UPDATE: ‘Last Airbender’ Opens To $16M Thursday, Including $3M Midnights

thelastairbender-movie-aang-poster-550x814UPDATESources tell me that Paramount’s The Last Airbender opened to $16+M Thursday, including the $3 million from its midnight shows. The pic based on the Nickelodeon animated TV series should be on its way to $60M for Read More »

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‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ Tracking Worse Than ‘Prince Of Persia’

sorcerers-apprentice-posterAt the same exact point, 2 1/2 weeks out, Jerry Bruckheimer’s U.S. underperformer Prince Of Persia for Disney scored 75 awareness, while his Sorcerer’s Apprentice for Disney scored 74 awareness. But Prince Of Persia scored 36 definite interest and 5 first … Read More »

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Paramount Ups ‘Last Airbender’ By 1 Day

By | Wednesday June 16, 2010 @ 10:30am PDT

last_airbender_movieParamount and Nickelodeon Pictures’ new date of release is now Thursday  July 1st for the 3D and 2D versions of M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender. Insiders tell me, “Early tracking is very good. Especially with males. So the studio is moving up to get a … Read More »

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JUNE GLOOM: More Bad News For Fox And Tom Cruise And Cameron Diaz

By | Tuesday June 15, 2010 @ 3:42pm PDT

Remember last week I toldja that Knight And Day was tracking terribly — no better than Killers? Now the about-to-be-released pic’s tracking is worse. Interest went from 29 on Friday down to 26 on Monday.

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June Gloom Continues: More Bad Tracking

By | Wednesday June 9, 2010 @ 4:01pm PDT

I hear both Fox’s Knight And Day and Warner Bros’ Jonah Hex are tracking terribly. As badly as Killers. But it’s still a few weeks out.

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EXCLUSIVE: Paramount To Make “Les Grossman” Film For Tom Cruise And Ben Stiller

By | Wednesday June 9, 2010 @ 2:47pm PDT

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This riff off of Tom Cruise’s Tropic Thunder parody of a movie producer that was a hit at the MTV Movie Awards (and is a viral video phenom) couldn’t come at a better time for him. Because Cruise’s upcoming rom com … Read More »

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‘Toy Story 3′ Should Win UK Summer Box Office

By | Friday June 4, 2010 @ 9:24am PDT

Toy Story 3So say UK exhibitors that I’ve talked to, handicapping this summer’s blockbusters. “We haven’t had a line-up this good since 2002 when Spider-Man, Star Wars II & l, and were released,” one UK exhibitor drools. “Even so, … Read More »

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CANNES: Not All Aquiver For ‘Robin Hood’?

By | Thursday May 13, 2010 @ 4:19am PDT

UPDATE: ‘Robin Hood’ Opens To $6M In 3 Countries

crowe cannesThe 63rd Cannes Film Festival opened with Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood. Stars Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett (but not director … Read More »

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‘Basterds’ Comes On Tracking Very Strong; Only ‘G.I. Joe’ Showing More Male Interest; But Quentin’s Re-Cut Still Cannes-Length…

By | Friday July 31, 2009 @ 10:45am PDT

Quentin’s already much maligned Weinstein Company/Universal pic is getting 50s in “‘definite interest” from men. And women are stronger on Inglorious Basterds than on District 9, even though the Sony pic opens a week earlier. (That movie’s “looking really good, … Read More »

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‘Transformers 2′ Passes $300M In 14 Days

By | Wednesday July 8, 2009 @ 1:08pm PDT

Paramount keeps crowing about all the records that Transformers 2: Revenge Of The Fallen keeps breaking. How it’s now the 2nd fastest film in history to earn $300M in U.S. ticket sales after The Dark Knight. (It just passed Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest by two days.) 2007’s Transformers earned $319.2M … Read More »

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‘Transformers 2′ Now Up To $419M Global

