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Studios used to slavishly target young males, considered the holy grail of a blockbuster movie openings. Now aspirational, stylish women have joined those ranks — they're already buying tickets to Sex & The City 2, which opens at 12:01 am Friday morning.
The next three months are without a doubt Hollywood's most important season, generating an average 42 percent of annual box office. And this summer promises to generate the biggest U.S. box office on record — we could see over $4 billion dollars in tickets sold.
Movie theaters are finally about to secure the financing they need to convert enough screens to 3-D to drive the next leg of box office growth.
Cramer highlights the movie industry’s resurgent revenue driver.
Hollywood had a huge year in 2009: the box office hit an unprecedented peak and ticket sales reached highs they haven't seen since 2004.
With Avatar opening at 12:01 am on Friday, everyone's waiting to see if the much-anticipated movie lives up to the hype, and how it performs at the box office. I got a sneak preview last week -- it certainly didn't disappoint me -- I was particularly wowed by the intricate, beautiful world James Cameron creates -- but we'll see if the live action-computer generated 3-D hybrid pulls everyone else in.
Cash-strapped, bargain shoppers are a great thing for Hollywood box office performance. This Thanksgiving weekend broke box office records — the highest-ever box office performance for the long five-day holiday weekend.
Vampires are the new black. They're cool, mysterious, appealing to all ages, and they (figuratively speaking) turn everything they touch into solid gold. Vampire-chic hit the mainstream when "Twilight" came out last year.
Today Disney is bringing an old story into a new high-tech dimension: "Disney's A Christmas Carol" is the widest digital 3-D release ever. Of the movie's 3,683 theaters in the US, 2,035 are 3-D, including 181 Imax screens. The movie is also opening this weekend in 18 countries around the world, with many of those screens in 3-D.
DreamWorks Animation showed some "Monster" strength in the third quarter, beating Wall Street projections with better than expected DVD sales and the ongoing performance of "Monsters vs. Aliens."
The day Michael Jackson fans from around the world have been waiting for is finally here. "This Is It" - the much debated, controversial and expensive concert-documentary film, compiled with footage of Jackson's final rehearsals - starts playing tonight, in 3500 theaters in the U.S. and simultaneous premiers in 16 cities across the globe.
At long last 3-D is finally rolling out to more theaters, which means great news for movie theater chains and studios who, with the technology, can charge more for tickets and pack theaters.
To fanboys across the country today is "Avatar Day": 20th Century Fox is giving a free, sneak peek at 16 minutes of James Cameron's much anticipated film. The movie doesn't come out until December 18, but needless to say, there's already incredible buzz.
With one day left in the quarter, the Dow and S&P ended in positive territory as fund managers snapped up winners in an attempt to embellish their portfolios.
It appears the sentencing of Bernard Madoff has restored at least some investor confidence to a nervous market. Should you play it for a relief rally?
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Consumer discretionary stocks are not only the worst performers today — and this week and this month — but 60 percent of the 18 discretionary stocks that reported earnings are down. So what is working in one of the worst groups right now?
Chesapeake Energy, Coach, Yahoo!, Sysco and more...Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
It's the "usual suspects" holding down the top three spots on Trading With The Stars. Jonathan Tucker and a very active Stephen Collins maintain a status quo by holding the first two positions. Jonathan has not made any transactions except for bonus bucks since 4/23, and Stephen had been active buying and selling and getting big gains on Advanced Energy--balanced by losses in C-Cor. James Cromwell continues to hold 3rd place.
Every year the movie theater companies and movie studios come together to go over the upcoming slate of films and figure out how to get more people buying movie tickets, their mutual goal. With global box office up 11% in 2006, the mood was positive. And the big sequels coming out this spring and summer -- Shrek, Pirates, Spiderman, Harry Potter -- are sparking confidence that 2007 will be the biggest box office yet, more than $10 billion -- yes BILLION -- domestic. But there are still plenty of issues plaguing the industry.