September 23, 2007
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Resident Evil Sets New Series High Score at #1
Two new films were met with enthusiasm from North American moviegoers who powered each film past the openings of their respective predecessors. Fans of action and horror lined up for the threequel Resident Evil: Extinction which bowed at number one while those in search of a laugh spent their dollars on the romantic comedy Good Luck Chuck.
September 16, 2007
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Jodie Struggles But Still Hits #1
For the second straight weekend, a star-driven action drama aimed at adult audiences opened at number one with $14M in ticket sales from roughly 2,700 theaters. This time it was Jodie Foster's The Brave One which topped the charts bumping former champ 3:10 to Yuma to the runner-up spot.
September 10, 2007
Box Office Guru Wrapup: 3:10 to Yuma Speeds to #1 Spot
After struggling at the box office over the last few years, Russell Crowe scored his first number one film in more than seven years with the critically-acclaimed Western 3:10 to Yuma which bumped fellow Hollywood remake Halloween out of the top spot. The weekend's other new releases, the action film Shoot 'Em Up and the comedy The Brothers Solomon, both failed to make much of a dent into the typically-slow early September marketplace.
August 26, 2007
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Audiences Still Crazy for McLovin
Booze and babes were still in high demand as the teen sex comedy Superbad ruled the North American box office for the second straight weekend despite the arrival of a handful of new releases. Most of the debuting films were met with disappointing sales since ticket buyers spent their time and money catching up on popular holdover titles which commanded the top three spots.
August 23, 2007
Critical Consensus: Champ Is No Chump; Nanny Is Dire, Bean is No Holiday, Dawn Needs Rescue
This week at the multiplex, you'll have your choice between babysitters (The Nanny Diaries, starring Scarlett Johansson and Laura Linney) manchilds (Mr. Bean's Holiday, starring Rowan Atkinson), boxers (Resurrecting the Champ, starring Josh Hartnett and Samuel L. Jackson), Mormons (September Dawn, starring Jon Voight), and rogues (War, starring Jet Li and Jason Statham). What are the critics saying?