July 27, 1999
BOSTON -- Maybe the boy in front of us really was 18. A kind of fuzzy-cheeked 18. A short 18. In any case, I wasn't about to ask the tyke for his ID. The idea that a child sneaked into "South Park," the R-rated movie about four cartoon children sneaking into an R-rated movie, was too delicious to pass up. "South Park," the longer, funnier, cruder, ruder version of the television show, has hunkered in at the megaplex just as the children are...
June 13, 2013
J. Cole, the North Carolina-based rapper whose sophomore album, "Born Sinner," drops Tuesday, will perform at Baltimore Soundstage tonight, according to Soundstage's Twitter page . It was not announced before this morning. Tickets cost $1, and can be purchased on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Soundstage box office starting at 4 p.m. There's a limit of one ticket per person. The show is 18+ and you must have a state-issued ID, according to Soundstage's Twitter page.
July 4, 1995
Hollywood -- Each Sunday, Hollywood studios release estimates of how their movies performed at the box office, and the resulting Top 10 list is disseminated to the world through the media.The nation's No. 1 movie, be it "Batman Forever" or "Pocahontas" or "Congo," is, thus, judged a success or failure in the public mind simply by how much money it took in on its opening weekend of release.But how accurate are those Sunday numbers that receive such wide play?While studio executives say every effort is made to be as accurate as possible, they acknowledge that the process, by its very nature, is flawed.
July 5, 2005
LOS ANGELES - War of the Worlds conquered the box office as easily as the movie's aliens overpowered Earth, but it did not have enough firepower to overcome Hollywood's prolongued box office slump. Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise's sci-fi tale took in $77.6 million over the long Fourth of July weekend, lifting its total since debuting Wednesday to $113.3 million, according to studio estimates yesterday. That fell well short of the all-time high held by Spider-Man 2, whose $180.1 million haul in its first six days led Hollywood to a record Fourth of July weekend last year.
May 3, 2004
LOS ANGELES - Maybe nice guys finish last, but Mean Girls came in first at the weekend box office. The comedy starring Lindsay Lohan as a student who gets swept up in the backstabbing politics of fashion, love and popularity among high school cliques, earned $25 million, according to studio estimates yesterday. Although it starred 17-year-old Lohan, the presence of Saturday Night Live star Tina Fey, who also wrote the screenplay, appealed to grown-up moviegoers. About 75 percent of the audience was female and about half the audience was under 18, said Wayne Lewellen, head of distribution for Paramount, which released the movie.
August 14, 2006
LOS ANGELES -- The Will Ferrell comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby stayed in first place at the box office for a second weekend with $23 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates yesterday. Estimated ticket sales are for Friday through Sunday at United States and Canadian theaters, according to box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc. WeekendTotalNo. ofRankTitle (Studio)gross *gross*weeks 1Talladega Nights (Sony)$23.0$70.02 2Step Up (Touchstone)$21.