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THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “The Newsroom”

THE NEWSROOM:  Sundays 10PM on HBO – DVR Alert We live in an era of TV auteurs.  Although there will always be networks and studios writing the checks–just ask Dan Harmon–it’s arguably the case that wr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NUMBERS through June 24

Pixar’s Brave has a modest $13.5 million overseas to date, obviously with a big international potential as it rolls out around the world.  Pixar films generally have a healthy multiple over the domestic gross, which we a...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
It's a Disaster

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY LA FILM FEST REVIEW: “It’s A Disaster”

  IT’S A DISASTER:  Worth A Ticket – And They Feel Just (More Or Less) Fine   IT’S A DISASTER is the movie Seeking A Friend For the End of the World aspired, but failed, to be:  a laugh-out-loud, t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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SHOWBUZZDAILY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE SCORECARD – 6/24/12

  OPENINGS:  BRAVE (Pixar/Disney) opened right in the Pixar range at $66.7M.  That’s better than WALL-E ($63.1M), not quite as good as Up ($68.1M).  Those 2 movies ended up with $224M and $293M, respectively, so...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES June 22-24 — Animation Rules

The weekend continues to look very similar to the way it did yesterday morning.  Brave now looks like a $66.7 million opening weekend, according to the studio estimate this morning (exceeding our forecast in Wednesday’s ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
To Rome With Love

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “To Rome With Love”

TO ROME WITH LOVE:  Worth A Ticket – Woody Allen Takes A Roman Holiday   At the age of 76, with 44 films and a moving van’s worth of awards to his credit, Woody Allen doesn’t worry too much about topping...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE REPORT – 6/23/12

BRAVE (Pixar/Disney), of course, continued its victorious march through the weekend’s boxoffice on Saturday.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, the animated fantasy fell a small 4% on its 2d day of release, t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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The Sked: FRIDAY RATINGS June 22 — A Portrait of Two News Divisions

An abysmal night of television Friday night for the most part, with the top-rated broadcast network (ABC) averaging a 1.1 preliminary Adult 18-49 rating.  NBC was a close second at a 1.0 rating from 8-11 pm, but NBC News disti...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
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SHOWBUZZDAILY FRIDAY BOXOFFICE SCORECARD – 6/22/12

Cartoons rule the multiplex. OPENINGS:  BRAVE (Pixar/Disney), with its $24.5M Friday, had the highest non-sequel opening day for a Pixar film, beating WALL-E‘s $23.2M.  It’s a little behind last year’s Car...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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THE SKED’S FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/22/12

Hello?  Anyone?  Bueller? NBC:  The Peacock had the highest-rated show of the night with 1.3 for DATELINE, but still lost the evening because of  the 0.5/0.4 for its WHITNEY/COMMUNITY rerun duo. ABC:  And the winner isR...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
Movie Countdown Number 3

FRIDAY JUNE 22 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

Not the disaster we expected, the 25th weekend of 2012 is looking like $158 million for the Top 12 films Friday-Sunday, down 7% from this weekend last year and down 10% from a more normal third weekend in June.  Brave is on tr...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Wilfred”

WILFRED – Thursday 10PM on FX   WHERE WE WERE:  Ryan (Elijah Wood) is a burnt-out young lawyer who’s quit his job and is in such a state of depression that he attempts suicide.  One day an attractive new neig...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY FRIDAY BOXOFFICE REPORT – 6/22/12 – “Brave” Dominates

  The numbers at Deadline are very preliminary, but it’s clear there will be no surprises at the boxoffice this weekend.  Pixar/Disney’s BRAVE has expertly shot arrows into the backs of everything else in the ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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THE SKED: “Devious Maids” Takes A Walk to Lifetime

  It’s rare for a busted network pilot to find a home somewhere else, but DEVIOUS MAIDS, which had been created by Desperate Housewives‘ Marc Cherry initially for ABC (and by its in-house studio), has accomplis...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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THE SKED’S THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/21/12

ABC bundles up for a long, cold summer. ABC:  The Oklahoma City Thunder only had one win in them against the Heat, and while last night’s NBA FINALS Game 5 was the overwhelming winner of the night, beating all 5 competin...
by Mitch Salem