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NO LACK OF BUYERS FOR FAMILY FILMS ON DVD AND BLU-RAY

April 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Family films continue to outperform on home video — the only bright spot on an otherwise dreary business. The latest evidence is the strong performance of Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, which easily captured the top spot on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart for overall disc sales and […]

PUSS IN BOOTS GETS SECOND LIFE AT NO. 1

March 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots dueled its way back to the top of the video sales chart last week, winning the lead for the second consecutive week. The home-video debut of Martin Scorsese’s Hugo had to settle for second place on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart. Home Media magazine reported that it sold just […]

ON DVD PUSS IN BOOTS IS THE CAT’S MEOW

March 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As expected, the DVD sales chart was dominated last week by the debut of DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots. Nielsen VideoScan First Alert observed that the movie, a prequel to Shrek, earned twice as much as the No. 2 DVD finisher, Universal’s Tower Heist and the No. 3 finisher, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — […]

BREAKING DAWN REMAINS BRIGHT OVERSEAS

December 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Overseas, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 remained the No. 1 film as it collected about $40.2 million in 73 countries, to bring its foreign total to $341 million and its worldwide total to $588.3 million. Puss in Boots came in second, earning an estimated $23 million in 26 countries. It had plenty […]

MUPPETS FAIL TO BREAK BREAKING DAWN‘S HOLD ON FIRST PLACE (Updated)

December 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Where’s Oscar the Grouch when you need him? Many box-office forecasters had predicted that this would be the weekend when Disney’s The Muppets took over first place from Summit Entertainment’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1. After all, they reasoned, Disney’s Tangled brought the last Harry Potter movie down over the same weekend […]

NEW TWILIGHT TAKES $139.5-MILLION BITE OUT OF BOX OFFICE

November 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The last Twilight was more gleaming, but The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1 shone brightly in its own right as it led the weekend box office with $139.5 million. The figure was above the conservative predictions of Summit Entertainment, the studio that produces the Twilight movies, but below the estimates of several pundits who […]

PUSS’S BOOTS NOT LIKELY TO KICK DWA’S PROFITS

November 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

While some investors may have concluded that DreamWorks Animation dodged a bullet after its current release Puss in Boots opened below expectations but saw a minuscule drop in its second week and a small one in its third, at least one leading media analyst thinks that this cat has run out of lives. Richard Greenfield […]

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE RISES 12 PERCENT ABOVE LAST YEAR

November 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With a slate of debuting films performing at the high end of expectations or above and last week’s top film dropping only 25 percent in its third week, the weekend box office wound up 12 percent above its total for the same weekend a year ago. The easy winner was Relativity Media’s Immortals, which grossed […]

IMMORTALS KILLS AT WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

November 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

There was a lot more life in Immortals than most box office pundits had expected. The swords-and-sandals epic that drew thumbs-down reviews from nearly every major newspaper critic, debuted with an estimated $32 million. Even Relativity Media, which produced it, had figured it would probably earn around $25 million for the three-day weekend. Those same […]

IMMORTALS VS. NINE LIVES AT BOX OFFICE

November 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s receiving lousy reviews and unexcited buzz, but Relativity Media’s The Immortals is the favorite to win the weekend box office race. Its principal competition comes from two other newcomers, Warner Bros.’ J. Edgar, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Leonardo DiCaprio (which opened on Wednesday) and Sony’s Jack and Jill, starring Adam Sandler (which […]

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