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WHY EVEN 2D MOVIES MAY NOW SEEM DARKER

May 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With the proliferation of digital 3D projection systems throughout the U.S., some theater owners are leaving the special polarizing devices, nearly all of them made by Sony, on the lenses of their projectors even when they’re using them to show 2D movies, resulting in “drastically darker” screen images, according to the Boston Globe. A projectionist […]

BOX OFFICE REMAINS IN DOLDRUMS

March 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The domestic box office remained sluggish as it entered March with only a single weekend of the year performing better than last year — and that was the Presidents Day weekend, which occurred one week later than Presidents Day weekend in 2010. Last weekend, the top 12 movies earned a combined $121.14 million — only […]

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 […]

ANOTHER DOWN WEEKEND AT BOX OFFICE LIKELY

February 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Expected high viewer interest in this year’s Oscar telecast on Sunday is likely to take a bite out of box-office revenue on that day, some analysts are warning. Moreover, on Friday and Saturday, many moviegoers may pass up the latest releases in order to catch some of the Oscar contenders that they missed, like The […]