Thursday, November 14, 2019

THOR: THE DARK WORLD HAMMERS OUT $86.1 MILLION IN DEBUT

November 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Those admittedly optimistic predictions by some analysts that Thor: The Dark World would bring in more than $100 million at the box office failed to materialize this weekend. Disney estimated that the movie actually opened with $86.1 million. That was still a considerable improvement over the first Thor’s $65.7 million, and indeed the sequel might […]

AMAZON: MORE E-GADGETS TO FOLLOW KINDLE

May 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Flushed with the success of its Kindle ebook reader, Amazon is planning to introduce a number of other e-commerce gadgets, including a smartphone that will produce 3D images without glasses, the Wall Street Journal reported today (Friday), citing people familiar with the company’s plans. The 4G device would also allow users to navigate through content […]

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 […]

PUNDITS: BOX OFFICE WILL FIND NEMO AT NO. 1

September 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The box office will be swimming with the fishes this weekend, according to tracking surveys. That is not to suggest that it will take another dive into the depths of the past weekend when it flirted with record-low revenue and attendance. It is to suggest that Walt Disney’s classic fish story, Finding Nemo, which made […]

ON ITS SIXTH DAY, DARK KNIGHT RISES CROSSES $200 MILLION

July 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Dark Knight Rises crossed the $200-million mark at the domestic box office on Wednesday as it continued to rake in big bucks during midweek. According to Box Office Mojo, the film took in $19.4 million on Monday. That compares with the $22.5 million for The Amazing Spider-Man during its first Monday following the Fourth […]

HOW HIGH WILL THE LATEST DARK KNIGHT RISE?

July 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight Rises is generating a prodigious number of discussions on social networks and in-theater trackers have suggested that it may be the one film that virtually every regular moviegoer is determined to see this summer. Today’s (Tuesday) Hollywood Reporter observed that studio executives are “abuzz” over the strength of tracking for […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED

June 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Critics pretty much roared their disapproval at the first two Madagascar movies, but several are fairly beating the drums for the latest one, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. Typical is Andy Webster’s review in the New York Times, which concludes. “Where Madagascar soars is in its visuals: A Monte Carlo chase is vertiginously madcap; a […]

THE AVENGERS: THE EXPECTATIONS SOAR

May 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ticket sales for Disney/Marvel’s The Avengers surged internationally on May 1, the May Day holiday in many countries, raising expectations that the movie’s worldwide gross will soar well past $500 million following this weekend’s opening in North America, China and Russia. Domestically, the film is expected to open in 4,349 locations, with fewer than 1,000 […]

HUNGER GAMES SINKS TITANIC (Update)

April 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hunger Games in its third week had little difficulty polishing off two new rivals, American Reunion and the 3D refurbishment of Titanic. According to studio estimates Hunger Games raked in an estimated $33.5 million in its third weekend, bringing its domestic total to $202.8 million. That easily made it the top-grossing non-summer, non-holiday film […]

TITANIC SAILS AGAIN — IN 3D

April 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Although the public’s declining interest in 3D has been blamed in great measure for the box office disasters of some recent releases — the epic failure of the $250-million John Carter a particular case in point — it now appears that the 3D-enhanced Titanic may resurface over the Easter weekend as the holiday’s top film. […]

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