January 4, 2007
Overall Box Office Up More Than 3% from 2005
Total domestic box office showed a 3.4% climb in 2006, thanks mainly to semi-expensive profit-turners like "Talladega Nights," "The Break-Up," and "The Devil Wears Prada." And boy oh boy did Sony have a good year!
June 30, 2006
Weekly Ketchup: "Spider-Man 3," "Superman Returns" Box Office, "Over the Hedge 2," "I Am Legend," The Joker, A Hasselhoff Mishap, and More!
This week in RT News, comic book adaptations were the rage, starting with a new teaser trailer and spoilers of next year's "Spider-Man 3." Robin Williams seems keen to portray The Joker in the next "Batman Begins" sequel, and the "Fantastic Four" sequel has a title and plot synopsis available for scrutiny. Also, Jo Blo has an early review of M. Night Shyamalan's latest offering, "Lady in the Water."
June 25, 2006
Box Office Wrapup: Sandler Fast Forwards to #1
Moviegoers grabbed their remote controls and flocked to the multiplexes this weekend to see Adam Sandler's latest comedy Click which became the comedian's eighth number one hit thanks to its $40M opening, according to estimates.
June 11, 2006
Box Office Wrapup: "Cars" Parks Itself at #1
The Disney/Pixar animated film Cars raced past the competition to finish in first place at the North American box office. Though it did not open as strong as some of its predecessors, the toon easily outdistanced everything else in the current marketplace outselling the second place film by a three-to-one margin.
June 8, 2006
Box Office Preview: "Cars" Battles "Omen" at Theaters
Racing into theaters across North America, the computer animated film Cars aims to take over pole position this weekend targeting family audiences. Those looking for a good scare can instead choose The Omen which already launched on Tuesday with some frightening results. The frame's final new wide release is the Robert Altman comedy A Prairie Home Companion giving the weekend a wide assortment of titles for all audiences.
June 4, 2006
Box Office Wrapup: Women Power "Break-Up" to #1
Nosy moviegoers just couldn't stay away from a high-profile lovers quarrel as the anti-romantic comedy The Break-Up starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston surprised the industry this weekend by opening at number one, shoving the comic book juggernaut X-Men: The Last Stand into second place in only its second weekend.
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.
May 30, 2006
CANNES: So, When Can I See These Movies?
For those of you who have been following Rotten Tomatoes' coverage of the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, one major question may have crossed your mind: When will I get to see these movies? Well, some of them will be screened in the coming months, but for many others, their status is still up in the air.
May 25, 2006
CANNES: Blog Day Five & Six -- Yachts, Donnie Yen, and Cannes' First Bomb
On Days Five and Six of their Gallic journey in the South of France, Jen, Senh and Tim venture onto their first yacht, witness the first huge disappointment of the festival ("Southland Tales"), and hobnob with Bruce Willis, Bai Ling, Rachael Leigh Cook, Donnie Yen, and more!
May 25, 2006
Box Office Preview: X-Men 3 Ready to Rock Memorial Day Weekend
Wolverine, Professor X, and the rest of their soul patrol will launch a full-scale attack on the North American box office this weekend as the gargantuan comic book film X-Men: The Last Stand invades the marketplace on Friday ready to dominate the long Memorial Day holiday weekend.
May 18, 2006
Critical Consensus: "The Da Vinci Code" Is Dull
This week, a bunch of furry critters and a mean-looking wrestler playing a homicidal maniac (redundant?) compete with the seemingly unstoppable juggernaut that is "The Da Vinci Code" for your box office dollars. What do the critics have to say about these contenders?
May 18, 2006
Box Office Preview: Will People Show Up for "Da Vinci Code"?
Will North American moviegoers pay heed this weekend to negative reviews coming out of Cannes? That is the question on the minds of Sony brass, and industry watchers in general, on the eve of the much-anticipated global launch of "The Da Vinci Code."
May 17, 2006
Filmmakers and Cast Discuss "Over the Hedge"
Bruce Willis was in the recording studio nearly 20 times during the making of "Over the Hedge." Recording in the studio alone, he didn't know how his voice work would fit with the other cast members, or how the overall story would ultimately be realized.
April 10, 2006
Thomas Haden Church on Sandman and Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3 star Thomas Haden Church, while in town promoting his new film Over The Hedge, was kind enough to take some time to chat with us in this exclusive for Skewed and Reviewed. While the majority of the interview, which will be posted soon, focuses on "Hedge," I was able to get a few comments on his eagerly anticpated turn in what is shaping up to be the must-see film of 2007. Here's what he could say on Spider-Man 3:
April 5, 2006
"X-Men," "The Fountain" Added To Cannes Line-Up
Although we won't hear the official lineup for a few weeks, the early word on this year's Cannes Film Festival line-up has Hugh Jackman pulling double duty in two of the fest's big Hollywood titles, "X-Men: The Last Stand" and Darren Aronofsky's "The Fountain."
March 15, 2006
ShoWest Day #1: Posters for Saw III, Da Vinci Code, Miami Vice, and Hundreds More!
ShoWest is a convention for people making movies and the people exhibiting them. That's all well and good, but since Rotten Tomatoes is not making nor exhibiting movies (as least to my knowledge), why are we here? "Cars." "Over the Hedge." "A Prairie Home Companion." "Akeelah and The Bee." Look forward to our reports, but in the mean time check out the hundreds of movie posters for upcoming 2006 films on display.
December 15, 2005
Trailer Bulletin: Over the Hedge
The first teaser for DreamWorks Animation's "Over the Hedge" was a fairly cute and colorful affair, but fans of the live-action cartoons will want to head on over to Yahoo! Movies for the all-new, and considerably more character-based, theatrical trailer.
December 12, 2005
Paramount Buys Itself a Christmas Present: DreamWorks Pictures
Paramount Pictures, a unit of Viacom Inc., has signed a definitive agreement to acquire DreamWorks SKG for $1.6 billion in cash and assumption of debt. The deal brings Paramount key assets, including all of DreamWorks' current projects in development. an ongoing production partnership with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen, an exclusive, worldwide distribution agreement with DreamWorks Animation beginning in 2006, DreamWorks' live-action library, DreamWorks' television division and its properties, and exclusive rights to future DreamWorks Animation characters in TV shows.
October 6, 2005
Take Your First Look "Over the Hedge"
Fans of DreamWorks Animation flicks like "Shrek," "Shrek 2," and "Madagascar" will undoubtedly be in line next May for the animated family comedy "Over the Hedge," and ComingSoon.net has a 7-month early teaser trailer for the flick!