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HOW SUPER WILL IRON MAN 3 BE AT WEEKEND BOX OFFICE?

May 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Iron Man 3 opens in North America this weekend after already taking in $308 million overseas. With that kind of momentum, analysts say, the Disney/Marvel sequel could very well take in close to $200 million domestically and may even beat the $207 million benchmark set by The Avengers over the same weekend a year ago. […]

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 […]

MOVIE REVIEWS (1): THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

July 17, 2012 by · 7 Comments 

Reviews have begun to trickle in for this weekend’s much anticipated The Dark Knight Rises, and some of them are as extravagant in their praise as audiences are expected to be in their spending. In the Hollywood Reporter, Todd McCarthy calls the movie a “blockbuster by any standard. … “[The] Batman trilogy makes everything in […]

TICKET BOOTH MIMICS JOHN WILKES; SLAYS ABE (Updated)

June 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney’s Pixar kept its 13-film winning streak alive over the weekend by posting an estimated $66.7 million in ticket sales for Brave, topping the high end of expectations. Disney allowed only a modest roll-out overseas, which is preoccupied with the Euro 2012 soccer finals. Nevertheless, Brave opened in 10 markets with $13.5 million, putting it […]

BRAVE RIGHT ON TARGET WITH $66.7 MILLION

June 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney’s Pixar kept its 13-film winning streak alive over the weekend by posting an estimated $66.7 million in ticket sales for Brave, topping the high end of expectations. The victory follows on the heels of Disney’s triumph with The Avengers, from its other acquired studio, Marvel, which has piled up nearly $600 million domestically and […]

DISNEY HIRES HOLLYWOOD VETERAN HORN TO RUN STUDIO

June 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Former Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox president Alan Horn has been named chairman of Walt Disney Studios, succeeding ousted boss Rich Ross. In a statement, Disney CEO Robert Iger said that Horn has “earned the respect of the industry for driving tremendous, sustained creative and financial success, and is also known and admired for […]

THE AVENGERS IS NOW DISNEY’S TOP FILM EVER

May 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Avengers set yet another record over the weekend. With $55.6 million in domestic ticket sales, it lifted its total to $457.7 million, while its worldwide earnings rose to nearly $1.2 billion — making it in just three weekends the highest-grossing Disney film in history. But what was good news for Disney was depressing news […]

AVENGERS MAY BE SETTING MIDWEEK RECORDS, TOO

May 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney/Marvel’s The Avengers continued to rack up ticket sales during midweek that would have been the envy of any studio on a weekend. On Monday, the movie earned $18.9 million, followed by $17.7 million on Tuesday. Those would appear to be near-record — or possibly record — figures for a film that did not open […]

REPORT: MARVEL AND PARAMOUNT EXECS FEUDING AGAIN

May 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Marvel executives are reportedly angry over published reports that Paramount stands to pocket at least $115 million in fees for The Avengers and Iron Man 3 without having to shell out a dime in costs, the New York Post reported today (Wednesday), citing unnamed sources. According to those sources, Paramount might have held on to […]

DISNEY TO PRODUCE AVENGERS SEQUEL. SURPRISED?

May 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In what was probably the most predictable news release of the decade, the Walt Disney Co. and Marvel said on Tuesday that they will produce a sequel to The Avengers. No release date was announced. The film debuted last weekend with a domestic gross of $207.4 million, by far the biggest weekend take in history. […]

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