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Tim O'Brien

Digital Journalist based in Rock Falls, IL, United States. Joined on May 3, 2011
Expertise in Concerts, Movies, Entertainment, Celebrities

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Superhero surge propels 'Captain America' over 'Rio 2'

A battle brewed at the box office all weekend long, but the first Avenger emerged victorious. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" captured the crown and posted its second win.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'Rio 2' flies in but 'Captain America' still in command

The current box office champion is still riding high at the box office but some birds are flying by to drop in on the party.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman

Stephen Colbert, who will replace David Letterman on "The Late Show," has released a statement regarding the character he plays on Comedy Central and his new gig.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 7 comments

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' rewrites April record books

Take a story ripped from today's headlines and mix it with the ideals of the first avenger and the result is a commanding box office win. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" beat expectations and soared with $96.2 million, setting an April record.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 2 comments

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' could hit $100 million mark

With a whopping $37 million Friday, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" could approach $100 million when the weekend is done. Many estimates have it now at $90-95 million. It has redefined the records books for April already.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'Noah' wins but tide may be turning

"Noah" swept to the top on controversial waters to the tune of $44 million. Last weekend's winner, "Divergent," came in second with a solid $27.7 million.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'Noah' floods in with a disclaimer

"Noah" sets to flood the box office and because of some controversy, it should do just that. But it does have to beat the power of "Divergent" to do it.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 1 comment

'Divergent' devours while 'God's Not Dead' surprises

"Divergent" devoured the competition, as expected, at the box office. Shailene Woodley and Theo James take over in fine fashion as plenty of factions showed up to see them.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'Divergent' set to dominate

UPDATE #2: It looks like "Divergent" will reap around $53-58 million for the weekend as the next trilogy is born. It took in $22.8 million on Friday.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' win as 'Need for Speed' runs out of gas

"Mr. Peabody & Sherman" traveled from the second spot to the top of the box office and left the reigning champ "300: Rise of an Empire" and newcomer "Need for Speed" behind.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 1 comment

'Need for Speed' looks to unseat '300: Rise of an Empire'

The release of "Need for Speed" will be a test for Aaron Paul. The test is to see if he can take his TV popularity to a higher level. That doesn't always happen.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'300: Rise of an Empire' dominates; Oscar winner back in top ten

As noted below, the weekend's true big story was for another film besides the victor and the runner-up. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" grabbed a whopping $202,792 per screen average. It was only in 4 theaters.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 2 comments

Battle rages between 'Peabody' and '300'; MTV names nominees

It looks like blood and gore will rule out over the weekend if the early returns play out. "300: Rise of an Empire" has already banked $3.3 million. The is projected to take in around $40 million while "Mr. Peabody" will balance out at $25 million.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Oscars: '12 Years a Slave' takes top award; 'Gravity' wins seven

"12 Years a Slave" wins best picture as the Oscars just wrapped up in Hollywood. It was a victory for movies tonight with a split between top movie and director. That is something that has now happened two years in a row.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 11 comments

Op-Ed: 'Non-Stop' wins, 'Frozen' over $1 billion and Oscars are ready

A tight race at the box office is reflecting what is happening when the subject of movies comes up these days. With "Non-Stop" and "Son of God" in a tight race, this weekend also sees another one on a bigger scale - the Oscars
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'Movie 43' and 'After Earth' win or lose big at Razzies

In this day of social media where everything is lame and sarcasm rules the day, do the Razzies really matter any more? Most likely not.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Independent Spirit Awards: '12 Years a Slave' takes top prize

Santa Monica - Just how independent are The Independent Spirit Awards? This year, the winners reflect as much mainstream as the Oscars will be March 2. Or so it seems.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Box office will still tick but Oscars take over

As Oscars commence, the box office takes a back seat but that doesn't mean the turnstiles will not ring up some numbers. One film's audience will not care about the show taking place on Sunday.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Oscar box office tilts toward 'Gravity'

Oscar isn't necessarily about box office but taking a look at the those numbers can open some eyes. Come Oscar time, it is often bantered about that people haven't seen the nominated films.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 2 comments

Oscar presenters announced

The 2014 Oscar presentation, set for Sunday (March 2), will be a star-studded show packed with performances. The complete list of presenters have been announced.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 2 comments
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