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Bridesmaids What A Reception!

If executives at one studio were wringing their hands over the failure of Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides to crack the $100-million mark, executives at another were no doubt pumping them in the...

Bridesmaids Surprises At Box Office

Lightning struck for a second weekend in a row as Thor easily held on to its top position at the box office with $34.7 million, bringing its total after ten days to $119.5 million. But...

Dish To Bring New Movies To Your Tv

Theater owners have been demanding to know how successful DirecTV has been in renting video-on-demand movies for $30 while they are still in theaters. So far, neither the movie studios nor DirectTV is saying, but...

Mothers Day Was Busy At Box Office

Far more families went to the movies on Sunday -- Mothers Day -- than the studios had estimated. That was particularly good news for two romantic comedies which forecasters last week thought would have a...

Thor Likely To Thunder At The Box Office

So, can a 3D superhero flick directed by a man generally associated with movie versions of Shakespeare's plays attract an audience as big as last week's for a heist thriller spun off from a street...

Will Ferrell Hints At Step Brothers 2

Will Ferrell and John C-Reilly have been discussing making 'Step Brothers 2'.The actors starred alongside each other in the 2008 comedy and the pair are keen to reprise their roles for a sequel.Will said: "We...

Will Ferrell Still Upset About Anchorman 2

Will Ferrell says Paramount are "being idiots" by refusing to make 'Anchorman 2'. The comedy actor was set to return as the titular 70s newscaster in a sequel to 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy',...

Cable Networks Put Viacom Back In The Black

With ad revenue at its cable networks up 12 percent in its second quarter, Viacom on Thursday reported higher-than-expected profits of $39 million. A year ago, it reported an $83-million loss for the same quarter....

Mark Wahlberg Making Film With Justin Bieber

Mark Wahlberg is making a film with Justin Bieber.The actor-and-producer has called the 'Baby' hitmaker "really talented" and said the pair have already started working together on a project with Hollywood studio Paramount, which is...

Youtube To Begin Streaming Movies From Major Studios

YouTube plans to launch a movie streaming rental service with three major studios next month, published reports said today (Tuesday). The Google-owned website, which accounts for most online video accesses, will be providing new DVD...

Dish Buys Blockbuster

DISH Network has become the winning bidder for Blockbuster, it announced today (Wednesday). In a statement following the auction, the satellite TV service said that its bid was valued at approximately $320 million but that...

Hop Can't Boost Box Office

Hop didn't jump quite so far as Universal had estimated. Still, with $37.5 million, it performed better than analysts had predicted going into the weekend. Weekend estimates, which are released on Sunday, are based on...

Rodrick Rules And So Does His Movie

It was supposed to be a neck-and-neck race at the weekend box office, according to analysts, with Sucker Punch edging out Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules . It didn't turn out that way....

The Fighter A Knockout On Home Video

Scoring a rare trifecta win, Paramount Home Entertainment's The Fighter debuted on top of both the DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales charts and Home Media magazine's rental chart. The film, which stars Mark Wahlberg and...

Studios Planning To Take Bigger Share Of Box Office Revenue

Movie theater owners who may have been hoping to negotiate a larger share of the box-office split with studios in return for allowing premium video-on-demand are likely to see their hopes dashed this summer when...

Another "Down" Week At The Box Office

The latest entries in the box office competition may have performed better than most analysts had predicted but their performances did not halt the almost uninterrupted weekly decline in ticket sales since December. The only...

Justin Bieber Beats Michael Jackson At Us Box Office

Justin Bieber's new movie has overtaken Michael Jackson's documentary 'This Is It' as the most successful concert-themed film in US history.The 17-year-old singer's 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 3-D' has already surpassed the deceased King...

Box Office Slump Continues

The virtually uninterrupted downtrend in ticket sales this year was extended once again as total receipts this weekend fell more than 13 percent behind last year's for the comparable week. The top moneymaker was Battle...

Box Office Remains In Doldrums

The domestic box office remained sluggish as it entered March with only a single weekend of the year performing better than last year -- and that was the Presidents Day weekend, which occurred one week...

Will Rango Be A Hit Or A Costly Miss?

Critics, by and large, may have loved Rango , and their positive reviews may have helped boost ticket sales for the quirky animated film, but word-of-mouth may prove iffy. Animated movies ordinarily have the longest...

High Noon For Rango

True Grit is no longer the only Western at the box office. Paramount this weekend is debuting Rango , a Western with a difference. First of all, it's the first one in memory to be...

Johnny Knoxville To Be First Man?

Johnny Knoxville is set to star in 'First Man'. The actor - best known for the 'Jackass' films in which he and a number of his friends do unusual and often painful stunts - would...

Tom Hooper Gets Tulip Fever?

Tom Hooper is lining up 'Tulip Fever' as his next project.The filmmaker - who won the Best Director Oscar for 'The King's Speech' at the Academy Awards on Sunday (27.02.11) - is reported to be...

Did Families Stay Home To See The Oscars Sunday?

Not as many parents took their kids to see Gnomeo and Juliet on Sunday as Disney had originally estimated. Final weekend box-office figures for the movie turned out to be $13.4 million -- well below...

Photo Finish At Box Office

In one of the tightest box office races in history, Warner Bros.' Unknown finished just $37,298 ahead of Gnomeo and Juliet to take first place. (According to BoxOfficeMojo.com, only twice before have there been tighter...

Bieber Movie To Be Updated On Friday

Demonstrating yet again how the transition from film to digital exhibition is affecting the nature of motion picture production, Paramount announced Tuesday that it will remove 30 minutes of footage from Justin Bieber Never Say...

Justin Bieber Movie To Be Extended

A director's cut of 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 3D' is to be released for a limited time.The extended version of the movie - a documentary about the 16-year-old singing sensation - will be available...

Bieber Film Beating Miley Cyrus's

The Justin Bieber concert documentary Never Say Never was another surprise performer at the box office over the weekend as it grossed an estimated $13.6 million to bring its ten-day gross to $48.5 million. By...

Disney Raises Prices It Charges Redbox, Netflix

Apparently bowing to pressure from investors, Disney, with the release of Secretariat last month, began raising the wholesale price of DVDs that it sells to Redbox and Netflix, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday)....

Bieber Film Update May Come This Month

The new Justin Bieber film has only been in theaters a few days, but already the studio is thinking of releasing a different "director's cut" that could replace the current version while it's still in...

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