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.
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.
January 14, 1991 |
Video game revenue may surpass motion picture revenue as early as this year, game maker Nintendo says. Movie ticket sales in the United States fell from $5.03 billion in 1989 to $5.02 billion in 1990. At the same time, Nintendo said, the video game industry grew from $3.4 billion to $4 billion. Nintendo, a key participant in the Consumer Electronics show that closed Sunday, is projecting $4.7 billion in industry sales this year.