August 10, 2006
Box Office Preview: "World Trade Center" Arrives in Theaters
Another frame packed with four new national releases is led by Oliver Stone's 9/11 drama "World Trade Center" from Paramount. A trio of lower profile pics round out the weekend - Sony's family adventure "Zoom," Buena Vista's teen drama "Step Up," and The Weinstein Company's horror flick "Pulse." Despite all the new entries, Will Ferrell will try to win the box office title for the second consecutive time with his comedy "Talladega Nights" which has been racing well ahead of its competition since opening last weekend.
July 12, 2006
Disney Hits Jackpot, Announces a Bunch of Layoffs
So you come in to work at Disney on Monday morning, expecting everyone to be all smiles and excited about the "pirate booty" that was made over the weekend. Or maybe you're happy to notice that "Cars" crossed the $200 million mark over the same weekend. And the comes a memo from the boss that says "You're fired."
May 1, 2006
Williams' "RV" Finishes First at the Box Office Race
Proving that farcical family vacations are more enticing than gymnastics, spelling bees, and historical plane crashes, Sony's "RV" landed atop the weekend box office tally by grossing an estimated $16.4 million from over 3,600 theaters. Because nothing says "box office hit" like a good septic tank gag.
April 24, 2006
"Silent" is Golden on a Slow Box Office Weekend
Sony rode a press blackout to first place with their video game horror flick "Silent Hill." The gothic creepfest earned an estimated $20.2 million from 2,900 theaters, handily knocking last week's champ, "Scary Movie 4," into second place.
February 27, 2006
Trailer Bulletin: Stick It
"Bring It On" screenwriter Jessica Bendinger makes her directorial debut with "Stick It," a gymnastics-centric teen drama that stars Missy Peregrym as a gifted young rebel and Jeff Bridges as the inspiring coach who doles out the misery. Click here for the theatrical trailer.