The 3D movie’s performance surpassed expectations and beat new Adam Sandler comedy “Jack and Jill” plus another strong showing for animated film “Puss in Boots,” according to studio estimates released on Sunday.
This weekend’s box-office battle pits brawny Greek gods against a double dose of Adam Sandler.
Big-budget action movie “Immortals,” a tale of warfare set in ancient Greece, may bring a win to independent studio Relativity Media. The studio projects domestic ticket sales around $25 million or $26 million for the weekend. Comedian Sandler plays both title characters in another new release, “Jack and Jill.” Distributor Sony Pictures expects U.S. and Canadian box-office receipts in the low-to-mid $20 million range.
Nov 10 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co unveiled strong
results that trumped Wall Street’s expectations as advertisers
spent more at cable networks like ESPN and consumers kept going
to theme parks despite a rough economy.
The operator of networks ESPN and ABC, a movie studio and
theme parks reported a better-than-expected 7 percent gain in
fiscal fourth-quarter revenue and a 30 percent jump in net
income, spurring a 2.5 percent gain in its shares.
Nov 10 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co reported higher
quarterly revenue that beat analyst expectations as advertising
rose at the company’s cable networks and theme park revenue
increased despite the tough economy.
Shares of the company rose 2.5 percent to $35.50 after
hours, up from an earlier close of $34.64 on the New York Stock
LOS ANGELES, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co will
seek to reassure Wall Street that global economic woes have not
hurt its nearly $11 billion parks and resorts business or held
back an advertising rebound at ESPN and its other cable
Disney is expected once again to deliver a solid quarter led
by growth at the media and parks divisions when the company
releases results on Thursday.
“Puss in Boots” snatched the domestic box office title from a band of working-class thieves in the new Eddie Murphy action-comedy “Tower Heist,” studio estimates released on Sunday showed.
“Puss in Boots,” an animated spinoff from the blockbuster “Shrek” movies, nabbed an estimated $48 million in global ticket sales during its second weekend in theaters. That included an unexpectedly strong $33 million from U.S. and Canadian theaters, putting the 3D family film in first place domestically for the second week in a row.
LOS ANGELES, Nov 6 (Reuters) – “Puss in Boots” snatched the
domestic box office title from a band of working-class thieves
in the new Eddie Murphy action-comedy “Tower Heist,” studio
estimates released on Sunday showed.
“Puss in Boots,” an animated spinoff from the blockbuster
“Shrek” movies, nabbed an estimated $48 million in global
ticket sales during its second weekend in theaters.
“Tower Heist,” an Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller comic caper, is poised to run away with the box-office crown this weekend.
Distributor Universal Pictures projects U.S. and Canadian ticket sales in the neighborhood of $25 million to $30 million for the movie about Manhattan high-rise residents who seek to recoup losses from a Wall Street swindler. That should beat the other big new release, the third installment from goofy, pot-smoking duo Harold & Kumar. “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” is expected to ring up $15 million to $18 million at domestic theaters, according to distributor Warner Bros.
LOS ANGELES, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Animated movie “Puss in
Boots” landed on its feet with a $51 million global debut over
the weekend and likely set a Halloween weekend record for a
domestic opening, according to studio estimates released on
The big-budget 3D spinoff from the blockbuster “Shrek”
series took top domestic box-office honors, while the new
Steven Spielberg-directed “The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret
of the Unicorn” performed strong in international markets.
Current season episodes of “Gossip Girl,” “The Vampire Diaries” and other CW television network shows are coming to online video site Hulu.
The network, a joint venture between CBS and Warner Bros., reached a five-year deal to bring its drama and reality programming to the free, ad-supported Hulu site and the Hulu Plus subscription service. The five most recent episodes will be available the day after broadcast on Hulu Plus, which will be the only online subscription service to carry in-season episodes. (Netflix just inked a deal for streaming of past-season CW shows). On the free Hulu website, five episodes will be available eight days after they air.