Thursday, November 14, 2019

TIME WARNER REVENUE: WAITING FOR BATMAN

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Without a Harry Potter or a Hangover sequel in theaters in the second quarter, Time Warner saw its net income plummet by a third to $430 million versus $638 million during the same quarter a year ago. Revenue was down 4.1 percent to $6.74 billion. Wall Street had anticipated the decline — and was no […]

MOST-PIRATED MOVIES ARE ALSO BOX-OFFICE HITS

October 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The most-pirated movies of all time are also some of the biggest box-office winners, according to TorrentFreak.com, which tracks BitTorrent use on the Internet. According to the website, Avatar, with 21 million downloads, is the most pirated movie ever, with The Dark Knight and 2007’s Transformers tied for second place with about 19 million. Avatar, […]

DIRECTOR PHILLIPS BLASTS WARNERS OVER “UNRATED” HANGOVER

March 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Director Todd Phillips has accused Warner Bros. of disregarding its creative rights agreement with the Directors Guild of America when it added seven minutes to the DVD of The Hangover without his consent. “That’s something I have to take up with the DGA,” Phillips told Movieline writer Elvis Mitchell Friday during an onstage interview at […]

MEL GIBSON’S COMEBACK SET FOR MARCH 23

December 16, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Hoping that an appropriate blow-over period will have occurred between now and the beginning of spring, Summit Entertainment has now set March 23 as the release date for The Beaver, starring Mel Gibson. Summit is proceeding cautiously. It had planned to release the Jodie Foster-directed movie (she also co-stars) this year but postponed it after […]

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 […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: DUE DATE

November 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Virtually every critic is comparing Due Date with director Todd Phillips’s last movie, The Hangover. This one is funny, most of them conclude; it’s just not as funny. “The movie probably contains enough laughs to satisfy the weekend audience,” Roger Ebert writes unenthusiastically in the Chicago Sun-Times. “Shockingly, it’s funny. Often in shocking or at […]

FOR WARNERS, INCEPTION IS 2010’S HARRY POTTER

November 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Thanks largely to the strength of Inception, which grossed nearly $290 million domestically in the third quarter, Time Warner was able to report today (Wednesday) that revenue for its filmed entertainment division, which includes Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema, was flat with last year at $2.78 billion, when it raked in big earnings from […]

AFTER GAY PROTEST, UNIVERSAL YANKS THE DILEMMA TRAILER

October 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Universal has quickly yanked the trailer for its comedy The Dilemma after protests by the gay activist group GLAAD over a scene in which star Vince Vaughn says, “Ladies and gentlemen, electric cars… are gay. I mean, not ‘homosexual’ gay, but, you know, ‘my parents are chaperoning the dance’ gay.” The line was also denounced […]