The Onion‘s new issue defuses any scattered murmurs of a Pixar backlash, by deploying “John Lasseter,” the Toy Story director and chief creative officer at the studio, to “write” an op-ed. Lasseter mocks the undiscerning taste of his viewers — he calls them a “horde of drooling morons” — but the piece ends Read More
Cats and Dogs
Avatar is returning to movie theaters next week in the hopes of reversing a disturbing trend in Hollywood: 3-D is fading at the multiplex. After some big hits like Alice in Wonderland and Toy Story 3, recent 3-D offerings including Cats and Dogs and Step Up 3D have withered.
But perhaps a bigger question Read More
As it turns out, people do still see live-action movies in theaters! Here’s a breakdown of the top five.
1. Inception: $60.4 million (new)
For an original film that runs for nearly two-and-a-half hours and doesn’t lend itself to selling lunchboxes or toys, a $60 million opening is anything but a disappointment. To wit: Inception Read More
Wondering how to make a dent in the summer box office? Be animated, in 3D or — preferably — both. Here’s a breakdown of the top five.
1. Despicable Me: $60.1 million (new)
Break up Universal! After nearly two years of disasters (Funny People, Land of the Lost, Robin Hood, The Wolfman, MacGruber), the fledgling 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
Back before Avatar came out and rewrote the record books, there was a time when people still weren’t convinced that 3D was the future of cinema. Now though, you have to wonder: Will 2D become the outlier, reserved for indies and costume dramas? Because the way things are shaping up here in 2010, if you’re Read More
All hail Pixar! All mock Jonah Hex (yikes). Here’s a breakdown of the top five at the box office.
1. Toy Story 3: $109 million ($109 million total)
Better known as “The Movie That Saved Hollywood This Summer.” The $109 million opening is the biggest in the history of Pixar, besting the $70 million that Read More
There’s something for everyone at the multiplex this weekend! Here’s a handy guide to the new releases.
Toy Story 3
What’s the story: Just how good is Toy Story 3? Well, as of this writing, it has 98 reviews listed on Rotten Tomatoes and every single one is positive. So, yeah … the critics are Read More
To paraphrase Bill Clinton: It’s the movies, stupid. Much has been made in recent days over the sagging ticket sales at the summer box office. The numbers are stark: Compared to last year at this time, box office is down $106 million. To put it in even more perspective: Memorial Day weekend attendance Read More