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NBCUNIVERSAL LOOKING HEALTHIER UNDER COMCAST

May 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It goes without saying that owning the television network that broadcasts the Super Bowl can be beneficial to a company’s financial health during the first quarter of any year. But Comcast’s purchase of NBCUniversal in January 2011 has reaped benefits for the company in other ways as well, pushing its first-quarter profits to $1.224 billion, […]

TITANIC STRONG OVERSEAS, BUT NOT A WINNER

April 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Titanic had a stronger relaunch overseas than it did in North America, earning an estimated $35.5 million in 84 countries. But it was not all clear sailing, as it came in second behind the second week of Wrath of the Titans, which generated $43 million in ticket sales. Following in third place was Lionsgate’s 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 […]

HUNGER GAMES FEASTS ON $152.5 MIL OPENING (Updated)

March 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

U.S. and Canadian ticket buyers bought up an estimated $155 million worth of tickets (see final figures below) to see The Hunger Games over the weekend, making it the third-largest domestic debut ever, behind only Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, which opened last year with $169.19 million and The Dark Knight […]

ANOTHER JUMP IN BOX-OFFICE BUCKS FOR JUMP STREET

March 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The debut of Sony’s R-rated 21 Jump Street actually performed better than the studio’s already outstanding estimates had indicated on Sunday. Final figures released on Monday disclosed that the movie starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum brought in $36.30 million over the weekend — $1.3 million more than the studio’s estimate. Veteran box office analyst […]

21 JUMP STREET LEAPS AHEAD OF RIVALS (Updated)

March 19, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

The freshman week of the high-school action comedy 21 Jump Street leaped ahead of the competition as it earned an estimated $35 million in weekend ticket sales — not a bad start for a film that was believed to have cost $40-45 million to produce. Moreover, it had several factors working against it. First of […]

WILL FOREIGN AUDIENCES BAIL OUT JOHN CARTER? (Updated)

March 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney executives are no doubt hoping that overseas audiences may come to the rescue of John Carter, which has suffered an unmitigated disaster at the box office domestically. The movie grossed an estimated $40.7 million in 54 countries over the weekend to bring its foreign gross to $126.1 million. By contrast, the film took in […]

21 JUMP STREET TO JUMP TO NO. 1

March 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sony’s 21 Jump Street, inspired by the 1980s’ TV series featuring Johnny Depp, is expected to jump to the top of the box office this weekend with around $30-35 million, according to industry forecasters. It’s the only new film opening wide, although a couple of high-profile/low-budget features are also debuting this weekend in a few […]

2 DUDS DON’T HALT BOX-OFFICE RECOVERY

March 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Two big-budget films bombed over the weekend but that didn’t prevent the overall box office from rising nearly 3 percent above the comparable weekend a year ago. While Disney’s $300-million epic John Carter may only have brought in $30.18 million and Paramount’s Eddy Murphy comedy A Thousand Words, just 3.18 million, several holdovers performed solidly. […]

DID 3D HURT THE LORAX?

March 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite significantly higher ticket prices for Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax at 3D theaters and despite the fact that those theaters accounted for 62 percent of those showing the movie last weekend, 48 percent of the revenue for the movie came from theaters showing it in 2D, BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield observed on Wednesday. 2D theaters […]

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