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‘Expendables’ explodes, ‘Eat Pray Love’ is bountiful, while ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ lacks ‘Game Genie.’

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: Proving once again that films aimed at older audiences have theoretically stronger legs than those aimed at teens, ‘The Expendables’ and ‘Eat Pray Love’ both had strong weekend multipliers and both performed at or above realistic expectations. With all the hub-bub regarding ‘the guy movie vs.[...]

‘Inception’ three-peats as ‘Dinner For Schmucks’ opens well, but ‘Cats and Dogs 2’ tanks

By Steve Mendelson Hollywoodnews.com: ‘Inception’ was number one for the third straight weekend, as it fended off three challengers and neared the $200 million mark. Dropping just 35%, the Chris Nolan thriller grossed another $27.5 million for a new total of $193 million. It will likely cross the $200 million mark[...]

‘Inception’ grosses $60 million opening weekend

By Scott Mendelson hollywoodnews.com: Playing like an old-fashioned general-audiences blockbuster, Chris Nolan’s Inception opened at the higher end of expectations with $60.4 million over the weekend. That’s a 2.79x weekend multiplier, which means that front-loading was moderate but not severe (the film actually rose a token amount from Friday to[...]

‘Despicable Me,’ ‘Predators,’ ‘Kids Are All Right’ open well as holdovers thrive. Weekend box office

By Scott Mendelson hollywoodnews.com: It was an ‘everybody wins!’ weekend at the box office, as the openers all performed at or above expectations and the holdovers didn’t quite crash as badly as expected. First off, Universal scored its first probable domestic blockbuster since The Bourne Ultimatum three years ago, and[...]

‘Twilight’ dominates 4th of July holiday weekend box office

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com” To the surprise of no one with a pulse, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse dominated the July 4th holiday weekend, as the third installment of the popular teen-lit romantic soap opera series (IE – Moody with a Chance of Vampires) debuted with $69 million over the Fri-Sun portion[...]

“Shrek 4” three-peats and four new openers (Get Him to the Greek, Killers, Marmaduke, Splice) fail to break out.

By Scott Mendelson hollywoodnews.com: Owing both to lackluster competition, the complete failure of a film aimed at the same demographic, and the high ticket prices associated with 3D and IMAX theaters, Shrek Forever After once again took the top spot over the weekend. While the film opened far below expectations, the[...]