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DREAMWORKS ANIMATION’S STOCK FALLS ON RISE OF THE GUARDIANS‘ SO-SO DEBUT

November 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The disappointing box-office performance of DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians was reflected on Wall Street on Monday as the company’s shares dropped about 5 percent. Nevertheless, today’s (Tuesday) New York Times suggested, it could have been worse. Guardians may only have taken in $32.3 million over the five-day holiday, but when DWA’s How to […]

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION UNVEILS SLATE OF THREE FILMS A YEAR

September 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For most studios, turning out even one animated film a year keeps their crews scrambling like so many sorcerer’s apprentices. But DreamWorks Animation has announced a new slate of three films a year for the next four years — with four in 2015. They include two sequels to How to Train Your Dragon, a sequel […]

FAST FIVE IS FASTER THAN PREDICTED

May 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As things turned out, Fast Five not only came in well ahead of the predictions by box office forecasters, it came in ahead of the studio’s own estimates on Sunday. Universal, whose own prediction had been that the movie would open with around $60 million (a figure that most analysts regarded as a low-ball number), […]

RIO: OFFICIALLY THE TOP DEBUT OF 2011

April 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Final box office results for the weekend came in somewhat below studio estimates, but, with a final total of $39.2 million, the No. 1 film, Rio, remained the year’s box-office champ, edging out the previous top ticket seller, Rango, which opened with $38.1 million. But while Rio beat the forecasts of many experts, Scream 4 […]

DRAGON LIFTS DREAMWORKS’S EARNINGS

February 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

“In 2010, DreamWorks Animation became the first studio to release three feature-length CG animated films in a single year,” CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg observed during a conference call on Thursday. “How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek Forever After and Megamind together grossed approximately $1.6 billion worldwide — the company’s biggest year ever at the box office,” […]

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION TO SERIALIZE ITS HIT FRANCHISES

December 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg has indicated that each of his studio’s hit films will produce a series of serialized sequels. In an interview with Britain’s Empire magazine, Katzenberg said the studio’s franchises all “have a beginning, a middle and an end; they’re not open-ended. Each of the films is a chapter of a story […]

TOY STORY 3 SELLS MILLIONS OF DISCS IN ITS DEBUT

November 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Toy Story 3, the movie that sold more tickets than any other film released this year, quickly found a place for itself in the DVD and Blu-ray Disc collections of millions of children last week. According to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert, the movie, which grossed $414.3 million in North American theaters earlier this year, sold […]

ANIMATED FARE: UNEXPECTED SUMMER CHAMPS

August 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While some analysts warned at the beginning of the summer of a glut of family films hitting the screen, with several competing for the limited number of 3D venues, it turned out that many of them far surpassed expectations — Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 3 taking the prize as the biggest box-office winner of any film […]

DREAMWORKS WILL PASS PIXAR, KATZ PREDICTS

July 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

DreamWorks Animation said Tuesday that it netted $24 million during the second quarter on revenue of $158.1 million from domestic and international sales for How to Train Your Dragon and Shrek Forever After. While the profit figure is down 6.2 percent from the same period a year ago, CEO Jeff Katzenberg observed during a conference […]

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION REPORTS DISAPPOINTING QUARTER

June 18, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

A day after two media analysts downgraded shares in DreamWorks Animation, the company’s chief financial officer acknowledged Thursday that its second-quarter revenue will be “meaningfully below” that for the same quarter a year ago. Apparently taking note of the 20-percent decline in the company’s stock since the opening of the latest Shrek movie, CFO Lew […]

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