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It’s that time of year where we see which films were the biggest box office flops of 2012. 2012 has come to a close, so now we can see what films were sure to have gotten at lease a few executives yelled at. A few notes on the table, the vast majority of those listed… read more

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The Paranormal Activity series took a pretty big hit with its fourth installment from the third, but it still took the top spot for the weekend. Parnormal Activity 4 took in $30.2 million this weekend, which is still pretty good considering it had a $5 million budget, but compared to the $52 million Paranormal Activity… read more

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Despite scathing reviews, people still want to see Taken 2. Although it took a hit of 54.6 percent from its opening weekend, Taken 2 still came out on top this weekend with $22.5 million. It’s already grossed $86.7 million domestic off of a $45 million budget, so don’t be surprised if there is a talk… read more

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Liam Neeson won the weekend with Taken 2 despite critics blasting it as being a terrible follow-up to the surprise hit. Neeson’s second go-around as a man with “a particular set of talents” took in $50 million to easily win the weekend. It’s hovering around 20 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, but with a B+ CinemaScore… read more

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After five weeks of slow box office, things are finally looking up thanks to Sony taking the top two spots. Hotel Transylvania had the biggest September opening ever, beating out the one set by Sweet Home Alabama back in 2002. The new animated festure was the biggest release yet for the animation arm of the… read more

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With a 28 percent decline in the take at the box office from the same weekend last year, no one is going to be crowing about the last three days. As it stands right now, House at the End of the Street and End of Watch are both claiming to have taken $13 million this… read more

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Dredd 3D can be summed up very easily for fans of the long-running comic book series: Pitch freaking perfect. I was able to slide out of the office early enough today to catch a 2D matinee of the film – I have yet to see a 3D screening of a film, and don’t plan to… read more

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Movies

September 20 2012

Dredd’s Gear Featurette

Okay, last one on Dredd 3D, I swear. I just need this movie to do $50 million in the U.S. so that I can someday see a sequel. They’ve said that’s all it will take to get the second one rolling, and I want it folks, so … thanks for indulging me. Learn a little… read more

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It may have taken the top spot at the box office this weekend, but Resident Evil: Retribution doesn’t have too much to get excited about. Resident Evil: Retribution took the top spot at the box office this weekend, but it had the worst opening for the series since the original film in 2002, and it… read more

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I’ll say this for Lionsgate, they are definitely trying to step up the promotion of Dredd 3D. I said some time ago that a lot of the success of Dredd 3D would rely on how the film was marketed. While I still think Lionsgate is playing a bit too much to the core audience –… read more

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Things are definitely picking up on the marketing side of things for Dredd 3D with a month to go before the movie. The video above showed up earlier this week as a warning against taking Slo Mo, the drug ravaging the streets of Mega-City 1 in the movie. Also launched for viral marketing this week… read more

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Movies

August 16 2012

Who is Dredd

With the new Dredd 3D film coming out in Sept., it’s about time that the studio started educating everyone as to exactly who (Judge) Dredd is. Even though there was a Judge Dredd film in 1995 starring Sylvester Stallone, and they did get some aspects of the story right, in general audiences don’t have a… read more

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