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By Peter Oberth

Monsters beat down horror, WWE fails again

So, after months of teasing starting with the Super Bowl, of all places, Monsters Vs.... Read more
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Witch beats down Watchmen and wins the race to the top

2009 is human after all.  The first big "blockbuster" of the year, ironically seems to be the movie that turned 2009 back into a normal year.  Watchmen, after a lower than expected opening last... Read more
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Watchmen disappoints with huge opening?

Superheroes, Tyler Perry, Liam Neeson, a poor millionaire and a mall cop.  The weekend didn't exactly showcase anything new but it did still hold a few surprises.  Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail held surprisingly strong to tack on to his most successful outing yet.  The success stories of the y... Read more
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Madea bitchslaps Jonas Brothers, sends Street Fighter running

It seems that Madea won't go down without a fight, and she certainly won't be upended by a bunch of snotty teenagers.  The Jonas Brothers concert movie, which was being pushed as the "event of the year" went down in flames as it couldn't even muster enough teenieboppers to topple Tyler Perry's cr... Read more
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Tyler Perry bounces back, Fired up fails as expected

Tyler Perry continues to build on his enormous empire. Taken added quietly to it's unexpected gross.  Coraline rised in the rankings.  Friday the 13th predictably plummeted.  Fired Up couldn't light a match.  After a huge box office last week, this weekend's take was back on track.... Read more
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Record Breaking weekend leads Friday to the top

Friday the 13th scored big.  Confessions of a Shopaholic floundered.  The International sunk.  Another weekend at the box office, another treasure trove of surprises.  Liam Neeson's TAKEN continues to be an understated juggernaut, falling only 7.5% in the 3-day weekend compared to the previouw de... Read more
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Into Aniston and stop-motion but no love for the panther or Push

Generally speaking, ensemble comedies don't do well.  Add on top of that, DELAYED movies tend to not do that well.  He's Just Not That Into You had everything going against it with an enormous cast of who's who and  sitting on that it sat dusty on a shelf for over a year.  Further down the box of... Read more
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Taken fights to the top, New in Town fails miserably and the Oscars don't help

Normally, in a "news" type article, the writer is to stay biased.... Read more
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Paul Blart sticks, Underworld bites in and Inkheart fails

Paul Blart continued to surprise, falling a measily 32.5% to remain the top movie in the country.  Even the Underworld prequel couldn't muster enough to topple the big guy on a segway, coming in at number 2, but still healthy nearly equaling the opening weekend take of the first... Read more
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Paul Blart wipes the floors, 3D horror is back & Rapper's delight.

Well, what do we have here?  A collection of surprises over the weekend, capped off by Paul Blart: Mall Cop's astounding $30 mil+ trampling and Gran Torino's mear 25% drop off from number 1 last week.... Read more
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