Entries filed in: 'Sunday Cents'

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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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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SUNDAY CENTS: AARP Action Squad!

Posted by · 3:15 pm · August 15th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. The internet had been buzzing for weeks. Would the fact that he spent most of the decade in straight to video titles hurt his box office clout. Did Dolph Lundgren still have the box office muscle we all thought he had or did the lackluster performance […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: ‘Cats’ is a dog

Posted by · 10:01 pm · August 1st, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Hey gang. Sorry this is late but I spent all morning at work and then all afternoon at the Home Depot Center watching the Galaxy get shellacked by the Chicago Fire and getting a sunburn on half my face. I’ll try to keep it short and […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: ‘Inception’ shakes ‘Salt’

Posted by · 4:15 pm · July 25th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Despite the collective nerd consciousness being zeroed in on the events happening in San Diego, there were enough nerds elsewhere to propel “Inception” to a second week at the top of the box office. Actually that’s unfair, it’s not just nerds who are seeing the movie […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: On closer ‘Inception’

Posted by · 12:56 pm · July 18th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Alright, let’s talk about “Inception.” People have been salivating over this thing since before it even went into production and the marketing campaign Warner Bros. put together was pretty top notch. The director was coming off the biggest film of the decade (at that time) and […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: WTF?

Posted by · 3:47 pm · July 11th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Forget everything I said about it being ballsy marketing your movie with a bunch of unknown, potentially scene-stealing creatures. I forget that if the creatures are at all adorable, then you automatically debut with $60 million at the box office. Seriously. What happened with “Despicable Me?” […]

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MONDAY CENTS: Rob bless America

Posted by · 1:54 pm · July 5th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Happy Independence Day everyone! I trust you ate some grilled meat, camped out on a beach for the day and saw some fireworks. I know I did. Apparently, others also went to see a movie called “New Moon” had $186.9 million after six days and so […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: ‘Grown Ups’ and their toys

Posted by · 1:47 pm · June 27th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Adam Sandler’s agent successfully convinced him that cancer was way less funny than Kevin James’s blubby body falling down repeatedly and that agent has his finger on America’s pulse. “Grown Ups” is not the number one movie this weekend, though, so we’ll come back to it […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: Wonder toys

Posted by · 4:57 pm · June 20th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. As it turns out, Armond White was unable to convince most Americans to not see “Toy Story 3.” Pixar’s eleventh animated feature became their highest debuting in history with a $109.0 million weekend. That also makes it the third biggest June debut and third biggest animated […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: ‘Karate’ top

Posted by · 2:32 pm · June 13th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. After weeks of disappointing returns and underperforming titles, the box office was saved once again by Will Smith. Only this time he did it not by putting out a new film, but by having unprotected sex with his wife twelve years ago. His fairy dust box […]

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MONDAY CENTS: Uh-oh

Posted by · 4:05 pm · May 31st, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. The number one movie over the long Memorial Day weekend is “Shrek Forever After” with $55.7 million. That’s the lowest amount for a chart-topping film over Memorial Day since “How to Train Your Dragon” at least. The runner-up spot is a toss up. “Prince of Persia: […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: Pain in the ‘Shrek’

Posted by · 1:51 pm · May 23rd, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. We did it guys! Collectively, we have decided that the Shrek property, after three dreadful installments, is no longer an untouchable juggernaut, but just a regular old extremely profitable movie. We have also decided that summer 2010 is going to give movie theater owners a lot […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: Taking ‘Hood’ stock

Posted by · 4:16 pm · May 16th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott helped steal $37.1 million from the poor on behalf of the rich as “Robin Hood” enters the chart in second place this week. The humorless duo courted the older adult audience, and in that respect, this is a solid enough debut. […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: The ‘Iron’ is still hot

Posted by · 6:39 pm · May 9th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. “Iron Man 2” landed with a softer than expected $133.6 million to easily win the weekend. Now, is it even possible for $133.6 million to ever be disappointing? That’s the ninth biggest opening weekend of all time for crying out loud. Plus the film has already […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: Steady Krueger

Posted by · 6:33 pm · May 2nd, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. 26 years ago, “A Nightmare on Elm Street” opened to $2.9 million on 165 screens and enjoyed healthy word of mouth to reach $55.5 million total, putting Wes Craven and New Line Cinema on the map in the process. Now New Line is owned by Warner […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: For real this time, ‘Dragon’ ‘Back-Up’ to #1

Posted by · 12:08 pm · April 25th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. No photo finishes and no Monday recounts needed. “How to Train Your Dragon” has definitely topped the chart this weekend, four weeks after debuting there. The last time a film leapt back up to number one after a three week hiatus was “The Passion of the […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: New releases ‘Dragon’ behind

Posted by · 12:21 pm · April 18th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Internet nerds once again failed to make their presence known at the multiplex as “Kick Ass” surrendered to the runner-up spot on a relatively weak frame. As significant as online and fanboy buzz can be, time and again it has led to disappointing debuts more than […]

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