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Box Office – Hope Among the Ruins

I was surprised to see how well Mud has been doing at the box office.  Amid the tent-pole productions, the smaller films aren't doing badly. They're doing good enough, I think, to keep hope alive.   Studios have cracked the code - give the…

Box Office Check-in

As we head into the Directors Guild this Saturday and this race comes to a sputtering close, it's time to take another look at how the contenders have stacked up so far - in terms of international box office, really the big story is Life of…

Oscar and the Hundred Million Dollar Baby

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 and IS THE STORY…

A Quick Look at Box Office

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. The Girl with the…

$37 mil weekend for Super 8

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 for the…

Best Picture Box-Office Update

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 up…

True Grit gallops toward $100 mil

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…

Oscar 2010’s Box Office Champs

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 popular films that are also…