January 02, 2015

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes wins Box Office with $73 Million

Rentrak’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Optimus Prime and the Autobots continue their international box office success with “Transformers: Age of Extinction” adding another $102 million in 50 territories & in the process propels the international total past the $500 million mark and the worldwide box office to a now staggering $736 million. Meanwhile “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ is still breathing fire in a whopping 62 family-friendly markets as it crosses $345 million in global revenue. In just 26 international territories this weekend’s debut of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is off to a rousing $31.1 million start.”
The top-12 domestic weekend box office estimates listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, July 13, 2014, are below.
1. Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes – 20th Century Fox – $73.0M
2. Transformers: Age Of Extinction – Paramount – $16.5M
3. Tammy – Warner Bros. – $12.9M
4. 22 Jump Street – Sony – $6.7M
5. How To Train Your Dragon 2 – 20th Century Fox – $5.9M
6. Earth To Echo – Relativity Media – $5.5M
7. Deliver Us From Evil – Sony – $4.7M
8. Maleficent – Disney – $4.2M
9. Begin Again – The Weinstein Company – $2.9M
10. Jersey Boys – Warner Bros. – $2.5M
11. Think Like A Man Too – Sony – $2.5M
12. America – Lionsgate – $2.5M
To read more about Box Office numbers go to www.rentrak.com

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 Dergarabedian commented, “Warner Bros. “Edge of Tomorrow” puts the international marketplace on “Cruise” control topping the chart with $82 million in 63 markets while Disney’s “Maleficent” reaches $335 million worldwide. Fox’s “The Fault in Our Stars” in just 17 territories draws $17.1 million in its first weekend. Notably, Sony’s “22 Jump Street” gets a jump on the North American release with $8.8 million.”
The top-12 domestic weekend box office estimates listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, June 8, 2014, are below.
1. Fault In Our Stars, The – 20th Century Fox – $48.2M
2. Maleficent – Disney – $33.5M
3. Edge Of Tomorrow – Warner Bros. – $29.1M
4. X-Men: Days Of Future Past – 20th Century Fox – $14.7M
5. Million Ways To Die In The West, A – Universal – $7.2M
6. Godzilla – Warner Bros. – $6.0M
7. Neighbors – Universal – $5.2M
8. Blended – Warner Bros. – $4.0M
9. Chef – Open Road – $2.6M
10. Amazing Spider-Man 2, The – Sony – $1.9M
11. Million Dollar Arm – Disney – $1.8M
12. Belle – Fox Searchlight – $0.8M
Full details regarding the global domestic and international box office go to
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‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ With $262 Mil Global Box Office

The 7th installment in the X-Men franchise grossed an estimated $262 Mil Global. However, it’s lower than ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ debut eight years ago.
The X-Men film series consists of superhero films based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name.
Below estimated Domestic Box Office for weekend of May 23-25:
1 X-Men: Days Of Future Past, 20th Century Fox $90,700,000
2 Godzilla, Warner Bros. $31,425,000
3 Blended, Warner Bros. $14,245,000
4 Neighbors, Universal $13,945,820
5 Amazing Spider-Man 2, Sony $7,800,000
6 Million Dollar Arm, Disney $7,093,000
7 Other Woman, 20th Century Fox
8 Rio 2, 20th Century Fox $2,500,000
9 Chef, Open Road $2,260,000
10 Heaven Is For Real, Sony $1,950,000
11 Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Disney $1,722,000
12 Belle, Fox Searchlight $1,700,000
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“Amazing Spider-Man 2″ wins again

Rentrak Corporation, the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of May 4, 2014 as compiled by the company’s Box Office Essentials™ and International Box Office Essentials™ theatrical measurement services.
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 Dergarabedian commented, “Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ swung into theaters worldwide this weekend with an impressive $208 million while breaking records in numerous international territories where it added another $116 million this weekend for a $369 million global total to date.”
The top-12 domestic weekend box office estimates listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, May 4, 2014, are below.
1. Amazing Spider-Man 2, The – Sony – $92.0M
2. Other Woman, The – 20th Century Fox – $14.2M
3. Heaven Is For Real – Sony – $8.7M
4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Disney – $7.8M
5. Rio 2 – 20th Century Fox – $7.6M
6. Brick Mansions – Relativity Media – $3.5M
7. Divergent – Lionsgate – $2.2M
8. Quiet Ones, The – Lionsgate – $2.0M
9. God’s Not Dead – Freestyle Releasing – $1.8M
10. Grand Budapest Hotel, The – Fox Searchlight – $1.7M
11. Bears – Disney – $1.6M
12. Draft Day – Lionsgate – $1.4M

The Other Woman Wins – Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton, Leslie Mann, Nicki Minaj

