October 7, 2011
'Real Steel' MPAA rating: PG-13 for some violence, intense action and brief language Running time: 2 hours, 7 minutes Playing: In general release
October 17, 2011 |
"Footloose" may have the moves, but "Real Steel" strutted past the '80s remake at the box office this past weekend, holding onto its No. 1 spot for the second week in a row. The film about futuristic robot boxing starring Hugh Jackman took in $16.3 million, bringing its domestic total to $51.7 million, according to an estimate from distributor Walt Disney Pictures. Sales were off 40% from the first weekend, a relatively modest decline for an action movie. "Footloose" was a close second at $16.1 million, despite pre-release audience surveys that had indicated it would come out on top. The other two debuts in wide release had far more disappointing openings.
October 7, 2011 |
George Clooney will suffer a blow from an imposing robot at the box office this weekend. "Real Steel," a PG-13 action film starring Hugh Jackman, is expected to collect around $30 million in U.S. ticket sales upon its debut, according to several people who have seen prerelease audience surveys. Disney and DreamWorks, however, are expecting a softer opening of $23 million to $25 million. Either way, that should be enough to crush the other new film in wide release, the Clooney-directed political drama "Ides of March," which also stars the actor and will probably gross around $11 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1997 |
When I was a kid, some of my favorite people were the deejays who lived inside my tiny transistor radio and brought wit and sparkle and, of course, those great Top 40 records into my ho-hum life. How could it be that they always said the cool thing? And the funny thing? And how to repay them for playing the music that moved me so? Well, that was long ago. You could say I've had many format changes since then.
January 22, 2012 |
"50/50" Summit, $26.99; Blu-ray, $30.49 The title of the dramedy refers to the odds of survival faced by young public-radio producer Adam Learner (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) after he's diagnosed with cancer. Adam tries to lean on a therapist (Anna Kendrick) and his best friend (Seth Rogen) for support, but because they're all from a generation trained to respond to situations with aloofness, timidity and/or snark, they're unprepared for potential tragedy. Will Reiser's script — based on his own experiences — is a little too shaggy, and director Jonathan Levine doesn't help matters by letting his cast improvise so freely.
June 24, 1998 |
Forget "Titanic." (As if.) With an adjusted domestic gross estimated by Variety at $1.2 billion, roughly twice what the James Cameron film has managed within this country, "Gone With the Wind" is without serious rivals as America's most popular film. And it's back. Starting Friday, "Gone With the Wind" will be seen in three dozen Southern California theaters, 200-plus nationwide. The film has been periodically re-released since its 1939 debut, the last time in 1989, but this version is special.