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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (review)

I’m almost entirely sure that no one who has not read The Deathly Hallows will be able to grasp what’s going on. The film is damn nigh impenetrable without the background of the novel, and all the previous novels in the series. It was almost impenetrable to me, who has read all the books, at least on an emotional level.

U.K. box office: ‘Avatar’ opens big

And homegrown British films make good showings: 1. Avatar: £8.5 million (NEW) 2. St. Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold: £1.6 million (NEW) 3. A Christmas Carol: £1 million 4. Nativity!: £.58 million (4th week; drops 13%) 5. Planet 51: £.455 million (3rd week; drops 41%) (actual numbers, not estimates) Avatar enjoyed the third … more…

U.K. box office: ‘New Moon’ shines

Twilight frenzy has gripped the U.K., too: 1. The Twilight Saga: New Moon: £11.7 million (NEW) 2. 2012: £3.5 million (2nd week; drops 46%) 3. A Christmas Carol: £2.2 million (3rd week; drops 11%) 4. Harry Brown: £.72 million (2nd week; drops 43%) 5. Up: £.64 million (actual numbers, not estimates) Bad timing for box … more…

North American box office: ‘Wild Things’ goes wild

Where does the week go? 1. Where the Wild Things Are: $32.7 million (NEW) 2. Law Abiding Citizen: $21 million (NEW) 3. Paranormal Activity: $19.6 million (NEW in wide release; up 148% over last week’s limited release) 4. Couples Retreat: $17.2 million (2nd week; drops 50%) 5. The Stepfather: $11.6 million (NEW) actual numbers, not … more…

U.K. box office: ‘Up’ opens in the stratosphere

I really wish the U.K. box office numbers were available earlier in the week…: 1. Up: £6.4 million (NEW) 2. Zombieland: £1.2 million (NEW) 3. The Invention of Lying: £1.1 million (2nd week; drops 38%) 4. Fame: £.91 million (3rd week; drops 49%) 5. Love Happens: £.56 million (NEW) (actual numbers, not estimates) Unsurprisingly, the … more…

U.K. box office: ‘Basterds’ rule

It’s Quentin Taratino’s biggest opening ever in Britain, too: 1. Inglourious Basterds: £3.6 million (NEW) 2. The Time Traveler’s Wife: £.92 million (2nd week; drops 35%) 3. G-Force: £.65 million (4th week; drops 30%) 4. Aliens in the Attic: £.64 million (2nd week; drops 51%) 5. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: £.598 million (actual … more…