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TOP TEN FILMS OVER THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

November 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The top ten films over the three-day/five-day holiday weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2, Summit/Lionsgate, $43,641,448/$64,435,436, 2 Wks. ($227,366,118); 2. Skyfall, Sony/Columbia, $35,502,973/$50,548,778, 3 Wks. ($221,144,122); 3. Lincoln, Disney/DreamWorks, $25,676,413/$34,759,927, 3 Wks. ($62,840,796); 4. Rise […]

GOOD FOR THE GOOSE — MOVIE GANDERERS SET THANKSGIVING RECORD

November 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With the fifth Twilight movie and the 23rd James Bond movie raking in $116 million between them and with Oscar hopefuls Lincoln and the Life of Pi producing better-than-expected results, the box office set a new record for a Thanksgiving holiday. In its second week, Twilight: Breaking Dawn –Part 2 added an estimated $65 million […]

THE LAST TWILIGHT IS GLEAMING

November 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 did not, as many box-office pundits had predicted, set a new record for an opening weekend. It did not even set a new record for the Twilight franchise. (That’s held by 2009’s New Moon with $142.8 million.) But the $141.1 million that it earned nevertheless represents the […]

BIGGEST WEEKEND AT BOX OFFICE EVER?

November 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The local multiplex is likely to be crowded this weekend as moviegoers cram into theaters showing the finale of the Twilight franchise, Breaking Dawn — Part 2, the second week of the latest 007 thriller, Skyfall, the family film Wreck-It Ralph, and the now-expanded launch of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. (The movie website BoxOfficeMojo commented that […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: LINCOLN

November 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln opens in just 11 theaters this weekend, testing whether a film so conceived and so dedicated can endure when it opens wide next weekend. If word of mouth is anywhere near as enthusiastic as the reviews it has received, it should have no difficulty at all giving even James Bond a run […]

GEFFEN: ANOTHER NEW MOVIE STUDIO? “IMPOSSIBLE”

July 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

David Geffen, who was once one of the most powerful figures in Hollywood — he was already a billionaire several times over from his music business when he cofounded DreamWorks with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg in 1994 — now appears to be content remaining on the sidelines. Appearing at a news conference with television […]

DREAMWORKS RELIES ON RELIANCE

April 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

India’s Reliance has ridden to the rescue of Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios, agreeing to invest another $200 million in the struggling studio, the New York Times reported today (Wednesday), citing a person with knowledge of the matter. The studio released six films in 2011 but had only one hit, The Help. The others were either […]

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