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STALLONE & CO. RETURN, GUNS BLAZING

August 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Expendables 2 arrives in theaters this weekend and is expected to make expendable three other new arrivals, two family films, ParaNorman and The Odd Life of Timothy Green, and the musical drama Sparkle, starring Jordin Sparks and the late Whitney Houston. According to box-office pundits The Expendables 2 is expected to debut with $35-40 […]

FINAL WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

July 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The entire U.S. box office this past weekend didn’t earn as much as a single film did during the same weekend a year ago. Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II in 3D opened with $169.2 million after taking in $91.1 million in a single day. By contrast, all of the films […]

HOW HIGH WILL THE LATEST DARK KNIGHT RISE?

July 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight Rises is generating a prodigious number of discussions on social networks and in-theater trackers have suggested that it may be the one film that virtually every regular moviegoer is determined to see this summer. Today’s (Tuesday) Hollywood Reporter observed that studio executives are “abuzz” over the strength of tracking for […]

WILL LOW-KEY MARKETING HELP OR HURT SUPER 8?

June 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Tracking studies indicate that audience awareness of and interest in Super 8 has been rising in recent days, but box-office forecasters are nevertheless predicting that it’s not likely to beat the second week of last weekend’s top film, X-Men: First Class. Paramount, which is releasing the J.J. Abrams film produced by Steven Spielberg, is now […]

SUPER 8 TRACKING POORLY

June 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Providing yet another justification for studios to keep churning out sequels of successful movies, New York magazine is reporting that J.J. Abrams’s Super 8, one of the few original blockbusters being released this summer, is tracking poorly. Citing figures from NRG tracking polls, New York said that only one in three moviegoers is expressing “definite […]

WILL TRON BE TROUNCED AGAIN?

December 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Converting a popular videogame into a movie has always been a dicey proposition. Now, reports indicate that the 3D sequel to Disney’s Tron, a movie about videogames that was released in 1982 — before such things ever arrived in the home — may find itself inheriting the failed legacy of the original. According to the […]