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AT THE BOX OFFICE: ON THE NINTH DAY OF XMAS

December 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Christmas box office may have got off to a relatively slow start, but it is bouncing back at midweek. On Tuesday, for example, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol added $9.6 million to its domestic gross, which now stands at $86.2 million. Overseas it has earned another $170 million, bringing its worldwide gross to $256.2 […]

SANDLER COMEDY MOST RENTED ON REDBOX IN 2011

December 29, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Just Go with It, the first of two Adam Sandler movies released this year — the other was Jack and Jill — just barely kept Sandler’s streak of $100-million hits going (it wound up with $103 million; Jack and Jill only made it to $71 million), but it was the biggest hit of the year […]

GRAUMAN’S FORECOURT FILLING UP QUICKLY

December 29, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The forecourt of the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, which has become a mecca for tourists who come to see the hand and footprints of legendary Hollywood stars, has been the scene of 11 cement ceremonies in the past year, the most in history, according to the Los Angeles Times. Among them: two celebrities who […]

THE BIGGEST ELECTION MONEY CAN BUY?

December 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Political advertising is expected to rise 30 percent in 2012 over 2008′s ad spending, according to research from MediaVest, a unit of French ad giant Publicis Groupe. Local TV is expected to be the chief beneficiary of the increase, which MediaVest predicts may rise to $4 billion, although spending on social media is also expected […]

UNIVISION TAKES OVER AS NUMERO UNO ON MONDAY

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With all of the other major broadcast networks airing mostly reruns, Spanish-language Univision was able to eke out a victory as the most-watched TV network Monday night among 18-49-year-old viewers, coming out slightly ahead of CBS. Indeed, the finale of La Fuerza del Destino drew 5.4 million viewers and stood its ground even in the […]

U.K. NETWORK BUYING UP ALL DIGITAL BILLBOARDS IN LONDON SUBWAYS

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In a first-of-its-kind deal, the British television network Channel 4 will become the exclusive advertiser on all 1,460 digital signs in the London subway system on New Year’s Eve. The ads, appearing on the CBS Outdoor screens, will be changed at regular intervals, and will feature the stars of game and comedy shows celebrating the […]

PARAMOUNT AT BOX-OFFICE PEAK

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For the first time in more than a decade, Paramount Pictures is ending the year as the box office champion. The strong showing of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, which took in $46.2 million over the Christmas holiday pushed Paramount’s receipts over the top to $1.86 billion for the year (as of Dec. 25). That put […]

NETFLIX SUBSCRIBERS EXPRESS MORE DISSATISFACTION

December 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Netflix customers are still angry at the company’s recent moves, but they’re no longer dropping their subscriptions. Industry researcher ForeSee said today (Wednesday) that on its 100-point scale of consumer satisfaction, “Netflix’s well-publicized blunders caused its customer satisfaction to plummet by seven points and 8% to 79.” Once ranked as an online “satisfaction superstar,” the […]

OSCAR NOMINAtING BALLOTS: THEY’RE IN THE MAIL

December 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Oscar nomination ballots were sent out on Tuesday to the 5,783 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. They have until Jan. 13 to return them. As usual, the votes will be tallied by the accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and the winning nominees will be announced on Jan. 24. Winners are due […]

BEST BUY KARATE CHOPS PRICES FOR STRUGGLING KUNG FU PANDA 2 VIDEO

December 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Just two weeks after Best Buy trumpeted the release of DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 2 in ads listing the Blu-ray combo pack for $22.99, a new ad for the consumer-electronics retailer now lists the pack for $14.99, a 35 percent discount. In a note to clients BTIG Research media analyst Richard Greenfield speculated today […]

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