Posts Tagged ‘office’

Warner Bros. Hits $3 Billion at International Box Office

December 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Interstellar,” “Godzilla” and the final “Hobbit” film drove Warner Bros. Pictures past $3 billion at the international box office in 2014. It’s the second consecutive year that the studio has topped that mark and the seventh time it has exceeded $2 billion in foreign ticket sales. The results are a testament to the increasingly global... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Interview’ Heads for $3 Million Weekend, ‘Hobbit,’ ‘Unbroken,’ ‘Woods’ Surging

December 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Following a $1 million-plus Christmas Day launch for “The Interview,” Sony’s political comedy is heading for a $3 million finish over the four-day holiday period at 331 U.S. locations. “The Interview” figure will be dwarfed by the three top wide releases: New Line-MGM’s Hobbit finale, Universal’s “Unbroken” and Disney’s Into the Woods” are each projected... Read more

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Box Office: ‘The Interview’ Earns Nearly $1 Million on Christmas; ‘Unbroken,’ ‘Into the Woods’ Surging to $40M

December 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sony’s “The Interview” has delivered nearly $1 million on its opening day on Christmas — an impressive launch for a title playing in only about 300 independent theaters in the U.S. The estimate for the controversial comedy came after a launch amid a barrage of news coverage with several theaters opting for midnight screenings. The... Read more

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Korean Box Office: Nostalgic ‘Father’ Beats ‘Hobbit’ 

December 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

SEOUL – Local blockbuster, “Ode to My Father” which charts the tumultuous modern history of a Korean family beat rival opener “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” to claim the top spot at the Korean box office.  CJ Entertainment’s “Ode,” took $ 8.26 million (KRW 9.05 billion) during the strictly defined weekend (Fri-Sun) after being shown on 966 screens and selling 1.14 million... Read more

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Box Office: ‘The Hobbit’ Rules Them All With $90.6 Million

December 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Moviegoers helped Peter Jackson bid farewell to Middle Earth in style, pushing “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” to $90.6 million over its first five days in theaters. The franchise finale debuted Wednesday on 3,875 locations and easily trumped tracking which had predicted a debut in the $70 million range. For its inaugural... Read more

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Digital Tracking: ‘The Hobbit’s’ Five Armies to Plunder Box Office

December 20, 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? Moviepilot – which studies social data and box office trends – analyzes this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the methodology behind the numbers is laid out in... Read more

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Korea Box Office: Local Documentary Tops Weekend Chart

December 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

SEOUL – An independently-produced Korean documentary beat Hollywood and local blockbusters alike to grab the top spot at Korea’s box office over the weekend (Fri-Sun). “My Love, Don’t Cross That River,” about an elderly couple facing death, took $4.66 million (KRW 5.13 billion) last weekend, overtaking “Interstellar,” “Exodus: Gods and Kings” and newcomer “The Theory of Everything.”    “My Love” opened on Nov.... Read more

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Broadway Box Office: Emma Stone Surges at ‘Cabaret’

November 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

After the previous week’s promising start, Emma Stone seems to be rebuilding sales momentum at the current Broadway revival of “Cabaret,” propelling the production to some of its best numbers so far. With Stone appearing alongside fellow topliner Alan Cumming, “Cabaret” ($816,760) approached sales and attendance levels it hasn’t hit since the tourism-fueled weeks of the summer. In... Read more

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Box Office: Did ‘Interstellar’ Get a Fair Shake? (Analysis)

November 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The box office race is largely about managing expectations. Distributor Paramount Pictures learned that the hard way by putting itself  in the embarrassing position of having to revise its estimated $50 million opening weekend for “Interstellar” downward by nearly $3 million when the film actually debuted at $47.5 million. If “Interstellar” had hit Paramount’s original projection, there... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Interstellar,’ ‘Big Hero 6′ Eye Record-Breaking Weekend

November 4, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Interstellar” and “Big Hero 6″ collide at the multiplexes this weekend, igniting one of the fiercest box office battles of the year. Both films are eyeing debuts in the $55 million range, with “Big Hero 6″ maintaining a slight advantage. Some analysts expect that the animated Walt Disney release will hit or even pass $60... Read more

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