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RAUNCHY COMEDY IS BEST-SELLING XMAS ITEM

December 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

it would seem. The best-selling DVD and Blu-ray title to land under the tree during the week before Christmas was Universal’s raunchy comedy Ted. (It had also scored the top spot in its debut the previous week.) Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight Rises remained in second place, according to the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales […]

DARK KNIGHT RISES CLOSES IN ON IMAX RECORD

September 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Dark Knight Rises has become only the second film (after Avatar) to cross the $100 million mark in ticket sales at IMAX theaters worldwide. IMAX announced Tuesday that as of Monday the film had taken in $65.1 million at 332 IMAX screens in North America and $37.3 million from 225 IMAX screens elsewhere. The […]

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 […]

THE EXPENDABLES SHOW THEIR AGE AT BOX OFFICE (Updated)

August 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The old guys won again, but their victory was not as triumphant as it was on their first go-round. Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and the other crew members of The Expendables 2 wound up with an estimated $28.7 million for the weekend, well below the $35-40 million that […]

WILL IMAX REPLACE 3D?

August 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The major studios may have decided that 3D has lost its fascination for moviegoers and may now be focusing on IMAX as a way of enticing them to pay premium prices for tickets. The recent success of The Dark Knight Rises, which produced record sales at IMAX venues, may have led the way. Now, the […]

DARK KNIGHT FALLS, TOPPLED BY BOURNE (Updated)

August 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After three weeks at the top of the box office, The Dark Knight Rises fell to third place over the weekend, brought down by two newcomers that performed in line with most analysts’ forecasts. Universal’s The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, opened with an estimated $40.3 million to become the new box-office champ, while Warner […]

THE DARK KNIGHT WILL FALL

August 10, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Three movies take on the final weekend of the Olympics and Batman over the weekend, and tracking studies and pundits’ analyses indicate that at least one of them will do so successfully. That one would be The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, who is replacing Matt Damon in the franchise’s lead role. It’s expected to […]

LAWYER: OHIO GUNMAN BROUGHT GUNS INTO THEATER FOR PROTECTION

August 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Moviegoers and theater owners alike were on tenterhooks again on Tuesday following a report that a man had carried a satchel of weapons into a suburban Cleveland movie theater where The Dark Knight Rises was playing on Saturday. A police officer said that when the man, identified as Scott Smith, was asked why he brought […]

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