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‘Captain America’ will dominate as only new release


Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  That is all. There is only one nationwide release this weekend, and it’s a big one. The new Captain America film is yet another continuation of the impressive Marvel Universe that Disney has been able to create over the past couple years. Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, […]

Weekends releases should topple ‘Divergent’s’ shaky dominance


The last weekend of March only comes with two major nationwide releases: Biblical epic Noah, featuring a star-studded cast led by Russell Crowe and Emma Watson, and Sabotage, featuring ex-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in yet another action role. While both films should do well at the box office this weekend, expect Noah to claim the number […]

Weekend Box Office: ‘Divergent’ separates self from pack


While she was no Bella or Katniss, Divergent’s Tris Prior managed her debut just fine. The latest young adult fantasy adaptation from Lionsgate, Divergent, opened to a commendable $54.6M over the weekend.  While that’s lower than Twilight’s $69.6M and nowhere near The Hunger Games’ record-breaking $152.5M opening in 2012, it’s still a great launch for […]

Weekend releases shouldn’t topple reign of ‘300’


A lack of major nationwide releases should make for a slow weekend at the box office, with just two major players heading off for the top spot. Between Need for Speed, the action-thriller adapted from the video game franchise, and Tyler Perry’s Single Moms Club, expect a slow weekend at the box office. It seems […]

Weekend Box Office: ‘300’ rises above ‘Mr. Peabody’


Seven years after the record-breaking run of its predecessor, 300: Rise of An Empire still managed a robust opening of $45.04M over the weekend, beating out DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody & Sherman. While this is a step down from 300’s $70.88M opening in 2007, which at the time was the largest spring opening ever, it’s […]

Diverse weekend releases usher in new season of films


With the Academy Awards last weekend, a new season of films has officially begun. March should bring more new releases each weekend than January and February, which are typically slow months for theaters because of the awards season. This weekend has three nationwide releases, all playing to very different audiences. 300: Rise of an Empire […]

Academy Awards should slow weekend releases


With spring just around the corner, this weekend’s box office brings several new releases, targeting a variety of demographics. While all of these films will suffer because of the Academy Awards on Sunday, some of them should have enough draw to audiences to the theaters. The most talked about release this weekend should be the […]

Action films shouldn’t have large box office impact


With President’s Day Weekend behind us and the Academy Awards creeping up in about a week, new releases are sparse this weekend, with a pair of action films lacking in both good marketing and critical acclaim. This week’s new releases, Pompeii and 3 Days to Kill, are both targeted toward the male demographic, a shift […]