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  • 'The Expendables 3' tanks at the box office: 5 things that went wrong

    08/18/2014 1:22:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 18, 2014 | Oliver Gettell
    "The Expendables 3" lived down to its title over the weekend as moviegoers shunned the third installment of the shoot-'em-up franchise featuring the action heroes of yesteryear. The movie grossed an estimated $16.2 million, falling short of Lionsgate's projected take of $20 million to $25 million and putting it in the No. 4 spot for the weekend. "The Expendables 3" also trailed the series' previous two movies, which debuted with $34.8 million and $28.8 million, both good for the No. 1 spot. What happened this time around?
  • A movie miracle: how Hollywood found religion

    08/04/2014 12:34:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 08/04/2014 | Tom Shone
    Big news from the box office: some people released some Christian-themed movies that weren’t completely terrible. The terribleness of Christian movies is, of course, an article of faith among film critics, who reserve for them their most damning barbs (“doesn’t even meet the standards of decent propaganda”; “doesn’t belong in a theatre”). On Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes, they garner basement-level scores rivalled only by torture porn and holocaust-exploitation flicks. But not this year, which has seen box-office success for studio-backed movies such as Son of God ($67m since its debut in late February), Darren Aronofsky’s Noah ($359m), God’s Not Dead...
  • Weekend Report: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Obliterates August Record [$94 million!]

    08/04/2014 10:47:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    www.boxofficemojo.com ^ | August 3, 2014 | by Ray Subers
    "We Are Groot." Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy ruled the box office this weekend with a fantastic $94 million. That's easily the biggest debut ever for an August release; the previous record holder, The Bourne Ultimatum, opened to $69.3 million in 2007. Meanwhile, James Brown biopic Get On Up took third place with a modest $14 million debut. This weekend reversed the box office slump in a big way: the top 12 earned $172.6 million, which is up a whopping 40 percent from the same frame last year. With a packed line-up of major releases coming up, this August is...
  • Box Office Down; Anti-Obama 'Purge' Rules, 'Sex Tape' Bombs

    07/19/2014 8:06:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 7/19/2014 | John Nolte
    According to Nikki Finke the weekend box office is not only refusing to recover, it has slipped even further behind with a stunning 29% drop over last year. Despite all the industry happy talk around "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," the sequel opened well below where other under-performers have this summer and has no dropped 53% from last weekend. "Dawn" will do fine, no question, but within the context of what this summer needs, it is nothing close to a savior, nor were this weekend's three wide releases. "Planes: Fire & Rescue," "Sex Tape," and "Purge: Anarchy" offered...
  • Why Christian Movies Continue To Crush It At The Box Office

    04/27/2014 6:18:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/26/2014 | KIRSTEN ACUNA
    Over the weekend, the religious film "Heaven is for Real" performed extremely well at the box office, earning $22.5 million. It's the largest Easter opening for a faith-based film, blowing past Johnny Depp's "Transcendence." It's also the fourth recent Christian film that has taken off at theaters, following "Son of God," "God's Not Dead," and Darren Aronofsky's "Noah." The success of the genre has spurred discussions about a Bible boom at the box office and whether 2014 is the year of the Christian film. But BoxOffice.com chief analyst Phil Contrino tells us we shouldn't be surprised by how well these...
  • Johnny Depp Bombs in “Transcendence” with Shocking $11.5 Mil weekend

    04/20/2014 4:29:44 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 54 replies
    Showbiz 411 ^ | April 19, 2014
    Johnny Depp’s “Transcendence” bombed last night as expected, taking in just $11.5 million. That’s a disaster for a $150 million movie. This is Depp’s second major flop at the box office, following the catastrophic “Lone Ranger.” And now this poses an important question: can Depp open a movie that isn’t “Pirates of the Caribbean”? The answer is No. He’s made zillions from the Disney adventure movies.
  • ‘Noah’ Now Closely Tied With ‘God’s Not Dead’ at Box Office

