New Yorker Magazine Measures Movie Franchise Profitability

Take a look at the release schedule this summer and you might begin to notice a trend; “Hangover III”, “Iron Man 3”, “Star Trek Into Darkness”, “Monsters University”, “Grown Ups 2”, “Despicable Me 2” “RED 2”, etc. The number of…

Box Office Review-Sunday 21 June “Up Climbs To $224.1 Million”

Can a house lifted by thousands of helium balloons overtake the Starship Enterprise? With an estimated $21.3 million domestic gross in its fourth week in release, Disney/Pixar’s “Up” has brought its domestic total to an estimated $224.1 million. “Up” is…

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-Monday 8 June “Up Soars Over $100 Million”

In its second weekend in release, “Up”—Pixar’s 10th animated feature and first in digital 3D—crossed the $100 million mark. The film earned $44.1 million in North America, to reach a domestic total gross of $137.2 million. The film opened in…

“Star Trek” Preview Sweeps Top Golden Trailer Awards

We’re all familiar with the awards such as the Oscars which are given out to the movies and filmmakers that become critical darlings in the United States each year.  However what praise is ever heaped on the short films made…

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…

Daily Cinema Roundup-Thursday 27 May

–With his contract recently extended until 2013 and “Monsters Vs. Aliens” one of the year’s top grossing films so far, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg has now revealed plans to release five feature films every two years, adding an additional…

Box Office Review-Sunday 24 May

Over the U.S. Memorial Day weekend, “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” debuted at the top of the domestic box office with an estimated $53.5 million, just ahead of another new release, “Terminator Salvation,” with an estimated $43…

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