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Box Office,Opinion

Weekend Box Office Aug. 18-20: Is the film industry imploding?

This big news this summer weekend (and it's going to be boring for the next few weeks) wasn't about a particular film bombing or exceeding expectations, but rather about two recent developments which both came out this week about the business which caused a lot of discussion. First was the return to filmmaking for director Steven Soderbergh, after a four-year sabbatical to...

Film,Interviews

Interview: Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis talk 'Whose Streets?'

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement, Whose Streets?, released by Magnolia Films, is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. People from around the country came together as freedom...

Box Office,Film

Weekend Box Office Aug. 11-13: 'Girls Trip' moves toward $100M mark, 'Annabelle: Creation' is a late summer surprise

We are now in that annual time of year that I like to call the "Film Dog Days of Summer." It's that time of the year, from mid-August until mid-Sept, when major film releases drop significantly before the fall onslaught and studios and distributors release their sure fire losers or more box office questionable films that they have been holding back from release (such as Sony's The Dark...

Box Office,Film

Weekend Box Office July 28-30: 'Girls Trip' has strong second weekend, tops 'Atomic Blonde'

Now don't get mad me, but I have a confession to me. I haven't seen Girls Trip yet and I wasn't planning to either. But I'll admit that I'm going to have to go see Girls Trip after a phone call I got last week from one of my closest friends. First off, I have to tell you that my friend is somewhat, but not always, conservative in her movie tastes. She hates violence and she turns...

Box Office,Film

Weekend Box Office July 21-23: 'Girls Trip' has largest opening for a live-action comedy this year, 'Valerian' flops

See I told you. Over previous weeks I kept saying that Girls Trip would beat out the similarly themed white (well actually mostly white and Zoe Kravitz) version called Rough Night, which completely tanked at the box office and has grossed only $21.7 million so far. But then, I'm no Einstein since anybody could have seen that coming. As I said before, despite the celebrity media's...