Tag Archives: CinemaScore

Super Bowl Weekend… and the winner is ‘Warm Bodies’

Ah, Super Bowl weekend! Warm Bodies (review) can go from a $9 million Saturday to a $2.9 million Sunday and it’s okay! According to the studio, it earned $8.1 million on Friday, $9 million on Saturday, yet is expected to make just $2.9 million today. Yes, I[...]

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted is Number One

HollywoodNews.com: As I often say, ranking is a relatively irrelevant stat that shouldn’t be used as a barometer for box office success. Both wide releases opened like rather well this weekend, and in this case the weekend gross of the second place film is arguably a more impressive achievement.[...]

“Underworld” leads the weekend box office after Friday

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The fourth “Underworld” leads the weekend box office now that Friday’s estimates have rolled in. The sequel, which stars Kate Beckinsale as the hunter Selene, earned an estimated $9.4 million to top the expected box office Top 10, according to THR. “Red Tails,” Anthony Hemingway’s historical take on[...]

This Week In Movies By Pete Hammond – “Puss In Boots”

By Pete Hammond Hollywoodnews.com: This cat may have the Halloween record in his hat. Despite the East Coast early snows and massive power outtages , Puss In Boots, Dreamworks Animation’s first spinoff of their cash-cow Shrek franchise is meeting DWA boss Jeffrey Katzenberg’s highest expectations with an estimated[...]

This Week in Movies By Pete Hammond – “Paranormal Activity”

By Pete Hammond HollywoodNews.com: It’s rare that a third edition of a horror movie franchise could not only actually outperform its predecesors at the boxoffice but actually get good reviews in the process. Paramount’s latest annual installment of the Paranormal Activity series of creep-you-out genuine spookiness “home movies”[...]

Thoughts on the “Drive” trailer lawsuit

HollywoodNews.com: As sometimes happens, I commented on someone else’s blog (in this case, David Poland’s The Hot Blog) and what was supposed to be a random bit or two turned into a mini-essay. So for those so inclined, here is my ‘official essay on the Drive lawsuit’. Oh,[...]

This Week in Movies By Pete Hammond – “Footloose,” “Real Steel”

By Pete Hammond hollywoodnews.com:Three new wide release movies with built –in marketing elements “guaranteed” to draw audiences all failed on one level or another this week in movies. In fact it is Dreamworks and Disney’s Real Steel that continues to rule at number one for a second week just barely[...]

“Real Steel” wins the weekend with $27 million

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com:There were two major releases this weekend, and both of them more-or-less did what was expected of them. Disney/Dreamworks unleashed the robot-boxing/father-son drama Real Steel, which easily topped the weekend. Of course, as always, ranking is irrelevant except for their use in second-week ads, so the[...]

This Week in Movies – Pete Hammond – The Dolphin Tale

By Pete Hammond hollywoodnews.com: That rare A+ Cinemascore rating that Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment’s Dolphin Tale got last week was a definite sign word of mouth on this sweet little family film was going to be major. And it apparently was. Dolphin Tale has managed the rare[...]

This Week In Movies By Pete Hammond – The Lion King

By Pete Hammond hollywoodnews.com: I am not sure what it says about the film business that a 17 year old animated Disney movie in its 2nd weekend again comes out on top and defeats a much-awaited new film starring Brad Pitt and a brand new heart tugging 3D family movie in[...]
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