The Dark Knight Rises

Weekend Box Office: “Bourne,” “Campaign” end Hollywood’s two-week slump

Ever since “The Dark Knight Rises” took the megaplexes by storm, the box office has been in a relative slump, what with “The Watch” and “Step Up Revolution” bombing two weeks ago and “Total Recall” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” underperforming last weekend. Well, that slump just ended, because “The Bourne Legacy” …

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Weekend Box Office: “Total Recall” opens OK, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3” lowest in series

It was another mostly uneventful weekend at the box office, with both of the new openers, “Total Recall” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days,” failing to conjure up much excitement from the moviegoing masses. Neither came close to beating “The Dark Knight Rises” for the top spot. That said, both did markedly better …

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Weekend Box Office: “Dark Knight Rises” easily retains crown as openers flop

Posting better-than-expected Saturday and projected Sunday figures in light of its epic 76.3 percent Friday-over-Friday fall, “The Dark Knight Rises” easily retained the #1 spot at the box office this weekend, ending up with $64.1m. That’s not enough to bring it to a $300m domestic cume just yet, but Monday should get the movie over …

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Friday Box Office: “The Watch” and “Step Up: Revolutions” among summer’s biggest bombs

Despite the general feeling among prognosticators that “The Dark Knight Rises” could suffer a less-than-standard second-weekend drop due to the fearful, Aurora-related feelings that plagued the multiplex during its first weekend, the Batman finale ended up falling even more than the genre norm. At this point, it’s safe to say that there is no way …

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Weekend Box Office: “The Dark Knight Rises” in spite of Aurora massacre

With wall-to-wall coverage of the Aurora massacre on television, it’s no surprise that “The Dark Knight Rises” did not open to record-breaking numbers (nor should that be of paramount concern to anyone right now). But even as many stayed away from the multiplex–particularly families, I hear from theater managers–the epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Batman …

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Review: “The Avengers”

“The Avengers” should please just about everyone looking to see a group of Marvel characters battling it out with aliens and each other. As for everyone else, it should at least amuse them, too. And it’s the film’s accessibility that becomes a hindrance, as pleasing just about everyone inevitably means thrilling no one. The characters …

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