By | Tuesday June 30, 2009 @ 9:20am PDT

I’m told that Monday’s haul was $14.8 million for Transformers 2: Revenge Of The Fallen for a new $214.9M domestic cume. Internationally, it made $14M foreign Monday for a new $204M overseas cume. Worldwide, the total is now a whopping $419M. (Previous: Read More »

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‘Angels & Demons’ Passes $400M Global

By | Sunday June 7, 2009 @ 10:57am PDT

Imagine/Sony’s Angels & Demons this weekend became the No. 1 grossing global hit released to date this year. Of it’s $409M, Angels & Demons has generated $292.9M in the international marketplace, including $22.2M this weekend from overseas. It also has a new North … Read More »

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‘The Hangover’ Takes Down Holdover ‘Up’ In $45M vs $44M Weekend Race For #1; Will Ferrell’s ‘Land Of The Lost’ Bombs; ‘Angels & Demons’ Passes $400M Global

By | Saturday June 6, 2009 @ 10:25pm PDT

SUNDAY PM/MONDAY AM UPDATE: Box Office Cliffhanger: Sunday Numbers Show ‘The Hangover’ Caught ‘Up’ For #1

SATURDAY PM/SUNDAY AM: Some of the fun … Read More »

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Online Sales: ‘Up’ 44%, ‘Hangover’ 21%

By | Thursday June 4, 2009 @ 1:16pm PDT

Fandango reports that, as of 10AM this morning, Disney/Pixar’s Up continues to lead with 44% of all online ticket sales and should enjoy a strong second weekend. Warner Bros’ The Hangover opening Friday is gaining momentum, now representing 21% of all online ticket sales. Holdover Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Read More »

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‘Transformers 2′ Tracking HUGE: 5-Day Weekend Closer To $160M Than $175M?

By | Monday June 1, 2009 @ 9:08pm PDT

Paramount is gonna call me screaming any moment. But rival studios are telling me they expect Transformers 2: Revenge Of The Fallen to open with a high of $175M for its 5-day opening from Wednesday, June 24 to Sunday, June 28. Because the sequel came onto tracking HUGE today. Paramount will try to … Read More »

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‘Watchmen’ Still Tops Online Ticket Sales

By | Friday March 13, 2009 @ 4:52pm PDT

Fandango Five , Ticket Sales (as of 3/13/09 9:00 AM PT)

Watchmen (52%)
Race To Witch Mountain (16%)
The Last House On The Left (8%)
Slumdog Millionaire (2%)
Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience (2%)

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WEIRD OR WONDROUS? Zack Snyder’s ‘Watchmen’ Clocks $55.6M Weekend; Jonas Brothers Concert Film Sinks -78%

By | Saturday March 7, 2009 @ 11:00pm PST

SUNDAY AM UPDATE: Warner Bros’ superhero doomsday thriller with no stars and lots of violence opened to a $25.1 million Friday and $19M Saturday for a blockbuster $55.6M weekend with Sunday’s estimate of $11.5M. But that’s lower than the $60sM which the studio was hoping for Watchmen. … Read More »

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UPDATE: ‘Watchmen’ Upstaging ’300′ Online Ticket Sales; Midnight Shows Selling Out; 1 Out Of 3 Seeing It On IMAX

By | Tuesday March 3, 2009 @ 2:07am PST

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Watchmen doesn’t open until Friday, but online ticket sales are on fire. MovieTickets just reported that the pic is outpacing Zack Snyder’s previous 300 at 4-to-1 right now. but 300 sold more than 80% of its advance tickets on the Wednesday and Thursday prior to its … Read More »

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‘The Dark Knight’ Hits $1 Billion Milestone

By | Saturday February 21, 2009 @ 3:27am PST

Well, I’d take $1 billion over a Best Picture Oscar any day. Warner Bros made the announcement late Friday. Helped by its relaunch on January 23rd, the Batman sequel is only the 4th Hollywood movie to do this (not adjusted for inflation or higher ticket prices), behind … Read More »

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