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SOFT LAUNCH FOR DAWN TREADER

December 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Twentieth Century Fox’s The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader foundered upon launch this weekend as it earned just $24.5 million domestically, according to studio estimates — a figure well below analysts’ predictions. Overseas ticket sales saved the day, however, as Narnia raked in $81 million abroad. With Disney’s Tangled holding on to […]

TICKET SALES PLUMMET POST THANKSGIVING

December 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The weekend after Thanksgiving ordinarily amounts to the famine following the feast for the nation’s theater owners, but this year the takings were particularly lean. According to box-office trackers fewer tickets were sold last weekend than on any post-Thanksgiving weekend since 1997. Overall receipts came to $88 million. down 11.5 percent from the comparable weekend […]

TANGLED CLIMBS TO TOP OF BOX OFFICE

December 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The weekend after Thanksgiving typically sees a lot of empty seats in theaters — and there were even more of them than usual this year. The only film to live up to expectations was Disney’s Tangled, which took in an estimated $21.5 million. But results for Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part […]

AFTER THANKSGIVING, TIME FOR LEFTOVERS

December 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

On the weekend following the big Thanksgiving holiday — when four films opened wide — only a single entry, The Warrior’s Way is vying for attention — and it is likely to find it in short supply. The R-rated martial-arts movie, filmed in New Zealand in English and Korean, has been tracking poorly, with young […]

HARRY WINS BY A HAIR OVER TANGLED

November 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The weekend box office proved to be tighter than any analyst had expected. Final figures showed that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 earned $49.09 million. But Disney’s Tangled was close behind with $48.77. In fact just $320,049 separated the two leaders. Paramount/DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind, meanwhile, continued its remarkable run, falling just 21 […]

HARRY BEATS HAIRY AT HOLIDAY BOX OFFICE

November 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

As expected, Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 remained magical at the box office over the Thanksgiving holiday, earning $50.3 million over the weekend and $76.3 million from Wednesday, according to studio estimates. But Disney’s animated musical Tangled, based on the Rapunzel fairy tale, proved to be a worthy competitor as […]

WHO WILL CAST THE BIGGEST SPELL AT BOX OFFICE?

November 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Four new movies are arriving at theaters over the Thanksgiving holiday, including what some are saying will likely be Disney’s last animated feature based on a popular fairy tale, Tangled. But none of them is likely to earn more than Week 2 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, analysts say. The penultimate […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: TANGLED

November 24, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

It may have the look of an old-fashioned Disney hand-drawn feature, but critics say that it is obvious that the talented folks at Pixar animation are firmly in control of Tangled, Disney’s 50th animated feature. It is, says A.O. Scott in the New York Times, “like entering a familiar old neighborhood that has been tastefully […]

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