Assessing The Weekend: Holiday Crapshoot

If you hadn’t noticed, I passed on making a prediction for this past weekend. Aside from making changes to the site, I just wasn’t sure how to approach the long weekend- four days for most of us, but five days as far as movies are concerned. Maybe Thanksgiving day would be especially high or low, maybe Wednesday and Thursday would be big and the rest of the weekend would peter out. And my uncertainty wasn’t totally unfounded: Wednesday the 19th made $6,526,023 while the 26th pulled in $33,325,833, yet Friday, Saturday, and Sunday were nearly the same as the previous week.

Somehow 4.4 million people went to see Four Christmases. That was enough to win [...]

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Assessing The Weekend: I Was A Teenage Emo Vampire

I guess my prediction of the second biggest weekend of the year was wrong. Overall, $156,677,936 was spent at the box office this weekend, making the it eight biggest of the year. [...]

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Public Domain Movie Of The Week: The Fast And The Furious

The first The Fast and the Furious is about a man named Frank Webster who escapes from prison after being convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. He kidnaps Connie, a race car driver, who was recently banned from a California to Mexico race because, like most exciting things in 1955, the race was deemed too dangerous for women. [...]

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Weekend Predictions: 11-21-08

I think we’re in for the second biggest movie weekend of the year, with Bolt and Twilight opening and Madagascar 2 and Quantum of Solace still out there. [...]

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Assessing The Weekend: High School Musical Still Rules

Once again, High School Musical 3 was tops at the box office. But it was a down weekend overall, actually the smallest weekend of the year. [...]

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: They Don’t Make Them Like This Anymore

Tobe Hooper’s career has been on a downward slide since he made The Texas Chain Saw Massacre in 1974. Maybe he’s a hack that got lucky with his first theatrically released movie. [...]

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A Review Of The Devil’s Rejects- That’s A Better Introduction Than It Deserves

William Wyler once said a movie is “eighty percent script and twenty percent you get great actors.” Unfortunately Rob Zombie’s math was a little off when he made The Devil’s Rejects, as he had about eight percent script and two percent competent actors. [...]

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Assessing The Weekend: Genius Remains To Be Seen

The results are in and Beverly Hills Chihuahua cleaned up. Audiences adored the talking dogs to the tune of $29,300,465, easily besting my $24,326,300 prediction. [...]

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Assessing The Weekend: Disappointment At St. Anna

The results are in and as predicted, Eagle Eye crushed the competition at the box office, raking in $29,150,721, a respectable $8,305 per screen. The marketing and good buzz proved quite a boost. Miracle at St. Anna was on the opposite end of the spectrum, making a paltry $3,477,996. [...]

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To Be Successful, Don’t Shoot For The Stars

Forbes came up with a little formula to compare the amount an actor is payed versus the approximate net revenue of the movie, and these are some of the lowest producing stars. [...]

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