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Weekend Report, November 4, 2013
Undaunted by controversy, Ender's Game stormed to #1 in its opening weekend, although maybe not with enough energy to stay there for long. Nonetheless, the film adaption of the popular novel by Or...
Weekend Report, October 28, 2013
While undoubtedly the older skewing segment of the American audience is getting its share of engaging films this Fall, once Johnny Knoxville showed up as "Bad Grandpa," the youth demo made i...
Weekend Report, October 14, 2013
That people are surprised by Gravity's success is understandable—the movie was touted as being exceptionally executed all around, but one never knows whether audiences will agree. After two ...
Weekend Report, October 7, 2013
Could it be that this awards season will see the perfect marriage of art and commerce? If Gravity is any indication, we could be in for a fall that pleases both critics and audiences alike. The two-ha...
Weekend Report, September 30, 2013
Sure, the #1 film from this past weekend is an animated family sequel, but otherwise, we're starting to feel a lot like fall. Ater Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 come prestige pics Prisoners ...
Weekend Report, September 23, 2013
Stellar reviews and awards buzz are nice and all, but it is the rare film that completes the trifecta with a #1 finish on opening weekend. Prisoners appears to be just such a film. It was praised by c...
Weekend Report, September 16, 2013
There was a lot of complaining this past summer over the needless surplus of sci-fi and comic book tentpoles delivered by the studios, but no one seems to have pointed out that if the studios really h...
Weekend Report, September 9, 2013
Those who think that Vin Diesel is a one trick pony need only look to the "Riddick" franchise for proof that, well, his trick is just as effective on alien planets. On a soft weekend overall...
Weekend Report, August 26, 2013
Lee Daniels has seen his film The Butler hold the top spot for a second straight week, while We're the Millers continues to impress with a third consecutive second place finish. We're the Mill...
Zooey Deschanel re-signs with CAA
After a fleeting relationship with UTA, Zooey Deschanel re-signed with Creative Artists Agency on Thursday, this time with Jim Toth serving as point. Fox's NEW GIRL continues to do well, but clear...
Weekend Report, August 12, 2013
Neill Blomkamp's much anticipated follow-up to 2009's District 9, Elysium, does not appear to be poised to change the world, but it had a fair start, all things considered. Treading similar te...
Weekend Report, August 5, 2013
It was a 2 Guns salute for the the first weekend in August, with the action pic pulling in a solid $27.4M to take first place. Holdover The Wolverine could not retain its spot at #1, while The Smurfs ...
Weekend Report, July 29, 2013
After X-Men Origins: Wolverine crashed and burned four years ago, The Wolverine had its work cut out for it this past weekend. The re-vamped concept prevailed with critics and fans, but did Average Jo...
Weekend Report, June 24, 2013
Pixar's streak of #1 openings now rests at 14 (and it's unclear what, if anything, could put an end to the run any time soon). This time around it was Monsters University taking the top spot, ...
Weekend Report, June 17, 2013
While there has been enough griping in both the cinephile and fanboy spheres to prove you can't please everyone, Man of Steel should please Warner Bros. pretty well after a $125M opening. Stealing...
Weekend Report, June 3, 2013
Even amidst the hoopla of tentpole season, viewers can still be drawn in by a smaller film with a smart premise (and very savvy marketing). Enter The Purge, which most likely went into the black on op...
Weekend Report, May 28, 2013
$300 million. That was the benchmark for Memorial Day weekend, and it has been surpassed. The top five listed below represent a record-breaking box office tally. Fast & Furious 6 proved that the f...
Weekend Report, May 20, 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness trekked into paydirt, taking the #1 spot away from Iron Man 3, but still many analysts are calling the film's debut a disappointment as it fell short of the mark hit by 200...
Weekend Report, May 13, 2013
Iron Man 3 held strong in week two, showing that as superhero suits go, metal beats white linen. All the same The Great Gatsby had a very impressive showing for a #2 finisher, with over $50M in its de...
Weekend Report, April 22, 2013
Oblivion obliterated the competition, but that might not be saying much. While this is a great outing for Tom Cruise in his fourth decade of movie stardom, this weekend's numbers were not earth-sh...

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