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Box Office,Opinion,Film

Weekend Box Office Sept. 15-17: 'It' does it again and what's the deal with 'mother!'?

To no one's surprise, Warner Bros.' horror film It was the big winner this weekend. Though people still can't really explain how the film managed to have the biggest fall box office opening for any film ever with $123 million, it pulled in another $60 million this weekend. That gives the film a total of $218.7M domestically and $371M worldwide in just two weeks. We're talking here...

Box Office,Film

Weekend Box Office Sept. 8-10 'It' is the savior of Hollywood!

At last! A savior has come to save the film industry. After an entire month of horrible box office numbers and perhaps the worst August alone since anyone could remember (and an even worse summer), in nearly 2 decades, a film has come along to rescue Hollywood And its name is It! Warner Bros.' film version of Stephen King's classic horror novel laid waste to everything in sight,...

Box Office,Film

Weekend Box Office Aug. 25-27: How did the summer winners fare?

Since we're now in the absolute dog days doldrums of summer, literally nothing opened this weekend of any consequence (and the same goes for next weekend as well), so why not take a look at how this summer winners fared. Last week, we analyzed why this summer has been a box office disaster for studios and distributors but there were some successes as well, of course. No surprise the...

Festivals

Sammy Davis, Jr. doc & 'Félicité' among early announcements for Chicago International Film Festival

The 53rd annual Chicago International Film Festival announced a preview of the first 20 films confirmed out of some 120 feature films and shorts planned for this year's festival which runs from October 12-26. And of the first 20 announced a few are definitely of interest to S&A readers: Sam Pollard's documentary about the legendary entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr.: I Gotta Be Me...

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...