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calling bullshit on: Owen Gleiberman at EW’s The Movie Critics…

…for deciding that two female action stars constitutes a “new normal”: It’s amusing to realize, in hindsight, that Luc Besson’s funky-violent French art-house thriller La Femme Nikita, in 1990, and its rote American remake, Point of No Return, in 1993, were still treating lady-killer heroines with kid gloves. At that point, seeing an actress like … 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…