Les Miserables News
Chinese Box Office: "Finding Mr. Right" Nudges "Die Hard 5" Off Top Slot; "Ip Man: Final Fight" Disappoints
2:51 PM 3/29/2013 by Senh Duong
In last week's report, I was expecting "Ip Man: Final Fight" to do well enough to at least place second at last week's box office (3/18-3/24), but that didn't happen. It debuted at fifth place with just $1.17M, not even good enough to beat the three-week-old martial arts comedy "Princess and Seven Kung Fu Masters."
Chinese Box office: "Die Hard 5" & "Resident Evil 5" Debuted Strong; "Princess" & "Upside Down" Held Up Surprisingly Well
9:17 AM 3/21/2013 by Senh Duong
"A Good Day to Die Hard" and "Resident Evil: Retribution" debuted in China last week, and the results for the fifth entries of both franchises were solid. Both films have underperformed in the States: "Retribution" grossed $42.3M last fall, about $20M less than the previous installment; "Die Hard 5" will likely finish around $70M, about $60M less than its predecessor.
8:57 AM 3/14/2013 by Senh Duong
In my previous Chinese box office report, I wrote that Stephen Chow's "Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons" would get close, but not beat "Lost in Thailand" for the record of highest-grossing Chinese film of all time. Huayi Brothers, the company behind "Journey to the West," apparently agrees with me.
7:00 AM 2/24/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
In Slate’s Spoiler Special guest David Haglund qualifies his boy-love for the musical Les Mis as a response to protagonist Jean Valjean’s superhero like qualities: he’s super-strong, highly principled and leads a double life. He’s like the smart boy’s un-caped crusader in the hard times of the French Revolution.
10:06 PM 2/21/2013 by Binh Ngo
The Oscars is happening at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles this Sunday starting at 7 pm EST/4 pm PST, but for those who couldn't attend the event live, they can check it out on ABC. So, who's going to take home a trophy on Sunday? Read on for my predictions. If you need a printable Oscars ballot, Moviefone has one you can use.
10:58 AM 2/11/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
ARGO is solid but problematic; Django Unchained is a mess of errant genres; Les Mis is bloated, bombastic and juvenile (which should make it Best Pic frontrunner); and AMOUR is already up for Best Foreign Film so why vote that?
rss.feedsportal.com – The 2013 EE British Academy Film Awards took place tonight in a rain-drenched London, but even the best efforts of Mother Nature couldn't dampen the spirits of Ben Affleck and the Argo team as they took Best Picture, Best Director and Best Editing. The biggest winner, numerically, was Les Miserables, which took four awards for Supporting Actress, Production Design, Sound and Make-Up & Hair. 2 years 41 weeks ago via jackiechan
5:24 PM 1/13/2013 by Senh Duong
Um...I'm live-blogging the Golden Goldens because Binh told me he doesn't get NBC where he lives. Whatever. Well, we tag-teamed live-blogging the Oscars last year and got a huge traffic boost, so that's my reason doing the same with the Golden Globes this time. Just like last year, it's all a last minute thing.
Weekend Box Office Report: New Releases ‘Gangster Squad,’ ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ and ‘A Haunted House’ Top Charts
3:42 PM 1/13/2013 by Logan Falk
This weekend, all three new releases managed to top the box office charts in earnings—in some cases, despite some withering reviews and critical reception.