Thursday, December 12, 2019

SPIDEY SLOWS AT BOX OFFICE

July 11, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

The Amazing Spider-Man appears to be spinning down. Sony had expected the movie to earn about $21 million on Sunday and based its weekend estimate on that figure. Instead the film earned $17.8 million. Then, on its first Monday in theaters it drew just $7.6 million — not bad, but a far cry from the […]

M:I — GHOST PROTOCOL A TOWERING HIT (Updated)

December 26, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Paramount’s Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol towered above a slew of imposing openers and strong holdovers as it grossed an estimated $29.5million over the Friday-to-Sunday holiday period and $39.5 million between Friday and Monday. The film, which opened last weekend primarily in a limited number of IMAX theaters, expanded on Wednesday, and will have earned […]

SCHOOL’S OUT; BOX OFFICE BACK IN BUSINESS

December 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After two back-to-back weekends of sluggish business, the box office is expected to bounce back as schools let out for the Christmas/New Year’s holiday period. Three sequels will be making their debuts: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. Predictions from box-office pundits are all […]

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 […]

HOLIDAY BOX OFFICE: BAH, HUMBUG!

December 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

(Updated) Studios and theater owners were no doubt in full agreement with Ebenezer Scrooge’s assessment of the Christmas holiday this weekend as total ticket receipts plunged 49 percent below last year’s. The ghost of Christmas past surely haunted Universal’s Little Fockers, which, although coming in first, earned just $34 million over the weekend and $48.3 […]

HARRY BEATS HAIRY AT HOLIDAY BOX OFFICE

November 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

As expected, Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 remained magical at the box office over the Thanksgiving holiday, earning $50.3 million over the weekend and $76.3 million from Wednesday, according to studio estimates. But Disney’s animated musical Tangled, based on the Rapunzel fairy tale, proved to be a worthy competitor as […]

SHREK GETS A TOUCH-UP

November 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

DreamWorks Animation says it has “touched up” more than 700 scenes from its four Shrek movies for its holiday DVD/Blu-ray Disc package: Shrek: The Whole Story, which is being released by Paramount Home Video on Dec. 7. Home Media magazine quoted CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg as saying that the Shrek discs represent “our heritage here, the […]