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OVERSEAS BOX OFFICE CHEERS HOLLYWOOD

September 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While the domestic box office failed to cure itself of the blahs last weekend, the foreign box office remained relatively robust, with Resident Evil: Retribution remaining on top for a second week with $30.5 million. Its foreign total now stands at $103.8 million. According to Box Office Mojo, The Expendables showed no signs of becoming […]

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 […]

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 […]

THE EXPENDABLES HOLDS BACK THE YOUNGER CROWD

August 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Expendables was not — expendable, that is — but most of its rivals were. In its second week, Stallone, Schwarzenegger and company topped the box office with an estimated $13.5 million, bringing their movie’s domestic gross to $52.3 million. But no other film managed to break $10 million, and three newcomers debuted far down […]

STALLONE AND CO. LIKELY TO REMAIN NO. 1

August 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The old guys in The Expendables 2 are likely to clobber the fresh-faced contenders in three low-budget features opening this weekend. Box office pundits say that only the action flick Premium Rush has any chance of effectively challenging last week’s winner, but none is expected to earn more than $8-12 million. The other two are […]

MOVIEGOERS SPEND LESS ON EXPENDABLES THAN EXPECTED

August 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Many box office pundits had predicted that The Expendables 2 would earn significantly more than the $34.8 million that the original raked in in its debut two years ago, with many forecasting a haul in the neighborhood of $35-40 million. It didn’t turn out that way. The film actually earned $28.6 million, certainly indicating that […]

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 […]

23,000 BITTORRENT USERS WILL BE BITTEN

May 11, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

More than 23,000 BitTorrent users who downloaded a copy of the Sylvester Stallone movie The Expendables are likely to receive letters from the U.S. Copyright Group, notifying them that they will be sued for copyright infringement. The USCG letter will also propose a settlement of around $2,000, published reports said today (Wednesday). According to Wired […]

OLDER DVD’S HIT SALES CHARTS AFTER BLACK FRIDAY

December 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

With Warner Home Video’s The Blind Side being offered for $3.99 in Best Buy’s Black Friday ads last week, the title became the second-highest seller of the week, Disney’s Toy Story 3 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart. The DVD was originally released last March. (Wal-Mart was offering similar deals, including The Dark […]

ICAHN BATTLE PUSHES LIONS GATE INTO THE RED

November 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite a 25-percent rise in overall revenue during its second quarter versus the same quarter a year ago, Lions Gate Entertainment on Tuesday reported that its legal battle with activist investor Carl Icahn contributed to a $30-million loss in the period. Some $20.7 million of that loss was related to a debt-for-equity swap with shareholder […]

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