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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

Friday, November 02, 2012

MTV: Box-Office Preview

"Wreck-It Ralph" is likely to top the box-office this weekend, but the effect of this week's devastating weather is less certain.

"Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath may have an effect on the box office, but with the New York Marathon looking like it will still happen, the old adage, 'the show much go on,' seems very timely," Exhibitor Relations box-office analyst Jeff Bock told MTV News. "I think we may see a minimal 5 percent drop in attendance for the debuts of 'Wreck-It Ralph' and 'Flight,' but nothing that will ultimately affect the bottom line.'"

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