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SECOND HOLLYWOOD FILM EARNS MORE IN CHINA THAN IN U.S.

December 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The growing importance of China to Hollywood was again demonstrated over the weekend as Ang Lee’s Life of Pi became the second film to perform more strongly at the Chinese box office than at domestic theaters. Since its release on Nov. 21, the picture has earned $84.3 million in China versus $69.6 million in the […]

IT’S OFFICIAL: THE AVENGERS IS NO. 3, BEHIND TITANIC, AVATAR

September 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney/Marvel’s The Avengers was expected to cross the $1.5-billion mark at the worldwide box office this weekend following the decision by Disney to put the film back into 1,705 theaters for the Labor Day weekend. The studio estimated that it earned $1.7 million over the three-day weekend and $2.2 million over the four-day holiday. That […]

YOU, TOO, CAN BE SEEN IN TITANIC

August 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Talk about putting the audience into the picture! Paramount Home Media on Wednesday launched a new promotion in connection with the September 10th release of the Blu-ray 2D and 3D versions of Titanic that will allow fans to upload via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TitanicMovie) an image of themselves that will be inserted into one of the three […]

THANKS TO CHINA, FOX CROSSES $1-BILLION MARK OVERSEAS

June 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Reflecting Hollywood’s increasing dependence on the expanding Chinese market, 20th Century Fox has become the third studio to cross the $1-billion mark in gross international earnings, following the lead of Disney and Warner Bros. Daily Variety pointed out that the studio was able to reach that milestone relatively quickly as a result of $286 million […]

WOODY ALLEN’S LATEST BEATS BLOCKBUSTERS IN ITALY

April 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Italians are bestowing much love on Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love, which was launched in Italy over the weekend ahead of its North American release on June 22. Daily Variety reported today (Tuesday) that the film collected $3.7 million, more than the combined total of the next five pictures on the list, Battleship, Titanic, […]

IMAX SETS WORLDWIDE BOX OFFICE RECORD IN CHINA

April 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The box office for last week’s opening of Titanic in China continues to grow with each new report. It was originally estimated that the film debuted with an impressive $58 million in ticket sales. That figure was revised on Monday to a sensational $67 million. Then on Tuesday, IMAX boosted that figure to a mind-blowing […]

TITANIC: IT WASN’T JUST A MOVIE?

April 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With countless news reports, exhibitions, TV documentaries and online discussions popping up about the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, it apparently is coming as a revelation to some people that one of the most tragic disasters in modern history was something other than a movie. The media blogger Jim Romanesko on Tuesday […]

TITANIC IN CHINA: KING OF THE WORLD

April 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

That $58 million that Titanic 3D reportedly earned in its debut in China? Forget it! The film actually earned $67 million, Fox International, which is distributing the movie overseas, said on Monday. The distributor said that it is not uncommon for estimates at the international box office to be off because of rudimentary electronic reporting. […]

TITANIC IS JUST THAT IN CHINA

April 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Underlining the Chinese box office’s increasing clout, Titanic 3D raked in an astonishing $58 million at 2,600 theaters in China over the weekend, Daily Variety reported on its website today (Sunday). With an average of more than $22,000 per theater, China’s total represented two-thirds of the weekend’s $88.2 million overseas box office for the film, […]

HUNGER GAMES SINKS TITANIC (Update)

April 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hunger Games in its third week had little difficulty polishing off two new rivals, American Reunion and the 3D refurbishment of Titanic. According to studio estimates Hunger Games raked in an estimated $33.5 million in its third weekend, bringing its domestic total to $202.8 million. That easily made it the top-grossing non-summer, non-holiday film […]

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