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IMMORTALS DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON HOME VIDEO CHART

March 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Puss and Boots were meant for walking last week, as the DreamWorks Animation feature, scampered from No. 1 — where it had taken up residence for two weeks — down to No. 5, as new releases took over the top four spots. Twentieth Century Fox’s Immortals landed at No. 1, according to Nielsen VideoScan First […]

STRUGGLING RELATIVITY FINDS WHITE KNIGHT

January 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Supermarket billionaire Ron Burkle, who has been seeking to establish a beachhead in Hollywood, may finally have done so. He reportedly has acquired a 25-percent stake in Ryan Kavanaugh’s struggling Relativity Media from Elliot Management for an undisclosed price. The Los Angeles Times observed today (Friday) that Elliot’s stake in Relativity is worth about $150 […]

PIRATES DOWNLOADING FLOPS, IGNORING HITS

December 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Suggesting that those who download pirated movies from BitTorrent sites are more interested in looking at films that they’ve missed or wouldn’t otherwise pay money for, TorrentFreak’s list of the 10 most pirated movies for this week puts The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1, at No. 6 — up from No. 7 the […]

MUPPETS FAIL TO BREAK BREAKING DAWN‘S HOLD ON FIRST PLACE (Updated)

December 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Where’s Oscar the Grouch when you need him? Many box-office forecasters had predicted that this would be the weekend when Disney’s The Muppets took over first place from Summit Entertainment’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1. After all, they reasoned, Disney’s Tangled brought the last Harry Potter movie down over the same weekend […]

NEW TWILIGHT TAKES $139.5-MILLION BITE OUT OF BOX OFFICE

November 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The last Twilight was more gleaming, but The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1 shone brightly in its own right as it led the weekend box office with $139.5 million. The figure was above the conservative predictions of Summit Entertainment, the studio that produces the Twilight movies, but below the estimates of several pundits who […]

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE RISES 12 PERCENT ABOVE LAST YEAR

November 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With a slate of debuting films performing at the high end of expectations or above and last week’s top film dropping only 25 percent in its third week, the weekend box office wound up 12 percent above its total for the same weekend a year ago. The easy winner was Relativity Media’s Immortals, which grossed […]

IMMORTALS KILLS AT WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

November 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

There was a lot more life in Immortals than most box office pundits had expected. The swords-and-sandals epic that drew thumbs-down reviews from nearly every major newspaper critic, debuted with an estimated $32 million. Even Relativity Media, which produced it, had figured it would probably earn around $25 million for the three-day weekend. Those same […]

IMMORTALS TAKES DOWN TINTIN OVERSEAS

November 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Overseas, Immortals knocked Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn off its perch at the top of the box office. Tarsem Singh’s 3D saga racked up $37.1 million in ticket sales in 35 countries, while Tintin, which is now playing in 50 countries, grossed $26.7 million. Nevertheless, the Spielberg film has […]

IMMORTALS VS. NINE LIVES AT BOX OFFICE

November 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s receiving lousy reviews and unexcited buzz, but Relativity Media’s The Immortals is the favorite to win the weekend box office race. Its principal competition comes from two other newcomers, Warner Bros.’ J. Edgar, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Leonardo DiCaprio (which opened on Wednesday) and Sony’s Jack and Jill, starring Adam Sandler (which […]