Tag Archives: Entertainment Software Association

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ remains number one

“Universal’s ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ remains a staggering worldwide phenomenon with $486.2 million to date after adding nearly $50 million from 60 global territories this weekend. The modestly budgeted erotic drama is expected to cross the $500 million mark later this week making it one of the most profitable[...]

Tom Cruise’s new film, “Edge of Tomorrow,” doing good overseas

As the trusted standard for all studio box office reporting, Rentrak provides intelligence into overnight theatre-level reporting across the global theatrical market. Coupled with the official reported data, studios are able to analyze admissions and gross results in over 50 territories using Rentrak’s suite of products. Rentrak’s Senior Media Analyst Paul[...]

“Justice League” Just Focus on Heros

So here’s the $250 million question… Even if Warner Bros. eventually gets its proverbial act together and finds a decent script and a willing director how exactly do they make Justice League more than just ‘the one that came second’? Warner Bros. is now in the unenviable position of trying[...]

Delaying the inevitable – “Jack the Giant Slayer”

As most of you know, Warner Bros. intended to release Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Killer in June of 2012 before pulling it from release, ordering reshoots and the like, and calling it a more kid-friendly Jack the Giant Slayer. I don’t know what the film’s budget was prior[...]

“Gangster Squad” Review by Kirk Honeycutt

“Gangster Squad” is a western masquerading as a gangster movie. It takes place in the Wild West — a virtually lawless 1949 Los Angeles — and some very bad dudes hold the town hostage. All the law can do is round up a bunch of good guys willing to be[...]

Ben Affleck new film trailer – ARGO

HollywoodNews.com: I haven’t read the true story that this film is based on (if you want to, here’s the WIRED story). But the general idea seems like just the sort of great story that lends itself to a fun movie. And the film is filled to the gills[...]

Sony set to distribute “Assassin’s Creed” film adaptation

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The “Assassin’s Creed” video game franchise has expanded on a vast and elaborate world where hooded killers stalk enemies through 15th and 16th century Italy. The graphics are impressive, but most playing the various “Creed” games are content to get lost in the immersive environments created by[...]

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows gets two new character posters

HollywoodNews.com: Collider first posted these, but they are pretty self-explanatory. It will be interesting to see if Warner Bros. releases any more in the coming days, highlight Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris) Mycroft Holmes (Stephen Fry), or Sim (Noomi Rapace). The cost that comes with casting a character as[...]

Warner Bros. brings exclusive content to China

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: There has been a lot of conversation lately about bringing entertainment options from Hollywood to China, which opens the industry up to a potentially massive audience. Today, one studio took a big step in the right direction to making that dream a reality. Warner Bros. Entertainment says[...]

Ubisoft moving ahead with 3D “Assassin’s Creed,” “Splinter Cell” films

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Movie adaptations of popular video games are nothing new. They trace as far back as “Super Mario Brothers,” and include such in-development titles as “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune” and the next “Resident Evil” installment. But a longstanding video game developer is about to toss its hat into the[...]
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