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New Movies, Bad Results, Good Riddance

    This is the absolute worst time of the year to write about movies. It’s like the Major League Baseball All-Star Break of the cinema world. Here’s a quick rundown of why it’s so awful: The tentpole releases everyone gets excited about (Jurassic World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, etc.) are done. There is no   Continue Reading

R.I.P., Summer Blockbuster Season

  On Friday afternoon, Aug. 7, Summer Blockbuster Season passed away peacefully due to general lethargy and creative differences. He was 126 days old. Mr. Season was born prematurely Friday, April 3, when Furious 7 debuted in theaters and surprised everyone by earning more than $143.6 million over the next three days. Despite slowly growing   Continue Reading

Size Isn’t Everything for Ant-Man

      The top of this past weekend’s box office was as tight as we (and actual experts) expected, with Ant-Man (74.33 index value) edging Minions (59.33) by a little less than $8 million. Marvel’s latest offering wound up with an estimated $58 million to finish slightly below projections, which was just bad enough   Continue Reading

Minions and Tie-Ins

    This past weekend, two things happened at the box office that diverged wildly in the “saw that coming” department: Self/less (40.33 index value) made very little money —$5.4 million, adding to Ryan Reynolds’ tank battalion that at this point is big enough to crush Rommel. Minions (59.67) made so very much money —   Continue Reading

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