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Dolphin Tale A Splash Hit In Second Week

4th October 2011

Movies that rise to the top of the box office in their second week of release usually have some formidable word-of-mouth going for them, and, it would seem, such was the case with Dolphin Tale,...

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Sony Won't Pay For 3d Glasses Anymore

28th September 2011

The ticket surcharge for seeing movies in 3D may be going up. Sony on Tuesday became the first studio to announce that it will no longer be providing free disposable 3D glasses to see its...

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The Lion Roars Again

27th September 2011

Far fewer people went to the movies on Sunday than the studios had estimated, final box-office figures revealed. Sunday's estimates, which are based on actual ticket sales for Friday and Saturday but on just an...

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Netflix Kicked While It's Down

26th September 2011

Netflix rivals are ganging up on the leading online movie renter, following a string of PR debacles that have pummeled the price of its shares over the past month. This morning, Amazon chief Jeff Bezos...

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Lion Takes $30.2-Million Bite Out Of Box Office

20th September 2011

Who would ever have imagined that the reappearance of a 17-year-old movie would become the fourth-biggest September box office hit of all time? But that is what has happened as Disney's 3D version of The...

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Producer/studio Exec John Calley Dead At 81

14th September 2011

John Calley, one of the most successful studio executives and producers in recent Hollywood history, has died at the age of 81. In its obituary today (Wednesday), the Wall Street Journal observed that at Warner...

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Charlie Sheen Loved His Comedy Roast

12th September 2011

Charlie Sheen "never realised how f***ed up" he was until his Comedy Roast this weekend. A cast of comedians and stars - including guitarist Slash, boxer Mike Tyson and Charlie's ex-wife Brooke Mueller - gathered...

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The Help Makes It Three Weeks In A Row

7th September 2011

After four weeks of underestimating The Help , studio executives and movie pundits, may finally be learning not to underestimate The Help -- although there was no sign of that happening this past weekend. Four...

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Blue Creatures Likely To Be Evergreen For Sony

6th September 2011

Underlining the importance of the overseas markets to U.S. filmmakers, Sony's The Smurfs has remained the No. 1 film abroad for the fourth straight week and has brought its global total to $425 million, two...

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Media Stocks Plunge

6th September 2011

Amid growing pessimism about the economic recovery, media stocks plunged wildly after the market opened today (Tuesday). CBS Corp., which depends on advertising more than any other major media company, was hit hardest, as its...

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Toshiba Unveils Glasses-free 3d Tv

2nd September 2011

Toshiba has apparently leaped far ahead of its competitors with the unveiling of the first large-screen, glasses-free 3D television set. The 55-inch set employs a face-tracking system that it claims delivers a 3D picture that...

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Weekend Box Office In Line With Recent Years

31st August 2011

The last weekend of August is generally a weak period at the box office. According to Box Office Mojo, last year the gross for the top 12 movies came to $90.1 million. In 2009 it...

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Wal-mart Finding Success With Its Download Service

29th August 2011

Wal-Mart's Vudu movie download service has rapidly become the third most popular in its field, putting it ahead of similar services from Amazon and Sony and behind only Apple's iTunes service and Microsoft's Zune Video...

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Adele Doesn't Need To Win Mercury Prize.

27th August 2011

Adele "doesn't need" to win the Barclaycard Mercury Prize.The Grammy award-winning singer's latest album '21' is up for the coveted honour next month, but Fun Lovin' Criminals frontman Huey Morgan thinks it would be better...

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At Theaters Storm Outside, Doldrums Inside

26th August 2011

For three weeks, box-office pundits have been writing that The Help has "exceeded expectations." Now it's expected to top the box office again, and the question is is that expectation too high? Analysts have been...

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Box Office Needs Help; The Help Doesn't

23rd August 2011

Summer may not be officially over, but it is so far as the box office is concerned. The top twelve films together earned only $106.4 million over the weekend, off 3.5 percent from a year...

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Woody Allen Movie To Be Rebooted

18th August 2011

Sony Pictures Classics, which had to compete with summer blockbusters to line up theater screens for Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris , plans to "re-expand" the movie into around 1,000 theaters on August 26. (It...

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Apes Swings To The Top Again

16th August 2011

Most of the top movies earned more at the box office on Sunday than their respective studios had estimated. Rise of the Planet of the Apes fell 49 percent in its second weekend to $27.8...

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Bin Laden Film Blasted By Conservatives

11th August 2011

Conservative commentators have denounced plans to release a movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden next October 12, just before the presidential election. On his BigHollywood blog, Andrew Breitbart remarked on Wednesday that the...

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Apes Rises -- And So Does Chernin

9th August 2011

Peter Chernin, who was believed to be the likely successor to Rupert Murdoch, must have been experiencing a profusion of schadenfreude Monday as final box office figures showed that the first film from Chernin Entertainment,...

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Sony Says Despite Losses It Won't Abandon Tv Manufacturing

9th August 2011

Despite losing money in its television manufacturing business for the past seven years, Sony has dismissed speculation that it is considering abandoning the business. In an interview with today's (Tuesday) Wall Street Journal , Executive...

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Media Caught In Market Whirlwind

5th August 2011

Like a TV reporter hanging on to a light pole during a hurricane, the media drew attention to itself Thursday as the Dow plunged 512 points. For some media companies, the nosedive was far greater...

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Meat Loaf Going Hip Hop?

3rd August 2011

Meat Loaf has been working with rapper Chuck D and producer Lil Jon.The 'Bat out of Hell' singer collaborated with the Public Enemy frontman - famed for his uncompromising political lyrics - and Lil Jon,...

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Moviegoers On Other Side Of Tracks

2nd August 2011

Forget all those expensive tracking studies and the forecasts of those know-it-all box-office gurus. Moviegoers simply didn't behave the way they were supposed to over the weekend. Cowboys & Aliens , which was expected to...

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Photo Finish At Box Office

1st August 2011

With Universal's Cowboys and Aliens coming in well below analysts' forecasts and Sony's The Smurfs coming in well above them, the result was a rare tie for first place -- at least so far as...

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Captain America Triumphs Over Harry In America

26th July 2011

Just as it had during another war with Great Britain -- one that no doubt cost far less than the current one -- America returned from crushing defeat last weekend to win the latest weekend...

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Michael Jackson Tour Rehearsals Will Not Be Shown In Court

26th July 2011

Jurors in the Michael Jackson manslaughter case will not be shown footage of the singer's final rehearsals for his 'This Is It' tour, a judge has ruled.Jackson's former physician Dr. Conrad Murray faces a charge...

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Rhys Ifans Arrested At Comic Con

25th July 2011

Rhys Ifans was arrested for allegedly pushing a female security guard at the Comic-Con International festival on Friday (22.07.11).The Welsh actor - who stars as villainous scientist The Lizard in upcoming superhero movie 'The Amazing...

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Church Accuses Studio Of Infringing Its Logo

20th July 2011

The million-member Church of God, based in Cleveland TN, has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit again Sony Pictures, IFC Films, Mandalay Pictures, and Comcast for using a "mirror version" of its logo in the movie...

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Hallows First In Sales; Sixth In Attendance

19th July 2011

It didn't come close to the $195 million that some of the wildest forecasts envisaged, but Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 did earn slightly more than Warner Bros.' Sunday estimate -- coming...

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