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TED DRIVES KNIGHT BATTY OVERSEAS

August 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

That trash-talking teddy bear who stars in the title role of Universal’s Ted lost nothing in translation as the movie expanded into 10 new markets, landing in first place in seven of them. Collecting $32 million, the Universal film topped Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight Rises,, in such key markets as Russia, where, with $5.5 […]

KNIGHT DROPS 61% IN SECOND WEEK

July 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Olympics may turn out to be the bane of Warner Bros. and The Dark Knight Rises. The film wound up earning $2 million less on Sunday than the studio’s estimate as NBC broke ratings records for second-day coverage of the competition. The weekend total for the movie: $62.1 million, down 61 percent from the […]

KNIGHT CONTINUES TO RISE OVERSEAS

July 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros. expanded The Dark Knight Rises to 57 markets from 17 the previous weekend and boosted its overseas gross an additional $122.1 million, bringing its foreign total to $248.2 million. That’s roughly half what 2008’s The Dark Knight took in ($469 million). Meanwhile, Ice Age: Continental Drift grossed $49.4 million in 69 markets, propelling […]

BATMAN REBOUNDS WITH $62 MILLION (Updated)

July 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With more than 40 million potential moviegoers staying home on Friday to watch the Olympic Games’ opening ceremony, theater ticket booths were as dark as the featured blockbuster inside. Some movies in fact played to empty or near-empty houses, with The Dark Knight coming in well below forecasts with just $18 million on Friday. Some […]

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 […]

DARK KNIGHT RISES FINAL: $160,887,295

July 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros. has released the final weekend box-office figure for The Dark Knight Rises. It’s $160,887,295, setting a record for the biggest gross 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. It was clear […]

FINAL WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

July 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The entire U.S. box office this past weekend didn’t earn as much as a single film did during the same weekend a year ago. Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II in 3D opened with $169.2 million after taking in $91.1 million in a single day. By contrast, all of the films […]

NEW ICE AGE MOVIE: NEITHER HOT NOR COLD (Updated)

July 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ice Age: Continental Drift performed slightly better than its studio, 20th Century Fox, had predicted last week but well below the forecasts of box-office pundits. The animated movie wound up with an estimated $46 million. That’s slightly better than the $41.7 million opening weekend of the last Ice Age movie, Dawn of the Dinosaurs, in […]

ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT LIKELY TO DRIFT TO TOP

July 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ice Age: Continental Drift is expected to stamp out The Amazing Spider-Man at the box office this weekend. Although 20th Century Fox is predicting that it will wind up with around $35-40 million, many analysts see the film tracking higher and pulling in around $50-55 million. At the same time, the new Spider-Man movie has […]