After Easter weekend here, expect the box office to cool off with some April showers. Until then, however, it’s a weekend for nostalgists with “American Reunion” bringing “the gang” back together nearly 10 years later and “Titanic” sailing back into theaters 15 years later in 3D.
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Although the hugeness of “The Hunger Games” is bound to make up the box-office story again this weekend, a couple noteworthy films getting big releases enter the fold to close up March (and Spring Break) for most folks. The first is the Greek mythology sequel “Wrath of the Titans” and the second is a [...]
It’s here. One of the most anticipated non-sequels in movie history, “The Hunger Games” plays its way into theaters to kick off spring break. Just how high will it soar?
It’s been ages since we had a weekend with only one new wide release, so I coupled it with an appealing limited one. This St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness weekend we get the comedy “21 Jump Street” based on the ’80s TV show. Stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum look to flex their box-office [...]
There aren’t many wide releases in March, so this weekend’s three films will be the most released at any one time. First, it’s Disney’s big-budget blockbuster “John Carter,” which boasts the widest release, followed by horror film “Silent House” and a small-ish roll-out for Eddie Murphy’s “A Thousand Words,” but will any of them compete [...]
March begins with a pair of “X” films—sort of. “The Lorax” will finally appease families who waited all winter for a new animated effort with mainstream appeal and “Project X” will try to unleash the epic party animal in us all. But who has the “X” factor to make it to the top of the [...]
After a hot start to 2012, the box office appears to have cooled off again in anticipation of what I’m guessing will be a very eventful March. This weekend’s options include a Navy SEAL film touting itself as the most realistic war movie ever, Tyler Perry’s latest drama, a thriller starring Amanda Seyfried and a [...]
If you have yet to take notice, 2012 has gotten off to a very successful start in both box-office terms and with regards to critical acclaim. This year films made $115 million over Super Bowl weekend. That compares to $87 million last year. Each week’s winner has also brought in at or just under $20 [...]
Super Bowl weekend tends to be among the worst of the year for the box office, second only to the weekend after Thanksgiving. Yet this year the options are somewhat interesting and shockingly, all three have greater than 50% on Rotten Tomatoes. That’s good news if you’re Daniel Radcliffe, trying out your first film outside [...]
January wraps up with some thrillers and a female-skewing action comedy. Liam Neeson once again looks to prove that he is box-office king of January/February with “The Grey.” Katherine Heigl will look to see if she’s got any box-office mojo left starring in an action rom-com based on a bestselling book series in “One for [...]
Things get action-packed this weekend with three diverse action films entering theaters. “Underworld: Awakening” gets the widest release but might have the smallest potential audience, albeit a devoted one. George Lucas-produced “Red Tails” gives Civil Rights history the VFX treatment as a unique alternative while Steven Soderbergh’s star-studded action thriller “Haywire” tries to make ass-kicking [...]
The mix of films getting exposure for Oscar sake and films just trying to get exposure for money sake continues this weekend. All three new releases get just around 2,500 theaters. The widest release goes to the first action/thriller in what seems like ages in “Contraband” starring Mark Wahlberg, while music comedy “Joyful Noise” and [...]
A new year, a new start. Will 2012 be a better year for movies and for the box office? Let’s just say if it’s any worse, well then good thing the world is ending in December. The last thing I’d ever want to be is the first new wide release in January. It’s a brutal [...]
To put it politely, the box office still needs a kick in the pants. The Holiday Season has yet to fully take off, and this weekend is its last shot. Plenty of new movies for all ages and tastes hit theaters between Wednesday and Sunday, from “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” to two Steven [...]
After last weekend disappointed, expect all hell to break loose at the box office this weekend — and I mean that in a good way. Winter Break is nearly is about to shoot into high gear with the first action offering since “Immortals” in “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” and a family film [...]