Rentrak Corporation, the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of April 27, 2014 as compiled by the company’s Box Office Essentials™ and International Box Office Essentials™ theatrical measurement services.
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 Dergarabedian commented, “Super Heroes rule the world as Sony’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ earns $67.2 million in its second weekend of release, bringing the overseas total to $132.0 million. Meanwhile Disney/Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ with $645 million to date has surpassed the global total of ‘Iron Man 2′ & internationally the film has grossed $420M, including over $100 million from China.”
The top-12 domestic weekend box office estimates listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, April 27, 2014, are below.
1. Other Woman, The – 20th Century Fox – $24.7M
2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Disney – $16.0M
3. Heaven Is For Real – Sony – $13.8M
4. Rio 2 – 20th Century Fox – $13.7M
5. Brick Mansions – Relativity Media – $9.6M
6. Transcendence – Warner Bros. – $4.1M
7. Quiet Ones, The – Lionsgate – $4.0M
8. Bears – Disney – $3.6M
9. Divergent – Lionsgate – $3.6M
10. Haunted House 2, A – Open Road – $3.3M
11. Draft Day – Lionsgate – $2.8M
12. Grand Budapest Hotel, The – Fox Searchlight – $2.5M

Another great Hollywood Vanity Fair bash… Stars, Stars, Stars

Vanity Fair upped its Oscar game last night. They build a huge multi level tented building in the parking behind Sunset Plaza. Traffic snaked back and forth on Sunset Boulevard in both directions. There was a big security plan, with metal detectors at the check in. And then you arrived to find an avalanche of stars. Stars and stars. Two by two, or three by three, they came.
Inside the main room, just to the right, if you could find them through the fog of formally attired people, Jane Fonda and Anjelica Huston set up a beach head. Many stars, old and young, were crowded into this area including Jane’s beau, Richard Perry, and Sarah Paulson, plus Quincy Jones, who was busy looking for Petra Nemcova, and Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks. Rosaria Dawson and Gabrielle Union weren’t far away. Sitting on a couch in a section nearby, the fabulous oldies group– Mickey Rooney and Martin Landau. And they were hosting this year’s nominee June Squibb.
Praise god– Don Rickles and his wife were entertaining Don’s many fans. “Do you have any Oscar jokes? I asked Rickles. “If you’re paying me!” he said. I did get a photo.
Just at the entrance to this room I tripped over Bill Hader, who was reconnecting with Will Forte and Paul Rudd, with a big group of comics around them. Hader made a beeline to see Larry David. In time that group was joined by hit pop star Ed Sheeran, who’d just come over from playing at Elton John’s AIDS Foundation fundraiser. Only 23, Sheeran– who’d been hanging with Taylor Swift–is about to break out in a big way. His new single comes this week, with a new album in June.
From there I headed to the upper level party, where Bill Murray and a big group had come to occupy a huge round room with Art Deco-ish banquettes– a hold over from past VF parties. They store their sets! This is where a lot of guests were dining on In and Out Burgers. Here were lots of people carrying Oscars, from “Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave” crew to winner Lupita Nyong’o. Super model Karolina Kurklova and her husband Archie Drury were getting burgers. Amazing since it looks she only eats celery stalks!
And yes, chowing down, was our old pal Kerry Washington, a month away from giving birth, radiant and round.
The thing about Vanity Fair’s parties is […]

“GI Joe: Retaliation” is once again the No. 1 film worldwide

“GI Joe: Retaliation is once again the No. 1 film worldwide with an estimated weekend of $61.3 million.
The worldwide cume now stands at $231.9 million. Also, The Croods passed the $200 million mark and Jack the Giant Slayer passed the $100 mark internationally this weekend.”
The top-12 domestic weekend box office estimates listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, April 7, 2013 are below.
1. Evil Dead – Sony – $26.0M
2. GI Joe: Retaliation – Paramount – $21.1M
3. Croods, The – 20th Century Fox – $21.1M
4. Jurassic Park – Universal – $18.2M
5. Olympus Has Fallen – FilmDistrict – $10.0M
6. Tyler Perry’s Temptation – Lionsgate – $10.0M
7. Oz The Great and Powerful – Disney – $8.2M
8. Host, The – Open Road – $5.2M
9. Call, The – Sony – $3.5M
10. Admission – Focus Features – $2.1M
11. Spring Breakers – A24 Films – $1.2M
12. Identity Thief – Universal – $0.8M
Courtesy of Rentrak Corporation, the global leader in box office measurement.
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This Week in Movies by Pete Hammond: ‘The Green Hornet’

