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BOX OFFICE: ‘King’s Speech’ goes wide after guild wins

Posted by · 11:06 am · January 30th, 2011

It looks like “The King’s Speech,” which went much wider this weekend, could quietly become a $100-million grossing movie.  Meanwhile, that re-expansion for “The Social Network” didn’t make much of a dent and it seems increasingly unlikely it’ll cross that mark, leaving “Black Swan,” “Inception,” “Toy Story 3,” “True Grit” and potentially “The Fighter” as […]

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BOX OFFICE: A good weekend for Portman

Posted by · 1:29 pm · January 23rd, 2011

She’s got two entries on the box office chart and a headwind going into phase two.  Nice ink for “The King’s Speech” being in the top four after last night’s big win.  “True Grit” closes in on $150 million. (Courtesy: Exhibitor Relations)

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BOX OFFICE: ‘Green’ makes green

Posted by · 9:41 am · January 16th, 2011

The new releases finally took the top spots this week, but “True Grit” is chugging along, “The King’s Speech” went wider and is padding its wallet and “Black Swan” will be one of Fox Searchlight’s top grossers when all is said and done. (Courtesy: Exhibitor Relations)

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BOX OFFICE: Holy ‘Grit’

Posted by · 11:53 am · January 9th, 2011

So, “True Grit” wins the box office this weekend.  It’s lucky to be up against such flimsy competition, but this thing could get close to $150 million when it’s all said and done.  I’d say the film has turned into one of the most profound box office stories of the year. (Courtesy: Exhibitor Relations)

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BOX OFFICE: ‘Swan’-tastic

Posted by · 9:15 am · December 12th, 2010

A few things of note: “Tangled” passed the $100 million earlier this week; “Black Swan” pulled in $3.5 million on merely 90 screens; “The Tourist” underperformed considerably given the leads.  In other news, the Houston Film Critics Society dished out a ton of noms this morning.  The LA Film Critics are likely filing in right […]

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BOX OFFICE: ‘Tangled’ tops

Posted by · 12:24 pm · December 5th, 2010

Nothing too sensational this weekend, though “Black Swan” did extremely well in limited release.  (The Academy screening was held this weekend and I hear there was very little response.)  “127 Hours,” meanwhile, is crawling to $10 million. (Courtesy: Exhibitor Relations)

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BOX OFFICE: ‘Potter’ tops ‘Tangled’

Posted by · 12:28 pm · November 28th, 2010

“Megamind” held pretty well for a fourth weekend, though of course it would given the holiday.  “The Social Network,” meanwhile, crossed $90 million, which ought to be considered a big deal for a talky fall drama with no movie stars.  “127 Hours” added nearly 200 screens and almost pushed into the top 10, while “Love […]

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BOX OFFICE: ‘Potter,’ ‘Potter,’ ‘Potter’

Posted by · 10:46 am · November 21st, 2010

The opening weekend for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” was good enough for sixth-best all time (I don’t use the adjusted stats Chad did) and the best debut for the franchise yet.  But there wasn’t exactly competition with “Megamind” having already been in theaters for two weeks. (Courtesy: Exhibitor Relations)

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BOX OFFICE: ‘Unstoppable’ stopped by ‘Megamind’ (lamest headline ever)

Posted by · 10:07 am · November 14th, 2010

It looks like “Secretariat” and “The Social Network” slipped out of the top 10 this week.  The former finally had a drop over 40%.  Did you guys see any of the dreck that opened this weekend? (Courtesy: Exhibitor Relations)

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BOX OFFICE: ‘Megamind’ outsmarts ‘Due Date’

Posted by · 11:34 am · November 7th, 2010

Keep forgetting to post these.  “For Colored Girls” opened to respectable numbers, per the usual for Perry.  I never saw the film because suddenly there was a cone of silence from the studio on invites (make of that what you will) and I didn’t much feel like chasing it down. “Secretariat” is holding okay.  “Red” […]

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BOX OFFICE: ‘Jackass Forever After’ surely a go

Posted by · 5:30 pm · October 17th, 2010

I’ve been at a friend’s house watching the games all afternoon, so, slow to get this up this weekend.  Anyway, we can bet on more poop shenanigans after this monster opening for “Jackass 3D.” I can’t remember what “Life As We Know It” is every time I look at the title, by the way. [Courtesy: […]

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BOX OFFICE: ‘Secretariat’ slow out of the gate

Posted by · 9:28 am · October 10th, 2010

For the second week in a row, “The Social Network” tops the U.S. box office charts in a photo finish with “Life As We Know It.” (I’m happy to say I offered up some money for the Fincher cause and saw it a second time yesterday.)  But the real story is the soft opening for […]

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BOX OFFICE: ‘Social Network’ confirms a ton of friends

Posted by · 11:11 am · October 3rd, 2010

A solid start and a big win for Sony marketing, I should think.  “The Town” pulled in a little more than I would have expected.  “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” is fading away as it was leapfrogged by “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.” And “Let Me In” had the life sucked out […]

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BOX OFFICE: ‘Money,’ baby

Posted by · 9:37 pm · September 26th, 2010

Dropped some dollars on “Devil” Friday night. I didn’t hate it. That’s at least going in the right direction, right? [Courtesy: Exhibitor Relations]

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BOX OFFICE: ‘The Town’ robs ‘Easy A,’ ‘Devil’ of the top spot

Posted by · 2:23 pm · September 19th, 2010

I figure I’ll offer up a chart and a space for you to discuss now that Chad has moved off the box office beat for us. And by the way, I’m just now realizing “Inception” is still in the top 10 (shows how much I pay attention). (Courtesy: Exhibitor Relations)

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SUNDAY CENTS: Photo finish!

Posted by · 1:31 pm · August 29th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. One last bit of excitement before the summer ends and Tapley starts posting random Redskins photos on Sundays. We have a dead heat race for the top spot at the box office, but estimates are handing the crown to “Exorcist: The Beginning” on this same weekend […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: End of the Road

Posted by · 4:58 pm · August 27th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. It’s the last full weekend of the summer, the last weekend of me being 27, and the last weekend for Friday Forecast on InContention. A time of introspection. A time of reflection. A time of paying another $20 to see those blue things in 3D again. […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: Six Flags > Movies

Posted by · 10:38 pm · August 22nd, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Sorry this is checking in a little late today but I’ve been at Six Flags all day having the time of my life. I hadn’t been since they opened a crazy new ride called Tatsu and it kind of blew my mind, but the X will […]

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