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IRON MAN 2 IS GOLD ON DVD

October 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Demonstrating that it’s still possible to release smash hits in the home-video market, Paramount Home Entertainment’s Iron Man 2 sold about 1.1 million standard DVDs and Blu-ray discs on its first day of release last week, then went on to sell nearly 4 million more by the end of the week, Home Media magazine reported […]

“TOY STORY” — PIXAR’S BEST EVER

June 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Toy Story 3 set a record for an opening of a Pixar movie over the weekend as it debuted with an estimated $109 million, to top The Incredibles‘s $70.5 million. After a summer of mostly so-so No. 1 films, the animated film, boosted by premium ticket prices for 3D at a record number of digital […]

“SHREK” PROPS UP FALLING BOX OFFICE

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MOVIEGOERS TAKE A BOX-OFFICE DETOUR

June 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The box office performed pretty much the way most forecasters had predicted — that is, pitifully. Shrek Forever After led the field for the third consecutive week as the box office dropped 28 percent from the comparable weekend a year ago. Although four other movies debuted over the weekend, Shrek, with $25.3 million, came out […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “GET HIM TO THE GREEK”

June 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

With a surfeit of sequels in theaters this summer, Get Him to the Greek arrives mostly as a character sequel. Co-producer Judd Apatow, who has more or less cornered the market on raunchy comedies with a heart, revives Russell Brand’s addled rock star character Aldous Snow from Forgetting Sarah Marshall and puts him front and […]

BOX OFFICE BLAHS LIKELY TO CONTINUE

June 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The box office has no new summer blockbuster to reinforce its sagging fortunes this weekend. Instead it will see the debut of four low-buzz movies, none of which is likely to come close to taking in as much as Shrek Forever After, which is in its third week, according to box-office forecasters. Get Him to […]

A MEMORIAL DAY TO REMEMBER

June 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It was a Memorial Day holiday made memorable by the fact that fewer movie tickets were sold over its four days than during any Memorial Day holiday since 1993 — some 23.4 million, according to box-office analyst Paul Dergarabedian. Total estimated ticket-sales revenue was the lowest since 2001. Movie studios blamed a full slate of […]