Lionsgate Lights Firefighter Project With Jeff Chan To Helm, Sascha Penn To Write

By | Friday December 13, 2013 @ 11:37am PST
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EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate has hired Jeff Chan to develop to direct an untitled project Lionsgate_newlogoLionsgate_newlogoframed in the vein of End Of Watch, with firefighter protagonists. Sascha Penn has been set … Read More »

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‘Call Of Duty: Ghosts’ Tops $1B On First Day, Says Activision Blizzard

By | Wednesday November 6, 2013 @ 11:54am PST

One day after the latest installment in the Call Of Duty franchise was released, Activision Blizzard announced today that the first-person shooter video game has surpassed $1 billion in global sell-in sales. Impressive as that may … Read More »

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‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Breaks $1B Sales Record In Just 3 Days

By | Friday September 20, 2013 @ 12:01pm PDT

UPDATE, 12:01 PM: Call Of Duty might want to go back to basic training. Grand Theft Auto V has now made more than $1 billion in worldwide retail sales in just three days. That’s a target that previous record holder Call Of Duty: Black Ops II took 15 days to hit after its November 2012 release. Already shattering the previous first day sales record and beating Man Of Steel with its $800 million opening, the latest installment in Rockstar Game’s GTA franchise has now surpassed No. 2 movie of the year so far Despicable Me 2s $840 million global box office. The game is now creeping up on 2013′s top movie Iron Man 3′s $1.2 billion worldwide take.

PREVIOUSLY, WEDNESDAY PM: Looks like the fictional LA of Los Santos left Call Of Duty and Superman in the dust. First-day sales of Grand Theft Auto V pulled in a record $800 million worldwide, according to publisher Take-Two Interactive. Released Tuesday, the latest version of the ultra-violent franchise soundly beat previous first-day record holder Call Of Duty: Black Ops II, which sold $500M on its first day last November.  Read More »

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Blockbuster Sales For ‘Call Of Duty’ Power Activision Blizzard Shares

By | Friday November 16, 2012 @ 1:56pm PST

The company says it has “the biggest entertainment launch of the year” after its new combat video game, Call Of Duty: Black Ops II, generated $500M in worldwide sales in the first 24 hours after it was released. This … Read More »

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R.I.P. Joel Goldsmith

By | Monday April 30, 2012 @ 5:54pm PDT

Stargate and Star Trek composer Joel Goldsmith died on April 29 from cancer. Goldsmith was 54. A three-time Emmy nominee, Goldsmith composed music for over 330 episodes of the long running Stargate sci-fi franchise, created by Roland … Read More »

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Call of Duty: MW3 Rakes In $775M In 5 Days

By | Thursday November 17, 2011 @ 10:55pm PST

Activision’s first-person shooter multiplayer game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has grossed more than $775 million in its first five days of sales, the company reported Wednesday. In just its first day on the market, Activision sold more than … Read More »

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Ridley And Tony Scott Prep ‘Call Of Duty’ Web Series For New Activision Service

By | Saturday September 3, 2011 @ 11:57am PDT

Add another platform for Ridley and Tony Scott. The pair are collaborating on a web video series for Call of Duty Elite TV, an upcoming service built around the Activision game franchise. The series from Ridley Scott Associates, called Friday Read More »

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