Box Office Review-Sunday 14 June

Two of the current top three highest grossing films of the year in North America are digital 3D releases. In its third week in release, Disney/Pixar’s wonderful “Up” brought in an estimated $30.5 million for a $187.2 million total gross,…

Box Office Review-Sunday 31 May “Up Lifts 3D”

Disney/Pixar’s stunning “Up” gave digital 3D a high profile lift this weekend, soaring to No. 1 at the North American box office with an estimated $68.2 million. The film opened in 3,766 theaters, including a record 1,534 3D theaters. This…

Digital Faces Critical (Archiving) Dilemma

“The Digital Dilemma”—a 2007 report from AMPAS’ SciTech Council that examines the challenges of archiving and accessing digital motion picture materials—was the subject of the SMPTE’s Hollywood Section May meeting, held at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theatre in Hollywood. The…

Digital Hollywood: Credit Market Starting to Recover

A group of 3D industry leaders shared varying opinions on the future of 3D—as well as their latest impressions of the credit market–during a panel yesterday at the Digital Hollywood confab in Los Angeles. “The market has recovered a little…

‘Journey 3D’ to be released in, erhh, 2D

One of the consequences of the absorption of New Line into Time Warner is that some new distribution strategies are being put into place. And someone at WB obviously feels that ‘Journey 3D‘ (aka ‘Journey To The Centre Of The…

A Hannah Montana in your lap and a Miley Cyrus in your arms!

…was the tag-line that Disney sadly chose not to use for the digital 3D release of the concert film ‘Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour’ [Surely in questionable taste, given the target demographic? -Ed.]. Beating the digital…

U2’s digital 3D release dates announced

Normally better known for distributing animal documentaries, National Geographics will be bringing U2 3D to digital stereoscopic cinemas in January 2008 world wide. (Cue the inevitable jokes about showcasing mammoth films about aging rock dinosaurs). Anyone who attended this year’s…

IMAX goes for digital cinema and 3D in 4K

Large format (LF) exhibitor IMAX is slowly pulling the curtains back on its long-gestating plans for digital cinema and how to hang on to the 3D cinema market segment, just as digital 3D is about to go mainstream with ‘Beowulf‘….

Paramount Signs Up To Arts Alliance’s VPF Deal

Paramount has become the third Hollywood studio to sign on to the European VPF plan proposed by Arts Alliance Media. The press release comes just in time for ShowEast. From the press release we learn that: AAM is the only…

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