In the past few years, the Oscars have been dominated by these Crock-Pot indies—films that do better and better the longer they cook in the marketplace. Eight out of the last ten Best Picture winners were independent—or at least non-Big-6-studio—films that grew their box office and audience slow and steady.
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Weather is not as kind to or as fond of the trial-and-error method of the movie business. We have only a “pretty good” idea of what’s about to hit. And prediction, after all, aides in preparation, not in prevention. When John Carter flops, Disney takes a loss, but also knows not to take a further loss by making a sequel. Greenlighting Sandy’s successor, on the other hand, isn’t up to us.
What do Daredevil, Alf, Abe Lincoln and Jeremy Renner have in common? They all show up in this week’s Monkey Biz.
News and notes.
Hi, I just got back from the movies. Boy, are they the coolest. Thanks for the suggestion, Billy Crystal, Brian Grazer, and the Academy. Together, I believe we can teach everyone in the world about the movies.
And now….the debut of a new Monkey Business feature: The Monkey Biz Meter, a visual guide to the ups and downs of the movie industry, covering everything all the news from the most notable to the most absurd.