    04/14/2014 7:44:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/14/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Noah, the fanatical environmentalist anti-religious big budget movie, has crashed to 6th place, where it’s closely tied with the low budget God’s Not Dead, a Christian film. Noah had a budget of $125 million and is struggling to make that back. God’s Not Dead has a budget of $2 million and has made it back many times over. Noah is playing in over 3,282 theaters, while G0d’s Not Dead is playing in 1,860 theaters. While the final box office figures for the weekend aren’t in yet, current estimates place Noah in 6th place with $7 million for the weekend and...
  • 'Captain America' sets box office record as it leaps past 'Noah'

    04/06/2014 5:33:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/06/2014
    "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the sequel to Marvel's 2011 film about the Red, White and Blue super hero, smashed its way to $96.2 million in weekend ticket sales, setting a new record for an April release and speeding past last week's winner, "Noah." The film, which stars Chris Evans as a scrawny World War Two reject given super powers from an experimental serum, easily exceeded the April take for the racing movie "Fast Five," which collected $86.2 million in ticket sales in April 2011. "Noah," starring Russell Crowe as the biblical figure, was second with $17 million in ticket...
  • Box Office Milestone: 'Frozen' Becomes No. 1 Animated Film of All Time [not true]

    03/31/2014 4:00:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 33 replies
    Hollywood Reporters ^ | March 30, 2014 | Pamela McClintock
    Disney's Oscar-winning Frozen has become the top-grossing animated film of all time, surpassing the $1.063 billion earned by fellow Disney/Pixar title Toy Story 3. Frozen now occupies the No. 10 spot on the list of the biggest global blockbusters and is the first billion-dollar title from Disney Animation Studios. It has earned $398.4 million domestically and $674 million internationally for a total $1.072 billion.
  • Noah is the Most Unpopular Movie in Current Release (Despite Topping the Box Office)

    03/30/2014 12:13:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/30/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Noah has topped the box office, but the opening weekend is about marketing dollars. At a production budget of over $125 million and poor audience responses, Paramount had to put some serious money into promotion.Reportedly that may be something in the $50 – $75 million range on marketing to get people to see Noah. That’s short of its weekend box office total which is likely to be under $50 million.But while you can get audiences to show up for the opening weekend, you can’t make them like it.Cinemascore’s rating for Noah is a C. That’s the worst movie they have...
  • "God's Not Dead" Matches 1st Week Revenue....Unheard Of fFeat!!!

    03/30/2014 8:59:09 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 29 replies
    Vanity
    Amazing screen performance: "God's Not Dead" Looks like God is doing his thing with a bit of help from film viewers, the Duck Commander, Willie Robertson, his great wife, Corie and the magnificent cast and production group led by Actor Kevin Sorbo, etc.!!! As Winston Churchill proclaimed to Herr Hitler after the Battle of Britain..."We are coming for you!!!" and then began sustained, night & day bombing of German Factories & Cities by the RAF & the AAF....we, the people, proclaim to anti-religion, Christian hater, POTUS, Obama, his Godless Academia lap dogs and his media Obamabots: "We, the God believers,...
  • BOX OFFICE: ‘Noah’ Rises, ‘God’s Not Dead’ Surprises As Schwarzenegger Brought To Knees

    03/29/2014 7:49:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 03/29/2014 | By ANITA BUSCH
    Estimates for Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah are now anywhere from $41M to $44.6M based on a strong $15M Friday box office. I wondered while writing the box office last night if Southern CA audiences watching the film when the earthquake hit got a little seasick thinking how realistic the special effects were. Noah (PAR) was playing like a mainstream movie when it opened, but that bump indicates that it had some cross-over from the faith-based audiences which continue to keep God’s Not Dead in business. noahmovieAlthough based on the Biblical story, Noah doesn’t mention the name God once – how funny...
  • God's Not Dead' Crashes Box Office Top 5, 'Muppets' Bombs

    03/23/2014 6:12:12 PM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Mar 2014, 9:00 AM PDT | Christian Toto
    God's Not Dead didn't have a massive marketing budget, a liberal A-list star above the title or even the same number of screens most mainstream movies receive. The film is still on pace to snare the fourth spot in the weekend's box office chart in a very competitive frame. What it had in its corner--a popular actor known for his work on TV's Hercules, the presence of one of Duck Dynasty's key stars and an unabashedly pro-faith message.
  • Will 'Son of God' Dethrone 'Passion of the Christ' as Top-Grossing Christian Film of All Time?

