Photo Finish With Life as We Know it Edging out The Social Network

Some reports are now coming in that say no, it will be Life as We Know it to win. Earlier: Boxoffice.com’s Phil Contrino is now reporting that The Social Network MAY in fact, win the weekend. It isn’t a landslide, but poor old Secretariat is coming in third. This is...
Posted On 09 Oct 2010

Box Office Update

Deadline reports that hold on a minute, it might not be Secretariat after all: It’s very early, obviously. But Disney sources already are admitting that Secretariat is underperforming today and this weekend. For No. 1, my box office gurus say it should come down to the wire...
Posted On 08 Oct 2010

Weekend Box Office Predictions

Boxoffice.com has predictions coming in like this: 1. Secretariat, with $15 million 2. Life as We Know it with $14.5 million 3. Social Network with an even $14 4. Legends of the Guardians with $7 5. The Town with $6.5 I am not great at predicting box office – it is like a...
Posted On 08 Oct 2010

Stephen King: Let Me In “the best American horror film in the last 20 years.”

Jeff Wells finds two enthusiastic endorsements for Let Me In and I’m happy to help spread the word. King: “Let Me In is a genre-busting triumph. Not just a horror film, but King: “Let Me In is a genre-busting triumph. Not just a horror film, but the best...
Posted On 08 Oct 2010

Inception and Dragon – Only Films to Stay in Top 10 for Ten Weeks

Their total box office might not be the highest, but I just learned on Twitter that Inception and How to Train Your Dragon are the only two films of 2010 to spend ten weeks on the top ten box office chart. That’s a fairly significant bit of news. Repeat viewings, word of...
Posted On 19 Sep 2010

Inception Blu-ray detailed

No solid release date yet, but hard to imagine Warner Bros won’t want to have the Inception DVD and blu-ray available in time for Christmas — and in time for Academy members who want to upgrade from their bare-bones screeners. (The Dark Knight theatrical release, July...
Posted On 06 Sep 2010

Forbes: Hollywood’s Best Bang For The Buck

Forbes does the math and finds that Shia LaBoeuf delivers the best return on a studio’s investment, bringing in $81 for every dollar he’s paid in salary. This is the second year in a row he’s topped the chart. Anne Hathaway and Cate Blanchett are the two best...
Posted On 31 Aug 2010

The Tourist reschedules for December arrival

This shakes up the holidays with an unexpected jolt of adrenaline, doesn’t it? Reader Sean points out that Sony has upgraded The Tourist to First Class passage with a premiere route through the very heart of Oscar season. (Previously set to embark in February 2011). Several...
Posted On 19 Aug 2010

Inversely proportional box-office

Not a new trend by any means, but no less depressing for its dimwit predictability: The more a movie sucks, the more people will flock to see it. 45 — The Expendables — $35 million 51 — Eat Pray Love — $24 million 68 — Scott Pilgrim vs the World...
Posted On 15 Aug 2010

Cameron expands Avatar 1, expounds on Avatar 2 & 3

Avatar gets a theatrical re-release on August 27. Lots of people are excited about the 8 minutes of new footage, so I’ll gamely feign enough interest to post the same details. It‚Äôs actually nine! [Extra minutes.] I added some since that press release. It‚Äôs all CG. None...
Posted On 08 Aug 2010