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Weekend Box Office: Oct. 21-23

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

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Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman in The Prestige

Director Christopher Nolan’s, The Prestige worked it’s magic on the
movie-going audience last weekend to top the North American Box with $14.8
million. Surprisingly enough, The Prestige managed to hold off Clint
Eastwood’s, WWII drama, Flags of our Fathers, which debuted in third
place with $10.8 million. Martin Scorsese scores his biggest hit in recent years
with the The Departed, which is holding strong at second place with $13.6
million for a grand total of $77.0 million to date.

Sony’s animated feature, Open Season places fourth with $8.0 million,
and Flicka, Fox’s family drama, debuts in fifth place bringing in $7.7
million. Tied for fifth place, with Flicka was last week’s box office
winner, The Grudge 2 with $7.7 million.

Falling to seventh place is Universal’s political comedy Man of the Year
with $7 million. Director Sofia Coppola’s, Marie Antoinette opened in
limited release and places eight with $5.3 million.

Rounding out the Top 10 was Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning,
which placed ninth with $3.9 million, and The Marine fell to10th place
with $3.7 million.

Sony’s Running With Scissors opened in limited
release, in only 8 theaters for a strong debut of $225,000, while the 3-D
version of Tim Burton’s, The Nightmare Before Christmas made $3.3 million
in limited release.

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Weekend Box Office – Oct. 13-15/2006

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

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With the debut of The Grudge 2, this weekend, Sony scores it’s 12th number one hit for the year. The sequel to the 2004 hit screamed into theaters to the beat of $22 million. It only cost $20 million to make.

The Departed is still going strong dropping a mere 30%, and bringing in $18.7 million to place second. The gangster related film is poised to become Scorsese’s highest grossing film ever.

Starring Robin Wiliams, The Man of the Year had a mediocre debut bringing in $12.6 million to take third place. Rounding out the top five releases, Open Season comes in fourth place with $11million, while New Line Cinema’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning places fifth with $7.8 million.

Debuting in sixth place, The Marine pulls in $7 million and the other military themed drama The Guardian fell to seventh place with $5.9 million. The critically panned comedy, Employee of the Month comes in eighth with $5.6 million. Costing only $12 million to produce, the comedy has pulled in $19 million for Lionsgate, since it’s debut last week.

Cracking the top ten, One Night With the King places ninth with $4.3 million. The Biblical drama starring Peter O’Toole and Omar Shariff opened in just 909 theaters. Jackass: Number 2 places tenth with 3.3 million.

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  • The Grudge 2 – $22.0 million
  • The Departed – $18.7 million
  • Man of the Year – $12.6 million
  • Open Season – $11.0 million
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning – $7.8 million
  • The Marine – 7.0 million
  • The Guardian - $5.9 million
  • Employee of the Month – $5.6 million
  • One Night With the King – $4.3 million
  • Jackass: Number 2 – $3.3 million

Weekend Box Office – September 29-October 1 2006

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

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Once again Sony comes out on top with their animated film, Open Season, which brought in $23 million in ticket sales in it’s premiere weekend. Also opening big is The Guardian, starring Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher, which brought in $17.7 million in its debut week end.

Jackass Number: 2 falls 52% bringing in $14 million in it’s second weekend, while School for Scoundrels openend in fourth place with $9.1 million. Jet Li’s Fearless fell to fifth place earning only $4.7 million for it’s second weekend showing.

However, the clear winner last weekend was The Last King of Scotland, which brought in $143, 000 over three days (it openend in only 4 venues in New York and Los Angeles). Since it’s Wednesday launch it has earned $172, 000 over 5 days. The Last King of Scotland (A Fox Searchlight release) will open nationwide on October 20th.

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  • Open Season – $23,000,000
  • The Guardian – $17,667,000
  • Jackass: Number Two – $14,010,000
  • School for Scoundrels – $9,109,000
  • Jet Li’s Fearless – $4,702,000
  • The Last King of Scotland – $172, 000

Review: Open Season

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

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Among animated movies, Open Season manages to stand out; delivering substance as well as style. Read on:

Recently, we expressed gratitude over the fact that computer-animated movies have become so ubiquitous and unspecial that they are no longer “event” movies, but rather generic family films that will soon disappear like the majority of their hand-drawn predecessors. This feeling disappeared, however, when we realized we would still have to see and review them in their increasingly lackluster glory. Open Season, featuring the voice talents of Ashton Kutcher and Martin Lawrence, is the most recent of these efforts.

