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BATTLESHIP MAKES WAVES ON DVD

September 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Universal’s Battleship has finally scored a domestic victory. Sunk by The Avengers when it opened theatrically, the big-budget sci-fi movie topped the VideoScan First Alert sales chart for the week ended Sept. 2, knocking the previous winner, The Hunger Games, into second place. According to Home Media magazine, the Blu-ray version Battleship outsold Hunger Games […]

THE AVENGERS IS NOW DISNEY’S TOP FILM EVER

May 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Avengers set yet another record over the weekend. With $55.6 million in domestic ticket sales, it lifted its total to $457.7 million, while its worldwide earnings rose to nearly $1.2 billion — making it in just three weekends the highest-grossing Disney film in history. But what was good news for Disney was depressing news […]

BATTLESHIP SUBMERGED BY AVENGERS‘ FORCE (Updated)

May 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Universal’s Battleship promptly sailed into the doldrums as it opened domestically this weekend and promptly found itself swamped by the backwash of The Avengers, which continued to set box office records in its third week. The superhero blockbuster, which sold more tickets in its first and second week than any film in history, nabbed a […]

THE AVENGERS LIKELY TO SINK BATTLESHIP

May 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Universal’s sci-fi/action film Battleship will face the titanic might of The Avengers this weekend and will likely wind up scuppered, according to most analysts’ forecasts. In its third weekend, the superhero epic is expected to earn around $50-55 million, about half what it did a week ago. But, according to tracking reports, Battleship, which cost […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: BATTLESHIP

May 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Stupid. That’s the general consensus of critics reviewing the big-budget, board-game-based, sci-fi epic Battleship, about aliens bent on destroying the world. Take Amy Biancolli’s review in the San Francisco Chronicle: “It’s loud, it’s large, it’s stupid, and its best gag involves a chicken burrito. It features Taylor Kitsch wearing many more clothes, and maybe one […]

AVENGERS SINKS BATTLESHIP OVERSEAS

May 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Universal may have been wise to move up the overseas debut of its tentpole release Battleship to April so that it wouldn’t have to compete with the London Olympics and Euro 2012, the European soccer championship, but it might not have sufficiently taken into account competition from another studio’s tentpole — also moved ahead of […]

WOODY ALLEN’S LATEST BEATS BLOCKBUSTERS IN ITALY

April 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Italians are bestowing much love on Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love, which was launched in Italy over the weekend ahead of its North American release on June 22. Daily Variety reported today (Tuesday) that the film collected $3.7 million, more than the combined total of the next five pictures on the list, Battleship, Titanic, […]

HARDLY ANY SLOWING FOR UNIVERSAL’S BATTLESHIP OVERSEAS

April 23, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Overseas, Universal’s Battleship continued to steam full speed ahead of the competition, earning $58.4 million in its second weekend, to bring it total to $129.6 million. The film, based on a hit videogame from Hasbro, is opening in foreign territories weeks ahead of its domestic debut in order to avoid having to compete for attention […]

TITANIC IN CHINA: KING OF THE WORLD

April 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

That $58 million that Titanic 3D reportedly earned in its debut in China? Forget it! The film actually earned $67 million, Fox International, which is distributing the movie overseas, said on Monday. The distributor said that it is not uncommon for estimates at the international box office to be off because of rudimentary electronic reporting. […]

TITANIC IS JUST THAT IN CHINA

April 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Underlining the Chinese box office’s increasing clout, Titanic 3D raked in an astonishing $58 million at 2,600 theaters in China over the weekend, Daily Variety reported on its website today (Sunday). With an average of more than $22,000 per theater, China’s total represented two-thirds of the weekend’s $88.2 million overseas box office for the film, […]

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