5 Box Office Lessons From the Middle of Summer 2012 47 weeks ago
“The Avengers” shattered records while “Battleship” sank in spectacular fashion. Family films “...
By Brent Lang
Tom Cruise and Adam Sandler both stepped out of their comfort zones in movies that opened this weekend -- “Rock of Ages” and “That’s My Boy” -- and landed flat-footed
The big-budget alien sea saga "Battleship" fails to connect in the U.S. and will bring red ink, but its overseas headstart means no bloodbath for Universal
Universal's "Battleship" aims to deliver a box-office broadside but "The Avengers" will be tough to beat
"The Avengers' dominates but WB's "Dark Shadows" finds a niche and Universal's "American Reunion" marks a milestone
Record-breaking $103.2M second week and another $95.4M from overseas push Disney and Marvel's "The Avengers" past $1B in box office
A $29.1M Friday puts "The Avengers" on track for another $100M weekend and the best second week ever. "Dark Shadows" does $9.7M
Guest Blog: The movie's look is straight out of his Harlequin Period -- but its story is a different matter altogether
The middling results come as the Johnny Depp comedy battles lackluster reviews and "The Avengers"
The reviews are in for Tim Burton's adaptation of the campy soap opera "Dark Shadows," and the response is chilly
"The Avengers" is projected to make $85M-$110M and set a record for the best second week ever. "Dark Shadows" aims for $35M
Johnny Depp’s courtly vampire provides the only laughs in this leaden misfire of the "Dark Shadows" pop-culture reboot
Angst-y romance between a blood-sucking vampire and the girl who loves him? "Dark Shadows" has been there, done that, and now has a massive DVD box set to prove it
Johnny Depp, who will play Barnabas Collins in the "Dark Shadows" movie adaptation, calls Jonathan Frid "a true original"
Dies just before release of "Dark Shadows" film starring Johnny Depp as Barnabas
IMAX shift from families to fanboys is paying off at the box office. And "The Hunger Games" and other blockbusters are still to come
The big-screen adaptation of gothic soap opera "Dark Shadows" looks more like a spoof than anything else in new advance look
Through great expectations, mega-budgets or talent gambles, the ante has been raised on these films
Plus, new glimpses of "21 Jump Street," "Lovelace" and "Battleship"
A smattering of superheroes, a vampire-killing Abe Lincoln -- and Gollum -- are primed for the big screen (Slideshow)
The 14-year-old is reuniting with her "Hugo Cabaret" co-star Johnny Depp
Oscar-nominee in talks to play a reclusive matriarch in the big screen adaptation of the horror soap opera
Tim Burton film may also feature Jackie Earle Haley and Bella Heathcoate
The "Alice in Wonderland" actor is in discussions to star in the quasi-prequel to "The Wizard of Oz"
Studio may be planning to shoot the sequels back-to-back
Created vampire Barnabas Collins.
All makers of loud, stupid action movies only wish their films delivered as much sheer sensation as this latest installment in the vroom-vroom saga