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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

Monday, December 05, 2011

MTV: Box Office Report

Four movies in, the "Twilight" franchise continues to achieve new "firsts." Over the weekend, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" became the first entry in the romantic vampires-and-werewolves series to maintain the top spot at the box office three weekends in a row.

"Breaking Dawn" collected another $16.9 million, easily besting the $11.2 million claimed by expected champion "The Muppets" during a soft post-Thanksgiving weekend. The latest numbers are the highest third-weekend gross of any "Twilight" film. However, the $247.3 million gross of "Breaking Dawn - Part 1" is still behind where "New Moon" had landed after the same amount of time in theaters. CLICK HERE to read the rest of my report.

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