Thursday, November 14, 2019

THE LONG, LONG TRAILER(S)

October 12, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

In an admittedly unscientific survey, the Wall Street Journal has found that the amount of time theaters are devoting to coming-attraction trailers has lengthened to as much as 25 minutes. Even distributors are acknowledging that the preview times have become excessive. Bob Berney, described by the Journal as a veteran distribution executive, told the newspaper, […]

MOVIE PASS HEADED OFF AT THE PASS BY EXHIBITORS

July 1, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

When it comes to MoviePass, a theater subscription service that would allow moviegoers to watch an unlimited number of films in theaters of their choice for $50 a month, most theater chains have taken a pass. So many, in fact, that MoviePass has canceled its test roll-out of the service that was supposed to take […]

FDA MAY WARN: GOING TO THE MOVIES MAY MAKE YOU FAT

March 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The nation’s movie chains are up in arms over proposed FDA regulations that would require them to disclose the calorie count of snacks sold at their concession stands, the Los Angeles Times reported today, noting that a ruling could come as early as today (Wednesday). The ruling would in effect lump movie theaters together with […]

STUDIOS PLANNING TO TAKE BIGGER SHARE OF BOX OFFICE REVENUE

March 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Movie theater owners who may have been hoping to negotiate a larger share of the box-office split with studios in return for allowing premium video-on-demand are likely to see their hopes dashed this summer when the studios begin demanding a larger share themselves, according to BTIG Research analyst Richard Greenfield. In a note to clients […]

ANALYST URGES STUDIOS TO TAKE LARGER CUT IN TICKET SALES

March 2, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

With ticket and DVD sales declining and home theaters, piracy, and the saturation of 3D films taking their financial toll, movie studios have no choice but to force theater owners to take a smaller cut of overall revenue, according to BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield. Currently the split between studios and theaters averages 50-50. However, the […]