Posts Tagged ‘office’

Box Office: ‘Lego Movie’ Holding in First Place with $33 Million Three-Peat Weekend

February 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Like a plastic block locked firmly into place, “The Lego Movie” is showing tremendous hold. In its third weekend, the Warner Bros. toon can expect a secure win with about $33 million. Meeting this mark, “Lego Movie” — co-financed and co-produced by Village Roadshow — will close the weekend with a domestic cume close to... Read more

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‘Lego’ Keeping Box Office Warm with $30 Million Weekend

February 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The third weekend of Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Movie” will crush the competition again with early estimates of a $30 million frame, underlining the toon’s impressive holding power. In its 15th day, “Lego” easily outpaced a pair of new entries — Relativity Media’s “3 Days to Kill” and Sony’s “Pompeii” — with a Friday total... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Lego Movie’ Assembles Huge Fan Base with $60 Mil Holiday Weekend

February 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

With its broadened appeal to non-families, Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow’s 3D animated hit “The Lego Movie” outgrossed four new entries to become the far-and-away box office winner, estimating $48.8 million Friday-Sunday, down a mere 29%, with a whopping $60 million through President’s Day. In just two weeks, “The Lego Movie” has collected a total... Read more

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Jason Flemyng Starrer ‘Viy 3D’ Dominates Russian Box Office

February 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — Russian cinema has a new box office champion: Jason Flemyng starrer “Viy 3D” has grossed more than Rubles 1 billion ($28.4 million) after two weeks, with a further Rubles 165 million ($4.7 million) taken in neighboring Ukraine. The fantasy action pic, which is directed by Oleg Stepchenko, and produced by Alexey A. Petrukhin... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Lego Movie’ Seeing Great Hold While ‘Robocop’ Malfunctions

February 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Down just 29%, if predictions hold true, Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Movie” is looking at almost $50 million in three days this weekend. “Lego Movie,” co-financed and co-produced by Village Roadshow, took in $13 million Friday and stands to make just north of $60 million during the long weekend, handily beating a crowded slate of... Read more

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Beta’s Box Office Hit ‘The Physician’ to Make Market Bow in Berlin

January 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — Beta Cinema is gearing up for a busy Berlinale with the competition titles “Stations of the Cross” and “Jack,” the Panorama Special entry “Stereo,” and the market premiere of flagship production “The Physician,” which has proven to be a B.O. hit in Germany and Spain, as well as three other market premieres. Dietrich... Read more

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Social Media Stats Don’t Bode Well for ‘I, Frankenstein’ at Box Office

January 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the methodology behind the numbers is below) over the seven days leading up to their release, when marketing campaigns... Read more

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Another Longtime Windows Exec Heads for the Exit as 2013 Draws to a Close

December 31, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Grant George, a longtime head of software testing at Microsoft, is leaving the company, AllThingsD has learned. Like Jon DeVaan, who announced Monday he was retiring from Microsoft , George was left without a clear role following a September reorganization of the Windows unit . That reorg followed the departure of Windows head Steven Sinofsky. George joined Microsoft in 1994 as a tester in the then-newly formed Office unit following 14 years in testing at Tandem Computer. Sinofsky, who worked with George on both Office and Windows, praised the contributions George made at Microsoft. “Grant always represented the pinnacle of customer focus,” Sinofsky said. “His contributions to both Windows and Office were without parallel in the engineering discipline of testing, automation and quality.” A Microsoft representative confirmed George’s departure, which he announced earlier Tuesday in a memo to colleagues, saying, “We thank him for his contributions to the company and wish him all the best.”

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2013 Domestic Box Office to Reach Record (and Other Interesting Factoids)

December 29, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Whelp, write it down in the history books: 2013 was another record-setting year at the domestic box office. Thanks to a robust Christmastime play period, which is estimated to be more than 10% up over last year, total B.O. is just $1.6 million behind the $10.837 billion record tally set in 2012 — all with... Read more

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Stallone, De Niro KO’d at the Box Office

December 28, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are two of the most championed fighters in Hollywood history, starring in 1970s and ’80s boxing pics “Rocky” to Martin Scorsese’s “Raging Bull,” but this year, the duo have struggled mightily at the box office. “Grudge Match,” which opened Christmas day and stars the veteran actors, finished in 11th... Read more

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