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I'm a longtime contributor to MTV, Billboard, Alternative Press and MovieWeb. I've worked as on-air reporter, host, writer and producer for MTV, MSNBC and E!. I have provided opinion and commentary to programs on VH1, IFC, G4, Fuse, Current and Oxygen. I have written for Huffington Post, Premiere, OC Weekly, SFGate.com, NextMovie.com, MTV's television and movie blogs and other publications. I am the founder of Superhero Productions, providing broadcast, online and aftermarket content for a number of clients including Lionsgate, Sony and Warner Bros. I personally handle artist management for a handful of bands. "Ryan Downey has established a history of breaking some good scoops in the last few years, and you could certainly do worse than bookmark [him] to check in on." -- Ain't It Cool

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

MTV: Box-Office Report

"Puss in Boots" was the #1 movie over the typically soft weekend before Halloween, though it posted the lowest debut for a DreamWorks Animation movie since 2006's "Flushed Away." The 3-D "Shrek" spinoff, featuring the voice of Antonio Banderas in the title role, took in $34 million according to studio estimates. DreamWorks' similarly budgeted "Megamind" opened with $46 million last year. Johnny Depp's "The Rum Diary," which he produced and starred in, was a bomb with just $5 million.

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