Posts Tagged ‘midnight’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY OSCAR WATCH: THE WINNERS

> It’s a measure of how desperately this year’s Oscar needed some kind of surprise that the closest thing to a thrill all evening was Meryl Streep’s win as Best Actress.  Streep has been winning Academy A...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

STATUETTE STAKES: The Oscar Race That Wasn’t

> This year’s Academy Awards have so far engendered the kind of enthusiasm and excitement usually associated with a suburban DMV office on a Tuesday afternoon.  People seem to be sullenly resigned to the inevitabilit...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

“The Hunger Games” – Key Boxoffice Targets (Pop Culture Apocalypose Minus 1)

> In less than 24 hours, boxoffice figures for tonight’s midnight opening of THE HUNGER GAMES will start to arrive, and after that, the data, analysis and comparisons will be flooding in all weekend.  You can play al...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY BOXOFFICE: How High Does Spidey Have To Fly?

  THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN will begin spinning its midnight webs in just a few hours, so let’s take a quick look at its competition in the midnight screening record books. The Sam Raimi 2002-07 Spider-Man trilogy were ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ SUNDANCE REVIEW: “The Pact”



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THE BOXOFFICE GAMES BEGIN: “Hunger Games” At Midnight

> THE HUNGER GAMES has an excuse. Last night at midnight, The Hunger Games began its long-awaited run in theatres by grossing $19.7M.  Which is, by any estimation, a lot of money–the most ever earned by a non-sequel,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Box Office Footnotes – June 25

> CARS 2 overperformed a bit, although $75M isn’t much higher than the original Cars opening ($60M) plus 3D ticket prices.  It should hold well over the holiday weekend (the talking vehicles in Transformers skew a li...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ SUNDANCE REVIEW: “V/H/S”

  V/H/S, which screened as part of Sundance’s Park City At Midnight series, is a gimmick piled upon a gimmick. First is the horror anthology itself, familiar from the Twilight Zone movie and Rod Serling’s Night...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE BIJOU @ SUNDANCE: Behold the Edgy

> Sundance announced the second group of its 2012 titles today (Competition entries were announced yesterday; Premieres will be unveiled on Monday), mostly in what are traditionally the most untraditional categories of the Fest...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE BIJOU: “Immortals” Stay Up Late

> The new 3D action-fest IMMORTALS got off to a reasonably good start with $1.4M in Thursday midnight screenings.  This isn’t anything spectacular, but it’s slightly higher than the $1.3M RISE OF THE PLANET OF ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE BIJOU @ TIFF: Midnight Madness – “The Incident”

> As has been reported, there really was an ambulance outside the Ryerson Theatre in Toronto after the midnight premiere of Alexandre Courtes’ THE INCIDENT, there to rescue at least one person who had fainted during the m...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

COUNTING TO 10: The Globes – Movies

> Even though the Oscar race has had clear favorites in THE DESCENDANTS, THE ARTIST and THE HELP since last fall, the first 2 haven’t sparked any huge enthusiasm among the general public, where after almost 2 months, Desc...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE BIJOU @ TIFF: Midnight Madness – “The Raid”

> TIFF’s Midnight Madness program is exactly what you think it is:  10 flat-out, unapologetic genre movies that premiere each night at midnight in front of a raucous crowd at the 1200-seat Ryerson Theatre.  In a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE BIJOU @ TIFF: Midnight Madness – “Sleepless Night”

> When the inevitable US remake of the French thriller SLEEPLESS NIGHT arrives, it’ll benefit from some sharper dialogue (assuming the subtitles in Toronto were fully translating the original), a bit more characterization...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY BOXOFFICE: “Spider-Man” Starts Swinging At Midnight

  The first real numbers are in for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Sony) in the US, and they’re… OK. Amazing made $7.5M in midnight screenings last night.  This is nowhere near the Top 10 midnight openings (#10, Reve...
by Mitch Salem