    02/27/2014 7:37:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/27/2014 | BY NICOLA MENZIE
    While "Noah" may or may not be having a hard time winning over Christian audiences, "Son of God," in theaters this weekend, appears to be enjoying the favor of the faithful nationwide. But can the new PG-13 Jesus film unseat 2004's "The Passion of the Christ" as the top-grossing Christian film of all time? Christian producers Mark Burnett ("Survivor," "The Voice") and Roma Downey ("Touched by an Angel") have rallied the same network of powerful and influential Christian leaders that in 2013 got behind their History Channel miniseries, "The Bible," for a "Theater Take-Over" campaign in anticipation of the nationwide...
  • Lone Survivor Sets Post-9/11 War Movie Box Office Record

    01/15/2014 11:52:14 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 47 replies
    Media Stinger ^ | Jan. 13 , 2014 | Vinnie Leduc
    The biographical film’s wide opening of $38.2 million set the record for highest major debut for any war film since 9/11
  • Box office report: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' breaks Nov. record with $161.1 million debut

    11/25/2013 1:03:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    The girl on fire is still burning bright! Lionsgate’s hotly anticipated sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire trounced the competition over its first weekend at the box office, pulling in an estimated $161.1 million. That gross handily beats the $152.5 million opening of The Hunger Games, which opened in March 2012, and it stands as the best November debut of all time ahead of The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which bowed with $142.9 million in 2009. Catching Fire played to audiences in all four quadrants. Crowds over 25 and under 25 were evenly split, and although the film had more...
  • Box Office: 'Gravity' Soars, Sets October Record With $55.8 Million Debut [Older Audience Blamed]

    10/07/2013 10:37:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 100 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1:21 PM PDT 10/4/2013 | by Pamela McClintock
    UPDATED: The Sandra Bullock-George Clooney space epic -- fueled by adults -- does huge business in 3D; Justin Timberlake-Ben Affleck poker thriller "Runner Runner" folds with $7.6 million. Once again proving the power of older moviegoers, Alfonso Cuaron's 3D space epic Gravity debuted to a record-breaking $55.8 million in North America, the top October opening of all-time and the best three-day showing for stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Overseas, Gravity also won the weekend with a solid $27.4 million from 27 markets for a worldwide total of $83 million. Gravity's launch caps a substantial production and marketing effort by...
  • Hollywood's next big thing: religion

    09/02/2013 2:32:56 PM PDT · by Kip Russell · 51 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Aug 29, 2013 | Gloria Goodale
    Hollywood is turning to the Bible for an array of new films and television shows. The success of 'The Bible' miniseries and 'The Passion of the Christ' suggest that religion could bring big bucks. As summer winds down, the hottest trend on Hollywood’s fall schedule appears to be religion. Faith-based entertainment is in the midst of a comeback, what with NBC announcing its sequel to “The Bible,” the highly rated cable mini-series; multiple upcoming movies about Moses; a new film about Noah (starring Russell Crowe); and a Ridley Scott production of Exodus And then there are the renewals of such...
  • 'Butler' Box Office Sales Plummet by One-Third

    08/26/2013 1:28:37 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 53 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    The movie "Lee Daniels' The Butler" saw its weekend box office receipts plummet by nearly a third, from $24.6 million in its opening week to $17 million last week, after a storm of protests from Republican and veterans groups. The film depicts a White House butler who served eight presidents, and has come under fire for its portrayal of former President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy as being racially insensitive and for casting Jane Fonda as the first lady. Supporters of President Reagan and veterans groups especially have criticized the film, with some calling for boycotts. Though the film...
  • Johnny Depp, Disney taken to task for epic ‘Lone Ranger’ flop

