Sunday, November 17, 2019

2D FILMS HURT 3D LEADER REAL-D

February 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

3D is turning out to be something less than the expected “next big thing” for the movie industry. One need look no further for the reality of that statement, than the latest results of RealD, the principal company providing 3D technology for theaters and which benefits from the surcharges on 3D ticket sales. Filing its […]

DID 3D HURT THE LORAX?

March 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite significantly higher ticket prices for Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax at 3D theaters and despite the fact that those theaters accounted for 62 percent of those showing the movie last weekend, 48 percent of the revenue for the movie came from theaters showing it in 2D, BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield observed on Wednesday. 2D theaters […]

IS HOLLYWOOD KILLING 3D — “THE GOOSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGG?”

January 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hollywood may be oversaturating the market with 3D movies, something that could lead to a public backlash against the format, according to a study by the accounting house PricewaterhouseCoopers. The danger is that industry players risk killing a golden goose by overselling and, in some cases, overpricing the 3D experience — and by providing too […]

HARRY’S SORCERY UNDIMINISHED AS HALLOWS EARNS $125M

November 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 may not have set a box office record over the weekend, but it did earn a massive $125.1 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday. It was by far the most any Harry Potter movie has ever earned over an opening weekend. The closest previous result was […]

2D HARRY POTTER COULD BE COSTLY TO THEATER OWNERS

October 12, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

While many Harry Potter fans and movie bloggers hailed Warner Bros.’ decision not to convert Part 1 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows to 3D, the news came as a blow to exhibitors who have invested heavily in converting theaters to 3D and IMAX and were hoping for a significant boost in revenue after […]

ROGER RABBIT SEQUEL PERPLEXES BOB HOSKINS

September 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Although he has agreed to reprise his role in Robert Zemeckis’s planned sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Bob Hoskins has expressed his reservations about what he says is Zemeckis’s intention to use “performance capture” animation for the human characters. In an interview with today’s (Wednesday) London Daily Telegraph, Hoskins said, “The format they want […]