How much did Hurricane Irene whipping up the Northeast affect this weekend’s box office can only be guesstimated. This was a terrible weekend at the box office, especially for genre films, and that probably would have remained the case even if the East Coast hadn’t been bracing for Irenageddon™.
This weekend’s ultra violent reboot of Conan the Barbarian and remake of Fright Night have been met with widely differing critical reactions. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Judging by their respective box office takes, it's more like, “Who cares?”
It was a good weekend at the box office if you’re a monkey. As for death, it could be that his signature film franchise might indeed be approaching its final destination.
Would it be safe to call Rise of the Planet of the Apes the biggest surprise of the summer movie season? Here’s a prequel/reboot that nobody really seemed to be clamoring for, and now it’s received rave reviews and overperformed at the box office.
It was high noon at the box office this weekend as Cowboys & Aliens and The Smurfs drew their pistols on one another. So which movie managed to wrangle the most moolah?
You know we live in strange times when a movie can open at the box office in first place with a tally of about $37 million and the studio’s reaction is a sigh of relief because they were fearing a flop.
As Fast Five revs up the unofficial start of the summer movie season making enough moolah to grow Vin Diesel an afro, the horror genre did not bode well at the box office this weekend - with one exception.
The Easter weekend box office proved to be pretty good for movies featuring birds, elephants, lions, rabbits, and Tyler Perry – oh, my! Alas, poor Ghostface will just have to console himself with some Cadbury cream eggs.
To say it was an interesting weekend at the box office is a bit of an understatement. Scream 4 made its long awaited debut to mostly quiet theatres while James Wan's Insidious remained pretty damned strong.
The UPDATED final weekend box office tallies are now in, and Red Riding Hood is no doubt exclaiming to Battle: Los Angeles, "My, what big guns you have!" as the alien invasion shoot 'em up proved too much for the lovely young torn-between-two-lovers teen to handle.
Judging by the box office of the past two weeks, I'm beginning to think that if Nic Cage wants to jumpstart his career, he's going to have to star in a Twilight wannabe like Beastly. Cage's quirky mannerisms would be a plus playing some dreamy beasty, although his romancing of a quirky teenage girl would probably be considered a felony in most states.
Horror fans flocked to theatres this Halloween weekend, and the result was big box office for two R-rated horror movies. We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to say to all of the people out there who think that in order for a horror movie to be successful at theatres, it has to be PG-13 - please, guys, stick that in your ass.