Remember all the doomsaying way back when (up until about three days ago) that Brad Pitt’s zombie epic “World War Z” was doomed to be a flop?
There was all the negative buzz about the troubled production (which cost a reported $ 190 million and included extensive last-minute reshoots of a new ending), the six-month delay from its initial release date (also never a good sign), and the… Continue reading How Did 'World War Z' Beat Bad Buzz to Become Brad Pitt's Biggest Opener?
Here’s your five-day holiday box office returns (new releases bolded):
1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II – $ 64.0 million
2. Skyfall – $ 51.1 million
3. Lincoln – $ 34.0 million
4. Rise of the Guardians – $ 32.6 million
5. Life of Pi – $ 30.1 million
6. Wreck-It Ralph – $ 23.0 million
7. Red Dawn – $ 22.0 million
8. Flight – $ 11.3 million
9. Silver Linings Playbook – $ 5.9 million
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Cloud Atlas made its big premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival a few days ago and it was not surprising that reactions were all over the place. Anyone who has read the book could have predicted that (read the… Continue reading Pondering the Massive 'Cloud Atlas' Movie, and Why 'The Manhattan Projects' Needs to Become a Movie
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By Monika Kothari, Anthropology and political theory student
This is going to be mostly speculative on my part, because I haven’t read Battle Royale, though it is somewhere on my list. I guess the answer to this depends on what you mean by a “hit”. I think that, taken in context, Battle Royale actually was quite a hit, but it never really… Continue reading Why Did The Hunger Games Become Such a Hit in the United States but Battle Royale Did Not?