    07/10/2013 3:16:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 140 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 10, 2013 | Holly McKay
    “The Lone Ranger” was gunned down over the Fourth of July weekend, bringing Disney a paltry $50 million against its estimated budget of $215 million, not to mention its $175 million marketing budget. Forecasters are now estimating the film will lose $150-200 million. That’s a lot of mouse food. But the studio might not be the only one whose bank balance suffers. Many industry insiders are now questioning whether its star Johnny Depp – front and center in “The Lone Ranger” marketing campaign – will be worth his $20 million plus per-movie salary going forward.
  • Box Office Report: 'Despicable Me 2' Crushes 'Lone Ranger' on Tuesday Night

    07/03/2013 11:37:13 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 45 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | :43 AM PDT 7/3/2013 by Pamela McClintock
    UPDATED: Universal's 3D animated event pic grosses $4.7 million, compared to $2 million for Disney's big-budget action-adventure. Universal's Despicable Me 2 left The Lone Ranger in the dust on Tuesday night as both films opened at the North American box office on the eve of the long July 4th holiday stretch. The 3D animated event pic grossed a stellar $4.7 million from 2,563 theaters, while Disney's big-gamble Western -- headlining Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer -- took in $2 million.
  • Christian based movies to overtake Hollywood film industry?

    07/02/2013 9:11:59 AM PDT · by usalady · 86 replies
    Examiner ^ | 7/1/13 | Martha
    There is increasing evidence that faith and family based movies and TV is making an impact on the film industry.
  • Brokeback Mountain [#672 on All-Time Movie List; Sodomy NOT as popular as media purport]

    04/30/2013 1:00:56 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Brokeback Mountain Domestic Total Gross: $83,043,761 Distributor: Focus Features Release Date: December 9, 2005 Genre: Western Runtime: 2 hrs. 15 min. MPAA Rating: R Production Budget: $14 million
  • Tom Cruise's Sci-Fi Saga 'Oblivion' Takes No. 1 Spot at Box Office

    04/22/2013 9:54:41 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 98 replies
    Oblivion," starring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman, took the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office with $38.152 million in gross receipts. "42," the Jackie Robinson story with Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford, stayed strong in its second week with $18.025 million, good for the No. 2 spot.
  • The Bible: TV series gets audience of biblical proportions in US

    03/25/2013 8:56:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 03/25/2013 | By Nick Britten
    The television drama series based on the Bible and shown on the History Channel has amazed critics by garnering huge viewing figures across America and becoming the most surprising television hit of the year. Defying expectations that a simple retelling of Bible stories, including those of Adam and Eve, and Samson and Delilah, would not appeal to a modern audience, the 10-hour series has been making headlines and had more than 13 million viewers for its first episode. The Bible has consistently been the top-rated cable television programme on Sunday nights, and some reports estimate that 50million people have watched...
  • TINA FEY'S 'ADMISSION' IMPLODES AT BOX OFFICE

    03/24/2013 10:25:16 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/24/13 | BEN SHAPIRO
    Tina Fey, like other Hollywood-created stars including Lena Dunham, is showing herself to be a box office bust. Her newest film, Admission, in which she stars as an admissions officer who falls into romance with typecast normal person Paul Rudd, clocked in at a mere $6.6M on its opening weekend. “Red States may be holding a grudge over your SNL Sarah Palin impressions,” writes Nikki Finke at Deadline Hollywood. But this isn’t Fey’s first tepid box office response. She has a long string of them.
  • Promised Land [Anti-Fracking Film Has Been a HUGE BOX OFFICE FAILURE]

    01/16/2013 7:04:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
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  • Ka-Ching: Selling 'Les Miz' to Christian Audiences Pays Off

    01/03/2013 4:50:37 PM PST · by drewh · 38 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 3 Jan 2013, 1:23 PM PDT | by Breitbart News
    The film version of the beloved musical "Les Misérables" boasts plenty of box office-friendly attributes. Name recognition is through the roof, the film's cast features some of today's most charismatic actors and the production is unlike any other film currently playing in theaters. The minds behind the film's marketing efforts took one extra measure to ensure its success, and its paying off handsomely. The story in "Les Misérables" is heavy with Christian themes of grace, mercy and redemption. The line everyone seems to remember is "to love another person is to see the face of God.” NBC Universal looked to...
  • 'Les Miserables' Wins Huge Christmas Box Office.

