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U.K. box office: No one can beat ‘Alice’

Though newcomers give it a good shot: 1. Alice in Wonderland: £7.2 million (2nd week; drops 30%) 2. Shutter Island: £2.3 million (NEW) 3. Green Zone: £2.1 million (NEW) 4. Avatar: £.64 million 5. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale: £.44 million (NEW) (actual numbers, not estimates) Just as in North America, nothing could come close to … more…

U.K. box office: ‘Alice’ pummels ‘Avatar’

Everything’s gonna be 3D from now on: 1. Alice in Wonderland: £10.6 million (NEW) 2. Avatar: £.91 million 3. The Crazies: £.67 million (2nd week; drops 44%) 4. The Lovely Bones: £.66 million (3rd week; drops 45%) 5. The Princess and the Frog: £.38 million (actual numbers, not estimates) Just as it did in North … more…

U.K. box office: ‘Avatar’ clings to No. 1

Just a quick look at last weekend’s numbers as we move into a new go-round: 1. Avatar: £2.3 million 2. The Lovely Bones: £1.203 million (2nd week; drops 27%) 3. The Crazies: £1.194 million (NEW) 4. The Princess and the Frog: £.87 million (4th week in wide release; drops 50%) 5. Percy Jackson & the … more…

U.K. box office: And ‘Avatar’ is back at the top

And kiddie flicks do very well indeed: 1. Avatar: £2.8 million 2. The Princess and the Frog: £1.7 million (3rd week in wide release; up 15%) 3. The Lovely Bones: £1.637 million (NEW) 4. Valentine’s Day: £1.583 million (2nd week; drops 58%) 5. Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief: £1.487 million (2nd week; … more…

my week at the movies: ‘Brooklyn’s Finest,’ ‘Cop Out,’ ‘The Secret of Kells,’ ‘A Prophet (Un Prophète),’ ‘The Crazies,’ ‘The Art of the Steal’

Looks like Ethan Hawke got a promotion from his Los Angeles Training Day and a crosscountry transfer to serve with Brooklyn’s Finest (opens in the U.S. and Canada on March 5; no U.K. release date has been announced). Looks intense… And then there’s Cop Out (opens in the U.S. and Canada on February 26, and … more…

caption this! image from ‘The Crazies’

Fun for Wednesdays! We look at an image from an upcoming movie or TV show and write snarky, witty, or otherwise entertaining captions for it. No prizes, it’s just for fun. Fill ’er, sir?: Overture Films tells us about the movie: Imagine living in a small town where everything is safe and happy…until suddenly it … more…