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

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

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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 truly surprising to me – not because I didn’t think Social Network would do well, I did. It’s that I…

Box Office Update

Box Office Update

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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 between Warner Bros’ Life As We Know It and Sony’s holdover The Social Network. None of the pics are expected to crack $20M…

Weekend Box Office Predictions

Weekend Box Office Predictions

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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 foreign language to me. Nonetheless, I think it’s going to go: 1. Secretariat, $22 – $25 million…

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

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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 American horror film in the last 20 years. Whether you’re a teenager or a film-lover in your 50s, you’ll be knocked out….

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

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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 mouth and buzz are keeping them afloat. Not a bad record for this vicinity. So what films are…

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Inception Blu-ray detailed

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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 18, ’08; DVD release Dec 9. Inception theatrical release, July 16; DVD release __?) The photo here shows the deluxe special edition fans in…

Forbes: Hollywood’s Best Bang For The Buck

Forbes: Hollywood’s Best Bang For The Buck

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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 female investments a producer can make. Danial Radcliffe and Robert Downey Jr round out the top 5.¬† Full list of the Top…

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The Tourist reschedules for December arrival

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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 reliable sites confirm, but I’m interested this morning in the slant from box office mojo: Sony Pictures announced this afternoon that the Johnny Depp-Angelina…

Inversely proportional box-office

Inversely proportional box-office

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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 — $11 million oh, those first numbers are metacritic scores. But they might as well be the combination to Jonah…

Cameron expands Avatar 1, expounds on Avatar 2 & 3

Cameron expands Avatar 1, expounds on Avatar 2 & 3

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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 of it is kinda boring shots of people sitting around in offices at the base, drinking coffee. It‚Äôs all out in the rainforest,…