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SHOPPERS GIVING DVD’S AS XMAS GIFTS

December 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

DVDs that can be presented as gifts were the top sellers last week, which included Black Friday. According to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert, the top seller for the week was Warner Home Video’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2. It was the third straight week that the hit movie — which grossed […]

HALLOWS: FIRST IN SALES; SIXTH IN ATTENDANCE

July 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It didn’t come close to the $195 million that some of the wildest forecasts envisaged, but Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 did earn slightly more than Warner Bros.’ Sunday estimate — coming in at $169.2 million, a record for a three-day domestic weekend (versus the estimated $168.55 million). That record was achieved, […]

HALLOWS IS DEATHLY TO BOX-OFFICE RECORDS

July 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 shattered one record after another over the weekend, culminating with an estimated $168.6 million domestically for the three days, making it the all-time champion for a regular weekend opener. The previous record, $158.4 million, set in 2008, was held by another Warner Bros. film, The […]

TRANSFORMERS 3: BIGGEST MOVIE OF 2011

July 12, 2011 by · 5 Comments 

Transformers: Dark of the Moon officially became the top movie at the box office this year when it earned an additional $47.1 million in its second weekend to bring its domestic total to $261.1 million. It thereby replaced The Hangover: Part II in the top spot. Two other new — and relatively low-cost — films […]

CARS 2 DRIVES OVERALL BOX OFFICE TO VICTORY

June 28, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

With the top two films raking in far more than even the most optimistic forecasters had envisaged, the box office resumed its summer march forward, erasing a little more of the shortfall from 2010. After two weeks of coming in behind year-ago revenue, last weekend’s total take of $176.2 million came in at 6.8 percent […]

CARS 2 WINS BOX-OFFICE RACE

June 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 sped past analysts’ forecasts to take in an estimated $68 million over the weekend. The film, which opened to mostly terrible reviews — unheard of for a Pixar production — had been expected to earn $55-60 million. Overseas, it added another $42.9 million in 18 countries. Reporting on the victory, Daily Variety […]

GREEN LANTERN SHINES — BUT NOT BRIGHTLY

June 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros.’ Green Lantern entered the crowded field of summer superhero blockbusters and busted no blocks. The film starring Ryan Reynolds debuted at the low end of analysts’ predictions with an estimated $52.7 million, good enough for No. 1, but a pyrrhic victory nonetheless, given its estimated budget of $150-200 million. The reviews were mostly […]

DID TWITTER REALLY MAKE SUPER 8 A HIT?

June 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In an Advertising Age headline on Tuesday, media columnist Simon Dumenco asks, “Was J.J. Abrams & Steven Spielberg’s Box-Office Champ ‘Super 8’ Really Saved by Twitter?” Well, maybe, Dumenco observes, although, he adds, “I’ve got my own theory: It’s a really good movie! Seriously, I give it two thumbs up (fully 100% of my thumbs).” […]

SUPER 8: IT’S A ($25.5M) TAKE!

June 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Paramount executives were no doubt congratulating one another on Monday as the final tally for Super 8 came in at $35.5 million, exceeding analysts’ predictions on Friday of around $25-30 million (although coming in below Sunday’s estimate of around $37 million). It also manage to knock off last week’s No. 1 film, X-Men: First Class […]

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 […]

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