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May 6, 1999 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One exhibitor describes it as a "Disney-like ride" from beginning to end. Another exhibitor calls it a "people's movie, not a critic's movie." And another says he can't wait for the next episode to arrive in 2002. In short, theater owners were bursting with optimism after getting their first look at George Lucas' "Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace."
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February 10, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
The new romantic drama"The Vow"is poised to steal the hearts of moviegoers this weekend. The tear-jerker starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams could gross $35 million to $40 million in its debut, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys. Sony Pictures, whose Screen Gems label produced the film, is projecting a more conservative domestic opening of $28 million to $30 million. It should be a strong weekend at the multiplex, as three other new movies are also expected to bring in healthy ticket sales.
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BUSINESS
June 23, 1999 | GREG JOHNSON and GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Companies that are paying dearly for exclusive licenses to use "Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace" might be wondering if "Great Expectations" would make a better title for the box-office smash. It's too early to sort out winners and losers among the massive wave of "Star Wars"-licensed merchandise washing through restaurants, convenience stores and airport gift shops.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2012
A sinking ship, clashing lightsabers, talking clownfish: Some 2012 movies will look mighty familiar, with added dimension. Studios have converted several of their highest-grossing catalog titles to 3-D and are rereleasing them in theaters. The list includes James Cameron's Oscar-winning blockbuster weepie, "Titanic. " Young Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio are due back on the deck of the doomed luxury liner April 6, shortly before the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking. George Lucas will unspool the first "Star Wars" prequel, "Episode I: The Phantom Menace," in 3-D on Feb. 10, And on the heels of last year's surprise box-office hit "The Lion King 3-D" comes an updated version of the underwater adventure "Finding Nemo," due Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2012
A sinking ship, clashing lightsabers, talking clownfish: Some 2012 movies will look mighty familiar, with added dimension. Studios have converted several of their highest-grossing catalog titles to 3-D and are rereleasing them in theaters. The list includes James Cameron's Oscar-winning blockbuster weepie, "Titanic. " Young Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio are due back on the deck of the doomed luxury liner April 6, shortly before the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking. George Lucas will unspool the first "Star Wars" prequel, "Episode I: The Phantom Menace," in 3-D on Feb. 10, And on the heels of last year's surprise box-office hit "The Lion King 3-D" comes an updated version of the underwater adventure "Finding Nemo," due Sept.
BUSINESS
February 10, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
The new romantic drama"The Vow"is poised to steal the hearts of moviegoers this weekend. The tear-jerker starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams could gross $35 million to $40 million in its debut, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys. Sony Pictures, whose Screen Gems label produced the film, is projecting a more conservative domestic opening of $28 million to $30 million. It should be a strong weekend at the multiplex, as three other new movies are also expected to bring in healthy ticket sales.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 1999
Kenneth Turan reviews "Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace" . . . You've heard of it?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 1999
"Star Wars: Episode I--The Phantom Menace," sure, but what about the 288 other movies? They're all in Sneaks '99.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 1999
The five top-grossing films last weekend: 1. "Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace"; 2. "Notting Hill," starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, above; 3. "The Mummy"; 4. "Entrapment"; 5. "The Thirteenth Floor."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 1999 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Except for the remarkable "The Sixth Sense," the hottest summer on record is finally beginning to show some signs of cooling down. The weekend's three new films all opened on the mild side, with only the Mafia comedy "Mickey Blue Eyes," starring Hugh Grant, demonstrating any sparkle, mainly with older audiences. "Mickey" came in at an estimated $10.4 million in its 2,573-theater debut, placing third.
BUSINESS
June 23, 1999 | GREG JOHNSON and GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Companies that are paying dearly for exclusive licenses to use "Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace" might be wondering if "Great Expectations" would make a better title for the box-office smash. It's too early to sort out winners and losers among the massive wave of "Star Wars"-licensed merchandise washing through restaurants, convenience stores and airport gift shops.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 1999 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One exhibitor describes it as a "Disney-like ride" from beginning to end. Another exhibitor calls it a "people's movie, not a critic's movie." And another says he can't wait for the next episode to arrive in 2002. In short, theater owners were bursting with optimism after getting their first look at George Lucas' "Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 2002
"Spider-Man" turned in another amazing box office performance over the weekend, taking in an estimated $72 million. It grossed $200 million in its first nine days in theaters, beating a 1999 record set by "Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace." Story, F7
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