On the docket for NBC’s primetime coverage of the 2012 summer Olympics on Wednesday, August 1 is plenty of swimming, a little bit of synchronized springboard diving, the men’s all-around gymnastics competition and USA women’s beach volleyball. But there are plenty of other events happening in London. Here’s what else the NBC family of networks will air (all times ET):
4:00-9:00 a.m. on NBC Sports
Basketball (women’s… Continue reading 2012 Summer Olympics schedule for Wednesday, August 1
The downtrodden housemaids of ‘The Help’ cleaned up at the box office. In its second weekend, the film swept away all competition, including last week’s winner, ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ and four new wide releases – ‘Spy Kids: All the Time in the World,’ ‘Conan the Barbarian,’ ‘Fright Night’ and ‘One Day.’
After last weekend’s unexpectedly strong opening, ‘The Help’ added… Continue reading 'The Help' Mops Up Competition: Box Office Report August 19-21
It’s still the Apes’ planet; we just live on it.
In its second weekend, ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ remained on top at the box office, relegating four new movies to second-banana status. But the film did receive a stronger-than-expected challenge from ‘The Help,’ while the other three new releases opened well below expectations.
The second-weekend take for… Continue reading 'Apes' Still Top Banana: Box Office Report August 12-14
The monkeys have overrun the multiplex. Caesar the Chimp came, saw, and conquered the box office, as ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ outperformed expectations to debut with an estimated $ 54 million.
The primate prequel had been expected to premiere at No. 1, but with projected sales in the low 40s. Clearly, pundits underestimated the fan love… Continue reading Conquest of the 'Planet of the Apes': Box Office Report August 5-7
July is finally over, and moviegoers couldn’t be happier to turn a new leaf. We’ve had our fill of superheroes, carbon copies and alien invasions, and now it’s time to savor the joys of August at the movies. What have we got to be so excited about? Here are 31 answers to your question:
31. No School Means More Time to