Posts By: Patrick Corcoran

Weekend Box Office 7/20-7/22

Title Distrib Weekend Cume I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Universal $34.2 $34.2 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Warner Bros. $32.5 $207.8 Hairspray (2007) NL $27.4 $27.4 Transformers P/DW $20.5 $262.9 Ratatouille Disney $10.8 $165.5 Live Free or Die Hard Fox $7.1 $116.2 License to Wed Warner Bros. $3.5 $38.4 1408… Read more »

Pirate Radio

KCRW’s The Business, hosted by Claude Brodesser-Akner, takes an in-depth look at the ways and means of movie theft on its July 16 broadcast.  The show goes out on the streets of downtown L.A. to purchase illegally camcorded DVDs of Spider-man 3, Knocked Up (it turns out to be Charlotte’s Web) and Ratatouille while they were still in movie theatres,… Read more »

10,000 Screens, No Waiting

Super-wide releases have made it easier than ever for audiences to get in to see the latest blockbuster without having to wait because of sell-outs. If the showtime you want is full, wait 45 minutes and another screen will be available. This is a good thing for audiences, but it has had the less-than-desirable effect… Read more »

Weekend Box Office 7/13-7/15

Title Distributor Weekend Gross Cume Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Warner Bros. $77,410,000 $140,017,000 Transformers Paramount/DW $36,000,000 $222,990,000 Ratatouille Disney $18,019,000 $143,004,000 Live Free or Die Hard Fox $10,875,000 $102,918,000 License to Wed Warmer Bros. $7,440,000 $30,508,000 1408 MGM $5,010,000 $62,202,000 Evan Almighty Universal $4,972,000 $87,867,000 Knocked Up Universal $3,653,000 $138,194,000 Sicko… Read more »