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Coinciding with the return of Kate Beckinsale to the franchise, Underworld Awakening marked a minor uptick from Rise of the Lycans, enough at least to score an easy win over Fox’s Red Tails. Producers may expect this latest vampire brawl to fetch a fair penny, to come near to, but not quite surpass, Underworld Evolution. […]

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Domestic box office receipts indicate a solid if mellow four-day weekend for January Week 2. Holiday holdovers deprecated uniformly on the soft side of average while newcomer Contraband battled it out with old-timer Beauty and the Beast at the start of its 3D re-release. All tallied, Contraband won out by a safe margin with its […]

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Before the onslaught of six and a half major releases over Christmas weekend, this week’s blaze openings appeared only a shuffling of feet. A Game of Shadows, follow-up to the rollicking Sherlock Holmes of two years ago, notched a win early on, but it looks set to disappoint in the long run. Its debut drew […]

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Theaters reported particularly dismal numbers this past weekend, the worst overall turnout in more than three years. A pair of underperforming wide releases, New Year’s Eve and The Sitter, led the way ahead a horde of over-exposed November holdovers. Meanwhile on the outskirts, a few limited releases started to gain momentum. Despite the past popularity […]

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Even with a drop-off of 70 percent in its viewership, the Twilight phenomenon’s latest arrival still made a very healthy grab at the weekend box office. Thanksgiving ticket sales propelled the twinkling tween-teaser well past the $200 million mark, though Breaking Dawn continues to lag in most every measure behind the record run of New […]

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Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from all of us here at Stars & Popcorn! We figured we’d celebrate this Turkey Day with a look back at the past year and all those terrible movies we’ve sit through just so you wouldn’t have to. May I present to you… the Biggest Turkeys of 2011. (Heh, […]

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Ladies of every age flocked to theaters this weekend to get their fix of vampires, werewolves and dancing penguins, a phenomenon that Rueters (and other fictional news agencies with names roughly homophonic to real world ones) defined as “troubling.” Whilst breaking dawn, the latest Twilight movie made a go at a few records, though it […]

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A vast army stormed theaters this weekend as Immortals conquered the box offices. Given the niche appeal of this film, however, and its position at the front end of a gauntlet of award-yearning dramas and family fare, Immortals will likely prove all but. Even so, it clinched the highest opening ever for a film by […]

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Third time’s the charm this October and Friday night’s all right for frights. Such are the trite lessons of this weekend’s box office report: Not wholly unexpected, Paranormal Activity 3 terrorized ticket-holders well enough to take the top spot ahead of two-time winner Real Steel. Rather unexpectedly, however, the film went on to gross a […]

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Save for a few new faces among the ranks, all of the same films that held the top spots at last week’s box office continue to do so in very nearly the same line of succession. Real Steel dropped off a lot, but kept up enough interest to hold off yet another disappointing duo of […]

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Ladies and gentleman! In the red corner, we have Real Steel, a heart-warming underdog story with CGI robots. And in the blue corner, The Ides of March, a cold tale of political intrigue, weighing in with no fewer than six former Academy (& Tony) Award nominees… Nah, it wasn’t even a contest. Did you think […]

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Much as it’s a story of overcoming odds, Dolphin Tale has held on to its audience due to spectacular word of mouth and has leapt ahead of Moneyball in this week’s box office tussle. Champion of the past two weeks, The Lion King (in Re-Release), buckled by about half, probably because people remembered they’d already […]

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