Tuesday, July 14, 2020

WAR HORSE GALLOPS TO NO. 1 ON DVD CHART

April 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Walt Disney’s War Horse came from behind in its second week to top the DVD sales charts last week after placing second in its first week on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart. However, The Darkest Hour, which flopped at the box office, came in first on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart and was also […]

JOURNEY 2 HOLDS ON TO FOREIGN LEAD

March 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Overseas, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island held on to the top position for the fourth consecutive weekend. But the fact that it earned only $14.7 million reflected the poor performance of the overall foreign box office. The No. 2 film was 20th Century Fox’s romantic comedy This Means War, which earned $14.1 million. Universal’s Safe […]

LEGENDARY TWICKENHAM STUDIOS TO SHUT DOWN

February 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s 100-year-old Twickenham Studios, the home of such classics as the Beatles’ Help and A Hard Day’s Night, the Michael Caine movies Alfie and The Italian Job, John Landis’s An American Werewolf in London, Ridley Scott’s Bladerunner and, more recently, War Horse and My Week with Marilyn, is being forced to shut down. Faced with […]

MONDAY’S BOX OFFICE GETS UNEXPECTED LIFT

January 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Monday turned out to be a bigger day at the box office than most pundits had expected, and in the case of two films, it proved to be a bigger day than Sunday. Steven Spielberg’s War Horse galloped to third place on the box office chart as it earned an estimated $4.8 million at 1,894 […]

A FEAST OF PLENTY AT THE BOX OFFICE

December 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

There have been scattered releases throughout the week of the some half-dozen films that are opening over the Christmas holiday — but two films aren’t opening until Christmas Day itself, the 3D horror/sci-fi film The Darkest Hour and Steven Spielberg’s War Horse. It’s hard to figure out why those two films aren’t making it into […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: WAR HORSE

December 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Most film critics take a cold, analytical approach to what they see on the screen, and if the movie stirs deep emotions, they are likely to ascribe that reaction to “manipulation” by the director. Such is the case with Steven Spielberg’s War Horse, in both positive and negative reviews, as if manipulation were not the […]

LOTSA MOVIES THIS WEEKEND, BUT WHICH ONE WILL WIN?

December 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The major Hollywood studios are mobilizing a huge marketing campaign for the Hollywood weekend, ordinarily one of the biggest of the year for the box office. With Avatar making its debut two years ago, the box office raked in $270.12 million over the three days of the Christmas weekend. Last year that figure fell to […]

WHY SPIELBERG MADE BLOODLESS WAR MOVIE

December 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Steven Spielberg has acknowledged that he had to engage in a certain amount of maneuvering during the production of War Horse — a movie set during World War I, which claimed more lives on the battlefield than any other war in history — in order to retain a PG-13 rating. In an interview with Daily […]

SPIELBERG VS. SPIELBERG IN DECEMBER

October 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One Steven Spielberg film will be challenging another Steven Spielberg film at the box office over the holiday period. Disney announced Wednesday that Spielberg’s War Horse, which originally was to have debuted next summer, will instead be released on Dec. 28, five days after the premiere of Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of […]