the avengers

Review: “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

Despite the “Avengers” series’ guaranteed billions in box office for years to come, writer/director Joss Whedon won’t be returning after this latest entry. One might ask: What filmmaker and certified geek wouldn’t love the chance to helm the ultimate superhero franchise indefinitely, one that sends moviegoers into a delighted, money-burning frenzy? Well, one who prefers art …

Review: “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Read More »

Weekend Box Office: “Snow White” the fairest of the wide releases, “Moonrise” of the limited releases

“Snow White and the Huntsman” reigned supreme at the box office this weekend, with nearly double the gross of its closest competitor, but you could have guessed that had you read our Friday report. The real news worth mentioning is that Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom,” after setting the per-theater-average record for a non-Disney release last …

Weekend Box Office: “Snow White” the fairest of the wide releases, “Moonrise” of the limited releases Read More »

Friday Box Office: “Snow White” performs better than expected, “Avengers” breaks another record

Breaking the streak of post-“Avengers” under-performers, “Snow White and the Huntsman” took command of the box office this Friday, with a solid $20.3m take, positioning it to rake in a better-than-expected $55.8m on the weekend. The movie still has a long road to profitability, with a production budget of $175m (which doesn’t include P&A), but the good …

Friday Box Office: “Snow White” performs better than expected, “Avengers” breaks another record Read More »

Weekend Box Office: “Moonrise Kingdom” breaks PSA record, “Men in Black 3” tepidly tops chart

“Men in Black 3” may have won the weekend, but its $70 million four-day take was not anywhere near what studio Sony was hoping for. Thus, the real box office story this weekend is “Moonrise Kingdom”, which managed to be the 14th biggest movie of the Memorial Day Holiday despite playing in just four theaters. Wes …

Weekend Box Office: “Moonrise Kingdom” breaks PSA record, “Men in Black 3” tepidly tops chart Read More »

Weekend Box Office: Sub-headline? We don’t need no stinkin’ sub-headline

The reason this piece doesn’t need a sub-headline is because you already knew that The Avengers took the #1 spot, zooming over everyone else ala Iron Man in the photo above. Let’s just get to the chart already. No. Title Weekend Per Theater Average Total 1 Marvel’s The Avengers $55.1M $12.958 $457.1M 2 Battleship $25.3M $6,856 $25.3M …

Weekend Box Office: Sub-headline? We don’t need no stinkin’ sub-headline Read More »

Friday Box Office: Openers disappoint, Marigold grows, Avengers dominates – what else is new?

Boy, am I getting tired of having to report that The Avengers has once again taken the #1 spot at the North American box office! Are moviegoers ever going to stop flocking to the Marvel juggernaut? All three new openers got crushed; Battleship sunk, The Dictator fell, and What to Expect… over-expected. In fact, the only movie really worth …

Friday Box Office: Openers disappoint, Marigold grows, Avengers dominates – what else is new? Read More »