SUNDAY CENTS: Bad ‘Hangover’ for new openers and holdovers

Posted by · 1:11 pm · June 14th, 2009

After denying “Up” the bragging rights of a repeat at the top of the box office at the last minute, “The Hangover” has accomplished that feat itself. The R-rated comedy dropped a minuscule 26% to add another $33.4 million to the bank and give it a very real shot at $200 million-plus. That’s a benchmark […]

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If at first you don’t succeed…

Posted by · 2:04 am · June 9th, 2009

Has Nia Vardalos cloned herself? That’s a pretty terrifying thought, granted, but don’t shudder just yet, because my next statement is even more troubling: Vardalos has another movie out next month. Yes, fresh from the roaring success of “My Life in Ruins,” Hollywood’s favorite recycler of Hellenic schtick is striking while the iron’s, uh, hot […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: Dark clouds ‘Hangover’ Ferrell

Posted by · 11:57 am · June 7th, 2009

(6/8 UPDATE: Variety is reporting this morning that, in a rare occurrence, “The Hangover” topped “Up” once actual numbers rolled in.  “Final figures will show that ‘Hangover’ grossed $45 million from 3,269 runs,” Pamela McClintock writes. “‘Up’ should finish at $44.3 million to $44.4 million from 3,818 theaters.) “Up” has now joined “Paul Blart: Mall […]

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