Despite the shooting rampage at a midnight showing in Colorado that left 12 people dead and 70 people wounded, The Dark Knight Rises earned an estimated $162 million over the weekend, putting the movie behind only Marvel’s The Avengers and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 among highest openings ever (not adjusted for inflation). Share: Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on [...]

Ice Age: Continental Drift only opened to an estimated $46 million – low compared to other recent major animated movies – but that was enough to win the weekend. The Amazing Spider-Man, dropping a respectable 44 percent from last week, yielded the No. 1 position to the fourth installment in the Ice Age franchise. The Spider-Man reboot earned an estimated $35 million, bringing its 12-day total to $200 million. Ted [...]

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An R-rated comedy about a talking, pot-smoking, skirt-chasing teddy bear opened stronger than expected, earning $54.1 million in three days, according to studio estimates in what Box Office Mojo calls the biggest June weekend ever. Share: Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr it Subscribe to the comments on this [...]

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    This week’s two new major releases both look like flops. Both Rock of Ages and That’s My Boy failed to generate much interest with audiences Friday, according to studio estimates. As a result, not only will Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted hold onto its No. 1 position, as expected, but it also looks like Prometheus will remain No. 2 – this despite the whopping 73 percent box office [...]

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The Numbers is predicting a possible 60 percent drop for Prometheus this weekend. The site attributes it to the “Fanboy Effect,” presumedly meaning that last week’s opening weekend numbers were inflated by rabid fans clamoring to see the highly anticipated sci-fi movie on opening weekend. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, last weekend’s box office champ, is expected to win again this weekend, with Rock of Ages and That’s My Boy [...]

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Marvel’s four-year marketing campaign on behalf of The Avengers has paid off. On its opening weekend, the superhero movie not only earned an unprecedented $200.3 million (easily beating the $169.2 million earned last year by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2), but it also set a few other records, including becoming the fastest movie ever to reach $100 million. Box Office Mojo also reports that The Avengers had [...]

The Avengers is breaking box office records this weekend and it has won accolades from the vast majority of critics, but Samuel L. Jackson, who plays Sgt. Fury, has declared jihad against one of the few prominent movie critics who dissed the movie. Share: Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati [...]

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