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Expert: Summer box office up, attendance way down

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: According to a new report, movies are making more money for Hollywood studios, even though less people are showing up to watch them. These somewhat confusing statistics come to us from Paul Dergarabedian, box-office analyst for Hollywood.com. He says attendance has dropped due to a “steep[...]

A night to remember for “The Crazies”

BY ROBERT W. WELKOS The invitation came from the “Pierce County Gazette” and read: Dear Friend, “I received your message and am relieved to hear you will be meeting me at 4401 Sunset Boulevard on Wednesday, February 24th, to witness THE CRAZIES.” For security reasons, people receiving the invitation were[...]

Will Oscar bounce translate to box office gold?

BY ROBERT W. WELKOS It’s called the Oscar bounce, but for a blockbuster movie like “Avatar” that has already seen its worldwide box office climb above $2 billion, being nominated for an Academy Award for best picture isn’t expected ignite huge new interest in the film. If it comes, it[...]