July 14, 2009 |
Universal Pictures will release a tamer version of its Sacha Baron Cohen comedy "Bruno" in Britain alongside the currently playing film in hopes of attracting a bigger audience that includes teens 15 and older. When Universal releases the toned-down "Bruno" on July 24, it will be the first time two versions of the same movie will be shown concurrently in Britain, said David Kosse, president of Universal Pictures International.
October 9, 2008 |
Suresh Joachim of Toronto and Claudia Wavra of Germany claim to have broken the world record for continuous movie watching after seeing 57 films in 123 hours in a plastic-glass house in New York's Times Square. A Guinness World Records spokesman said it appeared the duo had broken the record but said it would take two weeks to officially verify. The rules: Each movie had to be viewed until the last credit rolled, and competitors couldn't divert their eyes from the screen. They were allowed 10-minute breaks between movies.
January 4, 2008 |
Moviegoers were paying more in 2007, but that doesn't mean they were going more often. Box-office revenue in the U.S. and Canada climbed 4% to $9.7 billion, the second straight year of higher receipts after dismal results in 2005. But the rise came entirely from costlier ticket prices. Attendance was flat, according to research firm Media by Numbers. Moviegoers bought 1.
December 10, 2007 |
Sharing a movie, hearing the sound of laughter or sobs in a theater as well as seeing and sensing the reactions of others enhance the enjoyment of the movie for everyone, researchers have found. In two studies reported in the December issue of the Journal of Consumer Research, 57 volunteers in one, 40 in the other, watched a video clip.
November 30, 2007 |
This is the first of a new weekly feature that will project the weekend box-office performance and analyze marketing campaigns for movies opening and returning in theaters. -- With the only major release hitting theaters this week, the backers of the medical thriller "Awake" hope to catch the competition napping. It's been six months since a wide release had a weekend to itself, when that friendly beast "Shrek the Third" frightened off any challengers.
September 24, 2007 |
In "Resident Evil: Extinction," Milla Jovovich battles zombies, killer crows, a plague and an evil corporation. No wonder a batch of prestige fall films proved to be no competition for her at the weekend box office. The third installment of the "Resident Evil" trilogy, based on the popular video game, drew an estimated $24 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales to open atop the charts, Sony Pictures reported Sunday.