Bill Wine Movie Reviews
The sequel, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, made it two weekends in a row on top of the heap by earning an estimated $31-million on its second weekend for another first-place finish.
The Middle Earth fantasy-adventure, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, was the runaway winner on its debut weekend, earning an estimated $74-million.
Its box-office hammer was only half as powerful as it was last weekend, but the fantasy sequel, Thor: The Dark World, made it two first-place finishes in a row.
The new kids’ science fiction thriller, Ender’s Game, took the top spot, debuting with an estimated $28-million.
Bad Grandpa, the fourth entry in the Jackass franchise, grabbed the top spot, earning an estimated $32-million on its opening weekend.
It earned an estimated $31-million.
The Fifth Estate may fancy itself a cyberthriller, but the thrills are few and far between.
‘Elysium’ was tops among a group of four new movies that turned up at multiplexes over the weekend.
The Conjuring debuted with an opening weekend estimate of $42-million and a strong first-place box-office finish.
‘The Host’ is an adaptation of a best-selling 2008 romantic science fiction novel by Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight Saga.
They’re known as ‘The Sapphires,’ but not because they sing the blues.
Admission is about the competition for the right to pay tuition.
Mini-trend alert: ‘Olympus Has Fallen,’ the first of this year’s two Executive Mansion Under Attack thrillers, is here. Let’s hope it’s the lesser of the two.
‘Hyde Park on Hudson’ is ‘The King’s Speech’ meets FDR’s breach.’
‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ – essentially a prequel to ‘The Lord of the Rings’ — is an unexpected clunker, a monumental bore.