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CARS 2 RACES FAR AHEAD OF COMPETITION

November 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Demonstrating yet again that when it comes to home video sales, it’s difficult to beat movies targeting kids, Disney’s Cars 2 sold nearly as many units as every other movie on the retail shelves put together last week. Surprisingly, 17 percent of the Cars discs sold were in the Blu-ray 3D format, although only a […]

CHINA FALLS UNDER POTTER’S SPELL

August 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 made an impressive debut in China where it earned $25.5 million in about 4,200 theaters over the weekend. The Chinese haul kept the Potter finale ahead overseas, where it is now playing in 61 countries, for the fourth weekend in a row. Its worldwide total now stands […]

MOVIEGOERS ON OTHER SIDE OF TRACKS

August 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Forget all those expensive tracking studies and the forecasts of those know-it-all box-office gurus. Moviegoers simply didn’t behave the way they were supposed to over the weekend. Cowboys & Aliens, which was expected to be an easy winner with around $45 million, wound up instead with $36.4 million. On the other hand, The Smurfs, which […]

IMAX’S NOT-SO-BIG QUARTER

July 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

For weeks, IMAX has been touting its record-breaking results from summer releases of such films as Disney’s Cars 2, Paramount’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. It now turns out that it will need those results, which will mostly show up in the third quarter, to offset […]

CAPTAIN AMERICA TRIUMPHS OVER HARRY IN AMERICA

July 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Just as it had during another war with Great Britain — one that no doubt cost far less than the current one — America returned from crushing defeat last weekend to win the latest weekend at the box office in spectacular fashion. Paramount’s Captain America: The First Avenger blew past the U.K.-produced Harry Potter and […]

HALLOWS: FIRST IN SALES; SIXTH IN ATTENDANCE

July 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It didn’t come close to the $195 million that some of the wildest forecasts envisaged, but Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 did earn slightly more than Warner Bros.’ Sunday estimate — coming in at $169.2 million, a record for a three-day domestic weekend (versus the estimated $168.55 million). That record was achieved, […]

HALLOWS IS DEATHLY TO BOX-OFFICE RECORDS

July 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 shattered one record after another over the weekend, culminating with an estimated $168.6 million domestically for the three days, making it the all-time champion for a regular weekend opener. The previous record, $158.4 million, set in 2008, was held by another Warner Bros. film, The […]

TRANSFORMERS 3: BIGGEST MOVIE OF 2011

July 12, 2011 by · 5 Comments 

Transformers: Dark of the Moon officially became the top movie at the box office this year when it earned an additional $47.1 million in its second weekend to bring its domestic total to $261.1 million. It thereby replaced The Hangover: Part II in the top spot. Two other new — and relatively low-cost — films […]

TWO COMEDIES CHALLENGE TRANSFORMERS AT BOX OFFICE

July 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s clear that no major studio was going to take on the latest Transformers movie on its second weekend by putting up any costly production against it. (That will come next weekend with the opening the finale of the Harry Potter movies.) But two low-budget comedies being released this weekend are expected to do OK. […]

TRANSFORMERS SEQUEL LAYS WASTE TO NAYSAYERS

July 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Transformers: Dark of the Moon brightened up the July 4th holiday weekend as it earned $97.8 million between Friday and Sunday and $115.9 million over the four-day holiday. It represented the biggest opening for a July 4th weekend ever, beating Spider-Man 2‘s $88.2 million for the three days and $115.8 million for the four. The […]

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