The Academy Awards may belong to Los Angeles, but that doesn’t mean that The Observer and fellow New Yorkers can’t boldly declare what Ought To Be. We give you Oscar picks by coastal sensiblities–and who’s got the edge in the end.
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In addition to the usual financial services–bond trading, brokerage, investment banking, private equity, and so on–Cantor Fitzgerald is now offering you the chance to bet on your favorite films.
“People love movies, and this is a way for them to profit from what they know,” Melanie Gordon-Felsman, a Cantor spokesperson, told Read More
It turns out delaying Shutter Island by four months only meant Paramount had to wait a bit longer to collect its impressive loot. The psychological thriller (with a twist!) was the top choice over the weekend, pulling down a massive $40.2 million to lead all comers. As we do each Monday, here’s a Read More
We get it, America: you really love Avatar. For the seventh week in a row, the number one film in land belonged to James Cameron and the Planet Pandora. Enough already, everyone! Go see something else. As we do each Monday, here’s a breakdown of the top five at the box office.
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James Cameron is nothing if not consistent. For a fourth straight week the King of the World saw Avatar top the charts, this time pulling in an estimated $48.5 million. That result gives the 3-D epic the biggest fourth weekend gross ever, surpassing the record previously held by—you guessed it—Titanic. Sadly, things weren’t Read More
It’s déjà vu all over again. The top three films remained unchanged at the box office, meaning the first weekend of 2010 felt a lot like the last weekend of 2009. Once again, Avatar, Sherlock Holmes and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel were win, place and show according to moviegoers. Buoyed by Read More
And you thought you had a good Christmas! The holiday weekend was the biggest in the history of Hollywood, with the top ten films grossing a combined $278 million. Of course Avatar was once again the top choice, pacing the field with $75 million, but a trio of newcomers all did exceptionally well: Read More
The weather outside was frightful, but the grosses for Avatar were delightful. Despite losing anywhere from 18 percent (New York) to 86 percent (Baltimore) of its audience on Saturday thanks to the eastern corridor blizzard, James Cameron’s technical marvel is still estimated to have the second highest December debut on record—Avatar‘s $73 million Read More
With only thirteen days left in 2009—seriously, where did this year go?—it should come as no surprise that Hollywood is pulling out the big guns. Five films reach theaters today, but all everyone will really care about come Monday is the one with 10-foot tall blue aliens. As we do every Friday, here’s a handy Read More
OMFG! It really must be Fall, because our DVR runneth over with all the shows coming back this week (thank you, universe). Tonight, it’s the recession-proof Gossip Girl with season three. Most of the gang are in college now (though we can’t keep it straight how many of these guys have now “opted” Read More