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February 15, 1998 | Steve Hochman
How will we know when "Titanic" sails past "Star Wars" as the all-time box-office champ? John Krier will tell us. He's president of Exhibitor Relations Co., the nation's leading film business research firm. His seven-plus decades of experience (he is in his 80s) is relied on not just for movie grosses, but also for analyzing moviegoing trends that match films to screens and even assist in the design of multiplexes. UNSINKABLE: "There's nothing to knock 'Titanic' off at the moment.
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June 16, 1998 | BURT A. FOLKART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
John Krier, the venerable follower of films whose figures bespoke box office triumphs and failures and whose personal prognostications could mean life or death in the wildly competitive movie rental market, has died. Krier died Saturday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of the complications of age. He was 89. Krier was a veteran leader in an industry in which even expensive productions often fail while low-budget, seemingly hopeless celluloid atrocities stay atop the heap for weeks.
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June 16, 1998 | BURT A. FOLKART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
John Krier, the venerable follower of films whose figures bespoke box office triumphs and failures and whose personal prognostications could mean life or death in the wildly competitive movie rental market, has died. Krier died Saturday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of the complications of age. He was 89. Krier was a veteran leader in an industry in which even expensive productions often fail while low-budget, seemingly hopeless celluloid atrocities stay atop the heap for weeks.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 1998 | Steve Hochman
How will we know when "Titanic" sails past "Star Wars" as the all-time box-office champ? John Krier will tell us. He's president of Exhibitor Relations Co., the nation's leading film business research firm. His seven-plus decades of experience (he is in his 80s) is relied on not just for movie grosses, but also for analyzing moviegoing trends that match films to screens and even assist in the design of multiplexes. UNSINKABLE: "There's nothing to knock 'Titanic' off at the moment.
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June 14, 1989 | DANIEL CERONE
In Concorde Pictures' upcoming "Bloodfist," world kick boxing champion Don (the Dragon) Wilson is nearly pounded into the ground by bad guys, but manages to bounce back and stay in the fight. Executives at Concorde and other independent distribution companies appreciate the Dragon's problem. Having had their knees buckled last year by a glut of films, financial takeovers and a vanishing video market, they are now looking at the studio-dominated summer schedule and wondering whether this fight even has room for them.
BUSINESS
June 23, 1991 | STEPHEN WEST, This story was compiled by Jonathan Peterson from reports by Times staff writers in Southern California and around the nation
Hits, not economic indicators, are the lifeblood of the film and music industries. Domestic film box-office revenue is down only 1.3% through mid-June compared to the previous year, while the record business has continued to grow. "The (film) industry as a whole has been down since Easter, but that's due to the quality of the pictures," said John Krier of Exhibitor Relations, which tracks box-office figures. Indeed, Hollywood is optimistic about the future.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 1990 | Associated Press
There are not many movies that get a round of applause even before they start, but "The Godfather Part III" pulled that extraordinary feat as the curtain went up in Los Angeles on its first public showing. In even better news for Paramount Pictures, which has invested at least $58 million in the highly anticipated sequel, the Wednesday screening produced robust applause as the final credits rolled.
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August 13, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The fall movie calendar is glutted with pictures--promising a feast for viewers and fierce competition among film distributors. Exhibitor Relations, a Los Angeles consulting firm, counts 34 movies set for September, compared with 20 a year ago. The October count is 49 vs. 24, and November looks like 21 vs. 20. But the numbers could change as companies try to squeeze in dozens of movies that don't yet have firm release dates.
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October 31, 1995 | ROBERT W. WELKOS and JUDY BRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite potentially damaging disclosures that its writer/director is a convicted child molester, the new Walt Disney film "Powder" placed second at the nation's box office over the weekend. The $10-million film grossed a higher-than-expected $7.1 million despite protests from the now-20-year-old victim, who urged the public to boycott the PG-13 movie.
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January 29, 1990 | From Times Staff Reports
The Super Bowl took a serious toll on business at the nation's movie theaters. "The major studios avoid this as an opening date, and grosses were off among the pictures already playing," said John Krier, president of Exhibitor Relations Inc., which collects box office results. Between Friday and Sunday, ticket sales to the popular "Born on the Fourth of July," starring Tom Cruise as a disillusioned Vietnam vet, dropped about 26% from the previous weekend.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 1989 | DANIEL CERONE
In Concorde Pictures' upcoming "Bloodfist," world kick boxing champion Don (the Dragon) Wilson is nearly pounded into the ground by bad guys, but manages to bounce back and stay in the fight. Executives at Concorde and other independent distribution companies appreciate the Dragon's problem. Having had their knees buckled last year by a glut of films, financial takeovers and a vanishing video market, they are now looking at the studio-dominated summer schedule and wondering whether this fight even has room for them.
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September 8, 1988 | Henry Rivero
There's nothing like a dose of unbearable heat to boost theater revenues: As temperatures climbed and theaters' air conditioners hummed, the per screen averages last weekend were the highest they have been in a while. The weather may not have been the only factor contributing to a particularly frenzied box office weekend, though.
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January 24, 1989 | NINA J. EASTON and SOURCE: Exhibitor Relations Co., Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The Super Bowl put a damper on business for the nation's theaters over the weekend. "Sunday receipts held the week's numbers down," said John Krier, president of Exhibitor Relations. Despite that, MGM/UA's "Rain Man" continued a strong showing, grossing $7 million at 1,509 theaters, an average of $4,641 per screen. Universal's "Twins" grossed $4.8 million at 1,640 theaters, an average of $2,940 per screen.
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