Box Office Barometer 9-12-11: Power Rankings


This was the lowest-grossing weekend of the year, but don’t let that get you down. The NFL is back, and that’s a panacea for just about anything (except scurvy).  In the spirit of football, we’ve decided to take this week’s Top 10 movies and power rank them using their aggregate Metacritic score.  Here is the … Continue reading

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Box Office Barometer 9-6-11: Be All You Can Be


I kept asking myself what was coming out this weekend, and forgetting, then asking myself again.  That’s not a good sign.  The new released were The Debt, Apollo 18, and Shark Night 3D, and each one was dropped onto Labor Day weekend because they were trying to be something that they weren’t. The Debt Synopsis: … Continue reading

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Box Office Barometer 8-29-11: Excuses, Excuses


Hurricane Irene harshed everyone’s mellow this weekend and caused multiple northeastern movie chains to close theaters for the safety of their employees and customers.  Unfortunately for those movies opening this weekend, that totally killed business.  Fortunately for those movies opening this weekend, it totally provided an excuse as to why they bombed, because they most … Continue reading

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Box Office Barometer 8-22-11: Finishing As Expected


Much like sports leagues and divisions, the weekend’s movies can be predicted based on name, pedigree, and history.  This is one of those weekends. For this week’s analogy, we chose the AL East. 1. Yankees (The Help) 2.Red Sox (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) These two teams/movies have been 1-2 in some order.  … Continue reading

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