Friday, August 1, 2014

RECORD SALES ON FANDANGO FOR GALAXY

July 31, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Heading into the weekend, online ticket seller Fandango is reporting that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is capturing 93 percent of its sales. The Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday) that the Marvel Studios tentpole will likely become the biggest August pre-seller in Fandango’s history. A poll of ticket buyers disclosed that 95 percent of […]

HEAVEN IS FOR REAL IS NO. 1 ON HOME VIDEO

July 31, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Giving yet another boost to faith-based movies, Sony’s Heaven Is for Real debuted at No. 1 on the home video charts for last week. The Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart does not specify actual sales figures, but it did indicate that the movie, based on a best seller about a boy who claims he had […]

AMC WEATHERS BOX OFFICE MELTDOWN

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Overall box office receipts may be down some 20 percent this summer, according to studio statistics, but AMC, the nation’s second-largest theater chain, was not hurt nearly as much as some had expected. Revenue, it said, was down 5 percent in the second quarter to $726.6 million. But falling ticket sales were offset somewhat by […]

SONY FINALLY POSTS A WINNING QUARTER

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After posting a seemingly endless series of dismal quarterly earnings reports, Sony surprised analysts on Wednesday with one of its best quarterly results in recent memory. To be sure, net income was up only slightly to a not-very-impressive $261 million, and sales of its smartphones remained weak, but its TV manufacturing business remained profitable after […]

TWO FILMS OPEN BIG, BUT BOX OFFICE SLIDE CONTINUES

July 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite the fact that the two newest films, Lucy and Hercules, opened well above analysts’ forecasts, the overall box office was down more than 13 percent from the same weekend a year ago, when 20th Century Fox’s The Wolverine opened with $53.1 million. The summer box office remains down 20 percent from a year ago […]

FINAL FIGURES FOR THE TOP TEN FILMS FOR WEEKEND OF JULY 25-27

July 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Rentrak (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. Lucy, Universal, $43,899,340, (New); 2. Hercules, MGM/Paramount, $29,800,263, (New); 3. Dawn of The Planet of the Apes, 20th Century Fox, $16,767,260, 3 Wks. ($172,455,888); 4. The Purge: Anarchy, Universal, $10,482,760, 2 Wks. […]

CHINESE CELEBRITY BLOGGER HAS HIT MOVIE

July 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Han Han, who has been named one of the most influential figures in China because of his personal blog that often attracts as many as 300 million hits, can chalk up another success — as the writer-director of The Continent (Hou Hui Wu Qi), which brought in $47 million at the Chinese box office over […]

STUDY REVEALS HOW MUCH REVENUE MOVIES PRODUCE FOR TV ABROAD

July 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Shedding some light onto the value of movies to overseas broadcasters, a study by data research company Attentional for the British Film Institute has revealed that that 59,542 broadcasts of movies in the U.K. in 2013 brought in an estimated $2.7 billion. The study, reported in today’s (Monday) edition of the British trade publication Screen […]

DAWN KICKS UP $54.4 MILLION ABROAD

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes remained at the top of the overseas box office this weekend with a whopping $54.4 million in its third weekend, raising its international total to $183 million, with several key markets yet to be accounted for. (It opens next weekend in France and Italy, among other markets.) Its […]

LUCY A DIAMOND IN BOX OFFICE SKY

July 27, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hercules may have been left feeling a bit like the Tin Man after being defeated by the brainy Lucy at the box office over the weekend. Luc Besson’s thriller starring Scarlett Johannsson as a woman who discovers supernatural powers locked in her brain opened with an estimated $44 million — around twice the amount that […]

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