Box Office Barometer 11-14-11: Debating Immortals’ Mediocre Status

Another weekend, another depressed box office. As the movie industry looked for hope from two cross-dressing lead roles (J. Edgar and Jack and Jill) and the self-proclaimed “non-300 rip-off” rip-off Immortals. With Adam Sandler coming in second with what will surely be another $100 million movie featuring his “brave” performance, Immortals used some fighting pun … Continue reading

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Box Office Barometer 1-17-11

Every Monday, Contested looks at the weekend’s box office to determine whether moviegoers are watching the better movies (Intelligent), succumbing to the studios’ deceptive marketing (Brainwashed), or thoroughly enjoying garbage programming (Armond White). It looks like the movie-going public is sane.  Audiences were not swayed by the increasingly-gimmicky 3D cash grab that is The Green … Continue reading

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