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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 […]

MEN IN BLACK WHIPS THE AVENGERS

May 30, 2012 by · 4 Comments 

After three weeks at the top of the box office, Marvel/Disney’s The Avengers slipped to second place over the Memorial Day holiday, brought down by Sony’s Men in Black 3. Over the four days, MIB3 collected $69.5 million versus $47.2 million for The Avengers, which dropped just 15 percent in its fourth weekend. In a […]

THE AVENGERS IS NOW DISNEY’S TOP FILM EVER

May 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Avengers set yet another record over the weekend. With $55.6 million in domestic ticket sales, it lifted its total to $457.7 million, while its worldwide earnings rose to nearly $1.2 billion — making it in just three weekends the highest-grossing Disney film in history. But what was good news for Disney was depressing news […]

BATTLESHIP SUBMERGED BY AVENGERS‘ FORCE (Updated)

May 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Universal’s Battleship promptly sailed into the doldrums as it opened domestically this weekend and promptly found itself swamped by the backwash of The Avengers, which continued to set box office records in its third week. The superhero blockbuster, which sold more tickets in its first and second week than any film in history, nabbed a […]

THE AVENGERS LIKELY TO SINK BATTLESHIP

May 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Universal’s sci-fi/action film Battleship will face the titanic might of The Avengers this weekend and will likely wind up scuppered, according to most analysts’ forecasts. In its third weekend, the superhero epic is expected to earn around $50-55 million, about half what it did a week ago. But, according to tracking reports, Battleship, which cost […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE DICTATOR

May 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator is arriving today (Wednesday),, instead of on Friday, in an apparent effort to avoid the fate of several fellow dictators of late. The relatively low-budget comedy is arriving at a time when the box office is deluged with $100-200-million blockbusters. Baron Cohen has been relentlessly promoting the movie for months […]

BARON-COHEN’S THE DICTATOR BLITZES THEATER OWNERS

April 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sacha Baron-Cohen certainly knows how to promote his movies to maximum effect. His appearance in the garb of his title character in the upcoming The Dictator before the theater owners’ convention CinemaCon 2012 in Las Vegas Monday night managed to grab the attention of reporters in attendance, who seemed delighted to quote Cohen’s remarks extensively […]

SEACREST DUSTS HIMSELF OFF FROM COHEN PRANK

February 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ryan Seacrest denied on Monday that he was in on the red-carpet incident at the Oscars involving Sacha Baron Cohen, who, dressed in the costume of his title character in his forthcoming The Dictator dumped the contents of an urn on him. The urn, Cohen had told Seacrest moments earlier, contained the ashes of his […]

WHAT WILL SACHA BARON COHEN DO AT OSCARS?

February 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is reportedly awaiting assurances that Sacha Baron Cohen will not appear on the Oscar red carpet Sunday as “The Dictator,” the title character in his upcoming movie. The website Deadline.com reported on Wednesday that the Academy was refusing to send Baron Cohen his tickets to the event […]