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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 […]

HARRY TRIUMPHS OVERSEAS

July 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 continued to dominate the overseas box office for the second week in a row. It amassed $121.3 million in 59 countries to bring its foreign total to $560.4 million and a worldwide total of $834.6 million. Coming in second was Transformers: Dark of the Moon with $62 […]

PROFITS AT FOX PLUNGE 50 PERCENT

May 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Without Avatar, operating profits for 20th Century Fox fell 50 percent to $248 million against $497 million during parent News Corp’s third quarter last year, the company said in an SEC filing on Wednesday. The steep drop contributed to a 24-percent plunge in overall News Corp revenue to $639 million from $839 million, even though […]

3D PORN MOVIE MAY RECEIVE ADDITIONAL STEAMY SCENES

April 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Appearing to borrow a page from the Justin Bieber playbook, the producer of the recently released 3D porn film that has become a hit in Taiwan and Hong Kong is planning to add 15 minutes of additional steamy scenes in hopes of generating repeat business. Agence France-Presse, the French news agency, quoted Stephen Shiu, the […]

BERTOLUCCI RETURNING WITH 3D DRAMA

March 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After an eight-year absence from filmmaking, legendary director Bernardo Bertolucci (Last Tango in Paris, 1900, The Last Emperor) is planning to return in the fall with a drama using 3D technology. In an interview with Agence France-Presse, the French news agency, on his 71st birthday Wednesday, Bertolucci said, “I want to use 3D in a […]

WHAT DID 20TH EXECS REALLY THINK OF AVATAR?

March 16, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

It may have turned out to be 20th Century Fox’s most profitable film — what with gross revenue of $2.8 billion worldwide and counting — but studio executives were less than enthusiastic when they screened Avatar for the first time, according to director James Cameron. As reported by the London Independent, Cameron was asked about […]

JANUARY BOX OFFICE: COLD AS THE WEATHER

February 9, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Fewer tickets were sold at North American theaters in January than during any January since 1991, BoxOfficeMojo said on its website Tuesday. Just 94 million tickets were sold, the first time that ticket sales had fallen below 100 million since 1995, the website said. Thanks to 3D and IMAX surcharges, total revenue fell to only […]

THE ROOMMATE WINS SUPER BOWL WEEKEND

February 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Super Bowl weekend always throws the box office for a loss, but, if studio estimates hold, fewer tickets were sold this weekend than at any time since the comparable one in 1996, according to box-office trackers BoxOfficeMojo.com. Sony’sThe Roommate landed in first place — but with only about $15.6 million. That compares with the $30.5 […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: SANCTUM

February 4, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

Universal is clearly flinging out the James Cameron-produced Sanctum over Super Bowl weekend in the realization that it’s not likely to perform much better on a weekend when people actually go to the movies. The movie, filmed overseas (Australia) and underseas in 3D, is drowning in reproving reviews. “A documentary on the formation of stalagmites […]

CAMERON SETS DATES FOR RELEASE OF AVATAR SEQUELS

January 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

James Cameron, who has previously disclosed that he is writing two sequels to his 2009 feature Avatar, plans to release them in 2014 and 2015, around the Christmas holiday season, he has told Entertainment Weekly. He further disclosed that both films will include characters who appeared in the first film. “Basically, if you survived the […]

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