SUNDAY CENTS: ‘Monsters’ ball

Posted by · 2:39 pm · March 29th, 2009

“Monsters vs. Aliens” came storming out of the gate with a $58.2 million opening this weekend. That comes from an ultra-wide 4,104 theaters, the fourth-widest release ever for a non-sequel, and that’s enough to top the debuts of “Shrek,” “Madagascar” and every other DreamWorks animated non-sequel aside from “Kung Fu Panda.” It also handily beats […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: Strong showing for “Knowing”

Posted by · 6:20 pm · March 22nd, 2009

I guess I should listen to the murmurs. Nicolas Cage’s sci-fi extravaganza “Knowing” took the top spot at the box office this weekend with $24.8 million. In terms of Cage’s career, it’s no “National Treasure” and can’t compete with the holy trifecta of Cage action — “The Rock,” “Face/Off” and “Con Air” — but it […]

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POLL: What are you seeing this weekend?

Posted by · 8:48 pm · March 18th, 2009

I figure it’s time for a new poll since everyone has spoken on “Watchmen” by now.  Since there’s an interestingly diverse slate of films set to open this weekend, I figured I’d ask the old stand-by: What are you going to see? I’m strangely looking forward to “Knowing,” more because of Alex Proyas than anything […]

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