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SONY RETURNS TO THE BLACK AFTER FIVE YEARS

May 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Sony Corp has posted its first full-year profit in five years, attributing much of its turn-around to the box office successes of its film and home-video divisions. The company reported full-year income of $458 million versus a loss of $5.7 billion a year ago. In particular the company cited the box-office success of The Amazing […]

SUMMER BOX OFFICE DISAPPOINTS

September 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Although many analysts had predicted record earnings at the summer box office, things didn’t quite end up that way. The season, which began in May and ended with the Labor Day holiday, closed down about 3 percent behind last year at about $4.3 billion. Attendance was down 4 percent to 533 million. Hollywood.com said that […]

IT’S OFFICIAL: THE AVENGERS IS NO. 3, BEHIND TITANIC, AVATAR

September 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney/Marvel’s The Avengers was expected to cross the $1.5-billion mark at the worldwide box office this weekend following the decision by Disney to put the film back into 1,705 theaters for the Labor Day weekend. The studio estimated that it earned $1.7 million over the three-day weekend and $2.2 million over the four-day holiday. That […]

BATMAN AND SPIDEY SQUARE OFF IN CHINA

August 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Following a nearly two-month period in which only locally produced movies were allowed to be shown in China, Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man and Warner Bros’ The Dark Knight Rises made their debut in the country, going head to head. The results were unimpressive. The Amazing Spider-Man grossed $5.46 million while the Dark Knight Rises took […]

KNIGHT CONTINUES TO RISE OVERSEAS

July 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros. expanded The Dark Knight Rises to 57 markets from 17 the previous weekend and boosted its overseas gross an additional $122.1 million, bringing its foreign total to $248.2 million. That’s roughly half what 2008’s The Dark Knight took in ($469 million). Meanwhile, Ice Age: Continental Drift grossed $49.4 million in 69 markets, propelling […]

ON ITS SIXTH DAY, DARK KNIGHT RISES CROSSES $200 MILLION

July 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Dark Knight Rises crossed the $200-million mark at the domestic box office on Wednesday as it continued to rake in big bucks during midweek. According to Box Office Mojo, the film took in $19.4 million on Monday. That compares with the $22.5 million for The Amazing Spider-Man during its first Monday following the Fourth […]

DARK KNIGHT RISES: HOW MANY STAYED AWAY?

July 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight Rises did indeed set a record over the weekend. It’s $160.9-billion gross represented the biggest take ever for a 2D movie. It’s also the third best opening among all films after The Avengers with $207,438,708 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 with $169,189,427. Before Friday’s shootings in […]

DARK KNIGHT RISES FINAL: $160,887,295

July 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros. has released the final weekend box-office figure for The Dark Knight Rises. It’s $160,887,295, setting a record for the biggest gross for a 2D movie. It’s also the third best opening among all films after The Avengers with $207,438,708 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 with $169,189,427. It was clear […]

MOVIE REVIEWS 2: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

July 18, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Rex Reed of the New York Observer and Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune have joined the exclusive clique of critics who have broken ranks with the overwhelming majority who are heaping praise on The Dark Knight Rises. It is the antonym of praise — scorn? ridicule? outrage? — that Reed heaps on the movie. […]

FINAL WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

July 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The entire U.S. box office this past weekend didn’t earn as much as a single film did during the same weekend a year ago. Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II in 3D opened with $169.2 million after taking in $91.1 million in a single day. By contrast, all of the films […]

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