U.K. box office: ‘Angels & Demons’ heavenly

Everybody loves Tom Hanks. Or the prospect of the Vatican getting blown up: 1. Angels & Demons: £6 million (NEW) 2. Star Trek: £3.5 million (2nd week; drops 42%) 3. Coraline: £1.4 million (2nd week; drops 44%) 4. X-Men Origins: Wolverine: £1.2 million (3rd week; drops 46%) 5. Hannah Montana: The Movie: £1 million (3rd … more…

question of the day: Will ‘Angels & Demons’ beat ‘Star Trek’ at the box office this weekend?

Box office prognosticating is not something I want to become a regular thing here at FlickFilosopher.com, but I’m intrigued by the situation this weekend, with Star Trek returning for its second weekend as Angels & Demons opens. Trek has had an extraordinary midweek this week, earning almost $20 million from Monday through Wednesday. (Thursday’s numbers … more…

U.K. box office: ‘Star Trek’ beams up

Geeks are ascendant over the pond, too: 1. Star Trek: £5.95 million (NEW) 2. Coraline: £2.4 million (NEW) 3. X-Men Origins: Wolverine: £2.2 million (2nd week; drops 67%) 4. Hannah Montana: The Movie: £1.3 million (2nd week; drops 36%) 5. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past: £.79 million (2nd week; drops 19%) (actual numbers, not estimates) Trek … more…

trailer break: ‘Angels & Demons’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Woo-hoo! Illuminati! Conspiracy theories! Evil religions! Tom Hanks snarking at priests! Ewan McGregor in a clerical collar! Well, actually, that last doesn’t do much for me, but I know someone who’s going to be very intrigued by that. Man, if church had been this exciting, I might … more…

question of the day: What can the Vatican hope to accomplish with a boycott of ‘Angels and Demons’?

Rumor has it the Vatican may be planning to announce a Catholic boycott of the upcoming film Angels and Demons, opening worldwide in May: Avvenire, the Vatican’s official newspaper, ran a story in Friday’s edition noting that the church “cannot approve” of such a problematic film. The Turin daily La Stampa, meanwhile, said the Vatican … more…