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Christopher Stone

Christopher Stone is the author of the international best seller Re-Creating Your Self. With Mary Sheldon, he co-authored three highly successful hardcover books of guided meditations. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West.

Column: The Business of Show
Frequency: Every other Friday
Description: Does advertising, public taste, or overindulged stars determine a movie's box office fate? Christoper Stone explores what's going on behind the box office.
Profile: Christopher Stone's MatchFlick Profile

The Business of Show Columns

The Cautionary Box-Office (November 25th, 2011)

Box-Office Holiday Season Heads Up. Part Two (November 11th, 2011)

Box-Office Holiday Season Heads Up, Part 1 (October 28th, 2011)

Quality Is Independent (October 14th, 2011)

Oh, the Horror! (September 30th, 2011)

Summer: The Biggest Winners and the Biggest Losers (September 16th, 2011)

What I Like About Fall 2011 (September 2nd, 2011)

The Billion-Dollar Box-Office Club (August 19th, 2011)

AMERICA is CAPTAIN/SMURFS-ALIENS/Palin Impaled (August 5th, 2011)

Match-Flickers, We Have a New 2011 Champ - For Now (July 22nd, 2011)

Can the Predicted Best B.O. Summer Ever Be Saved? (July 8th, 2011)

Summer Box-Office 20 Questions (June 24th, 2011)

The Big Hangover (June 10th, 2011)

AMC Makes It Right & PIRATES PLUNDER! (May 27th, 2011)

Fast Five, Then Thor, Storm the Box-Office (May 13th, 2011)

The Box-Office Goes to RIO - and to Town! (April 29th, 2011)

The Great Box-Office Debacle of 2011 (April 15th, 2011)

2011 20 Box-Office Questions (April 1st, 2011)

2011 Box-Office Blues (March 18th, 2011)

The Box-Office & The Oscars Need Life Support! (March 4th, 2011)

The Box-Office Loves Romance (February 18th, 2011)

Reactions to Oscar Nominations (February 4th, 2011)

New Year, Slow Box-Office Start (January 21st, 2011)

New Year, Leftovers Box Office! (January 7th, 2011)

Neglected Holiday Hits (December 24th, 2010)

Wilkommen to Burlesque (December 10th, 2010)

I'm Dreaming of a Faux Christmas (November 26th, 2010)

The Oscars: Did You Know? (November 12th, 2010)

The October Box-Office Turns With a Vengeance (October 29th, 2010)

Internet Box-Office (October 15th, 2010)

Halloween Box-Office Chills & Thrills (October 1st, 2010)

H'Wood to B.O.: (September 17th, 2010)

Are the Stars Out Tonight? Does It Matter? (September 3rd, 2010)

That Was the Summer Box-Office That Was (August 20th, 2010)

The Box-Office: You Can't Bet on It! (August 6th, 2010)

Before GREASE, BIRDIE was the Word (July 23rd, 2010)

Summer of Box-Office Apathy (June 25th, 2010)

Box-Office Poison (June 11th, 2010)

Least Popular Box-Office Attractions (May 28th, 2010)

Sixteen Weeks of Summer (May 14th, 2010)

Box-Office 3D, Part Two (April 30th, 2010)

BOX-OFFICE 3D (April 16th, 2010)

Box-Office Spring Is Here! (April 2nd, 2010)

The Box-Office: You Can Bet on It!....Maybe (March 19th, 2010)

What Are You Doing Oscar....Oscar Night? (March 5th, 2010)

Box-Office Quiz: For Those Who Think Young (February 19th, 2010)

The King is Dead - Long Live the King! (February 5th, 2010)

2010: What Flicks May Come (January 22nd, 2010)

2009: At the Box-Office, It Was a Very Good Year (January 1st, 2010)

An Embarrassment of B.O. Riches (December 18th, 2009)

The Box-Office's Five Biggest Christmas Hits (December 4th, 2009)

Last Week: Apocalypse 2012. Now It's TWILIGHT Time (November 20th, 2009)

THIS IS IT: It's All That AND A MOONWALK (November 6th, 2009)

The Oscars They Are A Changin' (October 23rd, 2009)

The Anti-Christ, Demons, and Michael, Oh, My! (October 9th, 2009)

1990s' Box-Office Trivia Challenge (September 25th, 2009)

3 4 Fall 2 Rock the Box-Office (September 11th, 2009)

B.O. Summer of 2009: That's a Wrap! (August 28th, 2009)

Box-Office Bombs! (August 14th, 2009)

More for Your Money Box-Office (July 31st, 2009)

The Box-Office Dawg Days of August (July 17th, 2009)

I Don't Go to The Movies Any More (July 3rd, 2009)

In an R-rated Way, July Will Be Hot! (June 19th, 2009)

B.O. Summer 2009 - How It's Doing So Far (June 5th, 2009)

Just Because It's June, June, June! (May 22nd, 2009)

Match-Flicking With Fewer Commercial Interruptions (May 8th, 2009)

A New Box-Office Summer Starts Right Now (April 24th, 2009)

Box-Office Noir, Classic and Neo (April 10th, 2009)

Bygone Box-Office Gimmicks (March 27th, 2009)

Widescreen Box-Office (March 13th, 2009)

The Blooming Box-Office (February 27th, 2009)

My Choices for the Oscars (February 13th, 2009)

From Inauguration to Oscar (January 30th, 2009)

Rainy Days & Other B.O Special Circumstances (January 16th, 2009)

Obama Era May Prompt Fresh B.O. Racial Dialogues (January 2nd, 2009)

