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BRITAIN RENEWS TAX CREDITS; HOLLYWOOD CHEERS

November 10, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Citing the “massive success” of films produced in the U.K. during the past year, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced today that the country’s tax incentives to the film industry will be extended through 2015. Those incentives helped attract producers of such films as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Captain America, Pirates […]

DEPP SELLING OUT? YOU BET!

October 5, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Johnny Depp has no qualms about continuing to play Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean movies. The actor, who once appeared in such art-house and critics’ favorites as Cry-Baby, Edward Scissorhands, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, Benny & Joon and Donnie Brasco, now earns from each Pirates movie as much as the entire budgets of […]

KUNG FU PANDA RULES OVERSEAS

June 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Kung Fu Panda 2 has overtaken Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at the overseas box office. Now in 45 countries, Panda raked in $56.5 million in 45 countries last weekend to bring its worldwide total to $330 million, Paramount told the Associated Press. (The media measurement firm Rentrak said that the movie earned […]

PIRATES LOOKS TO LAND $1.2 BILLION BOOTY

June 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Its swash has pretty much buckled in the U.S. where it is earning less at the box-office than its recent predecessors, but Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is plundering the overseas box office with ticket sales thus far of $614.9 million — in just three weeks. That brings its worldwide gross past the […]

DISNEY PLANNING TO EXPAND DISNEY.COM

June 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Walt Disney Co. may be having second thoughts about offering shows from its TV sites like ABC, Disney Channel, and ESPN and movies from its film studios on super sites such as Hulu and Apple’s iTunes Store. The Los Angeles Times reported today (Friday) that Disney CEO Robert Iger wants to transform Disney.com into […]

PIRATES LOOTS OVERSEAS BOX OFFICE

June 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides may not be the equal of the previous two Pirates sequels at the North American box office — but overseas it continues to rake in crates of doubloons (and other forms of cash). Last weekend the movie earned $108 million abroad to bring its worldwide gross to $571,302,759. […]

DID 3D SNATCH PIRATES‘ BOOTY?

May 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Analysts were doing some Monday-morning quarterbacking trying to figure out why Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides failed to produce the kind of bountiful revenue that the previous Pirates sequels had. To be sure, with $90.2 million domestically, the movie starring Johnny Depp outperformed every other film’s weekend opening this year. It also pushed […]

BRIDESMAIDS: WHAT A RECEPTION!

May 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

If executives at one studio were wringing their hands over the failure of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides to crack the $100-million mark, executives at another were no doubt pumping them in the air after learning that Bridesmaids declined just 20 percent in its second week to $20.9 million. It managed to beat […]

STRANGER TIDES IS NO TSUNAMI

May 23, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Question: When is a weekend box-office haul of $90.1 million considered a disappointment? Answer: When it’s the result for a Pirates of the Caribbean sequel, that’s when. On Stranger Tides wasn’t expected to surpass the $114 million that the last sequel, At World’s End, did in 2007, let alone the $135.6 million that Dead Man’s […]

PIRATES PIRATED

May 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides has already hit TorrentFreak.com’s list of the ten most downloaded movies on BitTorrent. The website, which tracks BitTorrent use internationally, placed On Stranger Tides at No. 4. If a fourth place finish seems odd for such a hit, then consider the fact that the movie opened in some […]

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