Sunday, December 15, 2019

THOR: THE DARK WORLD HAMMERS OUT $86.1 MILLION IN DEBUT

November 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Those admittedly optimistic predictions by some analysts that Thor: The Dark World would bring in more than $100 million at the box office failed to materialize this weekend. Disney estimated that the movie actually opened with $86.1 million. That was still a considerable improvement over the first Thor’s $65.7 million, and indeed the sequel might […]

REDBOX TO START SELLING TICKETS TO LIVE EVENTS

October 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Redbox, the DVD kiosk operator, says that it will soon be getting into the discount ticket business, offering unsold seats at live concerts and sports events with just a $1 service fee attached. Tickets will be made available at both the kiosks and at Redbox’s website. According to today’s (Thursday) Wall Street Journal, Redbox has […]

NETFLIX GIVING AWAY ALMOST-FREE MOVIE TICKETS

June 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Netflix apparently believes the best way to entice potential customers to subscribe to its movie streaming service is to give them tickets to a real movie theater for doing so. The company has launched a promotion via Google Offers offering nonsubscribers two movie ticket vouchers worth $13 each for signing up for a free one-month […]

HUNGER GAMES EARNS $10.35 MILLION ON TUESDAY

March 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

There was no let-up in demand for tickets for The Hunger Games on Tuesday. For the second weekday in a row sales topped $10 million. ($10.82 million on Monday, $10.35 million on Tuesday.) The film opened to strong but not overwhelming business overseas, with the U.K. leading the pack with $7.80 million. That made it […]

MOVIEGOERS IGNORE TICKET PRICE HIKES

April 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The recent big hike in ticket prices at movie theaters across the country has apparently not affected attendance, Reuters observed Tuesday. The wire service cited a survey conducted by BTIG at 10 theaters operated by the AMC, Regal, and Cinemark chains, which found that tickets had increased an average of 8.3 percent for 3D screenings. […]