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DRAGON LIFTS DREAMWORKS’S EARNINGS

February 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

“In 2010, DreamWorks Animation became the first studio to release three feature-length CG animated films in a single year,” CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg observed during a conference call on Thursday. “How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek Forever After and Megamind together grossed approximately $1.6 billion worldwide — the company’s biggest year ever at the box office,” […]

ANOTHER DOWN WEEKEND AT BOX OFFICE LIKELY

February 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Expected high viewer interest in this year’s Oscar telecast on Sunday is likely to take a bite out of box-office revenue on that day, some analysts are warning. Moreover, on Friday and Saturday, many moviegoers may pass up the latest releases in order to catch some of the Oscar contenders that they missed, like The […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: HALL PASS

February 25, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The R-rated Hall Pass, Bobby and Peter Farrely’s first film since 2007, has received passing grades from only two major-market critics, Wesley Morris of the Boston Globe and Carrie Rickey of the Philadelphia Inquirer. In his review of the movie, Morris remarks, “It’s a relief to have the Farrellys working so close to the height […]

SHEEN RANTS; MEN SHUTS DOWN

February 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Just days before production of Two and a Half Men was scheduled to resume, Warner Bros. TV and CBS announced that they had decided to close down the series for the rest of the season, citing “the totality of Charlie Sheen’s statements” on a radio talk show and the gossip website TMZ on Thursday. In […]

REPORT: AILES ASKED PUBLISHER TO LIE

February 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes asked then-HarperCollins publisher Judith Regan to lie to federal investigators who were vetting Bernard Kerik, the former New York City police commissioner for the job of secretary of Homeland Security in 2004, according to court documents disclosed today (Thursday) by the New York Times. Regan, who was fired by parent […]

TWO NETWORKS CLAIM RATINGS VICTORY

February 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS and Fox each claimed victory in the weekly ratings race — Fox basing its claim on the results in the all-important adults 18-49 demo and CBS, on total viewers and households. Each network was dominant in those categories, with Fox claiming victory on six nights of the year among the younger demos and CBS […]

PIERS MORGAN SPARS WITH HIS PREDECESSOR, LARRY KING

February 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Larry King returned to his old CNN haunts on Wednesday, where he was interviewed by Piers Morgan, the man who succeeded him. Morgan immediately expressed his dismay at King’s comments on BBC radio last week that Morgan had been oversold by CNN in promos in which Morgan referred to himself as “dangerous.” Morgan wasted no […]

TWO AND A HALF MEN TO RESUME SHOOTING ON TUESDAY

February 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite remarks on several gossip websites that Charlie Sheen has taken off on a “tropical vacation,” Sheen’s manager and publicist maintained on Wednesday that the actor will be back on the set of CBS’s Two and a Half Men when the show resumes production next Tuesday. The actor, who said last week that he is […]

TICKET SALES SOAR OVERSEAS — BUT NOT IN U.S.

February 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

While theater attendance in North America was down and ticket sales were flat in North America in 2010, elsewhere the box office soared to record heights, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) said in a report on Wednesday. In its annual Theatrical Market Statistics Report for 2010, the MPAA said that the international box […]

IMAX REPORTS RECORD 2010 PROFITS, PREDICTS NEW RECORD IN 2011

February 24, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

IMAX’s revenue and profit turned out to be as big as its screens in 2010, their highest in its 43-year history, the giant-screen company said today (Thursday). In a statement, IMAX reported that net income for the year increased to $100.8 million on revenue of $248.6 million versus $5.0 million/$171.2 million in 2009. Its profit […]

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