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Skyfall (review)

This is the sneaky cleverness of Skyfall: it is, at last, going to tell us why Bond still matters. It is not going to make it easy on itself, though, nosiree.

U.K. box office: ‘This Is It’ not so huge

Up is down after Michael Jackson’s arrival at multiplexes: 1. Michael Jackson’s This Is It: £4.9 million (NEW) 2. Up: £3.4 million (4th week; drops 10%) 3. Fantastic Mr. Fox: £1.5 million (2nd week; up 2%) 4. Saw VI: £.94 million (2nd week; drops 46%) 5. Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant: £.54 million (2nd … more…

U.K. box office: top 10 moneymakers of 2008

The final figures for 2008 are finally available, so here’s a quick look of the top movies of 2008, from a box-office perspective, in the U.K.: 1. Mamma Mia!: £69.17 million 2. Quantum of Solace: £51.02 million 3. The Dark Knight: £48.69 million 4. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: £40.27 million … more…

North American box office: top 10 moneymakers of 2008

Just for fun, here’s a quick look of the top movies of 2008, from a box-office perspective: 1. The Dark Knight: $531,001,578 2. Iron Man: $318,313,199 3. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: $317,023,851 4. Hancock: $227,946,274 5. Wall-E: $223,806,889 6. Kung Fu Panda: $215,434,591 7. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa: $177,016,810 8. … more…