Posts Tagged ‘The Master’
 

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS September 21-23

This weekend will be respectable — the top 12 films should total around $93 million, very typical for this weekend most years, although down 13% from last year when Moneyball and Dolphin Tale both opened.  Four films fro...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES September 21-23

The weekend now looks like $77 million for the top 12 films, up a bit from the estimate yesterday.  End of Watch, House at the End of the Street and Trouble with the Curve are all within a few thousand dollars, according to th...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Weekend in Critics Awards

  The big prizes this weekend were the Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards, LAFCA has a habit of showcasing its iconoclasm (the organization has only given its Best Picture prize to the eventual Oscar winner once i...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 9/28/12

  What was that about Adam Sandler having career trouble? OPENINGS:  Sony‘s decision to open HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA a week before Disney’s Frankenweenie turned out to be a brilliant move, as Hotel is on track fo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY 10 BEST FILMS OF 2012

  2012 was, in the end, a very good year for movies–or a a good half-year, more accurately.  With the studios continuing to load their best efforts into the festival- and awards-heavy fall and winter part of the cal...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY’S BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 9/30/12

Audiences decide they want to see movies again. OPENINGS:  With the market starved for family entertainment (the last major animated opening was Ice Age 4 back in July), HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (Sony) and its $43M smashed the Septe...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FRIDAY BOXOFFICE SCORECARD – 9/14/12

OPENINGS:  Both RESIDENT EVIL:  RETRIBUTION (Screen Gems/Sony) and FINDING NEMO 3D (Pixar/Disney) are softer than expected.  Evil is likely to have a $21M weekend, which would be the lowest opening in the series since the 20...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY FRIDAY BOXOFFICE REPORT – 9/14/12

  This weekend’s boxoffice is looking stronger than last week’s–but that’s not saying very much.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION (Screen Gems/Sony) owned F...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “The Strain”

  THE STRAIN:  Sunday 10PM on FX FX’s goofiest drama, THE STRAIN, is back for its third season, long-tongued vampiric monsters and Eastern European mythology intact.  Season 2 may have been less notable for killing...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

The 38th weekend of 2012 is looking like $73 million for the Top 12 films Friday-Sunday, down 31% from the same weekend last year and now the third weekend in a row down significant double-digit percentages.  The past three we...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 10/20/12

  Holdovers saved the boxoffice this weekend. OPENINGS:  Although the studio flew to announce that a 5th installment will be opening a year from now, the weak start for PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 (Paramount) is a signpost to t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 10/6/12

  The Saturday boxoffice news was better for some titles than others.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, TAKEN 2 (20th) held about even on Saturday, which is reasonable for an action-movie sequel.  Recent com...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY’S TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL ROUND-UP

  This year’s Toronto International Film Festival had a very solid line-up, so much so that although the titles below are listed in rough order of preference, even the worst of them is of some interest, very possibly...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 10/5/12

  TAKEN 2 (20th), as expected, is running away with the boxoffice this weekend.  Its opening day, according to preliminary numbers at Deadline, is at $17.5M, not that much less than the $24.7M the original Taken made in ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Strain”

  There’s a reason why B-movies aren’t 13 hours long, and that was demonstrated by THE STRAIN, a well-crafted horror thriller that nevertheless succumbed to monotony before its first season (it’s already ...
by Mitch Salem