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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‘King’s Speech’ continues to coin it

Posted by · 6:36 pm · January 17th, 2011

It may have lost six of its seven bids at last night’s Golden Globe Awards, but there was consolatory news for “The King’s Speech” in the box office receipts — on both sides of the Atlantic. Nabbing the #4 spot Stateside after upping its screen count was a handy achievement, but it’s in its home […]

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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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‘King’s Speech’ rules UK box office

Posted by · 5:27 pm · January 11th, 2011

“Tailored largely for the international audience for whom the internal politics of the Royal Family seem never to lose their mystique or fascination,” I wrote in my October review of “The King’s Speech.” I guess I have to take that back, since the film — which only opened on Friday in its home country — […]

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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: ‘Grit’ closes in on those ‘Fockers’

Posted by · 9:28 am · January 2nd, 2011

And it’ll blow past $100 million.  Already noted, but hooray for the genre.  Also, the “Black Swan” haul cannot be understated. (Courtesy: Exhibitor Relations)

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BOX OFFICE: Focking ‘Fockers’

Posted by · 11:04 am · December 26th, 2010

“True Grit” looks to end up the highest-grossing western since “Unforgiven,” and hopefully a box office bump from a number of Oscar nods will be nice.  Whew. (Courtesy: Exhibitor Relations)

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Forbes names DiCaprio 2010’s highest-grossing star

Posted by · 7:07 am · December 21st, 2010

In last week’s year-in-review superlatives column, I closed things up as I always do by offering up my choice for “entertainer of the year.”  It generally goes to an individual or organization I think made the most significant popular and/or creative impact on cinema in a given year, kind of a tip of the hat […]

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BOX OFFICE: ‘TRON’ tops

Posted by · 4:53 pm · December 19th, 2010

Family gathering insanity for me today, but here’s the chart for you to discuss:

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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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11/12 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: ‘Burlesque’ brouhaha, ‘How Do You Know’ concedes cuts for PG-13, box office and Oscar

Posted by · 8:21 am · November 12th, 2010

• Anthony D’Alessandro on how box office impacts Oscar players. [Thompson on Hollywood] • Kim Masters writes up the juicy story of on-set fighting that marked the production of “Burlesque.” [Hollywood Reporter] • Christy Grosz on awards season buzz momentum built on the festival circuit. [The Envelope]

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OFF THE CARPET: Dolla billz, y’all!

Posted by · 10:15 am · November 8th, 2010

A reader comment got me thinking on box office and Oscar as the usual blockbuster and genre fare led the way in ticket sales this weekend.  It dawned on me that pickins might be extra slim when it comes to representing populist filmmaking in 2010’s Best Picture crop. Box office and finding room for ratings-friendly […]

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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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