Box Office Spotlight is a weekly column, appearing Monday mornings, that contains in-depth analysis of a single new release's (or, this week, two new releases') box office performance the previous weekend.
The Movies: Two high-profile limited releases: Big-time Oscar contender 'Black Swan,' directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman as a ballerina losing her grip of reality, and two-year old controversy magnet 'I Love You, Phillip Morris,' directed by 'Bad Santa' screenwriters Glen Ficarra and John Requa, and starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor as lovers on the run from the law.
(This post has been updated to reflect the actual weekend box-office numbers, released Monday) Paramount's new Star Trek grossed an estimated $76.5 $79.2 million, performing above experts' predictions to top the box office this week... Read Post
It was a gruesome weekend for wide releases, as two sure-fire openers underperformed, which frankly ought to make Disney very nervous for next weekend. Debuting... Read Post