Rise of the Planet of the Apes sailed into the weekend with 80-plus percent positive rating from Rotten Tomatoes, while The Change-Up could only manage a positive rating in the low 20s.
While not quite as mighty as the first series reboot ten years earlier, Rise of the Planet of the Apes had a muscular debut big enough to easily win the weekend.
This weekend is an excellent example of why it's the numbers, not the rankings that matter when discussing box office. And, more importantly, the context of the numbers must be taken into account as well as the hard figures.
There are those who will scream "DISAPPOINTMENT!" because Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen opened with $200 million in its first five days two years ago. If $180 million in six days is disappointment, sign me up for failure anytime.
In the movie script there wasn't much humor and there weren't many great weapons or heart-felt moments. It sounds silly to say about a superhero movie, but there were parts I just didn't believe.
For all the money Warners clearly lavished on the effects, the writers seemingly forgot to write a script that does more than go through the motions like superhero "mad libs."
This seems to have been the year of the superheroes. We have had Green Hornet, Thor, X-Men and now Green Lantern. Still to come are Captain America an...
The new film is Hollywood's latest attempt to take the comic book movie back to its purer roots. Does Green Lantern earn its stripes as simple summer fun?
Green Lantern is a deeply problematic comic book adventure, with structural and character development issues that should have felled the film. But like its title character, it overcomes its own weaknesses and embraces its flaws.
The annual meeting of theater owners is about getting customers into their local movie theater. Toward that end, there were talks on everything that may impact the consumer's theater-going experience.
I hadn't been watching the news lately. When I did tune in recently, though, I see that I have been missing some really important issues being discussed.
Raoul Felder has been called the "Duke of Divorce," and with good reason--he's known for duking it out in court for his clients. After 30 years as Am...
He's tall, dark and handsome and often recognized, though not by name. David Walton, starring in NBC's new series, Perfect Couples, is said to look like Colin Farrell, Ryan Reynolds, Treat Williams, Matt Dillon or a combination thereof.
According to the Chinese calendar, 2010 was the year of the tiger. In the celebrity universe, it was the year of the Tiger divorce. Sandra and Jesse's...
At 25, Kellan Lutz has become one of the most recognizable faces in the world. From his turn as Emmet Cullen in the Twilight films, to his modeling wo...
Is setting a movie in the pre-Internet, pre-cell phone era a storytelling shortcut -- or a storytelling challenge?