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KNIGHT DROPS 61% IN SECOND WEEK

July 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Olympics may turn out to be the bane of Warner Bros. and The Dark Knight Rises. The film wound up earning $2 million less on Sunday than the studio’s estimate as NBC broke ratings records for second-day coverage of the competition. The weekend total for the movie: $62.1 million, down 61 percent from the […]

BATMAN REBOUNDS WITH $62 MILLION (Updated)

July 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With more than 40 million potential moviegoers staying home on Friday to watch the Olympic Games’ opening ceremony, theater ticket booths were as dark as the featured blockbuster inside. Some movies in fact played to empty or near-empty houses, with The Dark Knight coming in well below forecasts with just $18 million on Friday. Some […]

KNIGHT EXPECTED TO RISE AGAIN

July 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Tonight’s (Friday) opening ceremonies of the London Olympics and the weekend Olympic events telecasts will probably present a greater obstacle for Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight Rises than the aftermath of last weekend’s shooting in Aurora, CO at a theater showing the movie, box-office gurus are predicting. Offering little in the way of competition, they […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE WATCH

July 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Watch was originally titled Neighborhood Watch until the incident in which a neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, shot and killed Trayvon Martin last February. Ty Burr in the Boston Globe is one of several critics who comments that instead of merely retitling the Ben Stiller comedy, “better they should have canned the whole thing. […]

OLYMPICS LIKELY TO BURY OTHER MEDIA

July 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Olympic Games are likely to hit video store rentals, online streaming sites, and movie theaters hard, analysts have suggested. Executives at those media operations seem to agree. Studios are releasing to high-wattage blockbusters during the Olympics. The dance drama Step Up Revolution and the comedy The Watch head into theaters on Friday and next […]