Sorry, British wizards. It’s time for an all-American hero to reign at the box office.
‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ opened at No. 1 with an estimated $ 65.8 million, dethroning ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2’ and beating fellow Marvel flick ‘Thor’ by a hair for bragging rights to the biggest superhero movie debut of the summer. In its second week, ‘Potter’ plunged 72 percent to an estimated… Continue reading 'Captain America' Yanks Top Spot From 'Harry Potter': Box Office Report July 22-24
With the prospect of the final entry in the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise taking everyone away from their living rooms this week, the home entertainment studios are finishing out the month with less than stellar product. (Or is it that the first part of this year — from which the home video debuts have been culled — was less than stellar in the movie theaters? Perhaps a little of both?) Still… Continue reading New on DVD & Blu-ray, Week of July 19: 'Limitless' and 'Take Me Home Tonight'
Spoiler Alert: Harry Potter didn’t defeat just the dark lord Voldemort this weekend. He also defeated the dark Volturi vampires and the Dark Knight. After years of anticipation, the final Potter picture, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2’ opened with an estimated $ 168.5 million, smashing multiple box office records to become one of the biggest debuts ever.
The franchise’s final film opened with a bang, scoring $ 43.5… Continue reading 'Harry Potter' and the Shattered Records: Box Office Report July 15-17
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July is a deceptively low-key month… Continue reading Criterion Corner: July Reviews, From 'Beauty and the Beast' to 'Naked'
The 2011 Emmy nominations dominated this week in TV, but we still managed to find more than just snubs to talk about. Here’s what we thought was out of sight and simply not alright over the last seven days…
… Kurt Sutter’s anti-Emmys tweetsThe Sons of Anarchy creator used the c-word a lot, threatened to cut up members of the Academy with chainsaws and wood chippers, and shamed media outlets who… Continue reading TV.com's Swell-o-vision vs. Hell-o-vision (July 15)