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box%20office%20ratings%20system Box Office: Is the Ratings System Helping or Hurting Movie Ticket Sales?Sundance Selects

Three of the films that opened this weekend provide interesting case studies for whether the ratings system is actually doing its job — that is, protecting kids from seeing content that’s too mature for them while freeing filmmakers to make whatever movies they like without fear of censorship.

There was this weekend’s box office winner, “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” whose R-rating was… Continue reading Box Office: Is the Ratings System Helping or Hurting Movie Ticket Sales?

loneranger Star Wars: Episode 7 Ticket Sales Expected to Ease Disneys Lone Ranger PainDisney

Star Wars: Episode VII” isn’t slated to hit theaters until summer 2015, but that isn’t stopping industry analysts from forecasting the film’s chances at the box office.

Not surprisingly, “Episode VII” is expected to do very, very well — to the tune of $ 1.2 billion in global ticket sales. Credit Suisse analyst Michael Senno came up with that figure, adding that $ 733 million… Continue reading 'Star Wars: Episode 7' Ticket Sales Expected to Ease Disney's 'Lone Ranger' Pain

  • 50. ‘Breaking Dawn: Part 2′

    <strong>What’s It About:</strong> Just in case you haven’t heard, Bella finally becomes a vampire, and this epic series comes to a close with a battle scene to end all battle scenes. <strong>Why We Love It:</strong> It’s nice to see a beloved franchise end with a bang rather than a whimper. Twi-hards loved this movie, and even the most cynical critic can appreciate the flick’s earnestness.

  • It looks like not everyone loves “The Artist.” According to the Telegraph, a “small number” of Liverpool filmgoers were so surprised to find that the Best Picture frontrunner was silent, they demanded their money back.

    “I thought it was really funny and laughed,” Nicola Shearer, a 25-year-old Liverpool resident going to see “The Artist” told the Telegraph after being reminded by theater personnel that the film was silent. “Of course, I… Continue reading 'The Artist' Refunds: Liverpool Ticket Buyers Unhappy After Discovering Oscar Favorite Is Silent

    harrypotter 530 Box Office Slump 2011: Ticket Sales Drop to 16 Year Lows, International Numbers Increase

    For Hollywood in 2011, it was the best of times and the worst of times. Internationally, the film business was booming: according to estimates, studios earned $ 13.53 billion overseas in 2011, an increase of 6 to 8 percent from 2010 and a new all-time record. Unfortunately, that success didn’t extend to U.S. shores: ticket sales dropped to 1.28 billion in 2011, the lowest total since… Continue reading Box Office Slump 2011: Ticket Sales Drop to 16 Year Lows, International Numbers Increase