“Lorax” Defeats “Carter”

After a couple of weeks of damage control, the creators of John Carter were hoping for the best. But based on the projected budget for the film, it could be the first box office flop of the year as the film opened to just over $30 million and behind last week’s top earner, The Lorax. The animated version of the Dr. Suess book earned $39.1 million in its second weekend and has taken in $121 in its first two weeks of release.   [Read more…]

“Safe House” Beats “Ghost Rider”

The new thriller Safe House topped the box office last weekend, easily beating out the new Ghost Rider sequel. Safe House delivered $23.8 million in ticket sales. Last week’s top movie The Vow came in second with $23.1 million. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance didn’t open as strong as its predecessor. The film opened in […]

Wahlberg Wins Weekend

A long holiday weekend didn’t mean a big bottom line for Hollywood. Mark Wahlberg’s new movie Contraband took the top spot at the box-office with $24.1 million. Many analysts expected the 3-D remake of 1991’sBeauty and the Beast to take the top spot, though its $18.5 million haul marks a strong start and met most projections. Subers […]