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Box Office For 6/29 To 7/1 - Madea Is Clearly Here To Stay; 'Beasts' Rules The Averages

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 1, 2012 7:18 PM
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  • 14 Comments
I'd say that the big story this weekend is how well Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection did at the box office, with its predominantly Caucasian cast - a rarity for a Madea movie.

Weekend B.O. June 22-24 - 'Brave' Is On Top

  • By Sergio
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  • June 24, 2012 12:36 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Despite the fact that it got disappointing reviews, calling it the weakest Pixar entry since Cars (and maybe even weaker than that), Brave (a film I admit I couldn't even feign an interest in watching, like curling) was, no surprise, the No. 1 film this weekend, and is expected to do extremely well at the box office like all other Pixar films.

Weekend B.O. June 15-17 ('Madagascar' Stays On Top)

  • By Sergio
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  • June 17, 2012 12:18 PM
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This weekend's new entries - Rock of Ages, and the Adam Sandler comedy, That's My Boy - both performed way below exceptations, which allowed Madagascar 3 and Prometheus (despite the film's big B.O. drop), to both stay in the No. 1 and 2 positions this weekend.

'Prometheus' Takes A Huge Dive

  • By Sergio
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  • June 16, 2012 4:19 PM
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  • 19 Comments
Of course the final figures won't come out until Sunday afternoon as usual, but if things hold up as expected Prometheus is going to take a massive hit at the box office this weekend dropping over 70%

'Think Like A Man' Continues Push To $100 Million; 'Intouchables' Breaks $1 Million Stateside

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 11, 2012 10:35 AM
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Call it the "Think Like A Man $100 million" watch.

Weekend B.O. June 8-10 ('Madagascar' Beats 'Prometheus')

  • By Sergio
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  • June 10, 2012 12:37 PM
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It was expected that a family friendly animated film would beat out an R rated sci-fi movie. But for a minute, it looked like Prometheus was going to edge out Madagascar 3 this weekend; it's even more surprising, considering that Madagascar is playing in over 1000 screens more than the Ridley Scott film.

Weekend B.O. June 1-3 (The Mystery That Is Kristen Stewart)

  • By Sergio
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  • June 3, 2012 12:43 PM
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  • 65 Comments
Kristen Stewart is, for me, another one of those "just-how-exactly-did-she-become-a-movie-star?" movie stars. I mean really?  Her screen presence is nil; she has only one expression on her face (either on or off the screen) - that of someone who just got a tooth pulled; and her whole "I'm so uncomfortable this whole Hollywood thing. I wish I was somewhere else" B.S. bit gets on my last nerve.

"The Intouchables" Opens Strong On Just 4 Screens; Expands To 50 This Weekend

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 1, 2012 9:16 PM
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Weekend B.O. May 25-27 (Will Beats The Avengers)

  • By Sergio
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  • May 27, 2012 12:11 PM
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Just shows you how much I know, which any regular reader of S & A can tell you isn't much. I figured that Men In Black III was going to underperform in its opening weekend release, because I didn't think there was any interest from anyone in a new MIB movie.

Weekend B.O. May 18-20 (Rihanna Fails To Knock Over Avengers)

  • By Sergio
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  • May 20, 2012 12:38 PM
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  • 8 Comments
Not even Battleship with the awesome, blinding force of power known to the world and the cosmos as Rihanna could beat The Avengers this weekend. Once again the Marvel film was No.1 this weekend, while Battleship underperformed, making some $10 million less than what most film box office analysts had predicted.