03.23-25.2012: Weekend Box Office – The $

The hungry joined the starving when audiences fought and survived #1 The Hunger Games with Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss and the tributes of the twelve Districts of Panem to dispatch the weekend box office at $152.535 million.  The first film of the dystopian trilogy (the sequel, Catching Fire, is set to be released November 2013) broke both personal and...

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03.16-18.2012: Weekend Box Office – The $

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum jumped to the head of the class and the weekend box office with the TV show turned movie 21 Jump Street.  The late ’80s to early ’90s Johnny Depp, Dustin Nguyen, Peter DeLuise and Holly Robinson Peete drama series was very loosely adapted into a comedy with the duo as underachieving park patrol partners sent undercover...

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03.09-11.2012: Weekend Box Office – The $

With the warm weather and Spring just around the corner, the spring forward weekend brought out thoughts of gardening, and audiences to the eco-fable The Lorax.  The Dr. Seuss book turned Universal movie won over the Once-ler and the weekend box office again for a second straight week to #1 with $38.846 million, fighting off John Carter.  The sci-fi/fantasy...

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03.02-04.2012: Weekend Box Office – The $

Disney and Danny DeVito’s The Lorax planted the seed of the Truffala Tree, and saved the Lorax’s world and weekend box office.  Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda of Despicable Me co-directed the 3D-CG movie, the clear #1 of the weekend with a competition-crushing $70.217 million.  The $70 million Dr. Seuss animated movie, which was voiced by DeVito, Ed...

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02.17-19.2012: Weekend Box Office – The $

Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds broke into the weekend box office with Safe House at #1 with $27.542 million while Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams wowed in The Vow at #2 with $26.64 million for President’s Day weekend.  Fellow box office veteran Journey 2: The Mysterious Island joined the flip-flopping #1 and #2 (see 02.10-12.2012: Weekend Box...

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02.10-12.2012: Weekend Box Office – The $

Audiences said “I Do” to Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum in the based-on-a-true-story The Vow as they celebrated the perfect Valentine’s Day movie with heartbreaking romance.  The Michael Sucsy (TV’s Grey Gardens) film was the #1 of four premieres, grossing $41.202 million to its $30 million production budget. Good Ryan Reynolds versus...

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