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Bradley Cooper & Henry Cavill Movies: One of Worst Weekends in Two Decades

Henry Cavill in 'The Cold Light of Day.' Bradley Cooper & Henry Cavill movies: Opening weekend one of the worst in two decades Sept. 9, '12, update: The studios have released the box office results – or rather, estimates – for this weekend's moviegoing attendance in North America. Okay, so it's not a catastrophe akin to the record-breaking melt of the polar ice caps, but it was a catastrophic weekend at the U.S. and Canada box office all the same. If studio estimates are accurate, the Sept. 7-9 weekend is by far the worst of 2012 – the top twelve movies grossed about $30 million less than the previous Worst 2012 Box-Office Weekend, Aug. 24-26. And if inflation is taken […]


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Bradley Cooper & Henry Cavill Movies: One of Worst Weekends in Two Decades



Worst Labor Day Weekend Box Office in Nearly Two Decades

Labor Day Weekend box office disaster: Helen Mirren thriller The Debt didn't help matters Sept. 8 update The Help was once again the no. 1 movie at the U.S. and Canada box office on Tuesday, Sept. 7, '10, grossing $1.34 million according to Box Office Mojo. The Help cast features Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Allison Janney, Cicely Tyson, Chris Lowell, and Mike Vogel. Writer-director Tate Taylor adapted Kathryn Stockett's bestselling novel. The Help was down 10 percent on Wednesday. That was the lowest drop-off rate on a day when every single top-twelve movie was down, most of them losing more than one fifth of their business. John Madden's The […]


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Worst Labor Day Weekend Box Office in Nearly Two Decades



Jennifer Lopez & Alex O'Loughlin Tops + Zoe Saldana Flops

Jennifer Lopez, Alex O'Loughlin star in Alan Poul's The Back-up Plan (top) April 29 update: Starring Alex O'Loughlin and Jennifer Lopez, Alan Poul's romantic comedy The Back-up Plan remained at the top of the North American box office chart on Wednesday, earning $832K (-18.7 percent) according to figures found at Box Office Mojo. Featuring the voices of Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, and Gerard Butler, How to Train Your Dragon grossed $737,000 at #2. At #3, the Aaron Johnson adventure flick Kick-Ass drew $703,000, followed by the Steve Carell-Tina Fey comedy of errors Date Night, up one spot, with $656,000. Down one spot, The Losers, starring Avatar's Zoe Saldana, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Chris Evans, took in $617,000 at #5. Next […]


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Jennifer Lopez & Alex O'Loughlin Tops + Zoe Saldana Flops



'Avatar' DVD Breaks Record

Avatar sold 3.2 million DVD (including Blu-ray) copies on its first day out (not including rentals), last Thursday, according to figures provided by 20th Century Fox (via Deadline.com). Earlier reports had Avatar selling 4 million units. James Cameron's 3D sci-fier – on DVD in plain old HD 2D – broke The Dark Knight's record for Blu-ray sales: 600K copies for TDK vs. 1.2 million for Avatar. However, The Dark Knight holds the record for “old-format” DVD sales: 2.1 million copies vs. Avatar's 2 million. (Of course, there were fewer Blu-ray players then; most people had to buy regular DVDs.) Approximately 2 million more Avatar DVDs were sold on Friday. Two-day total: 5.2 million copies (if figures are accurate), beating the […]


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'Avatar' DVD Breaks Record



Robert Pattinson & Michael Caine Competitors? Meet the Empire Awards

Vampires galore: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson The Twilight Saga: New Moon (top); Tomas Alfredson's Let the Right One In (middle); Park Chan-wook's Thirst (bottom) From Robert Pattinson in The Twilight Saga: New Moon to Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds, from J.J. Abrams' Star Trek to Park Chan-wook's Thirst, from Zoe Saldana in Avatar to Anne-Marie Duff in Nowhere Boy – there's something for just about everyone at the 2010 Jameson Empire Awards, to be held on Sunday, March 28, at London's The Grosvenor House Hotel. According to the Empire Awards release, the awards “celebrate the film industry's success stories of the year with Empire Magazine readers voting for the winners, making them the ultimate film fan awards with international profile.” […]


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Robert Pattinson & Michael Caine Competitors? Meet the Empire Awards



'Avatar' Trailing 'Ben-Hur'? & James Cameron 3D Fantasy vs. 'Alice in Wonderland'

'Avatar' set with James Cameron and Sam Worthington. Avatar inflation-adjusted domestic box office chart James Cameron's socially conscious sci-fi/fantasy/adventure mix Avatar hasn't been the top grosser at the North American box office for nearly two months. Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Sigourney Weaver, Avatar was initially dethroned by the Channing Tatum / Amanda Seyfried tearjerker Dear John, followed by Garry Marshall's all-star Valentine's Day, the Martin Scorsese-Leonardo DiCaprio thriller Shutter Island, and, for the last three weekends, Tim Burton's 3D extravaganza Alice in Wonderland. Avatar is still doing okay business, but it lost quite a bit of steam globally after Alice in Wonderland took hold of hundreds of IMAX and 3D screens. Adding insult to injury, Tim Burton's fantasy […]


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'Avatar' Trailing 'Ben-Hur'? & James Cameron 3D Fantasy vs. 'Alice in Wonderland'



Vera Farmiga & Charlize Theron + James Taylor & 'Prudence' Oscar Row: Academy Awards

Vera Farmiga on the Oscars' Red Carpet. Best Supporting Actress nominee Vera Farmiga Vera Farmiga arrives at the 82nd Academy Awards, held on March 7, '10, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Farmiga was a Best Supporting Actress nominee for her performance in Jason Reitman's Up in the Air, also featuring Oscar nominees George Clooney and, in the supporting category, Anna Kendrick. As expected, the year's Best Supporting Actress winner was Mo'Nique, the favorite among American critics' groups. She plays Gabourey Sidibe's mother in Lee Daniels' urban drama Precious. Previous Vera Farmiga movies include Breaking and Entering, Joshua, Nothing But the Truth, and Martin Scorsese's Best Picture Oscar winner The Departed, also featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Jack Nicholson. […]


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Vera Farmiga & Charlize Theron + James Taylor & 'Prudence' Oscar Row: Academy Awards



Barbra Streisand & Bradley Cooper In, Sacha Baron Cohen Out: Oscar Presenters

March 4 update Oscar nominees Crazy Heart's Jeff Bridges, The Blind Side's Sandra Bullock, Invictus' Matt Damon (above), Up in the Air's Anna Kendrick, An Education's Carey Mulligan and Inglourious Basterds' Quentin Tarantino will be presenters at the 2010 Academy Awards. Jeff Bridges received his fifth Oscar nomination for his lead performance in Crazy Heart. He'd previously earned a Best Actor nomination for Starman (1984) and Best Supporting Actor nominations for The Last Picture Show (1971), Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) and The Contender (2000). Sandra Bullock, Carey Mulligan and Anna Kendrick are first-time nominees, Bullock and Mulligan in the Best Actress category for The Blind Side and An Education, respectively, and Kendrick for her supporting role in Up in the […]


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Barbra Streisand & Bradley Cooper In, Sacha Baron Cohen Out: Oscar Presenters





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