    12/26/2012 8:22:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    MTV ^ | 12/26/2012 | Josh Wigler
    Even if you walked away from the holidays this year with the Red Ryder BB Gun you always dreamed of, you weren't the big winner this Christmas season: that distinction belongs to "Les Miserables," the long-awaited adaptation of the award-winning musical, directed by Tom Hooper. Deadline.com reports that "Les Mis" opened with close to $18 million on Christmas day (December 25), making it the decisive "Master of the House" at the box office. Hooper's adaptation of the beloved musical stars Hugh Jackman as fugitive Jean Valjean, a bread thief on the run from the vengeful lawman Javert (Russell Crowe). Valjean's...
  • Bulk of new films focus on guns amid NRA criticism

    12/24/2012 7:44:13 PM PST · by South40 · 13 replies
    MSN Entertainment ^ | Dec. 22, 2012 | Pamela McClintock
    On the Monday after the Dec. 14 school massacre in Newtown, Conn., MPAA chairman-CEO Christopher Dodd telephoned the major Hollywood studio heads one by one. Violence in movies often comes under scrutiny following mass shootings, so Dodd wanted to touch base with his bosses, even though there was no indication that Adam Lanza's rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School was inspired by movies (he was an intense video gamer, however). The MPAA issued a statement pledging Hollywood's support in assisting President Obama's call for a special task force on gun violence. "Those of us in the motion picture and television...
  • Dinesh D'Souza's '2016' Movie: Winner at the Box Office Snubbed by Oscar

    12/09/2012 5:13:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/09/2012 | Alex Murashko
    Dinesh D'Souza's documentary "2016: Obama's America" failed to earn an Oscar nomination despite earning $33.4 million at the box office, and becoming the fourth highest grossing documentary in history. Of course, there isn't much an outcry inside liberal Hollywood. However, D'Souza didn't keep quiet about the Academy Awards committee snub. "I want to thank the Academy for not nominating our film," D'Souza joked, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "By ignoring 2016, the top-performing box-office hit of 2012, and pretending that films like 'Searching for Sugar Man' and 'This Is Not a Film' are more deserving of an Oscar, our friends...
  • 'Skyfall' Lands Biggest Box-Office Opening In Bond-Movie History

    11/12/2012 11:45:55 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 27 replies
    MTV.COM ^ | 11/12/12 | Ryan J. Downey
    "Skyfall" landed with the biggest opening for a Bond movie ever, shaking (but not stirring) up $87.8 million at the domestic box office. The third entry in the series to feature Daniel Craig as 007 had already earned close to $300 million overseas before it hit North American theaters, and with no other films daring to go against it in wide release, the success of "Skyfall" was as assured as James Bond's skills with weapons and women.
  • Box office report: 'The Possession' leads the worst weekend in over a decade

    09/11/2012 9:54:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/11/2012 | Grady Smith
    Chances are, you weren't at the movies this weekend. Not a single film at the box office reached $10 million. Call it the curse of "The Oogieloves." The Top 12 films grossed a depressingly low $51.9 million — the worst Top 12 total since Sept. 5-7, 2008, when Nicolas Cage flop Bangkok Dangerous led the chart with $7.7 million and the Top 12 films earned $50.3 million. Even more distressingly, this weekend marked the lowest cumulative ticket sales in over a decade. The last frame to notch worse overall ticket sales was Sept. 21-23, 2001 — two weekends after the...
  • Right-Wing Documentary '2016: Obama's America' Steals Box-Office Show

