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DEATHLY HALLOWS ENTERS $1-BILLION CLUB

August 1, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 joined the billion-dollar club over the weekend, the club’s ninth member. Through Sunday the franchise finale had earned $1.01 billion worldwide ($318.5 million domestically; $690 million internationally). It’s the first Warner Bros. film to pass the $1-billion mark. The club is due to be joined by a […]

ESPN: TEAM DISNEY’S BIGGEST STAR

February 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It may be its least Disneyish business, but ESPN turned out to be the star of the Walt Disney Co.’s first-quarter earnings report, which saw a 54-percent leap in net income over the same period a year ago. Ad revenue at the cable sports network soared 27 percent, thanks in great measure to the ratings […]

WARNER BROS. BOX OFFICE CHAMP OF 2010

January 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Twentieth Century Fox may have had the biggest box office moneymaker of the year in Avatar. And Disney may have had No. 2 and 3 in Toy Story 3 and Alice in Wonderland, but Warner Bros. earned more money throughout the year than either of them, coming in as the box office champ for the […]

BLUE MAN CREW SAVES 2010 BOX OFFICE

December 31, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The total box office for 2010 is expected to come in a tad below 2009’s, but the result could have been an unqualified disaster if it had not been for 20th Century Fox’s Avatar year-end estimated totals indicated Thursday. Although the film had already earned $284 million during December 2009, it went on to earn […]

TANGLED CROSSES $150-MILLION MARK

December 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

After years of being overshadowed by corporate sibling Pixar, Disney Animation Studios’ has a bona fide hit. Its Tangled crossed the $150-million mark at the domestic box office on Tuesday as it continues to pack ’em in despite having opened five weeks ago during the Thanksgiving weekend. Daily Variety reported today (Thursday) that Tangled grossed […]

THE SOCIAL NETWORK NAMED BEST FILM BY NAT’L BOARD OF REVIEW

December 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Social Network, regarded as a strong contender in the Oscar race, received a suitable lift-off Thursday when it was voted best picture of the year by the National Board of Review, the group that historically launches the motion picture awards season. The group also gave top honors to the film’s star, Jesse Eisenberg, its […]

OLDER DVD’S HIT SALES CHARTS AFTER BLACK FRIDAY

December 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

With Warner Home Video’s The Blind Side being offered for $3.99 in Best Buy’s Black Friday ads last week, the title became the second-highest seller of the week, Disney’s Toy Story 3 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart. The DVD was originally released last March. (Wal-Mart was offering similar deals, including The Dark […]

TOY STORY 3 SELLS MILLIONS OF DISCS IN ITS DEBUT

November 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Toy Story 3, the movie that sold more tickets than any other film released this year, quickly found a place for itself in the DVD and Blu-ray Disc collections of millions of children last week. According to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert, the movie, which grossed $414.3 million in North American theaters earlier this year, sold […]

DISNEY GOING ALL-OUT TO WIN OSCAR FOR TOY STORY 3

October 6, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

The mediocre box-office showing of The Social Network over the weekend may redound to the benefit of the Walt Disney Company, which is reportedly planning an extensive campaign to win the best picture Oscar for Toy Story 3. The New York Times reported that Disney “has decided to take a deep breath and push Pixar’s […]

ANIMATED FARE: UNEXPECTED SUMMER CHAMPS

August 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While some analysts warned at the beginning of the summer of a glut of family films hitting the screen, with several competing for the limited number of 3D venues, it turned out that many of them far surpassed expectations — Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 3 taking the prize as the biggest box-office winner of any film […]

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