It was no big surprise that “Insidious Chapter 2″ won the weekend at the box office, since it’s only competition was “The Family,” a Robert De Niro mob action-comedy that played to older audiences. But no one expected it to open above $ 40 million and set a September record.
Given… Continue reading Box Office: How Did 'Insidious: Chapter 2' Scare Up a Record-Breaking Debut?
The HIV scare in the porn industry continues to grow, with a fifth performer now testing positive for the deadly virus — and the name of the fifth infected actor was revealed on Wednesday during industry crisis talks, radio detection and rangingOnline.com is reporting.
According to the porn blog MikeSouth.com, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation held a teleconference in which Cameron Bay and Rod Daily, who openly revealed they had contracted HIV, were on the… Continue reading HIV Scare: A Fifth Porn Star Tests Positive, Names Revealed At Industry Crisis Talks
“You’re Next” was so widely touted as the next big thing in horror that some pundits even predicted it would be the No. 1 movie at the box office this weekend. Instead, it debuted modestly, all the way down in seventh place, with just an estimated $ 7.1 million.
What went wrong? Here are some possible answers:
Hype: Director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett had… Continue reading Box Office: Why Did 'You're Next' Fail to Scare Up Audiences?
It wasn’t just viewers who were scared out of their wits by “The Conjuring” this weekend; it was the big studios as well (save perhaps Warner Bros., which released “The Conjuring”). After all, this summer has seen several supposedly surefire blockbusters — movies with big stars, big action sequences, and big fan bases from previous installments — do big belly flops at the multiplex. (That includes… Continue reading Box Office: How Did 'The Conjuring' Scare Up Such a Monstrous Victory?
Here’s your 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):
1. Monsters University – $ 82.0 million
2. World War Z – $ 66.0 million
3. Man of Steel – $ 41.2 million
4. This is the End – $ 13.0 million
5. Now You See Me – $ 7.8 million
6. Furious Six – $ 4.7 million
7. The Internship – $ 3.42 million
8. The Purge – $ 3.41 million
9. Star Trek Into Darkness – $