SUNDAY CENTS: Win for ‘Shutter,’ new films stutter

Posted by · 12:22 pm · February 28th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Kevin Smith has never had a number one film at the box office and Martin Scorsese has ensured that he won’t buck the trend in 2010. “Shutter Island” is the top box office performer for the second weekend in a row, dropping 46% to $22.2 million. […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: Leonardo leads (Donatello does machines)

Posted by · 11:23 am · February 21st, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio’s fourth collaboration together has provided the former with his biggest debut ever and the latter’s second only to “Titanic.” $40.2 million is the estimate, which puts it a fraction behind “Madea Goes to Jail” from this same weekend last year and […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: ‘Darkness’ falls

Posted by · 12:54 pm · January 31st, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. The self-proclaimed King of the World wiped the floor with the self-proclaimed King of Malibu as “Avatar” spent a seventh consecutive week at the top of the box office. A cool $30 million represents a drop of only 14% from last week and again sits only […]

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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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FRIDAY FORECAST: The awful ‘Tooth’

Posted by · 9:52 am · January 22nd, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Here we go again. There’s very little reason to think that “Avatar” won’t spend a sixth consecutive weekend at the top of the box office. No film has done that since “Titanic” and only three have done it since 1988. It’s just not possible these days. […]

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