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SONY WITHHOLDS KARATE KID FROM NETFLIX FOR 28 DAYS

October 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment apparently wants to see whether withholding DVD titles from Netflix for 28 days will boost sales. It said Wednesday that it plans to release some DVDs to the online rental company on the same day they hit retailers and others four weeks later. The first movie being delayed is The Karate […]

BOX OFFICE TURNS INTO “TOY” BOX

June 28, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Toy Story 3 continued to draw hordes of families to theaters over the weekend, as it generated an estimated $59 million in ticket sales, bringing its total after just ten days to a superb $226.6 million. A family of four that paid 3D surcharges and convenience fees for ordering online would have had to shell […]

“TOY STORY 3″ BURNS UP THE BOX OFFICE

June 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Virtually all of the top films beat Sunday’s estimates, final box-office results indicated on Monday. Toy Story 3 wound up with $110.31 million. The Karate Kid dropped just 46 percent to $29.88 million and crossed the $100 million mark after just ten days. Its gross now stands at $107.13 million. Fox’s The A-Team slid 44 […]

“TOY STORY” — PIXAR’S BEST EVER

June 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Toy Story 3 set a record for an opening of a Pixar movie over the weekend as it debuted with an estimated $109 million, to top The Incredibles‘s $70.5 million. After a summer of mostly so-so No. 1 films, the animated film, boosted by premium ticket prices for 3D at a record number of digital […]

“THE KARATE KID” DECKS “THE A-TEAM”

June 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Karate Kid became the black-belt champ at the box office this weekend as it debuted with an estimated $56 million, far exceeding analysts’ predictions of $30-35 million. “I’m drooling into the phone right now — just totally, totally thrilled,” Sony’s distribution chief, Rory Bruer, told today’s (Monday) New York Times. The movie was almost […]

THE EIGHTIES RETURN

June 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It will be the ’80s all over again at the box office this weekend as two favorites from that era, television’s The A-Team and the movies’ The Karate Kid vie for first place. According to box-office forecasters, each should have no trouble unseating Shrek Forever After as the leader of the pack, with Karate Kid […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “THE KARATE KID”

June 11, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

If you’ve never seen the original Karate Kid — and if you’re among the under-30s who make up the primary movie audience, you probably haven’t — then you’ll probably enjoy the remake, which stars Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith, the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett, most critics agree. Betsy Sharkey in the Los […]