Weekend Report: Watchmen Crushes The Competition

Even though Watchmen fell $13 million short of my $68,475,712 prediction, it spanked the competition. Madea Goes to Jail came in second with $8.5 million., so my prediction of no other movie cracking $10 million was pretty astute. In fact, Watchmen was the only movie in the top 20 to crack $4,000 per theater.

Somehow Taken ended in 3rd place with $7 million. That’s a real solid number for a movie in it’s sixth week. The Jonas Brother’s Concert, last week’s number two (and will always be a number two in my mind), fell off the face of the Earth, only able to make $2.8 million for the weekend. That’s a 77% drop.

The pisspoor performer of the weekend was a very deserving Friday [...]

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This Date In Movie History: November 2nd

November 2nd has been an interesting day in movie history. [...]

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Weekend Predictions: 10-31-08

For Halloween you can choose between a watered-down horror movie or a romantic comedy in disguise- The Haunting of Molly Hartley or Zack and Miri Make a Porno. [...]

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Weekend Predictions: 10-24-08

This weekend looks to be a two horse race to the bank between High School Musical 3: Senior Year and Saw V. [...]

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Weekend Predictions: 10-10-08

It’s another big movie weekend, with four movies debuting on over 2,000 screens. I’ve done some more research and feel a little better about my formula. [...]

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This Date In Movie History: October 8th

October 8th has historically been a pretty good day, at least as far as movies are concerned. [...]

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Weekend Predictions: 10-3-08

So, this is a big weekend for movies, with six debuting on, and one expanding to, 1000+ screens. That’s actually pretty unusual- there haven’t been seven movies on 1000+ screens since January 12, 2007. [...]

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5 Incredible Debuts For Actors Turned Director

There are many reasons an actor may decide to step behind the lens. Maybe they’re a control freak or a raging egomaniac that can’t stand someone else telling them what to do. They might get the whole movie thing but can’t even believably play dead. Or maybe it’s just something they’ve always wanted to try. Once in a while they come up with something unique that stands out from the crowd. [...]

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A Killing Spree In The Badlands

There have been several movies based on the Charles Starkweather/Caril Fugate killing spree of the late 1950′s. Badlands, the debut of writer/director Terrence Malick, is one such movie. [...]

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