SUNDAY CENTS: Dear James, Suck it! Signed, ‘Dear John’

Posted by · 10:43 am · February 7th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. After spending only seven weeks at the top of the box office, “Avatar” was humiliatingly defeated by “Dear John” and doomed to obscurity forever by dropping to second place. The new weekend victor earned a phenomenal $32.4 million to end James Cameron’s epic reign and finally […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: ‘Fairy’ bust

Posted by · 10:55 am · January 24th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Blah blah blah blah “Avatar” blah blah number one blah blah blah $36 million. Second biggest sixth weekend ever, behind “Titanic.” $550 million+ in the bank, passing “The Dark Knight” and entering the top 10 highest grossing films of the modern era (1980 onward). The drop […]

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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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Hollywood focused on the end of the world as we know it

Posted by · 12:10 pm · August 10th, 2009

I’ve been meaning to write this piece for a while now, but I never got around to it.  Paul Harris at The Guardian beat me to the punch, so I’ll run his thoughts instead. The recent wave of post-apocalyptic films flooding and being prepared for the marketplace is intriguing indeed.  Fads always pop up in […]

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