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CBS FILMS’S COO EXITS AFTER LATEST FLOP

December 2, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Just days after the recently reborn CBS Films saw its latest release, Faster, flop at the box office, it has parted ways with its COO, Bruce Tobey, and replaced him with Lionsgate exec, Wolfgang Hammer. In a statement, CBS Films President/CEO Amy Baer said, “Wolfgang’s aptitude for innovative dealmaking, strong background in international financing, his […]

MOVIES GIVE WAY TO TV SHOWS ON DVD SALES CHART

September 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Three season compilations of television shows nudged movies out of the DVD sales chart for last week. Indeed, the top seller for the week was ABC’s Lost: The Complete Sixth Season. The fourth season of Showtime’s Dexter also made the list at No. 4, followed by the seventh season of CBS’s NCIS. Sony’s The Back-up […]

CBS FILMS: “A TINY PART OF OUR BUSINESS,” SAYS MOONVES

August 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In an SEC filing on Tuesday, CBS reported solid results for its second quarter, with revenue from advertising, new cable-TV carriage fees, and pay-TV revenue boosting operating profits by 80 percent. However, the company barely mentioned its CBS film division, which has struggled since its rebirth in 2007. The unit has released two films this […]

CBS FILMS DENIES IT’S IN TROUBLE

June 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Just because CBS Films moved its planned July 30 release of Beastly, starring Vanessa Hudgens, from July of this year to March of next year doesn’t mean the recently launched film unit is in trouble, executives of the company have told TheWrap.com. The decision, which leaves the studio without a single summer release, comes after […]

THIS DRAGON HAS LEGS!

April 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

How to Train Your Dragon retook its lead at the box office over the weekend even though its ticket sales totaled just $15.4 million. Several box-office analysts agreed that it won “by default” as moviegoers shunned two new releases, The Back-up Plan and The Losers. (Overall, the box office dipped to its lowest level of […]

“DRAGON” PROVES ITSELF MAGIC IN FIFTH WEEK

April 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

After engaging in a neck-and-neck race the previous two weekends, How to Train Your Dragon pulled out well ahead of its rivals in its fifth weekend as it topped the domestic box office with an estimated $15 million. The debut of CBS Films’s The Back-up Plan, starring Jennifer Lopez, performed about as expected with $12.3 […]

2 MOVIES EXPECTED TO CRASH ON TAKE-OFF

April 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lopez and directly aimed at women and an A-Team-like action flick aimed at comic-book fanboys make their debut at the box office this weekend and the winner is expected to be … the four-week old How to Train Your Dragon. Both Lopez’s The Back-up Plan and The Losers are receiving […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “THE BACK-UP PLAN”

April 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The fledgling CBS Films’s strategy is to make relatively low-budget movies starring big marquee names and hope that those names will draw audiences to the multiplex. That was apparently its plan when it released Extraordinary Measures, starring Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser last January and so it seems to be now as it offers The […]