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86 Movies Have Sold More Tickets Than ‘Avatar’

While scrolling through my RSS feeds over the last few days I’ve noticed that it seems every other article is some journalist raving about the record-setting Box Office of Avatar. James Cameron’s epic has earned its way into the number two spot in the all-time worldwide box office, behind his other blockbuster Titanic. People’s minds […]

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‘Avatar’ Gets Another Box Office Win for Christmas

James Cameron’s enormous budget sci-fi film almost replicated its opening weekend returns with a huge second weekend. Avatar held off the blockbuster might of Sherlock Holmes, the family appeal of Alvin and the Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel, and the romantic comedy draw of It’s Complicated to become the number one film for the second week […]

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‘Avatar’ Tops at the Box Office

Falling slightly short of domestic expectations, but erupting to an explosive worldwide Box Office, James Cameron’s Avatar opened to a good first weekend. Avatar brought in $73 million in the United States, which gave it the third highest opening weekend of 2009. However, the film earned about half of Twilight: New Moon‘s $143 million opening […]

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‘Avatar’ Expected to Gross $85 Million

James Cameron’s newest Sci-Fi actioner, Avatar, has been going strong with a $3.5 million midnight opening and now an estimated $20 million Friday gross. Through Saturday and Sunday it is estimated that it will take in another $60 million bringing it’s total to about $85 million. It’s not “Twilight” money, but it is impressive nonetheless […]

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‘Princess and the Frog’ Rules the Box Office

In its first weekend in wide release, The Princess and the Frog, Disney’s much anticipated return to hand drawn animation, tops the Box Office. The film brought in approximately $25 million on 3,434 screens. The Blind Side continued its impressive Holiday season run by earning another $15 million this weekend and bringing its total to […]

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‘New Moon’ Wins the 5-Day Weekend at the Box Office

The Twi-hards made their second and third trips out to the movie theatres this weekend to see their newest craze, New Moon. The heartthrob “vampire” film continues to destroy the competition as it easily surpasses the $200 million dollar mark, bringing in a 5-day total of $66 million. Also having a dynamite Thanksgiving weekend is […]

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NEW IN THEATRES – November 20, 2009

Picks of the Week for November 20, 2009 1) Broken Embraces (NY/LA) Directed By: Pedro Almodovar Rotten Tomatoes: 80% | Metacritic: 77 A new film from Pedro Almodovar is a treat that doesn’t come around enough. Recently the Almodovar/Penelope Cruz team has made magic and their latest project looks no different. This noir-ish tale has […]

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THEATRICAL PICKS AND B.O. PREDIX – November 13, 2009

Picks of the Week for November 13, 2009: 1) Pirate Radio (882 theatres) Directed By: Richard Curtis Rotten Tomatoes: 57% | Metacritic: 56 It hasn’t received very positive reviews and doesn’t have any hopes of an Awards campaign, but it’s another great role for Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Actually, the entire supporting cast is filled with […]

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THEATRICAL PICKS & B.O. PREDIX: November 6, 2009

Picks of the Week for November 6, 2009: 1) Precious (18 theatres) Directed By: Lee Daniels Rotten Tomatoes: 85% | Metacritic: 76 I had thought by this point almost all critics had seen the film and loved it, but apparently I was wrong. A new crop of negative reviews came out this week. However, even […]

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Jackson Continues to Rake in the Dough Posthumously

Michael Jackson’s This Is It unsurprisingly topped the box office this weekend as it opened in very wide release. However, despite the hype it barely topped $30 million in its premiere week, which put it at or below similar openings for fall movies. The movies that have shown staying power this fall may not be […]

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NEW IN THEATRES: A Week to Catch Up

Picks of the Week for October 23, 2009: 1) A Serious Man (194 theatres) Directed By: Joel and Ethan Coen Rotten Tomatoes: 86% | Metacritic: 79 I just saw this movie last night and it grew on me more and more as I lie awake last night thinking one it. It has become my favorite […]

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New Films Run ‘Wild’ at the Box Office

It was a big weekend for newly opening films. Three films made over $20 million dollars, two of them were new releases and the third was one that got a major expansion. The surrealistic children’s film Where the Wild Things Are finished the weekend at number one with an impressive $32.5 million dollar haul. This […]

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More than Just Couples Retreat to the Box Office

Unsurprisingly Couples Retreat has come out on top at this weekends Box Office. The movie had a great ad campaign, a commercial genre, and most importantly very bankable stars including Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Kristin Davis, Jason Bateman, and more. These factors trump the fact that the film received dismal reviews from critics because the […]

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