US Box Office: May 4 – 6, 2012

The Avengers made history at the US box office this weekend. The superhero ensemble, which sees Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Thor band together to put an end to Loki’s treacherous threat, grossed an astounding $207.4M in its opening weekend, giving it the biggest opening weekend of all time.

Think Like A Man dropped a place to two with $8.1M, while The Hunger Games Continue reading “US Box Office: May 4 – 6, 2012”

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US Box Office: April 27 – 29, 2011

Think Like A Man topped the US box office for a second week running. Screen Gems’ comedy-drama, starring Kevin Hart and Gabrille Union, pulled in another $18M, bringing its domestic total to a very impressive $60M, almost five times its production budget.

Aardman’s latest claymation Pirates! Band Of Misfits (titled Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists in the U.K.) landed in second place. The film, which Continue reading “US Box Office: April 27 – 29, 2011”

Review: Safe (2012)

Ex-cop turned cage fighter Luke Wright (Jason Stathan) finds himself embroiled in a three-way throw-down between the Russian Mafia, corrupt NYC officials and the Chinese Triad when he stumbles upon Mei (Catherine Chan), a 12-year-old Chinese girl who saves him from attempted suicide. Vowing to protect Mei from all and sundry, Luke thrusts himself back into his old, destructive life.

Unlike many films of its ilk, Safe resists the temptation to explode into one relentless action sequence after the other from the offset. Instead, writer and Continue reading “Review: Safe (2012)”