It's close, but no cigar: Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen ended up $2 million behind The Dark Knight for that much-desired five-day box office record.
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In just three days (Wed-Fri), the truly terrible robot sequel has amassed a whopping $125.9 million. This will sadly place the movie at number four for the biggest three-days in history.
The "biggest movie of the summer," Transformers 2 is also the most soulless and awful; impressive considering the litany of cinematic trains wrecks we've endured the past two months.
Some 43 years after it began, and seven years after the movie franchise seemed completely played out, Star Trek is making firsts again. And so far, it's the most popular movie of the year in America.
I can only guess that The Hangover is continuing to expand beyond the frat-boy core, a theory which will be tested when Transformers 2 steals each and every frat boy away next weekend.
William Shatner sat down with Conan on "The Tonight Show," and ended up flipping off the host on Wednesday night.
After a few oddball stories about...
There's the Star Trek solution of changing the time-space continuum, but I'm hesitant to recommend that because of the damage it might do to the Obamas' new White House vegetable garden.
The risk-taking, emotional, intuitive Kirk and the logical, rational, conservative Spock need each other. They are two integral parts of a complex, effective decision-making system.
The Hangover -- one of the unlikeliest films to open at number one this summer -- is now arguably the least predictable contender to hold onto the top spot for two weekends running.
You have an R-rated comedy starring a cast of unknowns and moderately recognizable faces that just opened bigger than all but one Adam Sandler comedy and all but one Will Ferrell vehicle.
"Four score and seven meals ago my conscience brought forth to the anti-rebel north a new diet conceived in kindness and dedicated to the proposition that all animals are created equal.
This movie is pro-selfishness and egoism (which is just egotism misspelled), and anti-altruism. It preaches, at length and in a superior tone, that Altruism is Bad. And it means it.
Seems like it was only yesterday that I, along with the rest of the world, were setting our hair on fire in panic at the news on the Drudge Report tha...
Is the era of the dark comic book movie fable coming to an end? Or is it more a matter of a spate of seemingly underperforming dark would-be blockbusters?
The thing Star Trek does better than most anything is enable you hold a mirror up to our culture and show its deepest -- oftentimes hidden -- flaws
As much as I enjoyed Star Trek, it was a guilty pleasure. Here was yet another movie that was devoted to selling us something we already had.
Star Trek -- I give it 5 stars, 2 galaxies, and 1 1/2 novas.
The sequel to the insanely leggy 2006 family favorite took in $15.3 million, while Terminator Salvation took in $14.8 million on its second day of release.
About that ridiculous ongoing debate about the new digital IMAX screens popping up in retrofitted conventional movie theaters, here's the thing: IMAX is not just about screen size.
I thought my lust for sexy Vulcans was gone for good but the new Star Trek brought my first love back to me.
The shocking news is that while Angels & Demons did a solid $46 million over the weekend, it actually came in second place to Star Trek on Saturday and Sunday.
If this younger, more diverse, hopeful, humorous, and ultimately optimistic Star Trek is a reflection of our times, then perhaps things are looking up.
LOS ANGELES — "Star Trek" has been beamed aboard the International Space Station.
Paramount Pictures said they transferred director J.J. Abrams...
what about the Wanda Sykes roast? Was she out of bounds? Can a joke about 9/11 be funny, even if it's tasteless?
I didn't have a problem until about midway through Star Trek, at which point I realized that every single lady on screen was either a mother, a ho, or an intergalactic hood ornament.
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