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Weekend Report, December 16, 2013
While the second installment in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy (yes, there is a third one due) did not match the opening of its predecessor, it could have easily been swallowed up in the...
Weekend Report, December 9, 2013
Heroines continue to reign supreme, with Frozen and Catching Fire trading places, but still holding onto the top two spots. If you throw in Gravity, this has been a very lucrative fall for female-driv...
Weekend Report, December 2, 2013
To say that girl power drove the Thanksgiving box office to record heights would be an oversimplification, but it is definitely the theme as the industry pours over the returns from the long weekend. ...
Weekend Report, November 24, 2013
The moment has finally arrived. This is the day the world has been waiting for; the day we report that Delivery Man, the Vince Vaugh-led remake of a hit French Canadian comedy, came in 4th in its open...
Weekend Report, November 18, 2013
Thor probably thought he only had Katniss Everdeen to worry about between now and Christmas. But lo and behold, the mighty Norse God was given a run for his money by the opening of The Best Man Holida...
Weekend Report, November 11, 2013
Young Ender Wiggin was forced to step aside for a superhero who is all grown up. Thor: The Dark World hammered its way to $86.1M for its opening weekend, proving that the Avengers brand is alive and w...
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, ...

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