Tag Archives: Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes wins Box Office with $73 Million

Rentrak’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Optimus Prime and the Autobots continue their international box office success with “Transformers: Age of Extinction” adding another $102 million in 50 territories & in the process propels the international total past the $500 million mark and the worldwide box office to a[...]

Brad Pitt – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”: The Top 25 (Best Makeup & Hairstyling)

We’re coming to the end of the line folks. Yes, this time around I’ll be tackling the last of the technical categories in this series. After this week, it’s all the remaining big eight categories from here on out. This one today is arguably one of the lesser tech categories,[...]

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Trailer

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine[...]

“Ted” and “Magic Mike” big box office opening

HollywoodNews.com: This weekend represented a shining example of the two best trends in mainstream moviegoing this year. As I wrote (here and here), we’ve seen a real upswing in both mid-to-low-budget mainstream fare that aren’t especially ‘tentpole-ish’ as well as a huge upswing in the number of R-rated films[...]

And the Oscars will go to … — AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Do or die time. After month and months of tracking the Oscar race, it’s time to put up (and shut up) by posting my official picks for Sunday night’s Academy Awards. And while I have been saying (OK, complaining) that too many of tonight’s winners are all[...]

Oscars: “Apes,” “Pirates,” “Harry Potter” still in Visual Effects race – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Ten films remain in the running for the Visual Effects category for the 84th Academy Awards. According to a release submitted this afternoon, the films (in alphabetical order) are: “Captain America: The First Avenger” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” “Hugo” “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” “Pirates of the Caribbean:[...]

Fox says it will push “Apes” star Andy Serkis for Oscar – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: There was a debate raging behind the scenes at the Southeastern Film Critics Association (of which I’m a member) as to whether Andy Serkis can and should be considered in the group’s Best Supporting Actor category this year for his work on Rupert Wyatt’s surprising summer blockbuster[...]

Hurricane Irene could drench three new releases

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Three new films entering the marketplace this weekend aren’t just competing against last week’s box office winners “The Help” and “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” They’re also competing against Mother Nature. Hurricane Irene continues to bear down on the East Coast, affecting major cities as far[...]

The Help Needs No Help at the Box Office

HollywoodNews.com: As expected, the summer reached its climax this weekend with an ugly pileup, as four new releases failed to achieve anything resembling success, with three of those releases being in 3D and two of them chasing the exact same demographics. Why oh why did Lionsgate and Disney open[...]

Weekend Box Office: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

HollywoodNews.com: It’s a little sad when a drop of just under 50% is considered leggy, but here we are. Rise of the Planet of the Apes dropped ‘just’ 49% in its second weekend, which was strong enough to once again claim the top spot at the box office. [...]
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