Box Office Barometer 10-10-11: What Audiences Want

Real Steel won the weekend, but it didn’t win the war.  The movie grossed $27.3 million against a $115 million budget, making even the most modest movies blush.  The Ides of March came in a distant second at $10.4 million, even though it was looking to stab it’s way to power.  Nobody broke the bank … Continue reading

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Box Office Barometer 8-15-11: Are Any Good Movies Coming Out?

Rise of the Planet of the Apes won the weekend with $27 million.  This weak showing has officially ended the era of good feelings of summer blockbuster fun.  We are now in the zone where movies like Final Destination 5 are dumped to extract any cash they can.  Instead of mourning the loss, let’s look … Continue reading

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