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EVEN WITH CLINT’S RETURN, BOX OFFICE WHIFFS AGAIN

September 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Like a baseball team blowing a commanding lead in the standings, the box office lost ground for the fourth week in a row over the weekend. Ticket sales were down nearly 30 percent against the same weekend a year ago when a 3D version of Disney’s The Lion King chalked up $22 million to lead […]

GREEN LANTERN IS GREEN ON HOME VIDEO

October 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Even though it was released on a Friday, instead of the usual Tuesday for DVD and Blu-ray discs, Warner Home Video’s Green Lantern was the top seller on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, Home Media magazine reported on Wednesday. Taking Blu-ray sales only into account, the No. 1 film was Disney’s The Lion […]

STEEL CUTS LOOSE (Updated)

October 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

There was another photo finish at the box office again this weekend. Preliminary estimates put the second week of Disney/DreamWorks’s Real Steel in the lead with $16.3 million, with Paramount’s Footloose close behind with $16.1 million. But there was a strong possibility that those two films could switch positions when the final tally is announced […]

FAST FIVE DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON DVD SALES CHART

October 13, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Universal’s Fast Five raced ahead of the competition, debuting in first place on Nielsen VideoScan First Alert’s DVD sales chart for last week. (The chart does not provide actual sales figures.) Hot on its heels, however, was Disney’s re-release of The Lion King: Diamond Edition, which was still being shown in theaters (in 3D) last […]

REAL STEEL EXPECTED TO PUMMEL RIVALS

October 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney and DreamWorks’s Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman, is expected to light a fire under a sluggish box office this weekend, with most forecasters suggesting that the movie will earn around $25-30 million. That would amount to more than twice the expected ticket sales for Sony’s The Ides of March, starring George Clooney and Ryan […]

MORE 3D RE-RELEASES COMING FROM DISNEY (Updated)

October 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Following the striking success of the re-release of The Lion King in 3D — it has sold more than $80 million worth of tickets since its release less than three weeks ago — Disney is planning similar 3D reboots for additional past hits, including 1991’s Beauty and the Beast, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc. and The […]

MORE 3D RE-RELEASES COMING FROM DISNEY

October 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Following the striking success of the re-release of The Lion King in 3D, Disney is planning similar 3D reboots for additional past hits, including 1991’s Beauty and the Beast, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc. and The Little Mermaid, the studio announced today (Tuesday). First up will be Beauty and the Beast, which returns to the screen […]

DOLPHIN TALE A SPLASH HIT IN SECOND WEEK

October 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Movies that rise to the top of the box office in their second week of release usually have some formidable word-of-mouth going for them, and, it would seem, such was the case with Dolphin Tale, which leaped ahead of The Lion King and Moneyball to lead the pack with $13.9 million, according to final figures […]

DOLPHIN TALE MAKES A BIG SPLASH AT BOX OFFICE

October 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Once again, box office pundits turned out to be all wet with their predictions of weekend ticket sales as Dolphin Tale, in its third week, came from behind and finished ahead of the pack with an estimated $14.2 million. The Brad Pitt baseball drama Moneyball produced the second-best score with about $12.5 million. And Lion […]

LION KING RETURNING FOR THIRD WEEKEND

September 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Given its unpredicted success over the past two weeks, Disney is keeping The Lion King 3D in theaters this weekend, where it could very well retain its throne as the box-office leader for the third weekend in a row. Originally, the studio had planned to give the 1994 movie a two-week revival, primarily to help […]

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