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LION KING ASTONISHES WITH $30.2-MILLION RETURN

September 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATED: The Walt Disney Co., the only studio that periodically releases films from its famed vault, pulled off its most successful re-release ever this past weekend as its 3D version of 1994’s The Lion King brought in $30.2 million in its return to theaters. Disney had planned to give it only a two-week theatrical release […]

3D LION KING COMING IN SEPTEMBER

June 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney is the latest studio to announce plans to release one of its classic films in 3D. Its 1994 hit The Lion King is scheduled to return to theaters on September 16 for a two-week run in 3D. A 3D Blu-ray version will then go on sale at video retailers on October 15 The studio […]

WHAT IF INCEPTION STARRED THE TOY STORY CHARACTERS?

August 2, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Reminiscent of the Downfall spoofs in which Hitler appears to rant about everything from the delay in releasing the latest Harry Potter movie to the wait for an Apple iPad to, well, all of the spoofs “that ridicule me and make me look like a complete idiot,” new videos based on the trailer for Inception […]

“TOY STORY” STAYS AT NO. 1

June 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Final figures released late Monday showed the box office performing pretty much as studios had estimated the day before. Disney/DreamWorks Animation’s Toy Story 3 came in at $59.34 million, a solid figure for a second-week holdover. Grown Ups came in second with $40.51 million, a standard amount for an Adam Sandler comedy. But Knight and […]

BOX OFFICE TURNS INTO “TOY” BOX

June 28, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Toy Story 3 continued to draw hordes of families to theaters over the weekend, as it generated an estimated $59 million in ticket sales, bringing its total after just ten days to a superb $226.6 million. A family of four that paid 3D surcharges and convenience fees for ordering online would have had to shell […]

“CYRUS” CONTINUES TO SELL OUT THEATERS

June 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In limited release, Fox Searchlight’s Cyrus expanded from 4 to 17 screens and remained the top draw on a per-theater basis, averaging $17,600, for a total of about $300,000, bringing its ten-day total to $565,000. (By contrast, Toy Story, which led the overall box office and had the highest average ticket price, averaged $4,475 per […]

“KNIGHT AND DAY” — BEAT BEAT OF A TOM TOM

June 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s hard to know what to make of the fact that 20th Century Fox’s Knight and Day earned only $3.8 million during its Wednesday opening. The Los Angeles Times forecast that the result suggests that the movie’s run will be “short and unimpressive.” It added, “The spy caper will struggle to gross even the $25 […]