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TITANIC STRONG OVERSEAS, BUT NOT A WINNER

April 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Titanic had a stronger relaunch overseas than it did in North America, earning an estimated $35.5 million in 84 countries. But it was not all clear sailing, as it came in second behind the second week of Wrath of the Titans, which generated $43 million in ticket sales. Following in third place was Lionsgate’s The […]

HUNGER EXPECTED TO SURVIVE AS BOX OFFICE LEADER

April 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hunger Games is expected to survive a challenge from a 3D version of 1997’s Titanic and the raunchy comedy American Reunion, a revival of the 1999-2003 franchise, making it three wins in a row for the dystopian drama and pushing it past the $300-million mark at the box office. Most forecasters figure that the […]

TITANIC SAILS AGAIN — IN 3D

April 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Although the public’s declining interest in 3D has been blamed in great measure for the box office disasters of some recent releases — the epic failure of the $250-million John Carter a particular case in point — it now appears that the 3D-enhanced Titanic may resurface over the Easter weekend as the holiday’s top film. […]

CAMERON IN LONDON FOR TITANIC PREMIERE ONE DAY AFTER DIVE

March 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

James Cameron turned up in London Tuesday night for the premiere of his 3D-enhanced re-release of Titanic — just one day after completing his voyage to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, seven miles below the surface of the Pacific. “I felt like I literally, in the space of one day, had gone to another […]

TO DIVE OR NOT TO DIVE? FOR CAMERON, IT’S BOTH

March 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

On the same day that it was announced that James Cameron would be replaced by Martin Campbell as director of The Dive, reports emerged that Cameron was himself poised to embark on a dive of historic significance. The Titanic director, in a one-person submersible machine named the Mermaid Sapphire, is about to descend nearly seven […]

TITANIC TV DRAMAS DEBUNK CAMERON’S FILM DRAMA

March 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic will see two television shows broadcast — fittingly — on each side of the Atlantic Sunday night — each of which will attempt to refute in part the 1997 James Cameron version of events. In Britain on Sunday, the commercial network ITV plans to launch a […]

SHARES OF THEATER CHAINS NOSEDIVE

December 30, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Shares of the nation’s largest theater chains have plunged along with ticket sales in the fourth quarter as analysts revised their earnings estimates for the chains after the chains themselves reported revenue declines for the first three quarters — that is, even before the dreadful holiday season. The Hollywood Reporter observed today (Friday) that attendance […]

CAMERON POSTS TITANIC 3D TRAILER ON FACEBOOK (IN 2D)

November 16, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Saying that he wanted to celebrate the fact that the Facebook page for his upcoming 3D version of Titanic has now reached more than 10 million fans, director James Cameron has posted the new trailer for the movie first on Facebook. “It’s an experience you shouldn’t miss,” Cameron hypes in his introduction to the trailer. […]

OSCAR UNAFFECTED BY ECONOMIC DOWNTURN

November 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite deteriorating ratings in recent years, next February’s Oscar telecast commands the same price for a 30-second commercial as it did a year ago, about $1.6-1.7 million, according to Advertising Age, which cited “a person familiar with the tone of negotiations.” This year’s Oscarcast attracted 37.9 million viewers, down from 41.7 million tuned last year. […]

CHINA FALLS UNDER POTTER’S SPELL

August 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 made an impressive debut in China where it earned $25.5 million in about 4,200 theaters over the weekend. The Chinese haul kept the Potter finale ahead overseas, where it is now playing in 61 countries, for the fourth weekend in a row. Its worldwide total now stands […]

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