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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, September 03, 2012

MTV: Box Office Report

"The Possession" fended off "Lawless" and two-time champion "The Expendables 2" to become the #1 movie in America, but the story most likely to go down in box office lore surrounds the weekend's biggest loser.

Earlier this year, "The Avengers" set the all-time opening-weekend record at the box office. And now, as Marvel's superhero team-up passed the $1.5 billion mark worldwide, 2012 saw a new record for lowest opening weekend for a wide release, courtesy of "The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure."

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