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The Three Musketeers

Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance

Director:

  • Paul W.S. Anderson

Writer:

  • Andrew Davies
  • Alex Litvak

Cast:

  • Milla Jovovich
  • Logan Lerman
  • Orlando Bloom
  • Christoph Waltz
  • Matthew Macfadyen
  • Mads Mikkelsen
  • Ray Stevenson

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Weekend Estimates: October 30

Puss in Boots|33.2||33.2 Paranormal Activity 3|18.5|-65%|81.3 In Time|11.8||11.8 Footloose|5.3|-49%|38.4 The Rum Diary|5.1||5.1 Real Steel|4.7|-56%|73.9 The Three Musketeers|3.4|-61%|14.8 The Ides of March|2.7|-45%|33.5 Moneyball|2.3|-42%|67.3 Courageous|1.7|-30%|27.6

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The Weekend Report: October 30, 2011

The Shrek spinoff Puss in Boots was initially expected to open north of $40 million but expectations were pared back to $35 million to $40 million as opening day loomed. The audience skewed 59% female and 55% were 25 years old and up according to exit polls (family stats were unavailable). Once again 3D underperformed with those engagements accounting for roughly two-thirds of the compliment and 51% of the box office while Imax dates were 7% of the total.

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Critics Roundup — October 20

The Three Musketeers |||||Red Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey |||Yellow|Green| Johnny English |Yellow|||| Martha Marcy May Marlene |||Green|Green| The Catechism Cataclysm (NY, LA Nov 4)||||Yellow| Le Havre (LA) |Green||Green||Green Paul Goodman Changed My Life (NY) |||Green|| Margin Call |Green||Green|| Norman (limited)|||Green|| Oranges and Sunshine (NY, LA) |||Yellow|| The Swell Season (NY Oct 21) |||Green|Green|

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“Ten years ago at Telluride, I said on a panel that theatrical distribution was dying. It seemed obvious to me. I was surprised how many in the audience violently objected: ‘People will always want to go to the movies!’ That’s true, but it’s also true that theatrical cinema as we once knew it has died. Theatrical cinema is now Event Cinema, just as theatrical plays and musical performances are Events. No one just goes to a movie. It’s a planned occasion. Four types of Event Cinema remain.
1. Spectacle (IMAX-style blockbusters)
2. Family (cartoon like features)
3. Horror (teen-driven), and
4. Film Club (formerly arthouse but now anything serious).

There are isolated pockets like black cinema, romcom, girl’s-night-out, seniors, teen gross-outs, but it’s primarily those four. Everything else is TV. Now I have to go back to episode five of ‘Looming Tower.'”
~ Paul Schrader

“Because of my relative candor on Twitter regarding why I quit my day job, my DMs have overflowed with similar stories from colleagues around the globe. These peeks behind the curtains of film festivals, venues, distributors and funding bodies weren’t pretty. Certain dismal patterns recurred (and resonated): Boards who don’t engage with or even understand their organization’s artistic mission and are insensitive to the diverse neighborhood in which their organization’s venue is located; incompetent founders and/or presidents who create only obstacles, never solutions; unduly empowered, Trumpian bean counters who chip away at the taste and experiences that make organizations’ cultural offerings special; expensive PR teams that don’t bring to the table a bare-minimum familiarity with the rich subcultural art form they’re half-heartedly peddling as “product”; nonprofit arts organizations for whom art now ranks as a distant-second goal behind profit.”
~ Eric Allen Hatch