Monday, August 19, 2019

HUNGER GAMES IN 4TH WIN — FIRST TO DO SO SINCE AVATAR (Update)

April 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Lionsgate’s Hunger Games has become the first film since Avatar to win four weekends in a row. (Avatar remained at No. 1 for seven weeks.) With an estimated gross of $21.5 million, it easily held off challenges from three newcomers. Its closest rival was Fox’s The Three Stooges, which nevertheless performed far better than industry […]

3D: THE BACKLASH

August 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Possibly emboldened by the box-office success of the non-3D Inception, filmmakers are mobilizing in what amounts to a backlash against 3D. The New York Times surveyed several prominent directors at the recent ComiCon conventional in San Diego and found few 3D enthusiasts. Jon Favreau, the director of the upcoming Cowboys & Aliens, insisted that Westerns, […]