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CABLE MAY USHER IN 3D DVD’S

March 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Cable could pave the way for 3D DVDs. Currently most home video distributors have shied away from producing 3D Blu-ray discs given the small base of 3D television sets in homes today. For months last year it had been rumored that James Cameron’s Avatar would be released on 3D Blu-ray in time for the holidays […]

BAMBI IS NO. 1 AGAIN

March 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Nearly 70 years after it first appeared in theaters, Walt Disney’s Bambi debuted at the top of the DVD and Blue-ray disc charts this week. The two-disc package, which has an SRP of $39.99 but is heavily discounted at many outlets, includes the standard-definition and high-definition version in the same combo package. The “Diamond Edition” […]

MEGAMIND WINS HOME ENTERTAINMENT TRIFECTA

March 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Megamind appears to have a mind of its own. While the movie made the poorest showing at the box office of any of the three released by DreamWorks Animation last year, it has turned out to be a solid performer in the home video market. The Hollywood Reporter observed today (Thursday) that it has become […]

DRAGON LIFTS DREAMWORKS’S EARNINGS

February 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

“In 2010, DreamWorks Animation became the first studio to release three feature-length CG animated films in a single year,” CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg observed during a conference call on Thursday. “How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek Forever After and Megamind together grossed approximately $1.6 billion worldwide — the company’s biggest year ever at the box office,” […]

CREEPING DVD WINDOW CLOSINGS

February 23, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

In an apparent effort to avoid antagonizing theater owners, studios have been slowly reducing the window between the time films play in theaters and the time they are released on home video, Home Media magazine reported on Tuesday. A year ago, it noted, all new major studio DVD releases came out more than four months […]

GULLIVER A BETTER TRAVELER ABROAD THAN IN U.S.

January 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Gulliver’s Travels has traveled well. The film, which flopped in the U.S. when it opened last weekend and earned only an estimated $9.1 million in its second weekend, was the top-grossing film overseas, despite playing in only 19 countries, most of them — except for the U.K. and India — relatively small. The film earned […]

HARRY WINS BY A HAIR OVER TANGLED

November 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The weekend box office proved to be tighter than any analyst had expected. Final figures showed that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 earned $49.09 million. But Disney’s Tangled was close behind with $48.77. In fact just $320,049 separated the two leaders. Paramount/DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind, meanwhile, continued its remarkable run, falling just 21 […]

HARRY POTTER RULES THE WORLD

November 23, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 may have set no opening-weekend records domestically (with the arguable exception of its earning more on IMAX screens than any previous film), but it shattered records in some foreign markets, where it opened on the same day that it did in the U.S. The Warner Bros. film […]

HARRY’S SORCERY UNDIMINISHED AS HALLOWS EARNS $125M

November 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 may not have set a box office record over the weekend, but it did earn a massive $125.1 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday. It was by far the most any Harry Potter movie has ever earned over an opening weekend. The closest previous result was […]

BOX OFFICE SLUMPS

November 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Movie attendance on Sunday was significantly lower than most studios had estimated, with virtually all of the top attractions winding up with less than the anticipated results. (Weekend estimates are based on actual ticket sales for Friday and Saturday and an educated guess for sales on Sunday.) Topping the list was Paramount/DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind, which […]

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