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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 […]

Romantic new releases face box office struggle


With the most romantic day of the year falling on Friday, this weekend’s three new releases are, unsurprisingly, romances. About Last Night, starring Kevin Hart, will most likely come out on top as the only comedy. The star-studded Winter’s Tale, helmed by Academy Award-winning writer Akiva Goldsman, may not be a big draw due to […]

Mama to see strong weekend sales


Though the box office can be pretty unpredictable, there are some basic elements that go into anticipating how well a film is going to do.   Some factors include: how other films have done recently, what weekend a film is coming out and what competition it faces. This column will look at these elements to […]

Darren Aronofsky shopping George Washington film


Paramount Pictures is currently in negotiations with Protozoa Pictures on The General, a film regarding the life of George Washington, for which Darren Aronofsky will serve as producer and director. Paramount Pictures currently has a first-look deal with the production company. If the studio can’t reach a deal, however, other studios will have the opportunity […]

Reese Witherspoon’s new role follows Oscar curse


This weekend, the new Reese Witherspoon vehicle This Means War will be released. The movie marks a turning point in Witherspoon’s career, one in which has taken a considerable hit since winning her first and only Oscar for Walk the Line in 2006. Witherspoon has fallen into a familiar trap: that of the beautiful young […]