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NEW STAR TREK FALLS FAR SHORT OF FORECASTS

May 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

There had been virtually unanimous predictions that Star Trek Into Darkness would debut with the biggest opening ever for the Paramount franchise — at least $80 million for the three-day weekend and $100 million for the four-day holiday. It didn’t happen. Paramount now expects the movie to earn $70.5 million for the weekend and $84 […]

GATSBY SHINES IN SECOND-PLACE FINISH

May 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Rarely has a second-place finisher at the box office received as much attention as The Great Gatsby has this week. Final box office figures put its domestic total at $50.1 million, well above the $35-40 million that analysts had predicted it would earn. Entertainment Weekly pointed out that it was the third best opening weekend […]

GATSBY GREAT; IRON MAN GREATER (Updated)

May 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Great Gatsby raked in an estimated $51.1 million over the weekend, bowling over analysts’ predictions of $35-40 million. But it was not enough to displace Iron Man 3 as the No. 1 film at the box office. The Disney/Marvel “threequel” collected another $72.4 million in its second weekend, nearly half of it on Saturday. […]

GATSBY TAKES ON IRON MAN

May 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Online ticket sellers Fandango may be reporting that The Great Gatsby is driving 65 percent of its weekend ticket sales, but box-office forecasters figure that it won’t come close to unseating Iron Man 3 from the No. 1 position when all sales are counted. Iron Man 3 opened with $174.1 million last weekend, making it […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE GREAT GATSBY

May 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Throughout the week, reports spread that initial reviews of The Great Gatsby were far from great. One website, TheBusinessInsider.com, even headlined, “‘The Great Gatsby’ Could Be The Biggest Disappointment Of The Year.” But in fact, the movie is receiving quite a number of favorable reviews. Indeed, The New York Times‘s A.O. Scott remarks in the […]

GATSBY TO OPEN CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

March 12, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role, has been selected to open the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 15, the Festival announced today (Tuesday). The Australian director, who last appeared in Cannes in 2001 when his Moulin Rouge! was selected for the opening honor, observed in a statement […]

REPORT: LUHRMANN NEEDS MORE CASH TO FINISH GATSBY

August 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Australian director Baz Luhrmann’s remake of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby may be facing more serious difficulties than complicated 3D special effects. Earlier this month it was reported that the movie had been yanked from its scheduled awards-season release in December and was being moved to an undisclosed date in the summer, ostensibly because […]