By Pete Hammond
Hollywoodnews.com: Sony Pictures was trying to replicate June in January with the release of a summery-type masked superhero flick, The Green Hornet. They even spent extra bucks converting it from 2D to 3D (pointlessly) to further convince moviegoers this is really a warm weather blockbuster wearing a winter coat. With an estimate of $40 million over the four day Martin Luther King holiday weekend, the film did respectable numbers and, with a B+ got fairly high grades from Cinemascore audience surveys, predictably from those patrons under 25. This one decided to go for the jokes and features Seth Rogen in a loud, over-the-top turn as a slacker son who suddenly inherits his tycoon dad’s powerful newspaper when the old man dies after being stung by a bee. Teaming up with sidekick Kato, played by Taiwanese pop superstar Jay Chou they decide to create a bad boy persona taking on the air of vigilantes out to get the L.A. street gangs until a higher calling turns the dynamic duo into genuine heroes of course. With bright colors, a souped up Chrysler , lots of chases and some hoary gags and jokes there’s enough here to pass the time until the next thing comes along. Unfortunately this is all a bit too retro to really register as more than a blip and certainly doesn’t seem worth the reported $120 to $150 price tag. Converting it to 3D just to make extra bucks wasn’t really necessary. There’s nothing remotely interesting about any of the 3D effects and, in fact, it’s only during the sprightly and attractive closing credits do we get any genuine 3D images at all and that’s when most people are heading down the aisles to exit. ‘Hornet’ was always a second class citizen to Batman and now it seems ever more so in the light of the artistic leaps the caped crusader has taken under the guidance of Christopher Nolan in movies like Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. In fact last spring’s Kick Ass has it all over this bloated, albeit entertaining, enterprise. Clearly the hope for Sony is to clean up internationally, particularly with the Asian presence of Chou to draw people in.
Ron Howard is a major Academy Award winning director for A Beautiful Mind whose other films include big critical and commercial hits like Splash, Apollo […]

Writers Guild Nominations for ‘Inception,’ ‘The Town,’ ‘The Social Network”

hollywoodnews.com: The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during 2010. Winners will be honored at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards held on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
‘Black Swan,’ Screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin; Story by Andres Heinz; Fox Searchlight
‘The Fighter,’ Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Paramount Pictures
‘Inception,’ Written by Christopher Nolan; Warner Bros.
‘The Kids Are All Right,’ Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg; Focus Features
‘Please Give,’ Written by Nicole Holofcener; Sony Pictures Classics
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
‘127 Hours,’ Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy; Based on the book Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston; Fox Searchlight
‘I Love You Phillip Morris,’ Written by John Requa & Glenn Ficarra; Based on the book by Steven McVicker; Roadside Attractions
‘The Social Network,’ Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich; Sony Pictures
‘The Town,’ Screenplay by Peter Craig and Ben Affleck & Aaron Stockard; Based on the novel Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan; Warner Bros.
‘True Grit,’ Screenplay by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen; Based on the novel by Charles Portis; Paramount Pictures
DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY
‘Enemies of the People,’ Written, Directed, Filmed and Produced by Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath; International Film Circuit
‘Freedom Riders,’ Written, Produced and Directed by Stanley Nelson; International Film Circuit
‘Gasland,’ Written and Directed by Josh Fox; HBO Documentary Films and International WOW Company
‘Inside Job,’ Produced, Written and Directed by Charles Ferguson; Co-written by Chad Beck, Adam Bolt; Sony Pictures Classics
‘The Two Escobars,’ Written by Michael Zimbalist, Jeff Zimbalist; ESPN Films
‘Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)?,’ Written and Directed by John Scheinfeld; Lorber Films
Feature films eligible for a Writers Guild Award were exhibited theatrically for at least one week in Los Angeles in 2010 and were written under the WGA’s Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA) or under a bona fide collective bargaining agreement of the Australian Writers Guild, Writers Guild of Canada, Writers Guild of Great Britain, Irish Playwrights & Screenwriters Guild or the New Zealand Writers Guild. Theatrical screenplays produced under the jurisdiction of the WGA or an affiliate Guild must have been submitted for WGA awards consideration.
Documentaries […]

Sony Music launches premiere shopping club for die-hard music fans

HollywoodNews.com: Sony Music Entertainment has just announced the launch of PopMarket.com, the ultimate online destination shopping club for music fans offering its members limited-time private sales on the world’s coolest music.
A member’s-only online initiative designed for music fans, bargain hunters and serious collectors alike, PopMarket.com offers a 24-hour limited time Daily Deal (changing each day at 12 noon Eastern) and five channels (changing weekly) containing a mix of premium music and merchandise available for a limited time at exclusive member’s-only prices. PopMarket membership is free.
“Sony Music Entertainment is proud to be the first music company to open its vaults to music lovers and provide them with an elegant direct-to-consumer online shopping experience,” said Adam Block, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Legacy Recordings, Sony Music Entertainment’s catalog division. “Secure, seamless and convenient, PopMarket is open 24-7, offering fans exceptional values on great music.”
Now live, PopMarket.com provides a rare window of opportunity to purchase rare and collectible albums, boxed sets, memorabilia and more at deeply-discounted member’s-only prices. PopMarket’s inventory is limited and products are sold on a first come basis.
PopMarket has already offered deluxe boxed sets by Santana, Alabama, Ken Burns Jazz, Simon & Garfunkel and The Clash with future Daily Deals to include albums and collections by Dave Brubeck, Neil Diamond, Billie Holiday, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, Aerosmith and many more.
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