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  • 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...
  • The year in horror: Low-budget horror hits box-office highs

    The people have spoken. And they say they want to be scared. Over the weekend, the low-budget supernatural spook film "Insidious: Chapter 2" topped the box office, scaring up $41.1 million. The film, which was directed by a seemingly unstoppable James...
  • 'The Conjuring' to scare off pricey 'R.I.P.D.' on crowded weekend

    '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

    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-...
  • On slow Labor Day weekend, tweens will turn out for One Direction

    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....
  • Can 'The Purge' surge? CW finishes upfront sales.

    Can 'The Purge' surge? CW finishes upfront sales.
    After the coffee. Before figuring out how to come back as a house cat in my next life. The Skinny: I now am one of those people who no longer has a home phone. It feels a little weird even though I never used it and didn't even know the number. Will...
  • Ethan Hawke makes waves at box office with 2 new films

    If you've been longing to see Ethan Hawke more on the big screen, the next few weeks are a golden opportunity. He's starring in two movies, each representing very different facets of his multi-tiered career.  Opening Friday is the low-budget, but highly...
  • Box office: Low-budget 'The Purge' expected to beat 'The Internship'

    Box office: Low-budget 'The Purge' expected to beat 'The Internship'
    This weekend, "The Internship" may become the latest star-driven movie to get beaten by a lower-wattage production. The comedy, which stars Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, appears set to follow in the footsteps of Will Smith's "After Earth," which last...
  • '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

    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 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"...