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Could the Anchorfan Pass be Hollywood’s newest business model?

Could the Anchorfan Pass be Hollywood’s newest business model?

Paramount and the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater chain today announced the “Anchorfan Pass,” a $15 ticket that will allow patrons to see “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” an unlimited number of times at any Drafthouse location beginning on January 1. It’s a nifty promotional idea for a film that is sure to have many repeat […]

Box Office Beat: Weekend of June 28

Box Office Beat: Weekend of June 28

Hello and welcome back to Box Office Beat, the column in which I predict the upcoming weekend’s box office results. Last year, this was a highly successful frame, with the surprise breakouts of “Ted” and “Magic Mike.” I’m doubtful we’re in for a repeat, however, because last weekend’s openers, “Monsters University” and “World War Z,” […]

Box Office Beat: Weekend of June 21

Box Office Beat: Weekend of June 21

Hello and welcome back to Box Office Beat, the column in which I predict the upcoming weekend’s box office results. After two weekends of wildly missing the mark, my accuracy improved last weekend, albeit not to the extent that I wanted it to. I lowballed on both “Man of Steel” and “This is the End,” […]

Box Office Beat: Weekend of June 14

Box Office Beat: Weekend of June 14

Hello and welcome back to Box Office Beat, the column in which I predict the upcoming weekend’s box office results. I began an official accuracy slump last week, under-predicting both “The Purge” (who didn’t?) and “The Internship,” making it two weeks in a row that I got both openers off by a considerable margin. So […]

Box Office Beat: Weekend of June 7

Box Office Beat: Weekend of June 7

Hello and welcome back to Box Office Beat, the column in which I predict the upcoming weekend’s box office results. After sustaining a pretty strong accuracy record this summer, I finally screwed the pooch last weekend when I predicted “Now You See Me” would tank (it was an unexpected hit and grossed double my guess) […]

Box Office Beat: Weekend of May 31

Box Office Beat: Weekend of May 31

Hello and welcome back to Box Office Beat, the column in which I predict the upcoming weekend’s box office results. After last week’s record-breaking Memorial Day frame, over which my predictions fared pretty well (10.3% off on the mondo-success “Fast & Furious 6,” 2.9% off on “The Hangover Part III,” and just 1.4% off on […]

Box Office Beat: Weekend of May 24

Box Office Beat: Weekend of May 24

Hello and welcome back to Box Office Beat, the column in which I predict the upcoming weekend’s box office results. After coming very close to nailing “Star Trek Into Darkness” last week, coming within three percent of its actual gross, I feel pretty good going into this four-day holiday frame. But with three new wide […]

Box Office Beat: Weekend of May 17

Box Office Beat: Weekend of May 17

Hello and welcome back to Box Office Beat, the column in which I predict the upcoming weekend’s box office results. Like two weeks ago, with the release of Marvel’s mega-hit “Iron Man 3,” there is only one new wide opener this time out. So let’s just get to it… “Star Trek Into Darkness” began its […]

Box Office Beat: Weekend of May 10

Box Office Beat: Weekend of May 10

Hello and welcome back to Box Office Beat, the column in which I predict the upcoming weekend’s box office results. Now that the rather unpredictable “Iron Man 3” is out of the way—my arbitrary guess ($160.8m) came within 8 percent of the actual figure ($174.1m)—we have two new openers that more easily stand up to […]

Box Office Beat: Weekend of May 3

Box Office Beat: Weekend of May 3

Hello and welcome back to Box Office Beat, the column in which I predict the upcoming weekend’s box office results. There’s no point in mincing words this time, for there’s only one movie opening in wide release and it’s sure to be a big one. In fact, “Iron Man 3” may gross more this weekend […]