Box Office Barometer 12-12-11: Calculating Actors’ Values

Movies like New Years Eve get made, because studios think “star = money, therefore more stars = more money.”  Thus, we get this concoction of 18 “stars” in a two hour movie.  Even just by looking at the movie poster, you can’t ascertain anything except “actors,” “New Years Eve,” and “smiles.”  Since the movie only … Continue reading

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Box Office Barometer 4-11-11: The State of the Actresses

Out of the top 10, only two movies had female leads. Hanna placed #3, and Soul Surfer placed #4, and according to Deadline, both movies over-performed.  Apparently, $12.3 million and $11.1 million are over-performing.  For the highest profile new release based on a male character, Arthur earned $12.6 million for #2, which is considered underperforming. … Continue reading

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