Friday, October 31, 2014

X-MEN SEQUEL STAYS NO. 1 ON HOME VIDEO

October 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past remained at the top of the home video sales charts for last week, one of the few summer tentpole features to hold on to the top position during recent weeks as blockbuster after blockbuster makes its way onto retailers’ shelves. One reason for its No. 1 staying power is […]

DRAGON LIFTS DREAMWORKS’ SHARES

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Shares in DreamWorks Animation, which had been trading near their 52-week low, shot up more than 8 percent in early trading today (Thursday), following news that the company had beaten analysts’ expectations in its third quarter. DWA posted net income of $11.9 million, up 18 percent from the $10.1 million it earned during the comparable […]

CAMERON: WHEN MOVIES AND VIDEO GAMES MERGE

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James Cameron foresees the day when feature films will incorporate some of the aspects of video games. Speaking at a Wall Street Journal-sponsored digital conference in Laguna Beach, CA, Cameron observed, "At what point are we going to say cinema is cinema, games are games, is there a new narrative art form that involves aspects […]

WILL CHINA BOYCOTT TAIWAN’S GOLDEN HORSE FESTIVAL?

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Nothing’s official yet — only rumors — but Taiwanese officials are voicing concerns about the possibility that mainland China will boycott its annual Golden Horse film awards ceremony. According to the unsubstantiated report that appeared on Weibo, China’s version of Facebook, China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SARF) has notified its […]

LIONSGATE. REDBOX SIGN NEW DEAL — NO 28-DAY DELAY

October 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Clearly Lionsgate doesn’t believe that allowing Redbox and Netflix’s DVD-by-mail service to rent its films beginning the day they are released has hurt its sales. The studio announced on Tuesday that it had signed a new agreement with Redbox that would continue to make its movies available for rent at more than 44,000 Redbox kiosks […]

CAPTAIN MARVEL TO BECOME A WOMAN IN SUPERHERO MOVIE

October 29, 2014 by · 2 Comments 

Shazam! Just by shouting that word, the teenager Billy Batson was able to transform himself into Captain Marvel, the world’s mightiest mortal. Well, it would seem that by shouting that word, he’ll now become a woman. Actually, all we really know at this point is that Marvel plans to produce a Captain Marvel superhero — […]

BOOZE BOOSTS TICKET SALES

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Movie theaters selling liquor, wine and beer, while offering gourmet snacks and luxury seating, have proved to be successful in Southern California and may pave the way for similar theaters in other areas of the country, the Los Angeles Times observed today (Wednesday). Cinépolis theaters, operated by Mexico’s largest movie chain, said that liquor sales […]

LOTS OF EMPTY SEATS AT THEATERS

October 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It was the quiet before the storm that is expected to roll in in two weeks with the release of Paramount’s Christopher Nolan-directed Interstellar and Disney’s animated Big Hero 6. The Halloween weekend coming up is also expected to keep the damper on business at the box office. This past weekend saw not a single […]

THE TOP TEN FILMS: WEEKEND OF OCT. 24-26

October 28, 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. Ouija, Universal, $19,875,995, (New); 2. John Wick, Summit Entertainment, Llc, $14,415,922, (New); 3. Fury, Sony, $13,356,718, 2 Wks., ($46,407,146); 4. Gone Girl, 20th Century Fox, $11,044,357, 4 Wks., ($124,037,579); 5. The Book […]

ROBIN WILLIAMS’S LAST FILM MAY NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY

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Boulevard, Robin Williams’s final film, may never be released, the London Daily Mirror reported today (Tuesday). According to the newspaper, the film, in which Williams plays a middle-aged married man who falls in love with a gay prostitute, has been unable to find a distributor, despite its receiving positive reviews (for a rough-cut) at the […]

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