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Late Summer Heat Wave

Late Summer Heat Wave

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Heat Index, August 3rd, 2010: Little Rock: 112° F Memphis: 118° F Inception: $201.7 M (in 19 days)

Inception Tops Box Office for Third Straight Week

Inception Tops Box Office for Third Straight Week

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Inception racks up 2nd week at #1 with $43.5 million

Inception racks up 2nd week at #1 with $43.5 million

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Inception barely fell 30% from its premiere weekend,* adding nearly $44 million for an estimated domestic total of $144 mil in just 10 days. Angelina Jolie followed close behind with an estimated $36.5 million for Salt. Next week the only remotely conceivable threat to a three-peat might come from Dinner for Schmucks. Steve Carrell’s previous best opening was $38 million for Get Smart, but that was a weak June weekend…

Inception opens with $60.4 million weekend

Inception opens with $60.4 million weekend

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Bringing out the big guns. Ur doin’ it right. According to Deadline‘s early sources. Those numbers should be strong enough to make it the 5th highest opening of 2010. The 3rd highest non-3D opening (right behind Twilight Eclipse at $64 mil). And — as long as we’re slicing and dicing with the Ronco Miracle Blade — might as well parse it one more way and note that Inception is the…

2010 mid-year movie rankings

2010 mid-year movie rankings

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Ziyad Abul Hawa has built us a beautiful chart to display key stats at-a-glance for the year’s most acclaimed movies at the half-way point. Longer list encompassing the top 35 films after the cut.

ooooh, Paranormal 2 trailer too spooky for viewers

ooooh, Paranormal 2 trailer too spooky for viewers

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When the trailer for Paranormal 2 appeared a few days ago, I passed on posting it because (a) it’s not really the sort of movie we follow, (b) it’s not really interesting to me personally, and (c) it’s not really anything. Never occurred to me that avoiding the trailer might protect some sensitive readers from all kinds of psychological trauma and emotional stress. Now it turns out the Cinemark multiplex…

EW: Eclipse is “The Best Twilight Movie So Far”

EW: Eclipse is “The Best Twilight Movie So Far”

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Click for the full-size cover to verify. (from Just Jared) Inside Robert Pattinson denies any subtext: ‚ÄúI think people make up all these Mormon references just so they can publish Twilight articles in respectable publications like the New York Times. Even Stephenie [Meyer, author of the Twilight novels] said it doesn‚Äôt mean any of that. It is based on a dream.‚Äù Don’t underestimate your ability to give the Times a…

Toy Story 3 hauls in $109 mil, $153 mil worldwide

Toy Story 3 hauls in $109 mil, $153 mil worldwide

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It was only ever a question of how far north of $100 mil Toy Story 3 would score, and now we have the official [unadjusted] number. $41 mil opening day (the 8th highest Friday gross in history), $109 mil for the weekend + another $45 mil overseas for a 3-day worldwide total of $153 million. As Deadline points out, This threequel gives Pixar/Disney their 11th No. 1 debut, the highest…