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  • 'The Purge' recoups $3 million production budget in midnight shows

    'The Purge' recoups $3 million production budget in midnight shows
    In its first night of release, Universal Pictures' micro-budgeted thriller "The Purge" starring Ethan Hawke earned back its $3 million production budget. Nabbing an estimated $3.4 million from its late night and midnight shows (the film bowed at 10 p.m....
  • 'The Purge' goes on a Twitter binge

    'The Purge' goes on a Twitter binge
    Much has been made this spring of the triumph of movies that don't contain much star power over the films that do. This weekend, that will likely happen again as "The Purge," a low-budget ($3 million) futuristic horror pic starring Ethan Hawke and...
  • 'The Purge' easily beats Vaughn-Wilson's 'Internship' for No. 1

    "The Internship" got bossed around at the box office this weekend, as the film starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn appealed to far fewer moviegoers than the low-budget thriller "The Purge." Made on a micro-budget of just $3 million, "The Purge"...
  • 'The Purge' trounces 'The Internship.' Cable show kicks off in D.C.

    'The Purge' trounces 'The Internship.' Cable show kicks off in D.C.
    After the coffee. Before heading into humid downtown D.C. for cable fun. The Skinny: Made the mistake of standing still in a backyard in suburban D.C. on Sunday afternoon, and the mosquitoes ate me up. Lesson learned. I'll be drenched in Off next time....
  • 'The Conjuring' to scare off pricey 'R.I.P.D.' on crowded weekend

    With the low-budget horror film "The Conjuring" poised to win this weekend's box office race, Universal Pictures may soon face a frightening reality. Of the four new films hitting theaters this weekend, the studio's $130-million 3-D action-adventure "R....
  • With 'Conjuring' No. 1, 'R.I.P.D.' may be summer's biggest flop

    Will "R.I.P.D." go down as the biggest flop of the summer? It's hard to make the distinction, given the number of big-budget misfires that have landed in theaters this season. But according to distributor Universal Pictures, the $130-million action-...
  • 'The Purge' and the low-budget genre revolution

    'The Purge' and the low-budget genre revolution
    Back in 2010, shortly after Paramount Pictures’ "Paranormal Activity" became a mega-hit on a micro-budget, executives at the studio decided to launch a label dedicated to making more movies of this kind.   InSurge, as it was known, would produce...
  • Ethan Hawke to take on 'Macbeth' at Lincoln Center

    Ethan Hawke to take on 'Macbeth' at Lincoln Center
    Ethan Hawke has a taste for the macabre. More specifically: “Macbeth.” The actor will star as the king of Scotland in the Shakespeare tragedy at Lincoln Center this winter. Jack O'Brien, whom Hawke worked with on 2006/2007’s "The Coast...
  • On slow Labor Day weekend, tweens will turn out for One Direction

    The boy band One Direction is headed straight to the top of the box office over Labor Day weekend, thanks to throngs of overzealous teenage girls. "One Direction: This Is Us," a 3-D concert documentary about the mega-popular British group, is set to...
  • Summer box office: Five lessons to take away from a record season

    Summer box office: Five lessons to take away from a record season
    "R.I.P.D." was D.O.A. and "The Lone Ranger" was unable to lasso moviegoers. Yet at summer's end, Hollywood is riding happily off into the sunset thanks to an unexpected number of $100-million-plus hits that drove the seasonal box office to a record....
  • James Wan recalculates his career GPS and roars ahead

    James Wan recalculates his career GPS and roars ahead
    Although he may not be a household name, director James Wan is suddenly among the hottest filmmakers in town. His $20-million thriller "The Conjuring," released in July, grossed $260 million worldwide, and on Friday his "Insidious: Chapter 2" hits...