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SHERLOCK HOLMES SEQUEL DEBUTS ATOP VIDEO CHARTS

June 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros.’ Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows shot up the DVD and Blu-ray charts last week, debuting at No. 1 on both of them, according to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert, which tracks home video sales. Disney’s John Carter, which briefly had its day in the sun on home video last week after failing theatrically, […]

IS JOHN CARTER MAKING A COMEBACK ON DVD?

June 14, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

Will John Carter, which turned out to be the Walt Disney Co.’s biggest bomb in the studio’s history when it debuted at the box office this year, be redeemed on the home-video market? That possibility emerged Wednesday as Nielsen VideoScan First Alert placed the movie at No. 1 on its DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales […]

HUNGER GAMES FEASTS ON $152.5 MIL OPENING (Updated)

March 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

U.S. and Canadian ticket buyers bought up an estimated $155 million worth of tickets (see final figures below) to see The Hunger Games over the weekend, making it the third-largest domestic debut ever, behind only Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, which opened last year with $169.19 million and The Dark Knight […]

THE LORAX IS GREEN IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE

March 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Final box-office figures on Monday confirmed that Universal’s Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax did indeed sell more tickets than any other movie this year. Although its actual take was about a half-million dollars less than estimates, the movie wound up with $70.22 million. That was significantly higher than the $50 million that most experts had predicted […]

LORAX,/em> SOARS PAST FORECASTS

March 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax opened with an estimated $70.7 million, far exceeding experts’ forecasts of $50-60 million — setting a record as the biggest opening for an animated family film that was not a sequel. It is also the biggest opening so far this year, Universal’s fourth-biggest opening ever, and the biggest opening for a […]

CONSERVATIVE COMMENTATORS HAIL SUCCESS OF ACT OF VALOR

February 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The success of Act of Valor has given conservative Hollywood haters some of the most potent ammunition for their arsenal since Mel Gibson struck it big with The Passion of the Christ. On Andrew Breitbart’s BigHollywood.com website, Kurt Schlichter, a California attorney who spent 24 years in the Army and is a frequent contributor to […]

SEALS WIN WEEKEND WARFARE

February 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Led by a movie that set out as a training film for Navy SEALs (and which featured actual SEALs in the principal roles) and may wind up as the most effective recruitment film of all time, the U.S. box office continued its rally from last year’s first-quarter setback. With Relativity Media’s Act of Valor beating […]

ACT OF VALOR TRIUMPHS IN BOX-OFFICE BATTLE

February 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Act of Valor, a movie that started out as a training film, which stars Navy SEALs playing Navy SEALs, was victorious at the weekend theater(s) of operations, seizing an estimated $24.7 million from moviegoers, more than twice what it cost to produce. Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds opened in second place with about $16 million, the […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: ACT OF VALOR

February 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Film critics seem to be having difficulty getting a handle on Act of Valor — understandable given the fact that the movie reportedly started out as a training and recruitment film for Navy SEALs. It uses real-life SEALs in the cast, not professional actors — and some critics say that the lack of acting experience […]