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MOVIEGOERS GOBBLING UP HUNGER GAMES TICKETS IN ADVANCE

March 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Presales of tickets for The Hunger Games have gone through the roof, the Hollywood Reporter reported today (Thursday), noting that by Wednesday afternoon, the country’s largest theater chains had already sold $15 million worth of tickets to weekend screenings that begin at midnight tonight. The trade publication quoted one unnamed exhibitor as predicting that the […]

AT $700 MILLION, LATEST TWILIGHT HASN’T REACHED SUMMIT YET

January 23, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

In its first major announcement since being acquired by Lionsgate a week earlier, Summit Entertainment said over the weekend that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 has now grossed an estimated $701.3 million worldwide, putting it on track to surpass The Twilight Saga: New Moon‘s $709.8 million. The original Twilight movie grossed $390.4 […]

LIONSGATE CONSUMMATES MARRIAGE WITH SUMMIT

January 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Lionsgate has agreed to acquire Twilight studio Summit Entertainment in a deal said to be worth $412.5 million. In an announcement late today (Friday), Lionsgate Co-chairman and CEO Jon Feltheimer and Vice Chairman Michael Burns said, “We are uniting two powerful entertainment brands, bringing together two world-class feature film franchises, to establish a commanding position […]

REPORT: LIONSGATE TO ACQUIRE TWILIGHT STUDIO

January 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Having failed in its effort to acquire MGM last year, Lionsgate is expected to announce as early as this week that it will be be buying Summit Entertainment for $400 plus the assumption of $300 million in debt, published reports said over the weekend. Lionsgate had spent much of the past year fending off takeover […]

LATEST TWILIGHT CROSSES $500-MILLION MARK

November 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

On its twelfth day of release, Summit Entertainment’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 crossed the $500-million mark at the worldwide box office. That brings to $2.3 billion the total earnings for the four Twilight movies thus far. A fifth Twilight movie (part two of Breaking Dawn) is due to conclude the franchise’s […]

HARRY POTTER FINALLY BEATS TWILIGHT AMONG TEENS

August 8, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

After years of finding the Twilight movies to be a pain in the neck at the annual Teen Choice awards, a Harry Potter movie has finally come out ahead in most of the voting. Actually, two of them — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 was selected the best sci-fi movie, while Part […]

TWILIGHT STUDIO SEEKING TO BORROW $800 MILLION

January 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With its current ability to borrow money at lower interest rates thanks to its success with the Twilight movies, Summit Entertainment plans to recapitalize by raising $800 million in new loans that will be used to pay off its higher-interest old loans and pay a dividend to stakeholders, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday), […]

TWILIGHT: ECLIPSE DVD BIG, BUT NOT AS BIG AS PREDECESSORS

December 7, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

DVD and Blu-ray sales of Twilight: Eclipse were eclipsed by sales of the two earlier Twilight movies over their first two days of release, according to Summit Home Entertainment. While Eclipse sold an estimated three million copies on Dec. 4 and 5, that number was about one million fewer than the original Twilight and Twilight: […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE”

June 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is not so much of a pain in the neck to most critics as the first two installments of the theatrical series were, but, for the most part, their reviews nevertheless display a hopeless disconnect between them and the movies’ fans. A.O. Scott in the New York Times, while allowing that […]

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