Was everyone in a tryptophan coma this weekend from eating too much turkey? Is that why no one went to the movies?
Expectations were high for this Thanksgiving weekend’s box office. After all, it’s the long weekend that kicks off the holiday box office season, complete with action blockbusters and family-friendly movies alike. Last year, Thanksgiving weekend saw “The Hunger… Continue reading Box Office: What's Behind the Thanksgiving Box Office Slump?
“Once Upon a Time” was one of my favorite new shows of the fall of 2011. Fairytales are a fertile ground from which to mine stories and I loved the way “OUAT” combined characters from different tales in what the creators termed “mash-ups.”
Furthermore, I found myself so glad to see a show on TV that a family could enjoy together. So many shows nowadays are… Continue reading 'Once Upon a Time' Season 2 shows no sophomore slump
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