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IRON MAN 3 ERUPTS WITH $175.3 MILLION (Updated)

May 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Iron Man seemed to be made of gold this weekend as the third installment of the Marvel franchise debuted with an estimated near-record of $175.3 million. That figure fell short of the record $207.4-million debut of last year’s The Avengers, but it easily took over second place on the all-time box office charts, sending the […]

HOW SUPER WILL IRON MAN 3 BE AT WEEKEND BOX OFFICE?

May 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Iron Man 3 opens in North America this weekend after already taking in $308 million overseas. With that kind of momentum, analysts say, the Disney/Marvel sequel could very well take in close to $200 million domestically and may even beat the $207 million benchmark set by The Avengers over the same weekend a year ago. […]

KIDS VIDEOS AMONG MOST POPULAR OF 2012

December 13, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Home-video releases aimed at kids are usually best sellers each year. Parents realize that the discs can bring their kids “endless hours of enjoyment,” as the ads say. This year proved to be no exception, as six of the top ten sellers turned out to be animated features. If there was a surprise in the […]

EVEN WITH 28-DAY BLACKOUT IN PLACE, AVENGERS IS NO.1 RENTAL

October 11, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Apparently Redbox purchased so many copies of The Avengers at ordinary retail stores that the movie wound up on Home Media Magazine‘s rental chart at No. 1 even though it will be another two weeks before Disney officially makes the film available at wholesale prices to Netflix or Redbox. Meanwhile The Avengers continued to dominate […]

BATTLESHIP MAKES WAVES ON DVD

September 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Universal’s Battleship has finally scored a domestic victory. Sunk by The Avengers when it opened theatrically, the big-budget sci-fi movie topped the VideoScan First Alert sales chart for the week ended Sept. 2, knocking the previous winner, The Hunger Games, into second place. According to Home Media magazine, the Blu-ray version Battleship outsold Hunger Games […]

THEATERS EXPERIENCE LABOR DAY BLUES

September 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With many young moviegoers preparing to return to school or college during the same week, Labor Day generally produces the lowest box-office grosses of any four-day holiday of the year. This year was no exception. The Jewish-themed horror flick The Possession was able to grab first place over the four days with an estimated $21.3 […]

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 […]

OY! THE HORROR!

August 31, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Summer is going out with a whimper at the box office, unless you’re easily scared. In that case, it could be going out with a few shrieks as the Jewish-themed horror flick The Possession takes over possession of first place on Labor Day weekend. That, at any rate, is the prediction of most box office […]

DISNEY RECORDS ITS BEST QUARTER EVER

August 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Walt Disney Co. said that it had recorded “the largest quarterly earnings in this history of or company” with net income rising to $1.83 billion during its third quarter, versus $1.48 billion during the comparable quarter a year ago. The company particularly credited box-office results for The Avengers, which took in $1.5 billion at […]

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 […]

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