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“TOY STORY” STAYS AT NO. 1

June 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Final figures released late Monday showed the box office performing pretty much as studios had estimated the day before. Disney/DreamWorks Animation’s Toy Story 3 came in at $59.34 million, a solid figure for a second-week holdover. Grown Ups came in second with $40.51 million, a standard amount for an Adam Sandler comedy. But Knight and […]

BOX OFFICE TURNS INTO “TOY” BOX

June 28, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Toy Story 3 continued to draw hordes of families to theaters over the weekend, as it generated an estimated $59 million in ticket sales, bringing its total after just ten days to a superb $226.6 million. A family of four that paid 3D surcharges and convenience fees for ordering online would have had to shell […]

“KNIGHT AND DAY” — BEAT BEAT OF A TOM TOM

June 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s hard to know what to make of the fact that 20th Century Fox’s Knight and Day earned only $3.8 million during its Wednesday opening. The Los Angeles Times forecast that the result suggests that the movie’s run will be “short and unimpressive.” It added, “The spy caper will struggle to gross even the $25 […]

FOX WORKING TO OVERCOME SOFT TRACKING FOR “KNIGHT AND DAY”

June 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Twentieth Century Fox has acknowledged that its decision to preview the Tom Cruise/Cameron Diaz comedy thriller Knight and Day last Saturday and at midnight screenings last night was aimed at offsetting negative tracking with positive word-of-mouth. “The best tool we had was the movie itself,” Fox distribution chief Bruce Snyder told today’s (Wednesday) Daily Variety. […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “KNIGHT AND DAY”

June 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Hoping to spark positive word-of-mouth for Knight and Day, starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, 20th Century Fox is opening the film at midnight tonight (Tuesday/Wednesday) in “selected locales” after having already previewed it last Saturday. The film is being watched by some industry pundits as a litmus test of Cruise’s current bankability. Early reviews […]

“SCREAM” PRODUCER SUES WEINSTEINS FOR DROPPING HER

May 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Cathy Konrad, who produced the first three Scream movies is suing The Weinstein Co. because she was cut out of the upcoming fourth. In her lawsuit, filed Tuesday, Konrad said that her contract with the Weinsteins requires them to give her “first opportunity” to produce any sequel on the same terms as Scream 3. She […]