Is it the summer of the prestige indies? After the superlative debut of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, Woody Allen’s similarly fussy and delightful To Rome With Love landed in theaters this past weekend with an approximate $76,000 per-theater average. Last summer, Mr. Allen had his greatest financial success ever with Midnight in Paris, which Read More
The new film by Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom, has set the record for the highest per-screen average for an independent film; playing in just four theaters (including the AMC Lincoln Square and Regal Union Square in New York), the film took in an average of $127,500 per screen. (That adds up to $509,000 in Read More
Think Like a Man, the new ensemble film based on Steve Harvey’s best-selling book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, won several notable distinctions this weekend. Not only did it knock Hunger Games off its top slot at the box office–where the popular film about children killing other children had been residing since it premiered five weeks ago–but its opening weekend gross made more money than any Tyler Perry premiere, save one. Read More
This week’s box office was glutted with new releases for the first time this year–the post-Christmas season doldrums may finally be over, as the top four films were all debuts! The arms race we didn’t knew existed between Adam Sandler and Justin Bieber came to a virtual draw–let’s see the numbers!
1. Just Read More
If anyone doubted how movie studios view the Super Bowl, the raunchy pre-game ads for Adam Sandler’s Just Go With It (“Tell your girlfriend it’s a romantic comedy”) settled the matter. As “counter-programming,” the Leighton Meester thriller The Roommate took the weekend with a relatively low $15.6 million. That said, the film played in only Read More
And they said there was a slump. Buoyed by vampires and the worst reviewed movie of the year, the box office exploded this weekend like a Grucci Brothers fireworks display. Here’s a breakdown of the top five.
1. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: $69 million ($161 million total)
There is no possible way that Read More
Neither Tom Cruise nor Adam Sandler could stop Buzz and Woody from owning both the tear ducts and wallets of audiences around the country. Here’s a breakdown of the top five at the box office.
1. Toy Story 3: $59 million ($226.5 million total)
That Toy Story 3 has grossed more than Toy Story after Read More