You’ve Got B.O.: ‘2012’ Blows Up

2012, Roland Emmerich’s epic disaster extravaganza about the end of the world, cha-chinged in some hefty change in its opening weekend, bringing in $65 million. The buzzworthy Precious climbed up to fourth place, while the poorly-marketed Pirate Radio didn’t break the top ten. 1. 2012 – $65m 2. A Christmas Carol – $22.3m 3. The […]

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You’ve Got B.O.: No Humbug for Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey’s A Christmas Carol won the weekend box office as expected, but it didn’t make the boffo money that most animated holiday movies tend to make, which is a sign of weak word of mouth or just a weak economy. George Clooney’s Men Who Stare At Goats managed a third place finish, while The […]

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You’ve Got B.O.: ‘Paranormal’ is Active

Buzzworthy scare flick Paranormal Activity has climbed to the top spot, managing to beat out the debut of the sixth installment of the relentless Saw franchise, which garnered the lowest opening total of the whole series. Faring even worse were Astro Boy and Cirque Du Freak, while Amelia didn’t even make the top ten. 1. […]

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You’ve Got B.O.: The ‘Wild’ Rumpus Starts

Spike Jonze’s film adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book Where The Wild Things Are scored the top spot at the box office this weekend, while Gerard Butler’s violent attack on the system Law Abiding Citizen came in second, and the low-budget horror phenomenon Paranormal Activity continues its rise up the list. Couples Retreat, last […]

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Opening Wide: Where The Wild Things Are, Law Abiding Citizen, Paranormal Activity, Stepfather

Here’s what’s opening in theaters nationwide this weekend, and it’s an interesting mix. For horror fans, there’s The Stepfather remake as well as the buzz-crazy Paranormal Activity getting its wide release after fans demanded it (which The Stepfather folks likely weren’t counting on). There’s some “Biblical” revenge happening as Gerard Butler’s Law Abiding Citizen goes […]

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You’ve Got B.O.: Couples Don’t Retreat

Vince Vaughn’s ensemble romantic comedy of foibles Couples Retreat made a tropical splash at the box office this weekend, raking in $35 million, while the buzzing low-budget scarefest Paranormal Activity has started to climb the charts up to number five. 1. Couples Retreat – $35.3m 2. Zombieland – $15m 3. Cloudy with a Chance of […]

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‘Paranormal Activity’ Fighting To Open Wide

In a phenomenon not unlike the hysteria that surrounded The Blair Witch Project when it was first released back in 1999, another realistically creepy indie-horror movie sans stars is building up steam and getting audiences talking and shaking again. Paranormal Activity is out in limited release right now, and Paramount is trying to curry enough […]

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Limited Release: Capitalism: A Love Story, Coco Before Chanel, I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell

Here’s what’s opening in selected cities this weekend, and as David Letterman always says, we just pray to God that your city has been selected. We’ve got Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story, Audrey Tautou’s Coco Before Chanel, Tucker Max’s I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell and a new spooky indie thriller called Paranormal […]

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