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'Breaking Dawn Part 2' earns most 2013 Razzie nominations

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 has been nominated in every single category — and twice in one of ‘em — of the 33rd Annual Golden Raspberry Awards, or Razzies. The full list of noms is below, along with a video presentation of them that should probably be nominated for its own Razzie. Cringe and enjoy!  READ FULL STORY

Box office report: 'The Possession' enjoys second best Labor Day weekend ever with $21.3 million

Another summer at the movies come and gone, folks.

The season, which kicked off with The Avengers‘ record-breaking bow in May, officially ended this weekend with a record of a very different sort courtesy of The Oogieloves. Fortunately for Hollywood, not every picture performed that badly — in fact, almost none of them did!

Note: This article covers the four-day Labor Day weekend frame. Three-day box office estimates can be found here.

In first place was Lionsgate’s $14 million horror title The Possession, which stars Kyra Sedgwick and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The film earned $21.3 million over the Friday-to-Monday period, a stronger start than most industry insiders were expecting, and the second best gross ever for a movie over Labor Day weekend (a traditionally slow moviegoing frame) behind 2007’s Halloween, which debuted with $30.6 million.

The Possession benefited from its “inspired by a true events” conceit — a similar tagline helped another demonic film, The Devil Inside, which notably earned an “F” CinemaScore, top the chart earlier this year. Thankfully, audiences enjoyed The Possession a whole lot more than that — it earned a “B” CinemaScore grade. While that’s not likely to helps its box office endurance all that much (horror films typically plummet after they debut), that’s fine given The Possession‘s slim budget. READ FULL STORY

Box office report: 'The Possession' wins Labor Day weekend with $17.7 million

Fortunately, almost every movie at the box office did better than The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure did this weekend!

Scaring up better-than-expected numbers, Lionsgate’s $14 million horror entry The Possession topped the box office over Labor Day weekend with a strong $17.7 million from the Friday-to-Sunday period. The studio expects that the film, which earned a “B” CinemaScore grade will earn about $21.3 million through Monday. The picture yielded a sturdy $6,294 per theater average from 2,816 locations.

In second place, The Weinstein Company’s Lawless found a lighter $9.7 million from 2,888 theaters over the three day frame. The Shia LaBeouf/Tom Hardy crime drama, which had already earned $2.1 million on Wednesday and Thursday, now has $11.8 million total. Its six-day gross will likely climb to $13.5 million when Monday’s numbers are accounted. Audiences awarded Lawless a “B+” CinemaScore grade. READ FULL STORY

Box office disaster: 'Oogieloves' has the worst opening weekend of all time


After its inauspicious opening Wednesday, when the bizarre kiddie flick The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure earned a shockingly low $47 average at each theater, it looked like it could be headed for the worst opening weekend of all time for a film playing in over 2,000 theaters.

Well, it happened.

According to studio estimates, the colorful toddler-targeting entry, which is being distributed by Kenn Viselman Presents (Viselman formerly found massive success as producer of The Teletubbies), earned a truly awful $448,131 from 2,160 theaters in its debut three-day weekend.

That gross yielded a per theater average of $207. Yes, you’re reading that correctly: $207!

Just how low is that? Let’s pretend that the average ticket price for each customer was about $7 this weekend. That would mean that only 30 people saw Oogieloves at each theater — across all its showings — over the past three days.

The film, which stars a series of creepy costumed characters with names like Toofie, Zoozie, and Goobie, as well as a vacuum cleaner named J. Edgar (and not to mention Jamie Pressly, Cary Elwes, Christopher Lloyd, and Toni Braxton, whose heart will never unbreak now), cost $20 million to produce, and another reported $40 million to promote. Was the marketing money well spent? Judge for yourself in the trailer below: READ FULL STORY

Box office update: 'The Possession' scores $6.1 million out of the box on Labor Day weekend

Not all Americans are spending their Labor Day weekend watching college football or hitting the beach one last time. Some of them — a modest number — are heading to the movies, too.

Haunted horror film The Possession topped the box office on Friday with $6.1 million and should easily win the holiday weekend with about $20 million in four days. The Lionsgate release, which stars Kyra Sedgwick and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, will be the first horror film to top Labor Day weekend since The Final Destination in 2009.

The Weinstein Company’s Lawless found a more modest $2.8 million on Friday, and may gross about $11 million by Monday. That would give the Shia LaBeouf/Tom Hardy picture, which opened on Wednesday, just over $13 million in its first six days.

For now, the next two spots on the chart are filled by The Expendables 2 and The Bourne Legacy, which yesterday grossed $2.2 million and $1.8 million, respectively, but there are no numbers yet available for the documentary 2016: Obama’s America, which this weekend expanded into 1,750 theaters and is likely to have earned similar numbers.

There aren’t yet any Friday figures for The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure, either. The kiddie movie has a great shot at breaking the record for the worst-ever debut for a film playing in more than 2,000 theaters. In its first two days, it earned just $225,588 total and yielded laughable per theater averages of $47 (Wednesday) and $57 (Thursday).

Check back tomorrow and on Monday for more box office updates, and follow me on Twitter for additional analysis and up-to-the-minute results.

Box office preview: 'The Possession' may possess top spot over Labor Day weekend; 'The Oogieloves' will not

Three new wide releases are entering the marketplace over Labor Day weekend, and one of them could break a box office record!

…for the worst opening weekend ever by a film playing on over 2,000 theaters. The strange kiddie flick The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure opened on Wednesday in 2,160 theaters and earned only $102,564. That’s a per theater average of $47. Yep, FORTY. SEVEN. DOLLARS. in each theater. About six tickets. That’s it. On opening day. Ouch.

Oogieloves, which stars Cary Elwes, Jamie Pressly, and Toni Braxton and somehow cost $20 million (with an additional reported $40 million in marketing costs!), has a solid shot at out-failing the misguided animated film Delgo, which grossed a record-low $511,920 from 2,160 theaters in 2008.

There are two lessons here. First, don’t ever open a creepy kids movie in 2,160 theaters. That number is clearly cursed. Second, I’m a morbid box office nerd who can’t wait to see whether Oogieloves breaks Delgo‘s record. Stick with me throughout the Labor Day frame to find out if it does.

Oh yeah, there are some actual box office contenders opening in theaters, too — namely, Lawless and The Possession. Let’s talk about those.  READ FULL STORY

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