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10-YEAR-OLD’S COMPLAINT UPHELD BY U.K. AD WATCHDOG

January 12, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

A complaint by a 10-year-old lodged with the British Advertising Standards Authority over a TV commercial for the horror movie Saw 3D has resulted in a ruling barring the ad from being shown again before 9:00 p.m. The boy who filed the complaint said that he viewed the ad at about 8:30 p.m. while watching […]

MEGAMIND: BAD BOYS FINISH FIRST

November 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Final box-office results for the past weekend were down a bit from Sunday’s estimates. Nevertheless, total ticket sales were up nearly 30 percent from the comparable weekend a year ago. Paramount/DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind topped the list with $46.02 million, well above the $30.05 million that Disney’s A Christmas Carol pulled in as it debuted at […]

MEGAMIND: THE BAD GUY WINS

November 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

As expected DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind controlled the box office over the weekend as it earned an estimated $47 million. That was a tad below the consensus of analysts, who had expected it to earn $50-55 million, but no one was complaining. It was a particularly strong figure for the first weekend of November, which is […]

SAW: IT CAME; IT CONQUERED

November 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It was only a moderate success at the Halloween box office, as such things are measured, but with $24.2 million in ticket sales, Saw 3D far surpassed Paranormal Activity 2, with which it was expected to wage a close race. Box office gurus had forecast that each film would take in about $20 million and […]

SAW 3D CARVES $24M OUT OF BOX OFFICE

October 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Lionsgate’s Saw franchise seemed to get a new lease on death over the weekend (even though the studio had been touting the seventh film in the franchise as the final one), reinvigorated, it would appear, by 3D. Saw 3D took in $24.2 million according to studio estimates, $10 million more than the last installment of […]