LOS ANGELES — It wasn’t exactly a mighty victory, but “Jack the Giant Slayer” won the weekend at the box office.
The Warner Bros. 3-D action extravaganza, based on the Jack and the Beanstalk legend, made just $ 28 million to debut at No. 1, according to Sunday studio estimates. It had a reported budget of just under $ 200 million.
“Jack” comes from Bryan Singer, director of “The Usual Suspects” and… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: `Jack the Giant Slayer' Wins With $28 Million
Ben Affleck may be absent a nod at the Oscars, but he won the Directors Guild of America Award for Argo over the weekend. The 65th annual DGA ceremony took place at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood, where the filmmaker delivered a humble speech to audiences: “I worked really, really hard to become the best director I could be, by putting in as [many] hours… Continue reading Ben Affleck Wins DGA, Plus: Watch the Crazy Short Film That Launched His Directorial Career
NEW YORK — Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” led the box office with an opening of $ 84.8 million, a start better than the three previous “Lord of the Rings” films.
Studio estimates Sunday had the Warner Bros. 3-D epic as the biggest December opening ever, surpassing Will Smith’s “I Am Legend,” which opened with $ 77.2 million in 2007.
Despite generally poor reviews, the adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s first novel… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: 'The Hobbit' Wins With $84.8 Million
NEW YORK — Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” continued to gather awards momentum as the National Board of Review named the Osama bin Laden hunt docudrama the best film of the year.
The board is the second notable group to name “Zero Dark Thirty” best film, following the New York Film Critics Circle. The two early awards suggest the film may be the Academy Awards frontrunner, four years after Bigelow’s “The… Continue reading National Board Of Review: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Wins Best Film