No Box-Office Bailout or Blues for Christmas (December 19th, 2008)

Box-Office 20 Questions (December 5th, 2008)

In Thanksgiving (November 21st, 2008)

Disney's Golden Bow-Wow Box-Office (November 7th, 2008)

A-Haunting We Will Go (October 24th, 2008)

Real Life as Reel Life (October 10th, 2008)

What Match-Flickers Want/What Match-Flickers Get (September 26th, 2008)

Box-Office Septembr Songs (September 12th, 2008)

Reflections on a Golden Summer (August 29th, 2008)

Studios to SAG: (August 15th, 2008)

Knight of Box-Office Miracles (August 1st, 2008)

How's Summer Doing? (July 18th, 2008)

High as a Flag on the Fourth of July (July 4th, 2008)

Twinkle, Twinkle Box Office Star (June 20th, 2008)

June's Box-Office Is Busting Out All Over! (June 6th, 2008)

Double Features & Other Box Office Delights (May 23rd, 2008)

Your Fresh Match-Flick Summer Starts Right Now (May 9th, 2008)

Is It A Fave, Or A True B.O. Classic? (April 25th, 2008)

Bigotry & The Box Office (April 11th, 2008)

Are We Just April Fools? (March 28th, 2008)

It Might As Well Be Spring (March 14th, 2008)

Will Oscar Send Match-Flickers to the B.O.? (February 29th, 2008)

Romancing the Box Office (February 15th, 2008)

How & Why The B.0. Dictates What Flicks We See (February 1st, 2008)

OSCAR BUZZ (January 18th, 2008)

Interesting Box Office Facts (January 4th, 2008)

3 Current Box Office Trends (December 21st, 2007)


What I Want to See at the Holiday B.O. - And Why (November 23rd, 2007)

Box Office Turkeys - Gobble, Gobble! (November 9th, 2007)

The 2007 Match Flick Boo Office (October 26th, 2007)

Box Office Lessons the Deciders Should Learn (October 12th, 2007)

The Box Office Is Healthy as Ever (September 28th, 2007)

Match Flickers: American Originals....NOT! (September 14th, 2007)

MatchFlick's 2007 $100 Million Box Office Club (August 31st, 2007)

The Fall Flicks (August 17th, 2007)

So Long, Summer (August 3rd, 2007)

2007: The First Half of the Box Office Year (July 20th, 2007)

The High Cost of Match-Flicking (July 6th, 2007)

My Grown-Up Box Office Wish List (June 22nd, 2007)

Summer So Far (June 8th, 2007)

Stranded at the Guerilla Drive-In (May 25th, 2007)


Here Comes Summer (April 27th, 2007)

The State of the 2007 Box Office (April 13th, 2007)

The Trouble is Also in Our Stars (March 30th, 2007)

Spring is the New Box Office Summer (March 16th, 2007)

Oscar Ennui (March 2nd, 2007)

My Box Office Valentine (February 16th, 2007)

Oscar Starts His Engine (February 2nd, 2007)

Movie Dating (Match-Flicking)Through The Ages (January 19th, 2007)

What I'm Looking Forward To In 2007 (January 5th, 2007)

What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? (December 22nd, 2006)

Why They're Called Trailers & Fun B.O. Facts (December 8th, 2006)

Kringle Bells (November 24th, 2006)

It's Been A Pretty Good Year (November 10th, 2006)

Musicals Will Try to Seduce the Box Office (October 27th, 2006)

Oscar's Box Office Began Last Month (October 13th, 2006)

MatchFlick Boo Office Column (September 29th, 2006)

Those Were The Bs, My Friends (September 15th, 2006)

Autumn Sonatas (September 1st, 2006)

Adios, Summer '06, Hola, Three-peat Summer '07 (August 18th, 2006)

Tomorrow's Box Office, Today (August 4th, 2006)

You Had Me at The Previews (July 21st, 2006)

Coming Soon to a Drive-In Near You? (July 7th, 2006)

Grossed Out (June 23rd, 2006)

Up to Code (June 9th, 2006)

Box Office Baby Boom (May 26th, 2006)

Box Office Summer Arrives Early (May 12th, 2006)

HD DVD: Godsend or Box Office Threat? (May 1st, 2006)

Sharon Stone & An Alarming B.O. Trend (April 17th, 2006)

ShoWest to Hollywood: "Make Better Movies!" (April 3rd, 2006)

2006 & Spring Bloom at Box Office (March 20th, 2006)

Whatever Happened to The New Hollywood? (March 6th, 2006)

Oscar Predictions (February 20th, 2006)

All About The Oscars (February 6th, 2006)

The Best Is Yet To Come (January 23rd, 2006)

Looking Back & Moving Forward (January 9th, 2006)

Resolutions We Wish They'd Make (December 26th, 2005)

Green Christmas (December 12th, 2005)

The Ghost of Movie-going Magic Past (November 28th, 2005)

No Box Office Turkeys! (November 14th, 2005)

Building a Better Box Office (October 31st, 2005)

How Do You Mend a Broken Box Office? (October 17th, 2005)

Box Office Season of the Witch (October 3rd, 2005)

Falling in Love Again.... (September 19th, 2005)

Lessons of Box Office Summer School 2005 (September 5th, 2005)

I Know What You'll See Next Summer (August 22nd, 2005)

Summer of Stars Behaving Strangely (August 8th, 2005)

Video & Urban Sprawl Killed the Drive-In Theater (July 25th, 2005)

Worlds Is Not Enough (July 11th, 2005)

My Introduction (June 27th, 2005)

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