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PIRATED COPY OF HUNGER GAMES FAILS TO ATTRACT VIEWERS

April 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A video of Hunger Games was the fourth most-pirated movie of the week last week, according to the website TorrentFreak.com, which tracks BitTorrent usage. According to the website, Mission Impossible — Ghost Protocol was the most-pirated movie. Although Hunger Games was huge at the box office, it ranked only fourth on the TorrentFreak list, perhaps […]

LATEST MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE SETS FRANCHISE RECORD

February 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Helped by a two-day debut in China that brought in $12.7 million, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol has again topped the overseas box office. With a total of $25.2 million in ticket sales for the weekend, the film has now collected $369.4 million abroad and $571.9 million worldwide, putting it ahead of the highest-grossing installment […]

CONTRABAND LAUNDERS $28.5 MILLION

January 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Final box-office figures came in slightly below studio estimates for the 3-day and 4-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Nevertheless, Universal’s Contraband starring Mark Wahlberg, performed far better than pundits had forecast, earning $24.3 million for the three-day period and $28.5 million for the four-. The 3D re-release of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast […]

CONTRABAND: A LICENSE TO PRINT MONEY

January 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Universal’s Contraband, starring Mark Wahlburg, smuggled $24.5 million into the U.S. box office over the weekend and is expected to increase that amount to around $29 million over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Most box-office pundits had figured it would earn around $20 million. Disney’s 3D digital re-release of Beauty and the Beast […]

DEVIL DIES ON SUNDAY

January 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Several of the weekend’s top films didn’t do quite so well as studios had estimated on Sunday, but they did far better than industry analysts had forecast on Friday — most notably the No. 1 film, The Devil Inside, which wound up with $33.7 million — twice as much as the most optimistic predictions. (It […]

DEVIL‘S SUCCESS BEDEVILS PUNDITS (Updated)

January 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

According to the playbook of most Hollywood executives, the weekend after New Year’s is a time to let moviegoers take in some of the movies they may have missed during the bombardment of new releases in December. If new films are to be released at all at that time, they should be cheapos — usually […]

FIRST MOVIE OF 2012: A CHEAP HORROR FLICK (Updated)

January 7, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

The first film to open wide in the new year is one that was not screened for critics, a horror movie titled The Devil Inside. (It has to do with exorcisms. “Inside,” get it?) Paramount’s Insurge unit, which reportedly acquired the R-rated film for less than $1 million, has reportedly spent far more than that […]

MONDAY’S BOX OFFICE GETS UNEXPECTED LIFT

January 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Monday turned out to be a bigger day at the box office than most pundits had expected, and in the case of two films, it proved to be a bigger day than Sunday. Steven Spielberg’s War Horse galloped to third place on the box office chart as it earned an estimated $4.8 million at 1,894 […]

SOLID START FOR 2012 BOX OFFICE — LIKE 2011

January 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The box office rang in the new just about the way it rang in the old — sounding more like Big Ben than like Tinkerbell, its model for most of the past five months. With the Tom Cruise starrer Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol remaining in the lead with $29.6 million (24 percent from IMAX […]

M:I EXPECTED TO CRUISE TO ANOTHER BOX OFFICE WIN

December 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With no new films opening wide this weekend, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol should have no difficulty climbing to the top of the box office again over the New Year’s weekend, according to box office pundits. They’re predicting that it will earn about what it did over the Christmas holiday — $44.1 million — it […]

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