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TIME WARNER REVENUE: WAITING FOR BATMAN

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Without a Harry Potter or a Hangover sequel in theaters in the second quarter, Time Warner saw its net income plummet by a third to $430 million versus $638 million during the same quarter a year ago. Revenue was down 4.1 percent to $6.74 billion. Wall Street had anticipated the decline — and was no […]

WILL THE AVENGERS STEAL HARRY POTTER’S MAGIC?

May 4, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

There is only one question for box office pundits to wrestle with this weekend — not which film will wind up as No. 1 — it goes without saying that The Avengers is a shoo-in for that spot — but will the movie set an all-time opening-weekend record? To do so it has to beat […]

AVENGERS OVERWHELMS OVERSEAS

April 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

If results in Australia are any indication, predictions that The Avengers will take over as the No. 1 film at the box office this year may be right on the mark. According to trade reports, the movie opened down-under on Wednesday with $6 million, exceeded only by the last Harry Potter movie, which took in […]

HUNGER GAMES RAKES IN $68.3 MIL IN DEBUT (Update)

March 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hunger Games earned $68.3 million on Friday, Lionsgate said Saturday. The figure topped the loftiest expectations. Daily Variety said that it is now on track to earn more than $140 million for the weekend. (Earlier) Lions Gate Entertainment investors, who have seen their shares in the studio soar in recent weeks on expectations that […]

WARNER BROS. SLASHING PRODUCTION

March 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros. is aiming to cut production costs by reducing the number of movies it turns out annually by 26 percent — from 27 movies per year in 2008 to 20 ASAP, Jeff Robinov, president of Warner’s motion picture group, has told the London Financial Times. The studio has already reduced the number of films […]

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 […]

SO, WHERE WERE ALL THE BLOCKBUSTERS?

January 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

If there was a major surprise at Tuesday morning’s Oscar nomination announcements it was that the best picture category was so devoid of studio blockbusters. The motion picture academy had expanded the category to include ten films in the hopes that voting members would include a few popular favorites, thereby boosting television ratings. But not […]

SHOPPERS GIVING DVD’S AS XMAS GIFTS

December 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

DVDs that can be presented as gifts were the top sellers last week, which included Black Friday. According to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert, the top seller for the week was Warner Home Video’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2. It was the third straight week that the hit movie — which grossed […]

MOVIE STARS ARE RICHEST UNDER-30’S IN U.K.

November 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The British gossip magazine Heat has printed its annual list of the richest showbiz people under 30 in the U.K. — and young movie stars top the list, beginning with Harry Potter‘s Daniel Radcliffe. (It is the second year in a row that Radcliffe has been ranked No. 1, but then this is only the […]

VIDEO GAME BOASTS BIGGEST OPENING DAY SALES IN ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY

November 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Forget the opening day sales record of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, which earned $91 million last July 15 and went on to earn $381 million domestically. A video game, Activision Blizzard’s “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3,” raked in $400 million in the U.S. and the U.K. within 24 hours after […]

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