Posts Tagged ‘office’

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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Box Office: ‘The Hobbit’ Poised to Win Final Weekend of the Year

December 28, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Bilbo Baggins is heading for more U.S. box office glory on the final weekend of 2013 as “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” is projected to score a three-peat, the third of the year. Friday’s forecasts placed “Desolation of Smaug” with a domestic weekend in the $30 million-$32 million range for Friday-Sunday, which would give... Read more

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‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Poised for No. 1 at Christmas Box Office with $10 Million

December 26, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The stock market might be closed but Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” had no trouble cashing in at the holiday box office. According to early estimates, Paramount’s R-rated drama leads all Christmas sales with approximately $10 million on its first day of release while Warner Bros.’ “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug” is close... Read more

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Box Office: ‘The Hobbit,’ ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ to Lead Crowded Christmas; ’47 Ronin’ a Financial Wreck

December 24, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Moviegoers will have plenty to unwrap in theaters Christmas Day, with a hefty eight films opening, including Martin Scorsese’s latest “The Wolf of Wall Street”, Ben Stiller’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and the Keanu Reeves samurai tentpole “47 Ronin.” But auds still are likely to crown Warner Bros.’ third-frame holdover “The Hobbit” as... Read more

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’47 Ronin’ Tanks at Japanese Box Office; Is U.S. Doom Next?

December 8, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

If a samurai movie can’t work in Japan, where can it? Universal execs are asking themselves just that after the weekend’s weak-sauce performance of “47 Ronin” in Japan, where the mega-budgeted Keanu Reeves starrer launched ahead of the Dec. 25 Stateside bow, with a paltry estimated $1.3 million from 333 playdates. The troubling local start... Read more

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