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DISNEY RECORDS ITS BEST QUARTER EVER

August 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Walt Disney Co. said that it had recorded “the largest quarterly earnings in this history of or company” with net income rising to $1.83 billion during its third quarter, versus $1.48 billion during the comparable quarter a year ago. The company particularly credited box-office results for The Avengers, which took in $1.5 billion at […]

SHERLOCK HOLMES SEQUEL DEBUTS ATOP VIDEO CHARTS

June 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros.’ Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows shot up the DVD and Blu-ray charts last week, debuting at No. 1 on both of them, according to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert, which tracks home video sales. Disney’s John Carter, which briefly had its day in the sun on home video last week after failing theatrically, […]

IS JOHN CARTER MAKING A COMEBACK ON DVD?

June 14, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

Will John Carter, which turned out to be the Walt Disney Co.’s biggest bomb in the studio’s history when it debuted at the box office this year, be redeemed on the home-video market? That possibility emerged Wednesday as Nielsen VideoScan First Alert placed the movie at No. 1 on its DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales […]

DISNEY MAY BECOME MEMBER OF 28-DAY-DELAY CLUB

June 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Walt Disney Studios may be about to join other studios that withhold their movies from kiosk operators Redbox and Blockbuster Express for at least 28 days after they are released for sale. Home Media magazine observed on its website Tuesday that Disney has no formal contract with Redbox and may be experimenting with the 28-day […]

DISNEY’S BIGGEST BOMB IS NOW THE MOST PIRATED

May 22, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

People may not have been willing to pay good money to see it, but John Carter, Disney’s biggest flop ever, was the most pirated movie online last week according to TorrentFreak.com, which tracks BitTorrent use. Like last week and the week before, Disney/Marvel’s The Avengers got no higher than No. 3 on the pirate list, […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: BATTLESHIP

May 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Stupid. That’s the general consensus of critics reviewing the big-budget, board-game-based, sci-fi epic Battleship, about aliens bent on destroying the world. Take Amy Biancolli’s review in the San Francisco Chronicle: “It’s loud, it’s large, it’s stupid, and its best gag involves a chicken burrito. It features Taylor Kitsch wearing many more clothes, and maybe one […]

DISNEY REPORTS SOLID QUARTER — DESPITE JOHN CARTER

May 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

That $300-million John Carter bomb that brought down Rich Ross, the head of Walt Disney Studios, turned out not to be the disaster that many analysts had reckoned it would be. According to the Disney Co.’s quarterly report, the company wound up with a 21-percent increase in profit during the quarter to $1.14 billion, from […]

BARON-COHEN’S THE DICTATOR BLITZES THEATER OWNERS

April 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sacha Baron-Cohen certainly knows how to promote his movies to maximum effect. His appearance in the garb of his title character in the upcoming The Dictator before the theater owners’ convention CinemaCon 2012 in Las Vegas Monday night managed to grab the attention of reporters in attendance, who seemed delighted to quote Cohen’s remarks extensively […]

JOHN CARTER BOMB CLAIMS DISNEY STUDIO CHIEF

April 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney Studios chief Rich Ross has been ousted following the failure of John Carter, regarded as the costliest flop in Hollywood history. The studio plans to take a $200-million write off on the picture. Although not referring directly to the damage that occurred on his watch, Ross did acknowledge in his letter of resignation, “I […]

TITANIC SAILS AGAIN — IN 3D

April 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Although the public’s declining interest in 3D has been blamed in great measure for the box office disasters of some recent releases — the epic failure of the $250-million John Carter a particular case in point — it now appears that the 3D-enhanced Titanic may resurface over the Easter weekend as the holiday’s top film. […]

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