Hugo and The Artist tied with five wins each Sunday at the 84th annual Academy Awards. As expected, The Artist took home the Oscar for best picture.
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As we prepare to say goodbye to 2011 for good, let’s take one last look back and see if there’s anything we can learn from the movies that made it big this year – and the ones that really, really didn’t. What lessons can we learn from 2011’s box office?
A generally weak box office weekend is highlighted by Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion on the high end and one of the worst-ever box office openings, for Creature, on the low end.
Hurricane Irene kept Butts out of Seats over the weekend, with The Help and its $14.3 million in ticket sales taking the top box office spot .
The Help and Rise of the Planet of the Apes continue to dominate the weekend box office as newcomers Conan the Barbarian, Fright Night, Spy Kids and One Day fail to find an audience.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes once again controls the weekend in Spinoff Online’s latest edition of “Butts in Seats.”
As the famous saying from screenwriter William Goldman goes, when it comes to the movie industry, nobody knows anything. It’s been taken as a truism for years now, but this may have been the summer when audiences decided to prove that to studios once and for all.