Posts By: Patrick Corcoran

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 »

Weekend Box Office 7/6-7/8

Film Distributor Weekend Total Gross Transformers Paramount/DreamWorks $70,502,384 $155,405,412 Ratatouille Disney $29,014,293 $109,531,598 Live Free or Die Hard Fox $17,730,149 $84,424,123 License to Wed Warner Bros. $10,422,258 $17,838,076 Evan Almighty Universal $8,719,135 $78,706,785 1408 MGM $7,088,979 $53,738,325 Knocked Up Universal $5,222,680 $132,089,425 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Fox $4,239,993 $123,881,586 Sicko Lionsgate $3,600,179… Read more »