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AT THE BOX OFFICE: ON THE NINTH DAY OF XMAS

December 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Christmas box office may have got off to a relatively slow start, but it is bouncing back at midweek. On Tuesday, for example, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol added $9.6 million to its domestic gross, which now stands at $86.2 million. Overseas it has earned another $170 million, bringing its worldwide gross to $256.2 […]

PARAMOUNT AT BOX-OFFICE PEAK

December 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

For the first time in more than a decade, Paramount Pictures is ending the year as the box office champion. The strong showing of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, which took in $46.2 million over the Christmas holiday pushed Paramount’s receipts over the top to $1.86 billion for the year (as of Dec. 25). That put […]

M:I — GHOST PROTOCOL A TOWERING HIT (Updated)

December 26, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Paramount’s Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol towered above a slew of imposing openers and strong holdovers as it grossed an estimated $29.5million over the Friday-to-Sunday holiday period and $39.5 million between Friday and Monday. The film, which opened last weekend primarily in a limited number of IMAX theaters, expanded on Wednesday, and will have earned […]

A FEAST OF PLENTY AT THE BOX OFFICE

December 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

There have been scattered releases throughout the week of the some half-dozen films that are opening over the Christmas holiday — but two films aren’t opening until Christmas Day itself, the 3D horror/sci-fi film The Darkest Hour and Steven Spielberg’s War Horse. It’s hard to figure out why those two films aren’t making it into […]

LOTSA MOVIES THIS WEEKEND, BUT WHICH ONE WILL WIN?

December 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The major Hollywood studios are mobilizing a huge marketing campaign for the Hollywood weekend, ordinarily one of the biggest of the year for the box office. With Avatar making its debut two years ago, the box office raked in $270.12 million over the three days of the Christmas weekend. Last year that figure fell to […]

BOX OFFICE SLUMP EXTENDS INTO THIRD WEEK

December 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Any hope that the 2011 domestic box office might finally overtake 2010’s vanished over the weekend as ticket sales fell well below predictions for the third week in a row. After strong spring and summer performances that offset a lousy first quarter, the box office has slipped back into sluggishness. The top film last weekend, […]

MISSION: ACCOMPLISHED (Updated)

December 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Against the backdrop of another dismal weekend at the box office, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol put in a top-notch performance as it opened in just 425 locations (mostly IMAX) with $13.6 million. The idea presumably was to deliver to audiences the sensations of acrophobia as they watched Tom Cruise on the giant screen scale […]

SCHOOL’S OUT; BOX OFFICE BACK IN BUSINESS

December 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After two back-to-back weekends of sluggish business, the box office is expected to bounce back as schools let out for the Christmas/New Year’s holiday period. Three sequels will be making their debuts: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. Predictions from box-office pundits are all […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE — GHOST PROTOCOL

December 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Tom Cruise, who had been getting a lot of bad press in recent years for everything from jumping on Oprah’s sofa to touting the supposed benefits of Scientology, is finally receiving some printed praise again, thanks to the major newspaper film critics. Most of them marvel at Cruise’s sheer audacity in some of the scenes […]

IMAX BOASTS RECORD-SETTING QUARTER

October 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

IMAX’s third quarter revenue and profits turned out to be as big as its screens. The company today (Thursday) said that adjusted net income rose 12.2 percent to $11 million from $9.8 million for the same quarter a year ago on record third-quarter revenue of $67.5 million, up 32 percent from $51.1 million last year. […]

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