SUNDAY CENTS: ‘Zombie’ lands at the top

Posted by · 12:46 pm · October 4th, 2009

Fox may not be able to get teens excited about horror comedy but Sony sure can as “Zombieland” debuted with an impressive $25 million and the number one spot.The studio  makes a killing off these types of relatively low budget genre titles (“Obsessed”, “Lakeview Terrace”) and you have to hand it to the marketing department […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: Great ‘Balls’ on fire

Posted by · 10:57 am · September 27th, 2009

America lined up for seconds as “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” topped the box office for the second weekend in a row, dropping only 19% to $24.6 million. That’s a fantastic hold for the only family film out in the market and makes $100 million a very real possibility, if not a formality. It […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: ‘Cloudy’ clears up box office

Posted by · 11:12 am · September 21st, 2009

(EDITOR’S NOTE: My fault on the belated nature of Chad’s column.  Back on track next week.) *All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. It had been almost two months since a PG-rated film hit the marketplace and parents were desperate for something to take their kids to. The result is “Cloudy With a […]

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