SUNDAYE CENTZ: Glory for ‘Basterds’

Posted by · 10:29 am · August 23rd, 2009

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. An advertising campaign built around aggressive violence and the reputation of a polarizing director, a late August release date and mixed early word coming out of Cannes were all factors working against “Inglourious Basterds” leading up to its release. All for naught, however, as the film […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: ‘District’ shines

Posted by · 10:40 am · August 16th, 2009

*All historic figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Internet hype doesn’t always translate into box office success, but “District 9” was able to live up to the buzz and debut with a strong $37 million and the top spot this weekend. For a film that cost a reported $30 million to make, this is […]

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