Michelle Hutton is an Alt Film Guide contributor and box office aficionada.

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'Eclipse' Movie: Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson Romantic Fantasy Shatters Records

July 16 update: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the romantic fantasy-adventure starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, passed the $250 million milestone at the North American box office on Thursday, July 15 '10. Directed by David Slade, Eclipse took in $3.72 million on Thursday, totaling $251.37 million after 16 […]

'Knight and Day': Tom Cruise Not Responsible for Box Office Misfire?

Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Knight and Day June 28 update: “Blame me, don't blame Tom Cruise. We did lots of focus groups for this film, and no one ever said there was a star problem. Never. Tom Cruise was not the issue. I take full responsibility. And if the movie […]

Remake and Sequel Pass $100 Million: Box Office

June 20 update: Lee Unkrich's Toy Story 3 beat studio estimates, grossing $110 million at North American theaters this past weekend according to Box Office Mojo. Featuring the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Michael Keaton, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Laurie Metcalf, and others, Toy Story […]

'Iron Man 2' Tops 'Robin Hood' & Trails 'New Moon'?

Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott's Robin Hood May 21 update: On what surely was its last day at the top of the North American box office, Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man 2 grossed $3.03 million (down 3.4 percent) at no. 1 – barely staying above the $3 million per day […]

Freddy Krueger Tops + Miley Cyrus Out

Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010 (top); Mongolian child in Thomas Balmes' Babies May 8 update A Nightmare on Elm Street, starring Jackie Earle Haley as creepy Freddy Krueger, collected $9.119 million at no. 2 this weekend at the U.S. and Canada box office, according to actuals […]

Most Influential People Robert Pattinson + Lady Gaga & Ashton Kutcher?

Emilie de Ravin, Robert Pattinson, Remember Me April 29: Singer Lady Gaga, actor Robert Pattinson, artist Banksy, Apple entrepreneur Steve Jobs, Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh, talk-show hostess Oprah Winfrey, actor-tweeter Ashton Kutcher, talk show host Conan O'Brien, artist Zaha Hadid, filmmaker James Cameron, and Nelson Mandela's wife Graça Machel […]

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 […]

'Avatar' 3D Rerelease

Miley Cyrus in the film version of Nicholas Sparks' The Last Song (top); James Cameron, Sam Worthington Avatar (bottom) April 22 update: Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass, with Aaron Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Nicolas Cage, held a very slight lead at the North American box office, with $1.297 million (down 12.8 […]

'Kick-Ass' Movie Disappoints: 'Pioneering' R-Rated Comic Superhero Box Office

Aaron Johnson, Kick-Ass April 17 update: Kick-Ass may have disappointed somewhat – perhaps expectations had been too high – but it was still the #1 movie this past weekend in the U.S. and Canada. Final studio figures have been released at Box Office Mojo. Matthew Vaughn's R-rated action-packed, expletive-filled comic-book […]

'Clash of the Titans': Sam Worthington Beats Tina Fey

Clash of the Titans with Polly Walker as Cassiopeia, Ralph Fiennes as Hades. April 16 update: Louis Leterrier's Clash of the Titans, starring Avatar's Sam Worthington, held the top spot at the North American box office chart on Thursday, April 15, according to Box Office Mojo. In all likelihood, that […]

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson Box Office & Reviews: Who's Tops?

Robert Pattinson: Actor's box office appeal tested in 'Remember Me.' Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson box office comparison Kristen Stewart or Robert Pattinson? Who came out on top at the North American box office in March 2010 – or about three months prior to the June 30 opening of mega-blockbuster-to-be […]

Matt Damon & Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart Movies Flop + 'Avatar' Trailing 'Ben-Hur'?

April 2 update: Featuring the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, and America Ferrera, How to Train Your Dragon was back at the top of the North American box office chart on Thursday. The animated 3D fantasy grossed $5.24 million (up 16 percent), according to Box Office Mojo. […]