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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 […]

ANIMATED FILMS TOP DVD SALES CHART

March 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Two animated family films topped the weekly Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart last week. Warners Happy Feet Two and Paramount/DreamWorks The Adventures of Tintin are looking to overcome their mediocre showing theatrically. The Happy Feet sequel earned just $64 million in theaters; Tintin, just $77.6 million. Debuting in third place was 20th Century Fox’s […]

M:I — GHOST PROTOCOL A TOWERING HIT (Updated)

December 26, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Paramount’s Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol towered above a slew of imposing openers and strong holdovers as it grossed an estimated $29.5million over the Friday-to-Sunday holiday period and $39.5 million between Friday and Monday. The film, which opened last weekend primarily in a limited number of IMAX theaters, expanded on Wednesday, and will have earned […]

LOTSA MOVIES THIS WEEKEND, BUT WHICH ONE WILL WIN?

December 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The major Hollywood studios are mobilizing a huge marketing campaign for the Hollywood weekend, ordinarily one of the biggest of the year for the box office. With Avatar making its debut two years ago, the box office raked in $270.12 million over the three days of the Christmas weekend. Last year that figure fell to […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN

December 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After already garnering much critical praise overseas — as well as $230 million — Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin has arrived in America, and the reviews are decidedly mixed. The New York Times‘s Manohla Dargis calls it “a marvel of gee-wizardry” but suggests that represents a serious problem. The performance-capture technology that Spielberg employs, […]

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 […]

IMMORTALS TAKES DOWN TINTIN OVERSEAS

November 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Overseas, Immortals knocked Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn off its perch at the top of the box office. Tarsem Singh’s 3D saga racked up $37.1 million in ticket sales in 35 countries, while Tintin, which is now playing in 50 countries, grossed $26.7 million. Nevertheless, the Spielberg film has […]

TINTIN DOMINATES OVERSEAS BOX OFFICE

November 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Overseas, Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin easily captured the No. 1 spot for the second weekend in a row with $40.8 million in ticket sales. Since opening on Oct. 26, the animated film has earned $125.3 million in 45 countries. The film dominated the market in most countries, particularly the U.K., where it racked […]

SPIELBERG SAYS HE FELT LIKE “A PAINTER” WORKING ON TINTIN

July 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Steven Spielberg has replied — indirectly — to comments made last month by animation producer Stephen Paul Leiva (Space Jam) that Spielberg’s upcoming The Adventures of Tintin should not qualify for an Oscar nomination as an animated feature because it uses performance capture technology. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Leiva had said, […]

ANIMATION EXEC DECRIES POSSIBLE ENTRY OF TINTIN IN OSCAR RACE

June 6, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Animation producer Stephen Paul Leiva has spoken out against Steven Spielberg’s reported efforts to persuade the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to allow his film The Adventures of Tintin, which uses performance-capture technology to compete for an Oscar in the best animated picture category next year. In a commentary published in Sunday’s Los […]