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‘To hell with dreams’

Warren Beatty opened the envelope, took a long look at the card and passed it to Faye Dunaway, who said, “La La Land” into the microphone. The frontrunner’s producers, director and cast hugged, celebrating their seventh Oscar of the night, … Continue reading

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Weekend Wrap Up for 1/6/2017

We’ve officially moved into 2017, though as is often the case with early January, the box office was dominated by holdovers rather than any new releases. Rogue One led the way for the fourth straight weekend, falling 56% to $22M. It is … Continue reading

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Weekend Wrap Up: Spider-Man Not Quite Amazing

Twelve years ago on this very weekend, the original Spider-Man destroyed expectations en route to a theretofore unthinkable $114 million opening, shattering the previous record for biggest opening weekend. Five years after that, the franchise reclaimed the biggest debut crown … Continue reading

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Weekend Wrap Up: Audiences Flood Theatres for “Noah”

As we’ve seen before, particularly with The Passion of the Christ, a controversy-fueled religious film can do very good numbers at the box office. Though the hardcore religious might be upset for the vast number of liberties that Noah has … Continue reading

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Weekend Wrap Up: “Divergent” Posts Solid Opening

Coming into this weekend, predictions ranged pretty wildly for Divergent. I saw some people saying it would open in the $50 million range while others thought it could go as high as $80 million. Many predictions pegged it around the … Continue reading

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Weekend Wrap Up: Neeson’s Success is “Non-Stop”

After three weekends on top, it seemed likely that The Lego Movie would finally relinquish its hold of the box office crown. Its main competition came from Liam Neeson, once again in his new niche as an action star, in … Continue reading

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Weekend Wrap Up: A Threepeat for the “The Lego Movie”

February 2014 belongs to The Lego Movie. For three weekends now, nothing has come even remotely close to it, and it’s not unthinkable it could stay on top next weekend too as well if Non-Stop and Son of God disappoint. … Continue reading

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