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SKYFALL DRAWS RECORD CROWDS IN CHINA

January 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The James Bond movie Skyfall, which opened last Monday in China, took in $35 million during its first week, according to the website 21cn.com. It was a record for a 2D film, the website said, and was exceeded only by James Cameron’s 3D Avatar, which opened in China with $46 million in its first week […]

FORECAST: TWILIGHT VAMPIRES WILL BITE BOND

November 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s shaping up as the weekend that James Bond will be brought down by bloodsuckers, if overseas figures reported by Nikki Finke on her Deadline.com website are any sign. Finke, citing figures for four overseas markets where The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 opened earlier in the week, noted that the movie has […]

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 […]

A FUNNY JAMES BOND?

April 23, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

This may be the year of the star-inspired revisionist approach to classic characters in the movies. Daniel Craig, the latest James Bond, has told the Washington Post that the next 007 movie, Skyfall, will include — horrors! — comedy. “I’m so camp in this one, I’ve gone quite far,” Craig told the newspaper in an […]

BEER DEAL HELPS UNDERWRITE NEXT BOND MOVIE

April 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

James Bond guzzling a beer may be the equivalent of Popeye switching his allegiance from spinach to broccoli, but, as they say, business is business, and the Dutch brewer Heineken has paid $45 million to close one of the biggest product-placement deals ever in order to have its brand featured in the next Bond film […]

NEXT BOND MOVIE TO BE TITLED SKYFALL

November 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With a title that evokes the tradition of James Bond movies like Goldfinger, Thunderball, Moonraker, and GoldenEye — but not Quantum of Solace — the long-delayed 23rd 007 movie was officially launched at a London news conference today (Thursday). It will be called Skyfall, director Sam Mendes announced, and its stars will include Daniel Craig […]

LONGEST-SERVING JAMES BOND APPRAISES TWO OTHER BONDS

November 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Roger Moore, who played James Bond longer than any other actor, has complained that the 007 franchise has suffered a decline in quality in recent years. In an interview with Varsity, the student newspaper at Cambridge University in England, Moore expressed admiration for Daniel Craig’s performance in the last Bond movie, Quantum of Solace, but […]

PINEWOOD-SHEPPERTON STUDIOS A TAKEOVER TARGET

April 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Pinewood-Shepperton, the British studio that only a few years ago found itself struggling as Hollywood studios were being successfully wooed by other U.S. states and foreign countries, suddenly is being courted by two rich suitors. Just days after Peel Holdings made a takeover bid of $144 million, the studio said that it had received a […]

SONY TO HELP HEAL MGM

February 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

MGM may be ready to roar again following its reemergence from bankruptcy with new leadership, but, according to a report in today’s (Wednesday) Los Angeles Times, it will be supported staunchly by Sony Pictures, which now occupies the Culver City lot that was MGM’s home during its glory days. According to the newspaper, which cited […]

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