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Are Critically Acclaimed Movies More Popular? They Were Last Year

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erik Lundegaard

Both critics and moviegoers seem to like quality and not crap. Is this revelatory? In a society that dismisses quality, and that holds up crap for imitation, it certainly feels revelatory.

Why the New York Times Shouldn't Try to Predict Summer Box Office

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erik Lundegaard

Frankly, it's not the business of the New York Times to engage in facile prognostication about the box office performance of summer sequels.

Trapped Between Two Women at the Sex and the City Premiere

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erik Lundegaard

When your dream wedding goes kaput and you're catatonic, your friends care enough to whisk you away to Mexico for a vacation for four. You don't even need to thank or acknowledge them. What are friends for?

2007 Was Modest Year For Hollywood

New York Times | Brooks Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Despite a modest increase in 2007 box office receipts, moviedom is trudging into January with a droop in its shoulders. Ticket sales at North America...

Gary Susman

How Does Reese Witherspoon Stay on the A-List? | Gary Susman | Posted 04.17.2012 | Entertainment

Back in 2005, Reese Witherspoon was a top star; she was earning $15 million a picture, was a reliable box office draw in romantic comedies, and proved...

Weekend Box Office: 'Lorax' Beats Down 'John Carter'

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.11.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — "Dr. Seuss' the Lorax" has easily beaten Edgar Rice Burroughs' "John Carter" at the weekend box office. Studio estimates Sunday p...

'21 Jump Street's' Kicks 'The Lorax' Out Of No. 1

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.18.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Audiences headed back to school for the TV update "21 Jump Street," which opened as the No. 1 weekend movie with $35 million. Son...