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LATEST STAR TREK DUE TO STAR AT BOX OFFICE

May 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

After having lived long — a half century since it was conceived — Star Trek is due to prosper like never before at the box office this weekend. J.J. Abrams’s latest account of the voyage of the starship Enterprise, first chronicled by Gene Roddenberry in a 1964 pilot starring the late Jeffrey Hunter, is expected […]

SKYFALL FORECAST TO CRUSH WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

November 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Box office pundits have become so many Chicken Littles, predicting that Skyfall will crush everything else in sight this weekend. The 007 flick, which opens in many theaters at midnight tonight (a preview on IMAX screens took place on Wednesday), is likely to collect more than $70 million, according to many forecasters, provided that a […]

WITHOUT 3D, STUDIOS BALLYHOOING SKYFALL‘S IMAX SCREENINGS

October 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Opening without the benefit of 3D charges, the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall, is apparently planning to milk its IMAX release for all that it’s worth. While MGM and Sony have not yet announced the actual number of theaters using the giant format that will be screening the movie, the two studios will be attempting […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE MASTER

September 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Master opens tonight in just three theaters in New York and two in Los Angeles. Presumably they’re among the few in the country — perhaps the only ones — that remain capable of projecting 70mm film. While some critics praise director Paul Thomas Anderson’s commitment to the medium of film, others suggest that the […]

DARK KNIGHT RISES CLOSES IN ON IMAX RECORD

September 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Dark Knight Rises has become only the second film (after Avatar) to cross the $100 million mark in ticket sales at IMAX theaters worldwide. IMAX announced Tuesday that as of Monday the film had taken in $65.1 million at 332 IMAX screens in North America and $37.3 million from 225 IMAX screens elsewhere. The […]

WILL IMAX REPLACE 3D?

August 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The major studios may have decided that 3D has lost its fascination for moviegoers and may now be focusing on IMAX as a way of enticing them to pay premium prices for tickets. The recent success of The Dark Knight Rises, which produced record sales at IMAX venues, may have led the way. Now, the […]

HOW HIGH WILL THE LATEST DARK KNIGHT RISE?

July 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight Rises is generating a prodigious number of discussions on social networks and in-theater trackers have suggested that it may be the one film that virtually every regular moviegoer is determined to see this summer. Today’s (Tuesday) Hollywood Reporter observed that studio executives are “abuzz” over the strength of tracking for […]

EVERYTHING’S COMING UP MARIGOLDS FOR FOX SEARCHLIGHT

May 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox Searchlight’s The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which has done gangbuster business overseas — it has taken in $81.2 million abroad — brought its domestic total to $19.4 million on Tuesday, thereby crossing the $100-million mark at the worldwide box office. It is currently playing on just 1,233 screens in North America — about a […]

IMAX AIDS MEN IN BLACK

May 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

IMAX helped push Men in Black 3 into respectable territory at the box office over the weekend. While it sold fewer tickets than the two previous MIB flicks, solid attendance at 278 IMAX theaters added $5.3 million to its domestic gross. Overseas, the per-IMAX-theater performance was even greater as the movie grossed $7.3 million on […]

GIANT SCREENS GENERATE GIANT PROFITS

May 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

IMAX today (Tuesday) reported earnings that were as big as its screens. Ticket sales at its venues during its second quarter rose to $96.5 million, up a whopping 197 percent from the $32.5 million that it reported for the same quarter of last year. What seems even more remarkable is its report that for the […]

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