    08/26/2012 5:50:58 PM PDT · by Justaham · 92 replies
    thewrap.com ^ | 8/26/12
    conservative documentary “2016: Obama’s America” stole the show from Sly Stallone’s bad-ass geezers and three opening films at the weekend box office, on its way to an estimated $6.2 million total for the three days. The $5,940 per-screen average posted by "2016: Obama's America" was easily the best among films playing widely. "Expendables 2" stayed on top in its second week with $13.2 million averaging $3,950 from 3,355 theaters. The documentary purports to tell what things will be like should the president be re-elected. Distributor Rocky Mountain Pictures expanded it into 1,091 theaters (from 169 last week) just in time...
  • Boxoffice Mojo: Movie 2016 finishes 4th for Friday Gross, 1st per Theater Gross

    08/25/2012 2:37:46 PM PDT · by VA Voter · 37 replies
    Boxoffice Mojo ^ | 8/25/2012 | Staff
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  • Anti-Obama Movie Stuns Hollywood For #4 ("2016" makes some real dough-truncated title)

    08/25/2012 2:05:07 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 69 replies
    deadline.com ^ | 8/25/2012 | NIKKI FINKE
    But the shocker was Rocky Mountain Pictures’ political documentary 2016 Obama’s America which expanded into theaters across America this weekend after a very limited release and wound up in 4th place. That’s stunning because it’s playing in 2/3 fewer theaters across North American than the other wide release actioners. (See below for more details). Due to its hot pre-sales, the pic is proving frontloaded, and its ranking will fall steeply by end of Sunday. But the doc made its point: its new cume after this weekend should make it the #1 conservative documentary (besting Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed’s $7.7M). The...
  • 'Obama 2016' Movie Races to Box Office #1

    08/25/2012 7:09:50 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 55 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 24, 2012 | Todd Beamon
    The anti-Obama documentary based on Dinesh D’Souza’s book “The Roots of Obama’s Rage” expanded nationwide on Friday — with early first-place showings in the domestic box office rankings, Deadline Hollywood reports. As of late Friday afternoon, “2016: Obama's America” had grossed $700,000 from 1,090 theaters. That compared with $300,000 for the new big-budget, Sylvester Stallone action flick “The Expendables 2,” which is playing in 3,355 theaters, Deadline Hollywood reports.
  • BOX OFFICE: Anti-Obama Movie #1... Developing...

    08/24/2012 4:41:48 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 46 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | August 24,2012 | Drudge
    BOX OFFICE: Anti-Obama Movie #1... Developing...
  • FIRST BOX OFFICE: Anti-Obama Movie #1

    08/24/2012 4:09:21 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 8/24/2012 | NIKKI FINKE
    FRIDAY 2 PM: The anti-Obama movie 2016 Obama’s America went into wider release around America today and is opening right now in first place at the domestic box office. That’s quite a feat since the Rocky Mountain Pictures political documentary is still playing in only 1,090 North American theaters – or about 1/3 as many theaters as big-budget actioner The Expendables 2 (3,355 theaters). But these political documentaries like faith-based films are frontloaded. The Stallone picture from Millenium/Lionsgate is still expected to end the weekend #1 and should top the box office tonight. And, based on matinee trends, 2016 Obama’s...
  • Box Office Flops For Tom Cruise’s ‘Rock Of Ages’

    06/16/2012 8:21:43 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 151 replies
    Deadline ^ | 6/15/12 | NIKKI FINKE
    -snip- New Line/Warner Bros’ Rock Of Ages (3,470 theaters) is falling to earth with a thud. Which Hollywood expected because the pic had been tracking poorly for weeks (and even went down at one point week to week). The studio felt the 1980s period piece was a hard sell to younger moviegoers. I suspect the problem was casting. Russell Brand has been repellant to moviegoers, while Tom Cruise as iconic rocker proved just too incredulous for audiences.
  • 'Avengers' Smashes Box-Office Records: Experts Weigh In

