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GNOMEO & JULIET TOPS SALES, RENTAL CHARTS

June 2, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Gnomeo & Juliet was the top-selling DVD release last week — and also the top rental. A rare Disney animated feature that was produced neither by Disney’s own animation unit nor by its Pixar subsidiary, but by Toronto-based Starz Animation, the film was originally released under Disney’s now-little-used Touchstone Pictures banner, which last released a […]

RANGO WRANGLES THE MOST MOVIEGOERS

March 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Rango outgunned all of its rivals at the box office over the weekend, hauling in an estimated $38 million. But Paramount’s animated feature pulled in far less than what box office forecasters had predicted, and it didn’t even begin to approach the $116.1 in ticket sales that Disney’s Alice in Wonderland earned over the comparable […]

DID FAMILIES STAY HOME TO SEE THE OSCARS SUNDAY?

March 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Not as many parents took their kids to see Gnomeo and Juliet on Sunday as Disney had originally estimated. Final weekend box-office figures for the movie turned out to be $13.4 million — well below the $14.2 million that the studio had calculated it would make. (Weekend estimates are based on actual grosses for Friday […]

WHEREFORE ART GNOMEO NO. 1?

February 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Box office analysts were puzzling over the “whys and wherefores” of a wreck of a weekend that saw the two newest releases unable to fulfill even their worst forecasts. Most of the bewilderment was about the “wherefores,” as Disney’s animated Gnomeo & Juliet took over first place in its third week. The movie, which was […]

OLDER MOVIEGOERS DRIVE BOX OFFICE AS UNKNOWN LANDS AT NO. 1

February 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Chalk one up for the old guys. Not only did Warner Bros.’ Unknown, starring 58-year-old Liam Neeson surprise forecasters by coming in at No. 1 at the box office over the first three days of the Presidents Day weekend, it did so in surprising style. With an estimated $21.8 million in ticket sales, it became […]

BIEBER FILM UPDATE MAY COME THIS MONTH

February 15, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The new Justin Bieber film has only been in theaters a few days, but already the studio is thinking of releasing a different “director’s cut” that could replace the current version while it’s still in theaters, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, earned $29.5 million over the weekend, just $1 million […]

SANDLER TO FACE TOUGH COMPETITION ON VALENTINE’S DAY WEEKEND

February 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Adam Sandler, one of the most dependable box-office stars over more than the past decade, will be facing unpredictable competition from the reigning teen idol and a pair of garden gnomes this Valentine’s Day weekend, and all bets are off on how he’ll do. Several forecasters predict that he’ll again come out on top with […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: GNOMEO AND JULIET

February 11, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Tangled and Yogi Bear, which are still raking in millions after months in release, are finally getting some new competition for the family audience — the relatively low-budget Gnomeo and Juliet. The reviews aren’t half bad. That is, most are in fact quite good. Joe Morgenstern in the Wall Street Journal praises the “smart, spirited […]