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People Are ‘Obsessed’ With Beyonce

Good for you girl! The movie might have sucked (based on reviews) but the public loves you, congrats. 

From EW: What looked like a fair fight between four strong contenders for number one this weekend ended up a lopsided bruising by the Beyoncé Knowles thriller Obsessed, which raked in an estimated $28.5 million and left the competition behind in a bloody heap. (Hold on, Box Office fans, the over-the-top brawling metaphors just get worse from here.) Despite a widespread critical drubbing (Metacritic smacked it with a 22 score),Obsessed clearly tapped into a female-driven audience bloodlusting for some schlocky, catfighting fun with its story of a woman (Knowles) battling to keep a mentally unhinged secretary (Ali Larter) from stealing her husband (Idris Elba). Knowles’ full-court media press last week certainly didn’t hurt either: Nearly doubling many prognosticator’s estimates (including that of EW’s own Joshua Rich), Knowles pulled in her biggest three-day opening since 2002’s Austin Powers in Goldmember and can officially cross off “become a bona fide movie star” on her list of Things I Need To Do To Dominate The World.

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April 26, 2009 Posted by | Movies | , , | 1 Comment

Still “Christmas(es)” At The Box Office

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Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Media By Numbers LLC. Final figures will be released Monday.

1. “Four Christmases,” $18.2 million, $70.2 million overall.

2. “Twilight,” $13.2 million, $138.6 million overall.

3. “Bolt,” $9.7 million, $79.3 million overall.

4. “Australia,” $7 million, $30.9 million overall.

5. “Quantum of Solace,” $6.6 million, $151.1 million overall.

6. “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa,” $5.1 million.

7. “Transporter 3,” $4.5 million.

8. “Punisher: War Zone,” $4 million.

9. “Cadillac Records,” $3.5 million.

10. “Role Models,” $2.6 million.

Have any of soon seen the movies on this list and if so, any reviews you would like to share?

December 7, 2008 Posted by | Did you know?, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Top Box Office: ‘Twilight’ Takes a Bite Out of the Competition

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I had make a silly title, isn’t that how it’s done? Anyway, people ignored the so-so reviews of Twilight and catapulted it to the top of the Box Office. 

From Reuters:

“Twilight,” the vampire romance that has spurred feverish anticipation among young female moviegoers, took a bigger-than-expected $70.55 million bite out of the weekend box office in North America, according to studio estimates issued on Sunday.

Last weekend’s champion, the James Bond outing “Quantum of Solace,” slipped to No. 2 with $27.4 million.

“Bolt,” a Walt Disney Co canine cartoon that made its debut at No. 3 with a disappointing $27 million.

November 23, 2008 Posted by | Did you know?, Movies | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment