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MOVIEGOERS SPEND ON THE EXPENDABLES, LITTLE ELSE

August 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Reviving the stardom of Sylvester Stallone and reinvigorating the beleaguered Lionsgate studio, The Expendables held on to the box-office lead for the second weekend in a row, earning $16.97 million and bringing its 10-day gross to $65.36 million, according to final figures released on Monday. Five new films that challenged it performed unimpressively, led by […]

THE EXPENDABLES IS NOT EXPENDABLE

August 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Sylvester Stallone, arguably the comeback champ of all time, has done it again. The Expendables, which he directed, co-wrote, and starred in, easily won the box-office crown for the second week in a row, holding off five new challengers. The film earned an estimated $16.5 million, well ahead of second-place finisher, Vampires Suck, which sucked […]

STALLONE LIKELY TO WHIP FIVE NEW CHALLENGERS

August 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Five new films — count ’em, five! — are scheduled to debut in wide release this weekend, but many box-office forecasters are predicting that last week’s winner, The Expendables, starring Sylvester Stallone, will retain its crown. They figure that the film should bring in $15-18 million in its second weekend, down from $34.8 million for […]

RAMBO … ER … STALLONE RESCUES LIONSGATE

August 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While Lions Gate Entertainment reported last week that it spent $7.3 million to fight activist investor Carl Icahn’s hostile takeover attempt, it may have received a far more valuable defense from Sylvester Stallone, whose Expendables (Stallone directed, co-wrote, and starred in it) topped the weekend box office with $35 million. Icahn has been demanding that […]

STALLONE MAKES YET ANOTHER COMEBACK

August 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s going to be a weekend to inspire Old Guys Who Work Out. That’s the prediction of box-office gurus, who figure that The Expendables, starring a group of expended action stars who still sport awesome biceps, will bash all other comers this weekend (and no doubt prompt an online campaign urging that its director and […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE EXPENDABLES

August 13, 2010 by · 4 Comments 

Since they really don’t have to confront him face-to-face, the major movie critics have no reluctance to punch Sylvester Stallone and his latest movie, The Expendables, to a pulp. No matter. It’s the kind of movie, everyone agrees, that is utterly critic-proof. As Kenneth Turan puts it in his review in the Los Angeles Times: […]

LIONSGATE: ITS CUP RUNNETH OVER

August 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

This is turning out to be quite a week for Lionsgate. On Tuesday, the company reported a $64-million loss for its fiscal first quarter. On Wednesday, activist investor Carl Icahn extended his offer to investors to tender their stock to him at $6.50 per share. The new deadline is Oct. 22. Also on Wednesday it […]

CALIFORNIA WORKERS TO PROTEST AT MOVIE OPENING

August 11, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

California state workers are mobilizing protest demonstrations at theaters throughout the state screening The Expendables on Friday to protest against mandated furloughs ordered by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has an uncredited cameo role in the movie. “While state workers are being asked to do their job with less money, he is restoring his movie star […]

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