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TOY STORY 3 SELLS MILLIONS OF DISCS IN ITS DEBUT

November 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Toy Story 3, the movie that sold more tickets than any other film released this year, quickly found a place for itself in the DVD and Blu-ray Disc collections of millions of children last week. According to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert, the movie, which grossed $414.3 million in North American theaters earlier this year, sold […]

PARIS IS SCENE OF NEW “SEX AND THE CITY” DEBACLE

June 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A major media promotion in Paris to boost the premiere of Sex and the City 2 turned into a fiasco that has angered some of the participants, the New York Post reported in its “Page Six” column. Warner Bros., which is distributing the film in France, had arranged for a dozen prominent authors to appear […]

WILL “SEQUELITIS” HARM SUMMER BOX OFFICE?

June 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Following the poor Memorial Day performance by the box office, some analysts are expressing concern that the summer could turn out to be a loser for the studios. Today’s Hollywood Reporter suggested that the box office could be “plagued by a nasty case of sequelitis” and quoted an unnamed top studio executive as saying, “There […]

A MEMORIAL DAY TO REMEMBER

June 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It was a Memorial Day holiday made memorable by the fact that fewer movie tickets were sold over its four days than during any Memorial Day holiday since 1993 — some 23.4 million, according to box-office analyst Paul Dergarabedian. Total estimated ticket-sales revenue was the lowest since 2001. Movie studios blamed a full slate of […]

“SHREK” TRIUMPHS OVER “SEX”

May 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Shrek Forever After held on to its box-office crown for the second week in a row, dropping a modest 40 percent to an estimated $43.3 million and beating the favored-to-win Sex and the City 2, which placed second with 37.7 million. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, meanwhile, opened with about $30.1 million for […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “SEX AND THE CITY 2”

May 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Memorial Day weekend is coming up — a time for remembering the dead, and, in the case of Sex and the City 2, even a dead television series. The movie is opening tonight (Wednesday) in some markets — in an apparent effort to grab women who have been granted an extra-long holiday. Critics would […]