Archive for December 7, 2012

Oscars 2012 Update: Best Documentary Feature Shortlist and Independent Spirit Awards Nominees

Today we go over some more Oscar tidbits, specifically Best Documentary Feature and the Independent Spirit Awards. Mostly bookkeeping, but they are slightly helpful for next month.

We’ll start with Documentary Feature, and the fifteen films that were shortlisted from an original list of 126. I’ll list what they are and give brief synopses of them before going over what I think is most likely to make the final category based on Oscar experience. (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “Rose Smith, we can’t go on like this any longer. I’ve positively decided we’re going to get married at the earliest opportunity and I don’t want to hear any arguments. That’s final. I LOVE YOU! Merry Christmas.”


The Box Office Report – December 7-9

Last week, in Box Office…

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 won the weekend again, not surprisingly, with $17.4 million. 60% drop. Not surprising. Standard business for this franchise.

Skyfall finished second with $16.6 million. At this rate, this will probably make more money than Twilight this weekend. (Also, here’s something fun: Even though they’ve had an extra week, Skyfall has only made $10 million less than Twilight. Which is fucking crazy. I’m so happy for this movie.)

Rise of the Guardians finished third and made $13.4 million. That’s a 44% drop, and is all right. Problem is, the movie hasn’t made as much money as they wanted it too. Oh well.

Lincoln finished fourth and made $13.4 million. Good for them. $84 million here, so far.

Life of Pi finished fifth, with $12.2 million. They’re not gonna make their budget back, but the class factor counts for a lot.

Wreck-It Ralph finished sixth, with $6.9 million. They’ll make their budget back here, domestically. Good for them. (more…)