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TWILIGHT STUDIO SEEKING TO BORROW $800 MILLION

January 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With its current ability to borrow money at lower interest rates thanks to its success with the Twilight movies, Summit Entertainment plans to recapitalize by raising $800 million in new loans that will be used to pay off its higher-interest old loans and pay a dividend to stakeholders, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday), […]

MOVIES GIVE WAY TO TV SHOWS ON DVD SALES CHART

September 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Three season compilations of television shows nudged movies out of the DVD sales chart for last week. Indeed, the top seller for the week was ABC’s Lost: The Complete Sixth Season. The fourth season of Showtime’s Dexter also made the list at No. 4, followed by the seventh season of CBS’s NCIS. Sony’s The Back-up […]

“NIGHTMARE” HAUNTS BOX OFFICE

May 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros./New Line’s Nightmare on Elm Street surprisingly performed better on Sunday than most analysts — and the studio itself — had expected. The Sunday surge put the film’s gross for the weekend at $32.9 million — well above the $25.5 million that the original took in. How to Train Your Dragon, which rose to […]

“NIGHTMARE” HAS A DREAM OPENING

May 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Nightmare on Elm Street took off like a house on fire on Friday, earning $15.8 million, but dropped 33 percent on Saturday, a bail-out that left analysts hestitant about the final estimate of $32.2 million that Warner Bros./New Line predicted for the weekend on Sunday. (Weekend estimates are based on actual ticket sales for Friday […]

FREDDY DUE TO PUFF OUT DRAGON

April 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

This is the weekend when DreamWorks Animation’s dragon is expected to fall victim to Freddy Krueger. Several box-office forecasters are predicting that Warner Bros./New Line’s remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street will collect more than $30 million. But How to Train Your Dragon, which has shown surprisingly strong legs over the past five weeks […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “FURRY VENGEANCE”

April 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Here’s something new — a revenge movie aimed at small children. Something else kinda new — instead of cute, computer generated animals, it uses real ones. (They’re manipulated by computers, too.) No matter. The critics aren’t impressed. Actually, writes Mike Hale in the New York Times, the movie is “unbearable,” although, he hastens to add, […]