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Archive for December 28, 2012

2012: The Year in Reviews (Part VII: Films That Didn’t Get Released)

I went over all the films that did come out in 2012 (for the most part. Anything I missed in those articles isn’t something that will be missed), now let’s talk about all the films that didn’t come out in 2012.

I’m talking specifically of all the films that I previewed back in January, in my series of Film Release Calendar previews of 2012 films. When you preview as many films as I do, there are bound to be a bunch of ones that don’t end up coming out. Plus, just going through the year on its own, there’s stuff that gets pushed for whatever reason. The Great Gatsby, World War Z, Gangster Squad, 47 Ronin — stuff gets pushed. It happens.

So, I’m taking a moment to go over all the ones that didn’t come out. I’ll say when it was scheduled for 2012 (if it was at all), when it’s scheduled to come out in 2013 (if it is at all), what I said about it when I previewed it back in January, and some final thoughts on it before I move on.

Let’s finish up 2012, shall we? (more…)

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Pic of the Day: “My grammy never gave gifts. She was too busy getting raped by Cossacks.”


The Box Office Report – December 28-30

Last week, in Box Office…

While we don’t have complete totals (some studios aren’t announcing what the films actually made until just into the new year), we know that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was the one that scorched the sky. Or something like that. it made $36.9 million and has made $150 million after two weekends domestically. God only knows what the budget on that was.

Jack Reacher opened to $15.6 million. Which makes sense. I bet they were hoping for more. But that’s what was expected.

This Is 40 opened to $11.6 million and third place. Meh.

Rise of the Guardians was fourth, with $5.9 million. Lincoln was fifth, with $5.5 million. The Guilt Trip was sixth with $5.4 million. Monsters, Inc. opened to seventh and $4.8 million. Oh, and Skyfall made $4.7 million in eighth place. It’s really close to overtaking Twilight‘s domestic total. (more…)