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GOLDEN RASPBERRY BLOWN AT ,em>TWILIGHT FINALE

February 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The same film that won this year’s best film trophy at the MTV Movie Awards has now won this year’s worst film trophy at the Golden Raspberry Awards, the annual event staged the day before the Oscars better known as the Razzies. After being passed over for worst film in its earlier installments, The Twilight […]

HOBBIT TRIUMPHS OVERSEAS, TOO

December 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey had an impressive opening overseas, where it brought in an estimated $138.2 million in 56 markets, putting its worldwide total at $223 million. The U.K. boasted the biggest single opening — $18.3 million in 601 theaters, or a whopping $30,000 per-theater average. Meanwhile, IMAX issued a news release noting that […]

LOUSY BOX OFFICE? IT WAS WORSE LAST YEAR

December 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ticket sales at the box office looked pretty dismal last weekend, but they weren’t nearly so bad as some forecasters had predicted. In fact, they turned out to be 6 percent better than they were a year ago during the comparable weekend, when New Year’s Eve opened with $13 million. The top film this past […]

LITTLE NEED TO BUY MOVIE TICKETS IN ADVANCE THIS WEEKEND

December 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

This weekend could very well see the fewest tickets sold at the box office this year. FilmDistrict decided to launch its romcom Playing for Keeps this weekend in order to avoid having to compete with the upcoming holiday blockbusters, which begin rolling out next weekend with the first installment of The Hobbit trilogy. However, Daily […]

TWILIGHT FINALE TOPS BOX OFFICE IN THIRD WEEK

December 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The competition for the top two spots on the weekend box-office list did not turn out to be quite so close as studio estimates had indicated on Sunday. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 placed first, as predicted, with $17.42 million, but Skyfall, which Sony thought would be a close challenger with $17 […]

KILLING THEM SOFTLY IS KILLED AT BOX OFFICE (Updated)

December 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In the 30 years that CinemaScore has been asking audiences to grade the movies they have seen on opening weekends, only five films have ever received F grades. CinemaScore has now added a sixth: the Brad Pitt starrer, Killing Them Softly. Going into the weekend, the question had been whether Pitts’s name on the marquee […]

STUDIOS BENEFIT FROM BLACK FRIDAY

November 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Black Friday this year not only provided a bonanza for retailers but, what with cineplexes anchoring most shopping malls, for movie exhibitors and studios as well. Ordinarily, ticket sales on Friday are 25-35 percent lower than on Saturday. But on the Friday of this Thanksgiving Day holiday, they actually were about 5 percent higher. The […]

TOP TEN FILMS OVER THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

November 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The top ten films over the three-day/five-day holiday weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2, Summit/Lionsgate, $43,641,448/$64,435,436, 2 Wks. ($227,366,118); 2. Skyfall, Sony/Columbia, $35,502,973/$50,548,778, 3 Wks. ($221,144,122); 3. Lincoln, Disney/DreamWorks, $25,676,413/$34,759,927, 3 Wks. ($62,840,796); 4. Rise […]

GOOD FOR THE GOOSE — MOVIE GANDERERS SET THANKSGIVING RECORD

November 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With the fifth Twilight movie and the 23rd James Bond movie raking in $116 million between them and with Oscar hopefuls Lincoln and the Life of Pi producing better-than-expected results, the box office set a new record for a Thanksgiving holiday. In its second week, Twilight: Breaking Dawn –Part 2 added an estimated $65 million […]

FOR LIONSGATE, A LOSS NOW, PROFITS LATER

May 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In Hollywood’s latest variant of “it takes money to make money,” Lionsgate, which produced The Hunger Games, one of the biggest hits of the year, reported a loss of $22.7 million in its fourth quarter ended March 31, due in large part to the costs involved in promoting and marketing the film. It also cited […]