    05/07/2012 12:32:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    MTV ^ | 05/07/2012 | Fallon Prinzivalli
    It's safe to say that everyone expected Marvel's "The Avengers" to smash the box office when it opened in U.S. theaters this weekend, but no one could foresee just how many records it would break. According to Deadline Hollywood, the Joss Whedon-directed film grossed more than $207 million domestically this weekend, blasting away the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" record of $169 million. The film now also holds the #1 spot for highest Saturday gross of all time with a whopping $69.7 million made in a single day. "We are really in uncharted territory now with an...
  • Pro-life 'October Baby' rejected by major studios, blitzes box office

    03/27/2012 2:47:04 PM PDT · by topher · 45 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3-27-2012 | By Hollie McKay
    The Hunger Games” wasn’t the only film to hit box office paydirt this past weekend. Although it only opened in 390 theaters, the anti-abortion drama “October Baby,” starring John Schneider,earned the second-highest-per-screen average, bringing in almost $2 million in ticket sales. “I was shattered when I first learned about the story. I was moved and mesmerized. I wasn’t an activist, I was just someone who was shattered by the truth,” director Jon Erwin told FOX411’s Pop Tarts. “Here is our little film, small budget, in the top ten (at the box office). We are thrilled, blown away.” “October Baby” follows...
  • "The Hunger Games" (sudden smash movie)

    03/24/2012 4:50:45 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 143 replies · 1+ views
    (vanity)
    It seems a box office phenomenon is happening right now. "The Hunger Games", from previews, seems to be setting all sorts of records this weekend. Very captivating camera work, and a sort of 'blade runner' sort of theme it would seem.
  • Disney says 'John Carter' to lose $200 million

    03/19/2012 6:29:06 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 79 replies · 1+ views
    MSN Entertainment ^ | March 19, 2012 | AP
    "John Carter" is now officially a flop of galactic proportions. The Walt Disney Co. said Monday that it expects to book a loss of $200 million on the movie in the quarter through March. "In light of the theatrical performance of John Carter ($184 million global box office), we expect the film to generate an operating loss of approximately $200 million during our second fiscal quarter ending March 31.
  • Act of Valor Cleans Up at Box Office

    02/27/2012 12:36:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 2+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 27, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Brooksville, Kentucky. This is Vickie, and you are up first. It's a delight to have you with us. Hello. CALLER: It's a delight to speak to you, Rush. Thank you very much for taking my call. RUSH: You bet, madam. Thank you. CALLER: Hillbilly dittos to you, man. RUSH: Ha-ha-ha-ha. CALLER: Hillbilly dittos. RUSH: By the way, speaking of that, hey, Vickie, I gotta ask you a question, do you watch Justified? CALLER: No, I don't, but I've heard a lot of great things about it. Is it really good? RUSH: Oh, it's one of the best...
  • BOX OFFICE: ‘Act Of Valor’ #1 With $24.7M Weekend, ‘Good Deeds’ $16M, ‘Wanderlust’ And ‘Gone’ Bomb

    02/26/2012 1:27:08 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 26,2012 | NIKKI FINKE
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  • Movieguide: ‘Conservative’ movies make more money than ‘liberal’ ones

    02/08/2012 9:46:59 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    Movieguide: ‘Conservative’ movies make more money than ‘liberal’ ones Alexandra Myers - The Daily Caller 56 mins ago Being a liberal or a conservative doesn’t only matter in politics — it matters in the box office, too. Movieguide, the Christian family guide to movies and entertainment, did a report showing that conservative movies make more money than liberal ones. The Hollywood Reporter writes that the criteria Movieguide used to rate movies include whether a title promotes capitalism or socialism, or if it promotes or degrades biblical principles. Hot political issues, such as violence, feminism and homosexuality, are also considered. Movieguide...
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    04/27/2011 8:11:46 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 70 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4/24/11 | Paul Bond
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    04/27/2011 1:35:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 99 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 26, 2011 | Rebecca Keegan
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    04/20/2011 6:28:45 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 85 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 4/20/11 | PAUL BOND
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