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CONTRABAND LAUNDERS $28.5 MILLION

January 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Final box-office figures came in slightly below studio estimates for the 3-day and 4-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Nevertheless, Universal’s Contraband starring Mark Wahlberg, performed far better than pundits had forecast, earning $24.3 million for the three-day period and $28.5 million for the four-. The 3D re-release of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast […]

CONTRABAND: A LICENSE TO PRINT MONEY

January 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Universal’s Contraband, starring Mark Wahlburg, smuggled $24.5 million into the U.S. box office over the weekend and is expected to increase that amount to around $29 million over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Most box-office pundits had figured it would earn around $20 million. Disney’s 3D digital re-release of Beauty and the Beast […]

WILL BEAUTY AND THE BEAST RETURN AT #1?

January 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s a strong possibility that the belle of the box-office ball over the Martin Luther King holiday will be Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast — all decked out in digital 3D stateliness. The 3D conversion is said to have cost the studio about $10 million, and box-office pundits are conservatively forecasting that it should […]

SHARES OF THEATER CHAINS NOSEDIVE

December 30, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Shares of the nation’s largest theater chains have plunged along with ticket sales in the fourth quarter as analysts revised their earnings estimates for the chains after the chains themselves reported revenue declines for the first three quarters — that is, even before the dreadful holiday season. The Hollywood Reporter observed today (Friday) that attendance […]

MORE 3D RE-RELEASES COMING FROM DISNEY (Updated)

October 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Following the striking success of the re-release of The Lion King in 3D — it has sold more than $80 million worth of tickets since its release less than three weeks ago — Disney is planning similar 3D reboots for additional past hits, including 1991’s Beauty and the Beast, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc. and The […]

MORE 3D RE-RELEASES COMING FROM DISNEY

October 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Following the striking success of the re-release of The Lion King in 3D, Disney is planning similar 3D reboots for additional past hits, including 1991’s Beauty and the Beast, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc. and The Little Mermaid, the studio announced today (Tuesday). First up will be Beauty and the Beast, which returns to the screen […]

CBS FILMS MAY FINALLY HAVE ITS FIRST NON-LOSER

March 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The relatively low-budget Beastly, starring Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens, may finally make some money for CBS Films, whose initial releases have amounted to a string of flops. The film, a contemporary take on Beauty and the Beast set in high school, earned an estimated $10.1 million at the box office, a respectable amount given […]

DISNEY BRINGS BEAUTY AND THE BEAST BACK TO LIFE

October 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Walt Disney Co.’s decision to rescue its nearly 20-year-old Beauty and the Beast from its vaults and restore it on high-definition Blu-ray disc has paid off handsomely for the company. The “Diamond Edition,” which will be available for a limited time before Belle and the Beast are returned to the vaults, topped the Nielsen […]