‘How I Ended This Summer’ takes top prize at London fest

Posted by · 6:39 pm · October 27th, 2010

“We chose our winner last night,” London Film Festival jury president Patricia Clarkson told me yesterday, an evasive  smile on our face, as we eased into our lunchtime interview. (More on that in a few days.) “I’m very pleased with it — it’s a wonderful film.” Naturally, my fellow lunch guest, Daily Telegraph critic Tim […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: ‘Book’ report

Posted by · 10:23 am · January 17th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. First off, I should apologize for neglecting to write a Friday Forecast column this week. Fridays are my day off from work so while I have plenty of time to cook up an article, it’s also the one day where the box office is farthest from […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: That ‘Avatar’ thing is doing well, eh?

Posted by · 12:01 pm · January 10th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Have you guys heard of this movie “Avatar?” Apparently, seeing as it’s the number one movie for the fourth week in a row and dropped a ridiculous 29% to $48.5 million. First off, it’s the biggest fourth weekend for a film ever, narrowly eclipsing the $45 […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: January blues

Posted by · 5:20 pm · January 8th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Barring a catastrophe, “Avatar” should spend a comfortable fourth weekend at the top and cross $400 million in the process. That would make 2009 the first year since 2004 to have two films cross that milestone. It would also make “Avatar” the second-fastest film to hit […]

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