News report: “Now You See Me” opens to $27 million, $10 million more than estimates.
News report: “The Great Gatsby” on pace to take in more than $330 million at box office.
Ah, gee me, gee you, what-do-ya-know? You actually can make money at the movies without sequels, reboots or other franchise tentpoles.
Anyone who’s read this space knows how I feel about the summer “bonanza” of giant movies. And you don’t have be “John Carter” to know “Olympus Has Fallen” and that most of them “Die Hard,” never really earning out, at least in a way that makes a measurable difference.
In short, there’s no real “Safe House,” even for “Cowboys & Aliens,” with hits like “Iron Man” not able to make up for, in aggregate, the steady stream of...