Monday, June 21, 2010

“AREA MOVIE GUIDE - Reporter” plus 3 more

“AREA MOVIE GUIDE - Reporter” plus 3 more


AREA MOVIE GUIDE - Reporter

Posted: 21 Jun 2010 02:49 AM PDT

NOTE: The following is a listing of films as supplied by movie theaters through Thursday, June 24 . All schedules are subject to last-minute changes by the movie theaters.











NOTE: The following is a listing of films as supplied by movie theaters. All schedules are subject to last-minute changes by the movie theaters. Please call the theater or check online before making plans.



 AMC 309 CINEMA


Routes 309 and 63, Horsham Township,

(888) AMC-4FUN

IRON MAN 2 (PG-13)

Fri.-Sun.: 10:55 a.m., 1:25, 4:35, 7:30, 10:10 Mon.-Thu.: 1:30, 4:25, 7:15, 10

LETTERS TO JULIET (PG)

Fri.-Sun.: 11 a.m., 1:25, 4:30, 7:30, 10:15 Mon.-Thu.: 1:25, 4:35, 7, 9:45

SEX AND THE CITY 2 (R)

Fri.-Sun.: 10:45 a.m., noon, 1:45, 3:15, 4:50, 6:30, 8, 9:45 Mon.-Thu.: 1:45, 3:15, 4:45, 6:20, 8, 9:30

PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME (PG-13)

Fri.-Sun.: 11:20 a.m., 1:40, 4:20, 6:45, 9:20 Mon.-Thu.: 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 10:05

MARMADUKE (PG)

Fri.-Sun.: 11:20 a.m., 1:40, 4:20, 6:45, 9:20 Mon.-Thu.: 1:40, 4:20, 6:45, 9:20

THE A-TEAM (PG-13)

Fri.-Sun.: 11:30 a.m., 12:50, 2:45, 4, 5:45, 7:10, 8:30, 9:55 Mon.-Thu.: 1:20, 2:45, 4, 5:45, 6:55, 8:30, 9:50

JONAH HEX (PG-13)

Fri.-Sun.: 11:10 a.m., 1:15, 3:25, 5:30, 7:50, 10 Mon.-Thu.: 1:15, 3:25, 5:30, 7:50, 9:55

AMBLER THEATER

108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, (215) 345-7855

www.amblertheater.org

PLEASE GIVE (R)

Fri.: 4:30, 7 Sat.: 1:45, 4:30, 7 Sun.: 1:45, 7 Mon.: 4:30, 9 Tue.: 4:30, 7 Wed.: 1:45, 4:30 Thu.: 7

CITY ISLAND (PG-13)

Fri.-Sun.: 4:30 Mon.-Wed.: 4:30 Thu.: 9:05

THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES (R)

Fri.: 7, 9:30 Sat: 1:45, 7 Sun.: 1:45, 7 Mon.: 4:15 Tue.: 7, 9:30 Wed.: 1:45, 4:15, 7, 9:30 Thu.: 4:15

SOLITARY MAN (R)

Fri.: 4:30, 7, 9:15 Sat. 1:45, 4:30, 7, 9:15 Sun.: 1:45, 4:30, 7 Mon.: 7 Tue.: 4:30, 7, 9:05 Wed.: 1:45, 4:30, 7,9:05 Thu.: 4:30, 7

THE SQUARE (R)

Fri.-Sat.: 9:15 Sun.: 4:30 Mon.-Tue.: 9 Wed.: 7 Thu.: 4:30, 9

JAWS (1975)

Mon.: 7

ROMAN HOLIDAY (1953)

Thu.: 7

COUNTY THEATER

20 E. State St., Doylestown,

(215) 348-FILM

www.countytheater.org

CITY ISLAND (PG-13)

Fri.-Sat.: 4:30, 9:15 Sun.: 4:30 Mon.: 9:05 Tue.: 9:30 Thu.: 4:30 Thu.: 9:30

PLEASE GIVE (R)

Fri.: 7 Sat.-Sun.: 2, 7 Mon.: 7 Tue.: 4:30 Wed.: 2, 9:30 Thu.: 4

ROMAN HOLIDAY (1953)

Tue.: 7

JAWS (PG) (1975)

Wed.: 7

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (R)

Mon.: 4 Wed.: 4

SOLITARY MAN (R)

Fri.: 4:30, 7, 9:15 Sat.: 2, 4:30, 7, 9:15 Sun.: 2, 4:30, 7 Mon.-Tue.: 4:30, 7, 9:05 Wed.: 2, 7, 9:05 Thu.: 4, 8

 FRANK THEATRES

MONTGOMERYVILLE STADIUM 12


750 Montgomery Glen Drive at Routes 202, 309, 463, Montgomery Township,

(215) 855-1312

wwwfranktheatre.com

CITY ISLAND (PG-13)

