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KNIGHT RISES; BOX OFFICE DECLINES (Updated)

August 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In the weekend competition between Olympics telecasts and the movies there was no contest, as the NBC coverage continued to rack up record ratings while the box office sank 25 percent below last year. The top film — for the third week in a row — was Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises with an […]

MADAGASCAR 3 WINS OVERSEAS, TOO

June 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Overseas, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted was, well, the most wanted, particularly in Europe. Of a $75.5-million foreign gross, $7.6 million came from France alone. Nevertheless, the opening of Euro 2012 clearly had an effect on attendance, with several countries reporting steep drop-offs from Friday to Saturday. The second week of Prometheus drew a solid […]

HARDLY ANY SLOWING FOR UNIVERSAL’S BATTLESHIP OVERSEAS

April 23, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Overseas, Universal’s Battleship continued to steam full speed ahead of the competition, earning $58.4 million in its second weekend, to bring it total to $129.6 million. The film, based on a hit videogame from Hasbro, is opening in foreign territories weeks ahead of its domestic debut in order to avoid having to compete for attention […]