Box Office Check-In – Women Represent

Jennifer Lawrence has to be one of the biggest stars in the world right now. $158 million for the opening of Catching Fire. You can say it’s the franchise if you want. At the end of the day, does it really matter? Isn’t that just another way of saying it doesn’t...
Posted On 25 Nov 2013

Lee Daniels’ The Butler Takes Number One for Third Consecutive Weekend

Only three Best Picture nominees have ever been number one for 3 consecutive weeks, and no black writer/director is among them. This film should hit $100 million without blinking.  Here is how dominance at the box office has helped a film get a Best Picture nod, at the very...
Posted On 02 Sep 2013

The Butler opens at Number One

All of the good word of mouth (sans some critics) has helped The Butler take the number one spot at the box office, very likely dragging people out who don’t go to the movies. There’s Oprah in the best performance she’s ever given (doesn’t get enough...
Posted On 18 Aug 2013

Pacific Rim Lands at Number 3, Sequels Continue Reign

Pacific Rim is a lot better than the box office results of the weekend would have you believe. Articles keep popping up about how fanboys had no impact and Twitter buzz meant nothing because at the end of the weekend, the vile Grownups 2 and Despicable Me 2 beat the wholly...
Posted On 15 Jul 2013

Top Twenty at the Box Office for 2013

How has the year been shaking down in terms of box office numbers?  For the big movies, at the mid-year point, it looks like this (from Box Office Mojo): 1 Iron Man 3 $405,929,319 4,253 2 Man of Steel $263,691,000 4,207 3 Oz The Great and Powerful $234,832,779 3,912 4 Fast &...
Posted On 06 Jul 2013