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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ Tops Charts

7:03 PM 1/6/2013 by Logan Falk
Texas Chainsaw 3D
The new year’s first new releases did well—in one case, surprisingly well—in the box office over the weekend.

Friday Box Office: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Spectacular In Limited Expansion; 'Promised Land' Struggles – After three weeks of holding tight in 5 theaters, Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" expanded to 60 theaters this weekend and showed no signs of slowing down. On Friday night the acclaimed, controversial film grossed $825,000 for a $13,750 average. That puts it on track for a weekend gross in the $2.2-$2.5 million range, which would give it a stunning average of over $40,000. 8 years 13 weeks ago via theothersenhman

New in Theaters: ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D,’ ‘Promised Land’ (Wide Release)

11:19 AM 1/4/2013 by Logan Falk
Promised Land
The first week of 2013 offers two radically different new releases: a slasher-horror film and a political drama. Despite the variety, there may not be something here for everyone, as critical reception of the new films was lukewarm at best. Opening today is Texas Chainsaw 3D, a sequel to the infamous 1974 horror film of almost the same name.


Specialty Box Office: 'Zero,' 'Amour' and 'Silver' Continue To Soar; 'Promised Land' and 'Memphis' Disappoint in Debuts

Zero Dark Thirty – While "The Hobbit," "Django Unchained" and "Les Miserables" brought a huge boost to the post-Christmas studio box office, a bunch of platform release holdovers -- namely "Zero Dark Thirty," "Amour," "The Impossible" and "Silver Linings Playbook" -- did the same for the specialty market. However, the two debuting films -- "Promised Land" and "West of Memphis" -- both underperformed.

8 years 14 weeks ago via theothersenhman

New in Theaters: ‘Les Misérables,’ ‘Django Unchained,’ ‘Promised Land’

8:35 PM 12/28/2012 by Logan Falk
Les Miserables
Several high-profile films arrived in theaters this week; Christmas Day featured a couple big-name releases, and another new film was released today, as well. Les Misérables, the 2012 adaptation of the classic musical, came to theaters this Christmas, telling the tale of Jean Valjean, a prisoner who escaped parole and promises to care for Cosette, the daughter of factory worker Fantine, all set against the backdrop of 19th-century France.

Review: Promised Land (Sold for Beads)

10:46 PM 12/19/2012 by Sara Vizcarrondo
Promised Land
Steve Butler (Matt Damon) buys gas-rich land from farmers and he’s so successful the natural gas company is grooming him for VP. How does he do it? He’s a country boy like his customers, he’s earnest, principled, well-spoken—but that’s not why. He thinks he’s selling farmers salvation. Steve's posture about the hell of farm life and the nirvana of the civilized social hub is inherently tragic.


Gus Van Sant Is Writing A 'Superhero' Movie Set On Hollywood Boulevard − Sort Of

Gus Van Sant – Gus Van Sant may go from fracking to thwacking with his next film project. At a luncheon for the director's new film, Promised Land, which deals with fracking in a Pennsylvania town, Van Sant said that he's in the process of writing a script to a "martial arts" film that is "a little bit of a superhero movie and a little bit of Stephen Chow," the director, writer and star of Kung Fu Hustle. 8 years 19 weeks ago via donnieyen

Energy Industry Targets Upcoming Matt Damon Film 'Promised Land'

Promised Land – "We've been surprised at the emergence of what looks like a concerted campaign targeting the film even before anyone's seen it," says Focus Features CEO James Schamus. 8 years 26 weeks ago via brucelee

First Trailer for Gus Van Sant's PROMISED LAND Starring Matt Damon and John Krasinski

Promised Land – The first trailer for director Gus Van Sant’s Promised Land has been released. Matt Damon and John Krasinski wrote the script and star in the film, which was originally set to mark Damon’s directorial debut before scheduling issues forced him to call in his Good Will Hunting buddy Van Sant to step in.

8 years 29 weeks ago via jetli
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Promised Land (2012)

Promised Land (2012)
Mr. Damon plays Steve Butler, a corporate salesman who arrives in a rural town with his sales partner, Sue Thomason (Ms. McDormand). With the town having been hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, the two outsiders see the local citizens as likely to accept their company’s offer, for...
Gus Van Sant
Focus Features
December 28, 2012