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The bubble bursts- on Moviepass and the rise of monopoly-class movies

When I started doing these Labor Day summer wrapups five years ago, what I identified — and what plenty of other people identified — was a crashing bubble at the domestic box office, and after a rebound year in 2018, … Continue reading

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The Möbius Strip- All ‘Captain Marvel’ all the time, ‘Us’ premiers at SXSW

Captain Marvel zoomed in to save the 2019 box office with a $153.4 million debut and $456.7 million worldwide. That ranks for the third highest March opening, the fifth highest international opening and the sixth highest worldwide opening on the … Continue reading

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The Möbius Strip: Bryan Singer accused by four more, SAG awards

It was a whisper-quiet weekend at the box office, with the top 12 making only $79.8 million overall, the third worst number going back a full calendar year. A big reason why was a lack of exciting new releases – … Continue reading

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Putting ‘Aquaman’s’ success into context with the DCEU

Two weeks ago, Aquaman became the first DCEU movie to make $1 billion. In an era of film history that is completely dominated by comic book movies, the franchise so incompetent it couldn’t make financial hay even by putting Batman … Continue reading

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The Möbius Strip: ‘Glass’ falls a bit short, Oscar nominations announced

The year’s first major release in Glass pieced together a $46.5 million opening over the long Martin Luther King Day weekend, short of Universal’s $50 million hopes. The Upside and Aquaman fell to into the second and third rung, while … Continue reading

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