Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ SUNDANCE 2013: “The East”

  A couple of Sundances ago, the actress/writer/producer Brit Marling was a festival darling, with two acclaimed pictures unveiled the same week.  In the end, while both Another Earth and Sound of My Voice received di...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ SUNDANCE 2013: “Stoker”

  STOKER is the kind of swank, elegant horror movie we don’t see very often in these days of unkillable chainsaw-wielding serial killers who make awful use of human remains.  It’s chilling, more than a little...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through January 20

Big movers overseas this week include Django Unchained (now with $48 million overseas to date), Life of Pi (another $36 million overseas this past week to an astounding $393 million overseas and projected worldwide just und...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports Ratings Bowl — NHL Debuts with NFL-like Ratings (in Buffalo and Pittsburgh)

SUNDAY SPORTS.  Sunday was the extremely powerful doubleheader of the NFC and AFC Championship Games (26.1 and 27.9 Household ratings, respectively, in the 70% of the country covered by the 56 markets with local Nielsen meters...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

Broadcast Network Rankings through January 20

THE WEEK.  For the recently completed week ending Sunday (January 14-20, 2013), CBS remained in first place with a preliminary 4.45 adult 18-49 rating, building even more from last week’s impressive 3.19 rating.  The ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 1/20/13

Tangle with football at your peril. ABC:  For reasons best known to itself, ABC decided to do battle with the AFC Championship Game on CBS.  The results were, not surprisingly, bad:  ONCE UPON A TIME and REVENGE both hit sea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED PILOT REPORT – FOX’s “The Following”

  THE FOLLOWING:  Monday 9PM on FOX – DVR Alert We’ve been here before, perhaps most memorably in Red Dragon aka Manhunter:  the burned-out, injured, brilliantly intuitive FBI agent, called back to the field ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 1/20/13

  OPENINGS:  MAMA (Universal) had a 9% bump on Saturday, not bad for a horror movie, and should have a very healthy $33M by the end of the 4-day weekend.  BROKEN CITY (20th) and THE LAST STAND (Lionsgate), with their ol...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES January 18-20

Based on Friday’s and Saturday’s grosses, Weekend #3 of 2013 is now on pace for $122 million, up from the $113 million estimate yesterday and now running ahead of the pace for the comparable weekend the past several...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED REVIEW: “Saturday Night Live” with Jennifer Lawrence

  SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE had a generally dispiriting start to the second half of its season, with an episode proving once again that just giving the writers some time off in no way guarantees that they’ll come back with...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Banshee”

  BANSHEE:  Friday 10PM on Cinemax Previously… on BANSHEE:  Through a series of coincidences not worth recounting, an ex-con (Antony Starr) has taken on the identity of Lucas Hood, who was killed on his way to beco...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Legit”

  LEGIT:  Thursday 10:30PM on FX Not everyone can be Louis C.K.  That’s the lesson of LEGIT, FX’s latest excursion to its comedy sweet spot of the low-budget, stand-up grunge aesthetic that’s given us I...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 1/18/13

  The Martin Luther King Day holiday tends to be a day off more for schoolchildren than for adult employees, meaning that at the boxoffice, it benefits family movies–of which there’s a distinct shortage right n...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 1/18/13

Fringe moves on to another universe. FOX:  After years of lousy ratings, it would have been unrealistic to expect FRINGE to suddenly grow an audience at the last minute, and it didn’t:  the two-hour finale had a 1.0, wh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

FRIDAY JANUARY 18 BOX OFFICE REPORT

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #3 of 2013 is on pace for $113 million, basically on pace with the same weekend the last few years.  It is a weekend of Jessica Chastain: starring in the top two films of the weekend, a...
by Mitch Metcalf