SUNDAY CENTS: Steady Krueger

Posted by · 6:33 pm · May 2nd, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. 26 years ago, “A Nightmare on Elm Street” opened to $2.9 million on 165 screens and enjoyed healthy word of mouth to reach $55.5 million total, putting Wes Craven and New Line Cinema on the map in the process. Now New Line is owned by Warner […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: Your worst ‘Nightmare’

Posted by · 3:27 pm · April 30th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. The summer movie season doesn’t officially start until next weekend, but Warner Bros. aims to get a jump on things by releasing their high profile horror remake, “A Nightmare on Elm Street” before the storm. By all accounts, it should work, as horror audiences have proven […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: For real this time, ‘Dragon’ ‘Back-Up’ to #1

Posted by · 12:08 pm · April 25th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. No photo finishes and no Monday recounts needed. “How to Train Your Dragon” has definitely topped the chart this weekend, four weeks after debuting there. The last time a film leapt back up to number one after a three week hiatus was “The Passion of the […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: A bunch of ‘Losers’

Posted by · 2:03 pm · April 23rd, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Jennifer Lopez hasn’t been on screen since “El Cantante” in 2007 and hasn’t toplined a romantic comedy since “Monster-in-Law” in 2005. That’s a long, five year gap and it’s no surprise that J. Lo is returning to the only genre that has brought her success to […]

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