Thursday, December 12, 2019

CLOUD ATLAS DEBUTS AT NO. 1 IN HOME-VIDEO SALES

May 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It was a disappointment at the domestic box office, where it earned just $27 million despite generally enthusiastic reviews, but Warner Bros.’ Cloud Atlas could redeem itself on home video. Last week the film, which stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, and Keanu Reeves, was the No. 1 seller on both DVD and Blu-ray Disc, It […]

CHINA CUTS 39 MINUTES FROM CLOUD ATLAS

January 22, 2013 by · 7 Comments 

Three months after it debuted in most of the world, Cloud Atlas finally came to China on Monday, with 39 minutes removed by Chinese censors. That is likely the biggest chunk of footage ever deleted from a Hollywood film, but the film’s directors, Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Twyker, speaking to a news conference […]

HOBBIT‘S LENGTH MAY TRIM ITS EARNINGS

December 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Although box office forecasters are predicting that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will have a huge opening at the box office this weekend, its nearly three-hour (174 minutes) length will result in theaters being able to show it fewer times than shorter films, thereby cutting into its potential revenue. But today’s (Wednesday) New York Post […]

IN ITS THIRD WEEK ARGO RISES TO THE TOP (Updated)

October 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Propelled by terrific word of mouth, Facebook, and Twitter, Ben Affleck’s Argo rose to the top of the box office in its third weekend, falling just 24.9 percent from a week ago to an estimated $12.26 million. With solid weekday business, the film has now grossed $61 million. In an interview with the Associated Press, […]

NO HALLOWEEN TREATS IN STORE AT BOX OFFICE

October 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After four relatively strong weekends in a row, the box office is expected to slip back into losing territory this weekend. Although four new films are being released, none is expected to draw big crowds. Indeed, after placing second for two consecutive weekends, Ben Affleck’s Argo may have a solid chance of rising to first […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: CLOUD ATLAS

October 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Many of the early reviews for Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis’ Cloud Atlas seemed downright lofty. The latest ones from the major critics are mixed — often in the same reviews. Joe Morgenstern in the Wall Street Journal, for example, allows that the film is “beautifully photographed, elegantly crafted and adventurously cast.” But that’s not […]