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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, June 03, 2013

MTV: Box-Office Report

"Fast & Furious 6" became the first entry in the franchise to hold on to the #1 box-office spot for two consecutive weekends, but it was the weekend's #3 film that dominated the headlines.

Big-budget sci-fi epic "After Earth" marked a spectacular crash-landing for one of the world's biggest movie stars. Savaged by critics (who dismissed it as a "vanity project" at best or Scientologist propaganda at worst), "After Earth" gave the always bankable Will Smith an opening more on par with "Wild Wild West" than "I Am Legend," "Hancock" or any of his three "Men in Black" films.

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