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EFFECTS GENIUS HARRYHAUSEN DEAD AT 92

May 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Ray Harryhausen, often regarded as the father of the visual-effects spectacle, has died in London at age 92. In a day when the work of visual-effects artists is often credited to hundreds of technical wizards, Harryhausen is remembered as an artist who worked alone or with a small crew but who also consulted with the […]

PRODUCER OF JAWS, COCOON, DRIVING MISS DAISY, PLANET OF APES, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, DIES

July 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Prolific producer Richard D. Zanuck, who won an Oscar for his 1989 film Driving Miss Daisy, and whose other films were some of the most admired releases of the past 50 years, has died of a heart attack in Los Angeles at the age of 77. He was the son of Daryl F. Zanuck, the […]

HUNGER GAMES FINAL: $58.6 MILLION (Updated)

April 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Lionsgate’s Hunger Games dominated the domestic box office for the second consecutive weekend, adding another $58.6 million to its gross, which now stands at $248.5 million after just ten days. According to final figures, it nabbed an additional $34.8 million overseas, bringing its worldwide tally to $362.4 million. Warner Bros.’ Wrath of the Titans debuted […]

WRATH OF THE TITANS BEATS HUNGER GAMES OVERSEAS

April 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It did not have the same titanic opening overseas that Clash of the Titans did, but Wrath of the Titans galloped to an impressive victory over its opposition — including The Hunger Games — nonetheless, collecting $78 million in 60 countries. That was more than twice what it earned domestically and augurs well for the […]

RIO STILL PERCHED ATOP BOX OFFICE

April 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The birds of Rio continued to defend their nest atop the box office over the weekend as their animated comedy edged out Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family, which had been favored to take over as the weekend’s top film. As it was, only a little over a million dollars separated the two films. According […]

HOP CAN’T BOOST BOX OFFICE

April 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hop didn’t jump quite so far as Universal had estimated. Still, with $37.5 million, it performed better than analysts had predicted going into the weekend. Weekend estimates, which are released on Sunday, are based on actual figures for Friday and Saturday and an informed guess for Sunday. The film had opened on Friday with $11.5 […]

REPORT: NOLAN CONVERTING INCEPTION TO 3D

February 25, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Clash of the Titans director Jonathan Liebesman has disclosed that Christopher Nolan has agreed to convert Inception into 3D. Liebesman made the startling revelation in an interview with Movieweb.com as he discussed how Warner Bros. had persuaded him to convert his own Wrath of the Titans, a sequel, into 3D. “I didn’t want to convert,” […]

2D HARRY POTTER COULD BE COSTLY TO THEATER OWNERS

October 12, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

While many Harry Potter fans and movie bloggers hailed Warner Bros.’ decision not to convert Part 1 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows to 3D, the news came as a blow to exhibitors who have invested heavily in converting theaters to 3D and IMAX and were hoping for a significant boost in revenue after […]

WARNER HOME VIDEO TO BEGIN RELEASING 3D MOVIES

September 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Timed to coincide with the start of the holiday season, when sales of digital 3D television sets are expected to take off, Warner Bros. is releasing six 3D videos packaged with standard 2D DVD discs. The special packages, which will retail at an SRP of $44.95 each, will include Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of […]

FLOPS BECOME HITS ON VIDEO-ON-DEMAND

August 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Several of the movies that performed strongly as cable video-on-demand offerings during the week of July 26-August 1 were flops at the box office, figures released today (Monday) by VOD tracker Rentrak indicate. Although the No. 1 film on the top-ten list, Clash of the Titans, was a blockbuster hit, with $163.2 million in theatrical […]

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