Why was anyone surprised that “The Equalizer” was a solid hit, opening at an estimated $ 35.0 million?
Tracking suggested that the Denzel Washington movie would open only… Continue reading Box Office: Why 'The Equalizer' Star Denzel Washington Is Such a Reliable Hitmaker
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?
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By Monika Kothari, Anthropology and political theory student
This is going to be mostly speculative on my part, because I haven’t read Battle Royale, though it is somewhere on my list. I guess the answer to this depends on what you mean by a “hit”. I think that, taken in context, Battle Royale actually was quite a hit, but it never really… Continue reading Why Did The Hunger Games Become Such a Hit in the United States but Battle Royale Did Not?