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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…

North American box office: ‘G.I. Joe’ no!

Joe’s ohs are lots of zeroes at the end of its weekend tally: 1. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra: $54.7 million (NEW) 2. Julie & Julia: $20 million (NEW) 3. G-Force: $9.9 million (3rd week; drops 44%) 4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: $8.9 million (4th week; drops 50%) 5. Funny People: $8 … more…

midnight screenings of ‘Julie & Julia’?

I was checking Fandango to see if my midnight show tomorrow of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra was sold out (it looks like tix are still available 24 hours in advance of showtime), and just for the hell of it, I clicked to see whether the weekend’s other wide releases would be showing at … more…

trailer break: ‘A Perfect Getaway’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… I so thought Announcer Guy was gonna say this island was “as beautiful as it is deadly.” Oh, man, does the trailer give away the fact that Tim Olyphant is the killer?… [waits] Ah, it’s not meant to be a secret: Olyphant is not a secret psycho: … more…