Posts Tagged ‘office’

De Niro, Stallone Fighting for Box Office Glory in ‘Grudge Match’

November 28, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

With sporting events dominating TV over Thanksgiving weekend, Warner Bros. is making a major push for its Robert De Niro-Sylvester Stallone box comedy “Grudge Match.” It opens Christmas Day against four other nationwide launches: Fox’s “The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty,” Paramount’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Universal’s “47 Ronin” and Open Road’s “Believe.” Warner-based... Read more

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‘Doctor Who’ Earns $2.91 million at U.K. Box Office

November 26, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — The 3D theatrical screenings of the special 50th anniversary episode of sci-fi drama “Doctor Who” earned £1.8 million ($2.91 million) at the U.K. box office, which is a European record for alternative content. “The Day of the Doctor,” which was screened on Saturday by 440 movie theaters in the U.K. at the same time... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Set for No. 1 Repeat With $35 Million-Plus

November 14, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Thor: The Dark World” is set to again rule the box office as most studios sit out the sesh in anticipation of next week’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” Only Universal is essaying a wide opening, with seasonal dramedy “The Best Man Holiday” bowing 15 years after Michael D. Lee’s “The Best Man” became a... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Ender’s Game’ No. 1 With $27 Million as ‘Thor’ Rises Overseas

November 2, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Summit’s “Ender’s Game” is topping this weekend domestically with a projected $27 million bow, an OK start for the teen lit adaptation that was not quite as hotly anticipated as Lionsgate had hoped. “Game” opened to $9.9 million Friday, including $1.4 million from late night showings on Halloween. The bow is fine for Lionsgate, which... Read more

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Box Office: High-Profile Newcomers Still Falling to ‘Gravity’

October 19, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Between the two of them, the remake of a 1976 horror classic and a controversial thriller about the founder of Wikileaks couldn’t pull “Gravity” out of its orbit. The space drama is set to earn just north of $30 million in its third weekend in release. That is only a 28% drop from last weekend,... Read more

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Wikileaks Drama Getting Hacked at the Box Office

October 19, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The mystery of Julian Assange continues as DreamWorks’ Wikileaks drama “The Fifth Estate” looks to be all but M.I.A. at the box office. Bill Condon’s tech-themed feature could spill only $2.4 million worth of secrets this weekend, according to insiders, for one of the worst wide openings of the year. The Wikileaks drama, starring Benedict... Read more

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Ad Agencies Flock to MIPCOM In Search of Branded Content

September 30, 2013  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Jeffrey Schlesinger, president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Television, first noticed the changing vibe at MIPCOM a few years back. The global programming bazaar held every fall in Cannes, France, had for decades attracted many of the same distributors and content producers—an ocean away from the business-as-usual domestic TV business. But the same tectonic changes in technology and media that disrupted domestic TV have since spilled onto the beaches of the French Riviera, opening all sorts of global business opportunities for the old guard.

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Box Office: ‘Prisoners’ Bound for $20 Million-Plus Opening

September 21, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hugh Jackman’s “Prisoners” is making a break at the U.S. box office. The Warner Bros. drama, directed by Denis Villeneuve, should expect north of $20 million this weekend for Jackman’s eighth No. 1 movie of all-time. According to early estimates, the R-rated “Prisoners” is lining up $8 million in ticket sales Friday and approximately $21... Read more

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David Ellison in Talks to Buy Santa Monica Post Office Building (Exclusive)

September 17, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

David Ellison is in talks to purchase the Santa Monica post office for his Skydance Productions banner. A rep for Ellison declined to comment. The post office, which was opened as part of FDR’s Works Project Administration in 1938, closed in June as business from walk-in customers dwindled. Skydance currently operates out of an office... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Butler’ Impresses with $17 Mil, Staves Off Trio of Wide Releases

August 25, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A trio of counterprogramming wide releases, led by Sony-Screen Gems’ Y/A adaptation “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” with an estimated $14.1 million in five days,  were no match for “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” which fell a scant 31% in its second weekend, for a projected $17 million through Sunday. The Weinstein Co.-distributed pic has... Read more

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