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Just as predicted ..

The HORROR REPORT said months ago that the WOMAN IN BLACK 2 would be a surprise hit in January--January is an exceptionally good time to release PG-13 horror movies..

And without fail, we were right on the prediction..

The WOMAN IN BLACK 2 did not have enough scare to surpass THE HOBBIT, which is continuing to get incredibly high numbers in the box office both domestic and international, but it did defy the odds and surpass its own estimates. It grossed an estimated $15mil or more, beating the distributor's prediction of a $9 mil weekend--strongest nights were Friday and Saturday, undoubtedly date night crowds chomping for horror after the Christmas and New Years holidays wrapped up..

But according to estimates and indications, WOMAN IN BLACK 2 played very good with female and younger crowds as opposed to a male-centric audience.

This is what HORROR and other genres are going to have to play to now..  Horror's broader appeal to women is going to change the face and shape of horror movies.. The gore may buckle under the pressure of deeper scares--the movie BABADOOK is a clear example of a movie playing to the deep fears within women..

It's not just a man's world anymore.





New Year's Eve.. Rockin' without Dick Clark in '13

Welcome to the final minutes of the year 2012. Yes. Already. It was so looked forward to, and it is ending so quickly...

It's minus Dick Clark this year, though. And that is notable. Fergie is showering ABC viewers tonight in the pre-game with Dick Clark related footage. Donna Summers is playing while the Doors are swaying. Yes, it's a stroll down amnesia lane in the fast lane. Dick Clarkless 2013. No countdown with the master of Times Square this year.

The show goes on, of course. With Ryan Seacrest to help. Before Seacrest will be 'out' there will be a number of events that occur. A massive ball will drop in Times Square. Revelers will kiss their hearts out.. then race for port-a-potties and their hotel rooms. Maybe stop by a pub and have a cup of cheer..

All around the world, the events are taking place. Some places on Earth are already 2013. The Pope will have a homily about how peace could be achieved. Fireworks will fly high into the night sky.. People will embrace …

Neve Campbell laments her post-SCREAM life: I was constantly being offered horror films, because I was known for horror films, or bad romantic comedies

Neve Campbell Confirms Her 'Scream' Notoriety Inspired Her Decision to Leave Hollywood »

“I needed a minute. In my 20s, it all hit so fast and so big that it was a little overwhelming,” Campbell shared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “Wonderful, obviously, and I’m very grateful for it, but it got to a level, also, where the kinds of things that I was being offered were not the things I wanted to do. I was constantly being offered horror films, because I was known for horror films, or bad romantic comedies.”

And this week she will be jumping out of building with the Rock in theaters ..

All 'scream queens' have gone through a period of confusion, denial.. acceptance. And now for Jamie Lee Curtis 40 years after her introduction to movies via being chased by killer Michael Myers, she is back for a final round.. 
Just as Campbell came home for the final SCREAM..