Thursday, November 26, 2020

THE AVENGERS SETS YET ANOTHER RECORD

May 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Chalk up yet another record for The Avengers: fastest film ever to reach $1 billion worldwide. It did so on Sunday, barely, as the Marvel/Disney movie earned $103.2 million in North America and $95.4 million abroad, putting its worldwide total at $1.002 billion. By contrast, the Johnny Depp vampire drama Dark Shadows looked toothless, pulling […]

ONLINE TICKET SALES FOR POTTER FINALE MAY SET RECORD

July 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As of Tuesday, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 had already collected $25 million in advance ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada, which will probably rise to around $31 million by the time midnight screenings of the film begin Thursday night/Friday morning, Warner Bros. said on Tuesday. Daily Variety reported that the […]

HOLIDAY BOX OFFICE LIKELY TO SET A RECORD

May 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Memorial Day weekend, which for Hollywood officially starts today (Thursday) and concludes on Monday, is expected to be memorable, with Warner Bros.’ R-rated The Hangover II pulling in one camp of moviegoers and the family film Kung Fu Panda 2 pulling in another. Warner Bros. has high hopes for its latest Hangover, which it […]

FINE RECEPTION FOR “INCEPTION” — $62.8 MILLION

July 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It didn’t come close to equaling director Christopher’s Nolan’s record-breaking opening of The Dark Knight exactly two years ago, but Nolan’s Inception debuted with a mighty $60.4 million over the weekend, according to studio estimates — without the aid of 3D premium pricing. (The film did have the benefit of IMAX surcharges, and although IMAX […]

THE LADIES HAVE IT (THE BOX OFFICE, THAT IS)

May 28, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

You could operate an entire multiplex off the methane gas given off by the reviews for Sex and the City 2 (Rex Reed in the New York Observer, for example, commented that it “is to movies what fried dough is to nutrition.”), but that didn’t deter fans of the TV series and the movie franchise […]

“TITANS” SETS RECORD IN DEBUT

April 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Clash of the Titans accomplished more thrashing than clashing at the box office over the weekend. The film, digitally converted at virtually the last minute to 3D in order to take advantage of premium pricing — a 3D ticket now costs about $5.00 more than a 2D ticket — opened with an estimated $61.4 million […]