If you’re like us, there’s no point in watching movies unless you’re going to obsessively keep track of how often certain things happen in them. What use is entertainment without math, right?? So to celebrate the release of the new James Bond film, we watched all 23 officially sanctioned adventures — including Skyfall — and compiled many relevant statistics to improve your quality of life.
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Review in a Hurry: It’s safe to say Safe star Jason Statham kicks butt—what’s new, right? This formulaic but entertaining action flick, about an ex-cop who guards an orphaned girl from gangsters, packs a punch with high-adrenaline stunts and shoot-’em-ups. But try to dodge the silly plot. … Continue reading Movie Review: Safe Predictably Kicks Butt, Takes Names and Makes Time to Crunch Numbers
For Hollywood in 2011, it was the best of times and the worst of times. Internationally, the film business was booming: according to estimates, studios earned $ 13.53 billion overseas in 2011, an increase of 6 to 8 percent from 2010 and a new all-time record. Unfortunately, that success didn’t extend to U.S. shores: ticket sales dropped to 1.28 billion in 2011, the lowest total since… Continue reading Box Office Slump 2011: Ticket Sales Drop to 16 Year Lows, International Numbers Increase
We’ve been keeping tabs on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 all weekend to see how it was holding up at the box office. Early estimates put the film on pace to top The Dark Knight’s opening weekend of $ 158 million — and perhaps come close to passing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 for best opening weekend of all time… Continue reading The Numbers Are In! Did 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1' Break Any Box Office Records?
For some as we approach the winter months, thoughts inevitably turn to spring. For the select few of us willing to play the awards game, we cannot even make it to winter without speculating on which candidates will be running for the Oscars in the dead of the season. Those unfamiliar with the game should note that there are really only three seasons on our calendar… Continue reading The Awards Line: The Early Numbers on Best Picture