LOS ANGELES — Gatsby looks almost as great as a superhero at the weekend box office.
Leonard DiCaprio’s “The Great Gatsby” partied like it was the Roaring ’20s with a $ 51.1 million debut that made it a surprisingly strong runner-up to comic-book blockbuster “Iron Man 3.”
Studio estimates Sunday put “Gatsby” at No. 2 behind Robert Downey Jr.’s superhero sequel, which pulled in $ 72.5 million domestically to raise its total… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: 'Great Gatsby' Nabs $51M, Gives 'Iron Man 3' a Run for Its Money
The Great Debaters is inspired by a true story and chronicles the journey of Professor Melvin Tolson (Denzel Washington), a brilliant but volatile debate team coach who uses the power of words to shape a group of underdog students from a small African American college in the deep south into a historically elite debate team. A controversial figure, Professor Tolson challenged the social mores… Continue reading The Great Debaters (DVD Movie)
LOS ANGELES — “Oz the Great and the Powerful” clicked with moviegoers.
Disney’s 3-D prequel to the classic L. Frank Baum tale “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” debuted in first place and earned $ 80.3 million at the weekend box office in the U.S. and Canada and $ 69.9 million overseas, according to studio estimates Sunday.
“Oz” tells the origin of James Franco as the wizard with Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: 'Oz the Great and Powerful' Casts $80 Million Spell