertainment” with “clever dialogue.” As usual, he’s unimpressed with the 3D, even though he remarks that it is […]

SHREK FOREVER AFTER: WHO’S DISAPPOINTED NOW?

October 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Although widely described as a disappointment by analysts when it opened below expectations domestically last May, Shrek Forever After has turned out to be DreamWorks Animation’s highest-grossing release of all time. In a statement released in connection with its third-quarter SEC filing, the studio said that it now intends to release at least three films […]

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