Wednesday, September 18, 2019

IS HOLLYWOOD SPENDING ITSELF INTO DISASTER?

May 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Hollywood is preparing to release some 22 big-budget movies this summer versus 15 a year ago and 12-15 during the previous three summers, the Wall Street Journal observed today (Friday), noting that the release schedule poses considerable risks, especially given the fact that during seven weekends two big-budget films will be opening against each other. […]

DIRECTOR BAY LOOKING TO TRANSFORM 3D

June 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With moviegoers increasingly shunning 3D screenings — only about a third of the audiences for last weekend’s Green Lantern — opted to see it in 3D — director Michael Bay has gone on a media offensive to get out the word that the 3D they’ll get with next weekend’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon is […]

SUPER TAKE FOR SUPER 8

June 13, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

A Twitter campaign rolled out by Paramount for Super 8 last week appeared to pay off over the weekend as the sci-fi flick debuted with an estimated $37 million, outdistancing most analysts’ predictions of around $30 million. Following a low-key marketing campaign aimed at keeping the plot of the movie under wraps, Paramount set up […]

WILL RANGO BE A HIT OR A COSTLY MISS?

March 7, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Critics, by and large, may have loved Rango, and their positive reviews may have helped boost ticket sales for the quirky animated film, but word-of-mouth may prove iffy. Animated movies ordinarily have the longest legs of any film genre, showing the smallest week-to-week drop. But according to Las Vegas-based CinemaScore, which polls rank-and-file moviegoers over […]

PARAMOUNT, RELATIVITY FIGHT OVER THE FIGHTER

November 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Taking a cue perhaps from the characters in their movie, The Fighter, RelativityMedia chief Ryan Kavanaugh and Paramount COO Rob Moore are engaging in a full-fledged internecine brawl following Paramount’s sneak screening of The Fighter at the AFI Festival in Hollywood Tuesday, TheWrap.com reported on Wednesday. Relativity, which is partnered in the movie with Paramount, […]

IRON TURNS TO GOLD OVERSEAS

May 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Overseas, Iron Man 2 opened in 53 countries earning $100.2 million — 26 percent more than the original did during its first weekend two years ago. The film opened internationally one week ahead of its domestic run in order to collect as much business as it can before the World Cup puts a damper on […]