April 13, 2012
'Monsieur Lazhar' MPAA rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material, a disturbing image and brief language Running time: 1 hour, 34 minutes Playing: In limited release
March 19, 2012 |
The high school-set "21 Jump Street" taught its competition a lesson at the box office this weekend, easily collecting the majority of ticket sales at the multiplex. The film, starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as cops who go back to high school on an undercover mission, reaped a healthy $35 million, according to an estimate by distributor Sony Pictures. "21 Jump Street" was the only new movie to hit theaters nationwide this weekend, though two other comedies debuted in about 60 of the country's top markets.
March 9, 2012
'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen' MPAA rating: PG-13 for some sexual content and violence, and brief language Running time: 1 hour, 47 minutes Playing: In limited release
January 20, 2012 |
The fourth movie in Sony Pictures' "Underworld" vampire series should lead the box office this weekend as Hollywood hopes to continue what has been a strong January in theaters. People who have seen prerelease audience surveys are confident that"Underworld: Awakening"will debut with between $20 million and $25 million. There's less certainty around another new entry,"Red Tails. " The George Lucas-produced movie about the World War II Tuskegee Airmen is tracking for an opening of around $15 million, gaining momentum recently among African American audiences.
October 7, 2011
'Thunder Soul' MPAA rating: PG for brief language and momentary historical smoking Running time: 1 hour, 28 minutes Playing: In limited release
September 23, 2011
'Pearl Jam Twenty' No MPAA rating Running time: 2 hours Playing: In limited release
June 24, 2011
'Beginning of the Great Revival' No MPAA rating; In Mandarin with English subtitles Running time: 2 hours, 4 minutes Playing: In limited release
May 31, 2011 |
Despite its lofty subject matter and press-averse director, "The Tree of Life" found success at the box office this weekend. The movie from reclusive filmmaker Terrence Malick opened in four theaters and collected a strong $488,920 from Friday through Monday , according to an estimate from distributor Fox Searchlight. On a three-day basis, the film had a per-theater average of $93,230, just slightly less than the $99,834 per-theater average Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" had in its premiere last weekend.
May 23, 2011
"Midnight in Paris" packed in Angelenos and New Yorkers this weekend, scoring the best limited-release opening ever for Woody Allen as it opened in the two cities. Riding a wave of good reviews and publicity from the Cannes Film Festival, Allen's new film, starring Owen Wilson as a writer drawn to the City of Light, opened to $578,805, according to an estimate from distributor Sony Pictures Classics. That's a strong performance considering the picture was playing at just six theaters, two in Los Angeles and four in New York.