Tag Archives: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

2010 Summer movies brought box office surprises

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: The biggest surprise of summer 2010 is how few surprises there really were. Most of the expected smash hits were smash hits, the expected under-performers underperformed, and the bigger films without studio support tanked. The more mainstream art-house cinema made money, while more challenging studio fare struggled.[...]

‘Inception’ holds strong, ‘Salt’ opens well, ‘Kids are All Right’ excels in wider release

By Scott Mendelson hollywoodnews.com: It was another ‘everybody wins!’ weekend at the box office, as holdovers held well and openers opened to reasonable expectation-levels. Inception was again number one, with $43.5 million in its second weekend. That’s a borderline-shocking drop of just 30%, which is almost unheard of in this[...]

‘Inception’ holds off strong-smelling ‘Salt’

By Scott Mendelson hollywoodnews.com: ‘Inception’ was number one at the Friday box office yesterday, pulling in $13.2 million on its second Friday. That’s a moderate drop of 39% from last Friday’s $21.6 million opening day. The film has capitalized on strong word of mouth and the mydrid multiple interpretations that merited[...]

‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ is a satisfying all-ages fantasy romp

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: For what it’s worth; “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” is a lot closer to “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl” than “The Haunted Mansion.” Like the two above examples, the film takes a small portion of Disney culture and makes a movie out of it. But[...]

Nicholas Cage all the rage in Japan, greeted by many more fans than ‘Inception’ star Leonardo Di Caprio

HollywoodNews.com: He might not currently be winning any battles at the box office, but Nicolas Cage proved he’s the film fans’ favorite over Leonardo DiCaprio in Japan. Both stars touched down in Tokyo today for the Japanese premieres of ‘Inception’ and ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.’ But while dozens of fans waited[...]

‘Inception’ grosses $60 million opening weekend

By Scott Mendelson hollywoodnews.com: Playing like an old-fashioned general-audiences blockbuster, Chris Nolan’s Inception opened at the higher end of expectations with $60.4 million over the weekend. That’s a 2.79x weekend multiplier, which means that front-loading was moderate but not severe (the film actually rose a token amount from Friday to[...]

‘Inception’ opens with $21 million, Sorcerer’s Apprentice grosses $5 million (that’s what you get for opening on Wed!)

By Scott Mendelson hollywoodnews.com: Right in line with the highest expectations, Chris Nolan’s Inception pulled in $21.6 million on its first full day, including $3 million in midnight sneaks. Depending on whether it plays like a general-audiences hit or a frontloaded genre picture, it could do anywhere from $55 million[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: Buckle up for ‘Inception’

HollywoodNews.com: INCEPTION Finally, the wait is over. Warner Bros.’ Leonardo DiCaprio headliner “Inception” directed by “Dark Knight’s” Christopher Nolan finally unspools in over 3,800 locations. “Inception” follows Dom Cobb (DiCaprio) a master thief at stealing others’ dreams and a pivotal player in the world of corporate espionage. While he has[...]

Nicholas Cage confirms “Ghost Rider” sequel

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Didn’t stay up to watch “The Late, Late Show” with Craig Ferguson? Neither did we. But an insomniac scooper watched Nicolas Cage plugging Disney’s “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” last night and walked away with some “Ghost Rider” sequel news, which they promptly sent to ComingSoon.net. “There’s gonna be a new[...]

Jon Turtletaub says Disney dismissed 3-D “Sorcerer’s” idea

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: These days, it appears studios are tripping over themselves to produce the next 3-D movie … and reap the benefits of increased ticket prices. But according to a high-profile director, one major studio isn’t that interested in the 3-D fad just yet: Disney. Speaking at a press conference[...]
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