February 7, 2008
Box Office Guru Preview: Fool's Gold Hopes to Shine in Battle of New Comedies
Hollywood plays the race card this weekend opening a pair of star-driven comedies, one for white moviegoers and the other for black audiences. Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson get the wider release with the romantic adventure comedy Fool's Gold while debuting in 741 fewer theaters is Martin Lawrence's family reunion laughfest Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins.
July 7, 2006
Cast Your Vote in the Teen Choice Awards
Are you between the ages of 13 and 19? Do you like ... stuff? Then click right here and cast your votes for the 329th annual Teen Choice Awards, which is where you can tell the universe that Puffy is more illing than Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell is funnier than Brad Pitt, and Katie Holmes is cuter than Katey Sagal. Or something.
June 1, 2006
Box Office Preview: Jen and Vince Ready to Rumble
How much money will moviegoers spend on watching two celebrities yell and scream at each other for 106 minutes? That is the question that Universal, and the film industry in general, will be asking itself with the opening of The Break-Up, the new romantic comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston.
April 3, 2006
Mega-Meltdown at the Weekend Box Office!
Silly Scrat and his "Ice Age" buddies have returned to the multiplexes ... and the result was an absolutely mammoth opening weekend frame. Fox's CG-animated sequel squeezed about $70.5 million from the first-weekend moviegoers, making "Ice Age: The Meltdown" the year's first bona-fide box office bonanza. (By comparison, the original "Ice Age" made just over $46 million during its own opening weekend.)
March 27, 2006
Denzel is the "Man" at the Weekend Box Office
Denzel Washington's bank heist thriller "Inside Man" snagged the #1 spot at the weekend box office derby, pulling in an estimated $29 million from about 2,800 theaters -- which is good news, because if the big-budget, big-actor flick had debuted behind a Disney horror movie or a Larry the Cable Guy comedy, Universal would have been pretty darn angry.
March 20, 2006
"V" is for Victory (at the weekend box office)
Not even remotely surprising is the fact that the new Natalie Portman action epic "V for Vendetta" was #1 at the weekend box office, as it's a title that's been talked up and touted for about half a year now. The $50+ million project opened a few months later than expected, but it still did so in fairly impressive fashion. The Wachowski/WB production hauled in an estimated $26.1 million from 3,300 theaters, giving "Vendetta" the #1 spot by more than 10 million bucks.
March 13, 2006
"Failure" Fails To Fail At The Weekend Box Office
By now it's downright ridiculous, but once again the weekend's box office winners are also the week's critical duds, with the aptly named "Failure To Launch" balancing a Tomatometer of 30 percent with an opening B.O. of $24.6 mil.
March 6, 2006
Perry "Madea" Monkey Out of Three Box Office Newcomers
The power of Tyler Perry continued over Oscar weekend, with his "Madea's Family Reunion" snagging the #1 spot for a second consecutive weekend. Despite a Tomatometer stuck on 30%, the flick just keeps packing 'em in: Madea made another $13 million last weekend, giving her a total purse of $48.1 million.
January 18, 2006
Trailer Bulletin: Failure to Launch
Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker team up for Paramount's romantic comedy "Failure to Launch," which focuses on a 35-year-old man who refuses to move out of his parents' house and the professional "motivator" who uses her feminine wiles to inspire him out the door. Check out the trailer right here at RT.