March 31, 2009
Sales in the U.S. and Canada: Note: A movie may be shown on more than one screen at each venue Source: Media by Numbers *--* Movie 3-day gross Venues Average Weeks Total (studio) (millions) per venue (millions) 1 Monsters $59.3 4,104 $14,454 1 $59.3 vs. Aliens (Paramount/ DreamWorks) 2 The Haunting in $23.0 2,732 $8,420 1 $23.0 Connecticut (Lionsgate) 3 Knowing (Summit) $14.7 3,337 $4,406 2 $46.2 4 I Love You, Man $12.7 2,717 $4,664 2 $37.1 (Paramount) 5 Duplicity $7.7 2,579 $2,975 2 $25.
May 7, 2012 |
The announcement of the Tony Award nominations last Tuesday gave a box-office boost to "Once," the new musical whose 11 nominations make it the early Tony frontrunner this year. " Once ," which is playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York, saw its box-office gross for the week ending May 6 rise to $707,302 from $609,412 in the previous week, according to data provided by the Broadway League. The musical's attendance rose more than 9% from the previous week to reach 93% capacity.
March 3, 2013 |
Warner Bros.' New Line division may be let down over the underwhelming opening of its big-budget "Jack the Giant Slayer," but the company has something to celebrate: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" crossed the $1-billion milestone Sunday. The first in Peter Jackson's 3-D film trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien's 1937 kids novel is the 15th film to gross more than $1 billion worldwide at the box office. The filmmaker's "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" is also a member of the club, as the 2003 release ended up with a staggering worldwide tally of $1.1 billion.
December 28, 2010 |
If Hollywood learned anything at the box office in 2010, it's to be grateful for the higher price charged for 3-D movie tickets. Total movie ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada are projected to end the year slightly below last year's record of $10.6 billion. Many in the movie industry consider that good news, given the tough economy and the way the industry's revenue can swing widely based on the popularity of its releases. But from another angle the picture is more troubling.
March 24, 1992 |
"Basic Instinct," "Wayne's World" and "My Cousin Vinny" powered the box office to its highest level in weeks, but overall it still lags behind last year. "Basic Instinct" pushed "Wayne's World" out of the first-place position after five weeks there. "Vinny," starring Joe Pesci, showed staying power, while "Lawnmower Man" business dropped about 30%. * Woody Allen's "Shadows and Fog" and a multistar comedy, "Noises Off," opened to so-so business.
March 5, 1989 |
TODAY MANY doctors have entered the cosmetics business, selling non-prescription skin-care products right in their offices. Like beauty advisers in department stores, dermatologists and plastic surgeons are now recommending lines of cleansers, astringents and moisturizers. Some physicians formulate their products, others add their labels to existing generics, and still others sell brand-name items designed specifically for sale in doctors' offices.