Summer Scorecard and Beyond

In April we reported that 1st Quarter domestic box office was torrid and that a stream of high profile projects for the summer season was eagerly anticipated.  With the opening of “The Dark Knight Rises” on July 20, let’s review the summer’s hits, misses and sleepers.  Here is domestic box office as of 7/26:

The Oscar Race

The little idea of an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was born in January 1927, over dinner, at MGM studio chief Louis B. Mayer’s Santa Monica beach house.  The Oscar statuette is now probably the most recognized trophy in the world.  The name Oscar is derived from the original Academy librarian who, upon