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I am not sure I’ve ever seen that happen, and especially not during Oscar season, but the hard-working actress has now taken the number one (Mama) and number two (Zero Dark Thirty) spots for the box office this weekend. That’s ...

For the first time in, like, forever most of the Oscar frontrunners for Best Picture have either made $100 million or are barreling towards that as we speak. Box office for “adult fare” has been off the charts this year ...

Wowzer for all three of these box office stories. The first, Les Miserables hits $18 mil for its opening. That makes it the second highest opener on Christmas, behind Sherlock Holmes and the highest grossing opener for a musical ever. Django ...

This past weekend Lincoln increased its theater count and as a result passed Argo to become 2012’s highest grossing of the Oscar contenders so far. Still to come, Les Miserables, Zero Dark Thirty and Django Unchained. The Hobbit broke box ...

The Oscar best picture race has lit up the box office this season, something that hardly ever happens. The reason is that the domestic films this year out of the major studios have all been good.  Four movies upcoming with ...

Box Office Mojo reports that Lincoln is doing better than expected at the box office on its expansion to 1,175 theaters. Argo is edging slowly towards $100 million, currently at $92 and yes, Twilight Breaking Dawn broke a record for ...
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As we head into the Producers Guild tomorrow, it’s a good time to look at how our contenders, or those we think will be contenders, or might be contenders, or who could be contenders are faring in this Oscar season. ...

Ziyad Abul Hawa has done another spectacular job crunching the numbers to rank the year’s top movies up through the final weeks of summer.

Yesterday someone somewhere bought a ticket for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and pushed it past the $1 Billion mark in worldwide box-office earnings. It’s now the 8th film in history to gross over $1 Billion and the ...

Super 8 ticked up above most estimates to earn $37 million its opening weekend. Deadline notes that District 9 pulled in a nearly identical sum of 37.3 mil in 2009. Some may say, sure, but District 9 was rightly famous ...

Very Small Array charts a steady 50-year decline in the quality of films moviegoers want to see most. Steepest nosedive occurs at the end of the 1970’s when the American New Wave suffered a backlash, studios pulled the plug on ...

Good gosh, at least 33 films are jumping off screens in 3-D this year. How many of them will be worth the premium ticket price? Choose 5 titles in the poll after the cut.
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Adding up the weekend box-office estimates for the top Best Picture contenders, we find True Grit vaulting into 3rd place with a long trail ahead yet to ride. (Run, Little Blackie, run!) Wasn’t expecting too many surprises when I drew ...
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True Grit becomes the Coens’ first $100 million baby. Also playing very well The King’s Speech, still in limited release but on track to make more than The Queen, Black Swan and The Fighter like gangbusters. True Grit is up ...
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Friday’s box-office numbers for True Grit tipped it into the #1 spot, and Deadline says the final tally for New Year’s Weekend has the Coen brothers’ biggest opener nearly tied for the top spot with Fockers 3.¬† Perhaps the most ...

It is time to once again take stock of the big money makers so far this year. Why does it matter? Because it does. Looking back through Oscar history and it’s clear that if there is one commonality, it’s that ...
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Hereafter increased its theater count over the weekend and that drove it to the fifth spot this weekend.¬† The Social Network still shows a low drop-off, as does The Town, which continues its march towards $100 mil. I’m still wondering ...

If these numbers stick the estimates from late last night show The Social Network has edged ahead of Life As We Know It to win the weekend box-office race by a nose. Secretariat pulls a 3rd place. Updated figures from ...

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, ...

The second Oscar Poker podcast is up and ready to listen. Here is the file. It will be updated on itunes momentarily. [display_podcast]

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