Posts Tagged ‘Moneyball’
 

 

STATUETTE STAKES: The Oscar Race That Wasn’t

> This year’s Academy Awards have so far engendered the kind of enthusiasm and excitement usually associated with a suburban DMV office on a Tuesday afternoon.  People seem to be sullenly resigned to the inevitabilit...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NUMBERS October 1

>The Smurfs continue to print money overseas — now only $26 million from passing Cars 2 in worldwide box office revenue.  Dolphin Tale (#54) and Moneyball (#56) are currently not on the chart and have no overseas mon...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

STATUETTE STAKES: NY Film Critics Kick Off Awards Season

> The New York Film Critics Circle famously (notoriously?), having decided that they simply couldn’t wait to announce their 2011 awards until, y’know, they had actually seen all the movies (when Warners couldn’...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE BIJOU: Boxoffice Footnotes – 9/25/11

> No doubt the enormous success of THE LION KING hasn’t been lost on anyone at Disney, and we can expect to see 3D reissues of more classic animation over the next few years, leading into yet more homevideo editions. If n...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

FULL WEEK BOX OFFICE ACTUALS & YEAR TO DATE Sep 30-Oct 2

>The past week (seven days ending Sunday) is up 11% versus last year’s comparable week, thanks to solid continued business for Dolphin Tale, Moneyball and The Lion King in 3D.  Year-to-date box office ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

STATUETTE STAKES: The Ides of Golden Globes

> The Golden Globes are given out by 80 international journalists whose opinions, when they’re not voting on these awards, are of no importance whatsoever to anyone on the planet other than their particular loved ones.&nb...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

FULL WEEK BOX OFFICE ACTUALS & YEAR TO DATE Sep 23-25

> The past week (seven days ending Sunday) is up 17% versus last year’s comparable week, thanks to a solid second-weekend hold for the 3D resissue of The Lion King and good openings for Moneyball and D...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE BIJOU: Early Friday Boxoffice – 10/7/11

> Deadline has some preliminary numbers for Friday’s boxoffice, and as expected, REAL STEEL is headed for a weekend victory.  Assuming that it gets the Saturday bump that usually goes to pictures targeted at family a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY 2011 IN REVIEW: THE TOP 10 FILMS

> See Also: 2011 HONORABLE MENTIONS 2011 WORST 10   As a movie year, 2011 felt, more than anything else, like a reflection of an art and a business in disarray.  Economically, it was a down year and for the major stud...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS September 30-October 2

> Hey, go see this movie. A fairly strong weekend is in store in terms of overall box office volume, up about 9% from the same weekend last year.  Most of the business will go to returning films Dolphin Tale, Money...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 7 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

> Real Steel is opening at forecast — at a very decent level, but will it be enough to cover the big visual effects costs and all the above-the-line talent expenses?  More on that in Box Office Footnotes.  In se...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

THE BIJOU REVIEW: “Moneyball”





Our Review / 5 - Terrible
by Mitch Salem
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COUNTING TO 10: The Globes – Movies

> Even though the Oscar race has had clear favorites in THE DESCENDANTS, THE ARTIST and THE HELP since last fall, the first 2 haven’t sparked any huge enthusiasm among the general public, where after almost 2 months, Desc...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE BIJOU: Preliminary Boxoffice – 9/30/11

> The Hollywood Reporter has some very office boxoffice numbers.  These are based on matinee business only, so they can be misleading as to what will happen over the course of Friday, let along the weekend.  But for n...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE BIJOU: Friday Boxoffice Footnotes – 10/7/11

> The irony of the new DreamWorks/Disney is that thus far, their big “event” spectaculars have done only modest business–I Am Number Four opened with $19.5M and ended up with $55M domestically, and REAL STEEL ...
by Mitch Salem