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Box Office Misc

2012 Summer Movie Wrap-up: The Avengers and the Art House Save an Otherwise Mediocre Summer Movie Season

Scott Mendelson | Posted 10.30.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

In short, the expected mega-blockbusters were indeed mostly mega-blockbusters, the expected middle-of-the-road hits were just that, while the films pegged most likely to flop or at least financially disappoint did just that.

Go Big or Go Home: Why the Mainstream Successes of The Debt and Our Idiot Brother Matter

Scott Mendelson | Posted 11.07.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

While there are many reasons to praise the $14 million six-day opening of The Debt, the most surprising thing about it is that Focus Features debuted the film wide enough to achieve that kind of opening in the first place.

No Slump Then, No Slump Now! Why Comparing Cumulative Weekend Box Office Makes No Sense

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.26.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

There is a reason I never discuss how well a respective weekend performed compared to the same weekend last year or the year before. It's irrelevant.

Why Tom Cruise Is, for the Moment, Still a Movie Star and a Box Office Draw

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

As far as how well Knight and Day will open, you can bet that the tabloids are itching to tear Cruise apart when the film doesn't open to blockbuster levels. But guess what? It probably won't.

Can Sex & the City 2 Overcome the TV Sequels Curse? Is it The Wrath of Khan or I Want to Believe?

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Sex & the City 2 opens worldwide on Thursday. Expectations are running high, with the general consensus that it will perform in a similar fashion to the first picture. But the odds are indeed stacked against it.