Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES April 12-14

Based on Friday’s and Saturday’s grosses, Weekend #15 of 2013 is now looking like $110 million for the top 12 films, up slightly from yesterday’s estimate and now up a few percentage points from the same weeke...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

EARLY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE REPORT – 4/13/13

  The burnished Jackie Robinson bio 42 (Warners) continued its winning ways on Saturday, according to preliminary numbers at Deadline, with a solid 22% bump to $11.1M and what should be a $27M weekend.  That’s very...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED REVIEW: “Saturday Night Live” with Vince Vaughn

  It took 84 minutes before SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE aired a single franchise sketch tonight.  That’s 84 minutes of non-stop, uninterrupted originality from the writing staff, working without the nets of familiar charact...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 4/12/13

  OPENINGS:  After a painful post-Hobbit winter, Warners was in dire need of a hit, and Jackie Robinson became its great American hero, as 24 (Warners) had a very strong $9.1M opening day.  Word of mouth should be on the...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 4/12/13

  No good news for the shows that most needed it. ABC:  The second week of HAPPY ENDINGS‘ Big Friday Dump was even worse than the first, its two half-hours scoring 0.8/0.6, down from last week’s 1.1/1.0.  Cre...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

FRIDAY APRIL 12 BOX OFFICE REPORT

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #15 of 2013 is looking like $104 million for the top 12 films, down just a few percentage points from the same weekend in prior years.  Two films opened this weekend.  A sports drama p...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Upstream Color”

  UPSTREAM COLOR:  Worth A Ticket – But Not If You Require Coherent Plotting I’d be lying if I said I really knew what the hell was going on in UPSTREAM COLOR, and yet the experience of watching it was surpris...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Da Vinci’s Demons”

  DA VINCI’S DEMONS:  Friday 9PM on Starz – If Nothing Else Is On… Starz has been searching for a signature original series it can call its own, especially now that Homeland has brought Showtime, arguabl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 4/11/13

  With the other 3 networks in reruns, FOX and NBC prospered. FOX:  An “event” GLEE that dealt (albeit in a superficial, gimmicky way) with the issue of school shootings gave the show a 2.4, an increase of 0.4...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Hannibal”

  HANNIBAL:  Thursday 10PM on NBC A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and the production of episodes for the regular season: a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Go On”

  GO ON is a genuine bubble show–not just in its ratings (which are strong when it has The Voice as a lead-in and barely acceptable when it doesn’t), but in its quality.  The series wobbles from episode to epi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Jackie Robinson & Branch Rickey: Thoughts on 42 from a Lifelong Dodger Fan

In the movie 42, Jackie Robinson (played by Chadwick Boseman) repeatedly asks Branch Rickey why he is breaking baseball’s unwritten whites-only rule.  Rickey (played by Harrison Ford) gives very vague, unsatisfying resp...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 4/10/13

  Has American Idol finally leveled out? FOX:  After 3 weeks of consecutive drops that brought the show down 0.7 from a month ago, AMERICAN IDOL was up a tick last night to 3.2.  That’s still a full point below its...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)”

  HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS (FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE):  Wednesday 9:30PM on ABC A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and the production of episodes for the regular season: a writing/prod...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS April 12-14

The box office this weekend should be slightly off the pace for this weekend the last few years, cooling off a bit after a few solid weekends.  Two new films open, and it appears 42 will lead the way with just under $20 millio...
by Mitch Metcalf