Thankfully, generic and unspecial have long since become de rigeur for studios in search of maximum profits at minimum risk; as such, those terms now more often represent a simple and resolutely “safe” adventure that will sustain preadolescent attention spans for 100 or so minutes at a time — which ultimately is a role that Open Season fills quite nicely.

Lawrence and Kutcher play Boog and Elliot, a bear and a mule deer, respectively, who find themselves unlikely partners when Boog’s human owner Beth (Debra Messing) reluctantly agrees to return her charge to the wild. While attempting to return to civilization, the two soon encounter a cross-section of crazy animals, including an irascible squirrel named McSquizzy (Billy Connolly), a tough-talking beaver named Reilly (Jon Favreau) and Ian (Patrick Warburton), Elliot’s rival for doe Giselle (Jane Krakowski). But before they can make proper friends with this veritable wildlife preserve, they discover more profound danger in the form of human hunters — one of whom, named Shaw (Gary Sinise), has specific designs on seeing the dynamic duo stuffed and mounted on his wall.

If there’s an immediate feeling of familiarity to this story, it’s because you’ve definitely seen it before; Madagascar and The Wild, to name but two recent examples, also followed this same fish-out-of-water formula. As such, the real question becomes not what story they are telling, but how they tell it, and directors Roger Allers, Jill Culton and Anthony Stacchi do their best to breathe new life into the material without going straight for the to-the-minute pop culture references or even the sappy, indulgent melodrama that lesser filmmakers turn to as a catch-all for imminent cheesiness.

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In Theaters: September 29, 2006

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

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These movies are opening in theaters, September 29th, 2006:

The Guardian: After losing his crew in a fatal crash, legendary Rescue Swimmer, Ben Randall (KEVIN COSTNER), is sent to teach at ‘A’ School, an elite training program for Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers.

Wrestling with the loss of his crew members, he throws himself into teaching, turning the program upside down with his unorthodox training methods. While there, he encounters a young, cocky swim champ, Jake Fischer (ASHTON KUTCHER), who is driven to be the best. During training, Randall helps mould Jake’s character, combining his raw talent with the heart and dedication required of a Rescue Swimmer. Upon graduation, Jake follows Randall to Kodiak, Alaska, where they face the inherent dangers of the Bering Sea. In his initial solo rescue, Jake learns firsthand from Randall, the true meaning of heroism and sacrifice, echoing the Swimmer’s motto…’So Others May Live!’

Cast: Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Neal McDonough, Melissa Sagemiller, Clancy Brown, Sela Ward, Bonnie Bramlett; Directed by: Andrew Davis

Open Season: In Columbia Pictures’ new action-adventure comedy Open Season, the first feature-length animated film from Sony Pictures Animation, Boog (Martin Lawrence), a grizzly bear with no survival skills, has his perfect world in the tranquil town of Timberline turned upside-down when he meets Elliot (Ashton Kutcher), a scrawny, fast-talking wild mule deer. Elliot arrives in Timberline missing an antler and strapped to the hood of a truck, courtesy of the paranoid über-hunter Shaw (Gary Sinise). Against his better judgment, Boog frees Elliot. Elliot attempts to return the favor by “freeing” Boog from his idyllic existence with his beloved Park Ranger Beth (Debra Messing), who raised him since he was a cub. Things quickly spiral out of control. The two troublemakers are relocated together to the wild…just three days before open season! With hunting season upon them and Shaw in hot pursuit, Boog and Elliot must learn to work together and unite the woodland creatures. In a rowdy, madcap battle, they make the woods safe once and for all by turning the hunters into the hunted.

Cast: Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher, Debra Messing; Directed by: Roger Allers, Jill Culton

Last King of Scotland: In an incredible twist of fate, a Scottish doctor (James McAvoy) on a Ugandan medical mission becomes irreversibly entangled with one of the world’s most barbaric figures: Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker). Impressed by Dr. Garrigan’s brazen attitude in a moment of crisis, the newly self-appointed Ugandan President Amin hand picks him as his personal physician and closest confidante. Though Garrigan is at first flattered and fascinated by his new position, he soon awakens to Amin’s savagery – and his own complicity in it. Horror and betrayal ensue as Garrigan tries to right his wrongs and escape Uganda alive.

Cast: Forest Whitaker, Simon McBurney, Gillian Anderson, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington; Directed by: Kevin Macdonald

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  • The Guardian
  • Open Season
  • The Last King Scotland

 
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