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WARNERS PUTTING UP MORE FILMS ON FACEBOOK

March 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Raising the question, who needs Netflix when you’ve got Facebook? Warner Bros. on Sunday added five more films that can be rented via their Facebook pages using $3-4 worth of Facebook Credits (which can be purchased not only via credit cards and PayPal but also via mobile phone accounts). Significantly, one of the films, Yogi […]

REPORT: NOLAN CONVERTING INCEPTION TO 3D

February 25, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Clash of the Titans director Jonathan Liebesman has disclosed that Christopher Nolan has agreed to convert Inception into 3D. Liebesman made the startling revelation in an interview with Movieweb.com as he discussed how Warner Bros. had persuaded him to convert his own Wrath of the Titans, a sequel, into 3D. “I didn’t want to convert,” […]

SORKIN, NOLAN WIN WGA MOVIE AWARDS

February 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Aaron Sorkin won the best adapted screenplay award for Sony’s The Social Network at the WGA Awards ceremony Saturday night. Sorkin’s screenplay was based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich. Christopher Nolan won the WGA original screenplay award for Warner Bros.’ Inception. In accepting his award, Nolan called for an end to […]

INCIPIENT PROTEST RISES OVER INCEPTION SNUB

January 26, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Fans of Christopher Nolan as well as numerous film critics and Nolan’s colleagues were expressing consternation Tuesday over the fact that Nolan was once again snubbed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences when it announced its Oscar nominations for best director. Although Nolan’s Inception was nominated in eight categories, including best picture, […]

DESPICABLE ME OUTSELLS INCEPTION

December 30, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Universal’s Despicable Me beat out Inception to remain the top DVD seller during the week ended Dec. 26, which included the final days of Christmas shopping, according to Nielsen’s VideoScan First Alert survey. While Inception only sold 64 percent as many copes as Despicable Me on standard DVD, it outsold the animated film on the […]

AVATAR IS MOST PIRATED MOVIE EVER

December 21, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The film that earned the most at the box office in 2010 was also the most pirated. According to TorrentFreak.com, which tracks BitTorrent websites, 20th Century Fox’s Avatar was downloaded 16.58 million times in 2010. (The film was actually released in December 2009, but TorrentFreak does not indicate whether Avatar was bootlegged online during that […]

DESPICABLE ME CHALLENGES INCEPTION

December 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Universal’s Despicable Me has become another strong contender on the DVD/Blu-ray sales charts after $25 million in first-day sales on Tuesday of this week, according to Home Media magazine. It joins some impressive rivals for the holiday buying season, including Warner Bros.’s Inception, which debuted at the top of the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales […]

THE KING’S SPEECH LEADS GLOBES’ NODS

December 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Harvey Weinstein’s famed talent for capitalizing on the awards season to market his films was once again on prominent display this morning (Tuesday) as The Weinstein Co.’s The King’s Speech garnered seven Golden Globes nominations, leading all other films. They included best dramatic picture, director (Tom Hooper), actor (Colin Firth), screenplay (David Seidler), supporting actor […]

FOR WARNERS, INCEPTION IS 2010’S HARRY POTTER

November 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Thanks largely to the strength of Inception, which grossed nearly $290 million domestically in the third quarter, Time Warner was able to report today (Wednesday) that revenue for its filmed entertainment division, which includes Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema, was flat with last year at $2.78 billion, when it raked in big earnings from […]

IMAX CREDITS INCEPTION FOR BIG BOOST IN PROFIT

October 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Christopher Nolan’s Inception was not filmed in 3D, and there was never any public talk about converting it in order to take advantage of 3D premium pricing. But it was shown on virtually every IMAX screen available at higher prices, which helped lift it into the box-office stratosphere and boosted IMAX’s profits in the bargain. […]

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