Sunday, February 15, 2015

'American Sniper' tops $300M at box-office

OK, so 'Fifty Shads of Grey' dominated the Valentine's Day weekend at the box-office, but 'American Sniper' continues to do well at the domestic box-office. With a $16.4 million haul over the Feb. 13-15 weekend, 'American Sniper' has now earned $304 million in the U.S.

The Clint Eastwood-directed tribute to Chris Kyle has also earned $85.7 million overseas, making it one of the most successful movies ever. It's already among the Top 50 highest-grossing films of all time and No. 3 of all films released in the past year. It also set the record for the biggest January opening of all time.

And next weekend is the Oscars, with 'American Sniper' nominated for 6 Academy Awards.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

'SpongeBob' knocks 'American Sniper' from No. 1 at box-office

After three weeks at No. 1, "American Sniper" dropped to No. 2 in the domestic box-office this weekend, knocked from the top perch by ... SpongeBob SquarePants? Yes, "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" was the No. 1 film in America this weekend, earning an estimated $56 million. "American Sniper" earned another $24.1 million - good for No. 2 - and brought its total gross to $282.2 million.

The other big news at the box-office is the titanic failure of sci-fi epic "Jupiter Ascending," which could only muster $19 million in its opening weekend. The film cost Warner Bros. $176 million to produce and will go down in history as one of the biggest flops of all time. It's a good thing "American Sniper" is also a Warner Bros. film or studio executives would be jumping out of windows tonight.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

'American Sniper' Sets Box-Office Record for Super Bowl Weekend

The No. 1 movie in America is ... "American Sniper" ... again.

The Clint Eastwood-directed "American Sniper" continues its spectacular winning streak with audiences, breaking records by the day.

Holding the No. 1 spot for three straight weeks, the Bradley Cooper film about the life of real-life American hero Chris Kyle took in an estimated $31.9 million this weekend, setting a new record for Super Bowl Weekend.

The film's total domestic gross to date is just shy of $249 million, making "American Sniper" the most successful war movie ever. The previous champion was "Saving Private Ryan."

"American Sniper" has also grossed $67 million overseas.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014


2014 may have been on the all-time worst years for movies. In no particular order ... they were all awful .... these are the worst movies I saw in the past year.


The Monuments Men  

Transformers: Age of Extinction



Ride Along


Dumb and Dumber To 

The Other Woman

The Purge: Anarchy      


Horrible Bosses 2           



I, Frankenstein

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Obvious Child 

Muppets Most Wanted

Draft Day


Friday, August 8, 2014

Must-see on DVD: 'Philomena'

It took me awhile but I finally got around to watching all nine films in the Best Picture category for the 2013 Academy Awards. The last one I saw was "Philomena" just the other night. What a wonderful film. Judi Dench is brilliant as always, but Steve Coogan also gives a powerful performance.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' tops $11M at box-office

"America," the new documentary by filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza continues to do well at the box-office, adding another $1.6 million over the weekend to bring its four-week total to $11.4 million.The film is already among the Top 20 films in the documentary genre and No. 7 in the "Political Documentary" genre.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

'Planet of the Apes' Doesn't Monkey Around in Massive $73M Box-Office Opening

'Planet of the Apes' Doesn't Monkey Around in Massive $73 Million Box-Office Opening

Dinish D'Souza's 'America' tops $8 million at box-office

"America" by conservative filmmaker/author Dinesh D'Souza continues to do well at the U.S. box office, earning $2.4 million over the July 11-13 weekend,  bringing its three-week domestic total to $8.2 million. That's good enough to make the Top 20 in documentary film grosses and No. 7 for political documentaries. 

D'Souza's previous film - "2016: Obama's America" - is the No. 2 all-time political documentary, earning $33.5 million in 2012.

'2016: Obama's America' also earned $6.4 million in DVD/Blu-Ray sales. So take that, Costco.

Monday, July 7, 2014

New Dinesh D'Souza film 'America' scores at the box office

The No. 1 film the Fourth of July weekend at the box-office was the latest 'Transformer' sequel, but "America," the new documentary by filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza did remarkable business, finishing No. 11 at the box office in just 1,100 theaters (compared to 4,200 for "Transformers.") The documentary took in $2.7 million to bring its two-week total to $4 million.