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YOGI BEAR DEBUTS ON DVD AT NO. 1

March 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros.’ Yogi Bear was the top-selling DVD last week, edging out Sony Pictures’ The Tourist, starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, according to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert. Although the sales chart does not disclosed actual dollar sales, it did indicate that The Tourist moved 94 percent as many units as Yogi Bear. It also […]

THE FIGHTER A KNOCKOUT ON HOME VIDEO

March 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Scoring a rare trifecta win, Paramount Home Entertainment’s The Fighter debuted on top of both the DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales charts and Home Media magazine’s rental chart. The film, which stars Mark Wahlberg and received supporting actor wins for Christian Bale and Melissa Leo, accounted for two-thirds of all disc sales last week. Some […]

SAG CROWNS THE KING’S SPEECH

January 30, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

The King’s Speech increased its lengthy lead in the Oscar race Sunday night as the Screen Actors Guild awarded the movie trophies for best ensemble acting (equivalent to Oscar’s best picture award) and bestowed its best male actor award on the film’s star, Colin Firth. Natalie Portman received the best female actor award for her […]

SOCIAL NETWORK, KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT TOP WINNERS AT GLOBES AWARDS

January 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Social Network won the Golden Globe for best dramatic film Sunday night, while The Kids Are All Right won for best comedy or musical. Social Network’s David Fincher also collected the Golden Globe for best director. In the acting categories, Natalie Portman and Annette Bening won for best actress in a drama and best […]

TAX REBATES HELP PAY STARS’ HEFTY SALARIES

January 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A report on Wednesday that 25 percent of Massachusetts’s film tax credits goes to non-resident actors earning more than $1 million is likely to generate renewed controversy over such payments. The Associated Press, which reviewed the state’s Department of Revenue report on the tax credit program, reported on Wednesday that $82 million of the $330 […]

HOLIDAY BOX OFFICE: EVEN WORSE THAN ESTIMATED

December 28, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Box office revenue for the holiday weekend plunged deeper than originally estimated, led by Little Fockers, which, although landing in first place, took in $30.8 million, down from Sunday’s estimate of $34 million. The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, came in at $9.48 million, down from Sunday’s estimate of $10.8 million. And […]

TRON: LEGACY: IT’S NO AVATAR

December 20, 2010 by · 4 Comments 

Disney’s Tron: Legacy may have blasted off with a strong $18-million opening on Friday, but after its initial surge of fanboy enthusiasm waned, ticket sales quickly slumped, and it ended up with an estimated total of $43.6 million for the weekend, a result that the Los Angeles Times described as “solid but far from spectacular.” […]

NEW TRON LIKELY TO TROUNCE RIVALS

December 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney’s Tron: Legacy is expected to top a strong list of new films and holdovers this weekend that is likely to splinter the box office. The 3D blockbuster is expected to earn $40-50 million. The film is contending with Paramount’s The Fighter for the all-important young male moviegoer. The Fighter, which was released last week […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE FIGHTER

December 17, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

The Fighter is a terrific movie about a boxer in the tradition of other terrific movies about boxers, critics suggest. That they all seem to follow a similar plotline is almost beside the point, they say. As A.O. Scott sums it up in the New York Times: “This is yet another tale of an underdog […]

FINAL BOX OFFICE RESULTS WORSE THAN FEARED

December 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Final figures for the weekend box office turned out to be even weaker than Sunday’s estimates — which themselves were well below analysts’ forecasts. The two top films, Fox’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and Sony/Columbia’s The Tourist each came in around a half million dollars below estimates. However, two […]

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