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DARK KNIGHT RISES: HOW MANY STAYED AWAY?

July 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight Rises did indeed set a record over the weekend. It’s $160.9-billion gross represented the biggest take ever for a 2D movie. It’s also the third best opening among all films after The Avengers with $207,438,708 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 with $169,189,427. Before Friday’s shootings in […]

AVENGERS‘ FINAL OFFICIAL TALLY: $207.4 MILLION

May 7, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Disney reported today (Monday) that ticket sales on Sunday for The Avengers was higher than its earlier estimate and that the final weekend tally came to $207.4 million. The Avengers thereby becomes the first movie ever to exceed $200 million over its first Friday-through-Sunday period. Disney further observed that the worldwide total for the Marvel […]

HARRY POTTER AND THE CONQUEST OF TIME WARNER

February 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Harry Potter again worked his magic at Time Warner in the fourth quarter — no doubt for the last time. With Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, the final installment of the franchise, dominating the box office in the last months of 2011, the media giant saw its net profit climb to […]

POTTER OSCAR SNUB CONFOUNDS INDUSTRY

January 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The omission of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 from the list of nominees for best picture was the subject of numerous blogs and newspaper commentaries on Tuesday — not to mention water-cooler talk at Hollywood studios. Warner Bros. had made a big push for nominations, but the film received only a […]

DISNEY: NO 99-CENT MOVIES ON YOUTUBE

November 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Walt Disney Co. on Monday shot down speculation that it planned to offer new releases on YouTube for 99 cents, as some reports had indicated. Disney spokesperson Bridget Osterhaus emailed Home Media magazine a message saying that no films from Disney will be available for 99 cents, and YouTube spokesperson Chris Dale later confirmed […]

CONAN ON YOUTUBE FOR A BUCK DAY AFTER RELEASE

November 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Only a day after Lionsgate’s Conan the Barbarian was released on home video, the movie popped up on YouTube’s Dollar Theater Collection — a collection of recently released movies that can be streamed online for 99 cents. The collection also includes such major theatrical hits as Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part […]

WILL BREAKING DAWN OUTDO DEATHLY HALLOWS?

November 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Critics have gone for the jugular, but The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 could break all opening-day attendance records, including its own, over the weekend, with some pundits predicting it could earn more than $150 million — all that loot without the benefit of 3D surcharges. (Officially, the studio, Summit Entertainment is predicting […]

HARRY POTTER FINALE LIFTS TIME WARNER

November 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Time Warner’s earnings for the third quarter came in ahead of analysts’ predictions today (Wednesday), thanks mainly to the magic of Harry Potter. The company’s Warner Bros. unit reported its best quarter in history with profit up an extraordinary 153 percent, much of it coming from ticket sales for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: […]

BRITISH FILMS HAVING THEIR BEST YEAR

September 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The British teen comedy The Inbetweeners, which set a U.K. box office record for a comedy film when it opened three weeks ago, has continued to hold the top position, making it the country’s third highest-grossing movie of the year, behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and The King’s Speech. Its total […]

TRIUMPH OF THE APES

August 15, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

That tight, five-way race at the box office that had been predicted between holdover Rise of the Planet of the Apes and four new entries failed to materialize, except — arguably — between the top two films. Apes rose to the top again with a solid $27.5 million, down about 50 percent from last week’s […]

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