Fri.-Thu.: 3:40, 9:40

ROBIN HOOD (PG-13)

Fri.-Thu.: 12:40, 6:40

SHREK FOREVER AFTER (PG)

Fri.-Thu.: 11:40 a.m., 2:10, 4:20, 6:50

SHREK FOREVER AFTER 3D (PG)

Fri.-Thu.: 12:10m 2:40, 5:05, 7:20, 9:35

SPLICE (R)

Fri.-Thu.: 9:10

GET HIM TO THE GREEK (R)

Fri.-Thu.: 11:50 a.m., 2:20, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10

KILLERS (PG-13)

Fri.-Thu.: 12:30, 2:50, 5:15, 7:35, 9:55

KARATE KID (PG)

Fri.-Thu.: 12:20, 12:50, 3:20, 3:50, 6:20, 6:55, 9:20, 9:55

TOY STORY 3 (G)

Fri.-Thu.: 12:30, 3, 6:30, 9

TOY STORY 3 (3D) (G)

Fri.-Thu.: 11:30 a.m., noon, 2, 2:30, 4:30, 5, 7, 7:30, 9:30, 10

 GRAND THEATER

252 Main St., East Greenville,

(215) 679-4300

www.thegrandtheater.org

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID (PG)

Fri.-Sun.: 2 Wed.: 2

IRON MAN 2 (PG-13)

Fri.-Sat.: 7, 9:20 Sun.: 4, 7 Mon.-Thu.: 7

 REGAL CINEMAS

PLYMOUTH MEETING 10


1011 Ridge Pike, Plymouth Meeting,

(610) 940-3893

www.regalcinemas.com

LETTERS TO JULIET (PG)

Fri.-Thu.: 1:40, 7:20

SEX AND THE CITY 2 (R)

Fri.-Thu.: 2:30, 6:40, 10

PRINCE OF PERSIA: SANDS OF TIME (PG-13)

Fri.Thu.: 1:10, 4:30, 7:40, 10:30

MARMADUKE (PG)

Fri.-Thu.: 1:30, 2:10, 4, 4:50, 6:30, 7:10, 9, 9:30, 10:15

PLEASE GIVE (R)

Fri.-Thu.: 4:20, 9:45

IRON MAN 2 (PG-13)

Fri.-Thu.: 1, 3:50, 6:50, 9:40

KNIGHT AND DAY (PG-13)

Sat.: 7:30

JONAH HEX (PG-13)

Fri.-Thu.: 2, 5, 7:50, 10:10

THE A-TEAM (PG-13)

Fri.-Thu.: 1:20, 1:50, 2:20, 4:40, 5:10, 7, 7:30, 8, 9:50, 10:20

 AMC PLYMOUTH MEETING MALL 12

Plymouth Meeting Mall, Germantown Pike West, Plymouth Township,

(610) 397-0784

www.amctheatres.com

DATE NIGHT (PG-13)

Fri.-Sun.: 9:20 a.m., 2:30, 7:15 Mon.-Tue.: 2:40, 7:25

JUST WRIGHT (PG)

Fri.-Sun.: noon, 4:45, 9:25, Mon.-Tu.: 12:05, 4:55, 9:35 Mon.-Thu.: 2:20, 4:45, 7:10, 9:35

ROBIN HOOD (PG-13)

Fri.-Tue.: 1:35, 7:10

SHREK FOREVER AFTER 3D (PG)

Fri.-Sun.: 9:40 a.m., 12:05, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50 Mon.-Thu.: 12:05, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50

KILLERS (PG-13)

Fri.-Sun.:10:25 a.m., 12:50, 3:15, 5:35, 8, 10:25 Mon.-Thu.: 12:20, 2:45, 5:20, 7:45, 10:10

GET HIM TO THE GREEK (R)

Fri.-Sun.: 9:45, 10:50 a.m.,12:15, 1:40, 2:50, 4:10, 5:15, 6:50, 7:50, 9:30, 10:25 Mon.: 12:15, 1:40, 2:50, 4:10, 5:45, 6:50, 8:15, 9:45 Tue.: 12:15, 1:40, 2:50, 4:10, 5:45, 6:50, 9:45

THE KARATE KID (PG)

Fri.-Sun.: 10:05 a.m., 12:10, 1:10, 3:20, 4:20, 6:30, 7:30, 9:40 , 10:40 Mon.-Thu.: 12:10, 1, 3:20, 4:05, 6:30, 7:15, 9:40, 10:15

SPLICE (R)

Fri.-Sun.: 11 a.m., 4:40, 10:15 Mon.-Tue.: 4:40, 10:15

IMAGINE THAT (PG)

Tue.: 10 a.m.

TOY STORY 3 (G)

Fri.-Sun.: 10, 10:45, 11:30 a.m., 12:45, 1:30, 2:15, 3:30, 4:15, 5, 6:15, 7, 7:45, 9, 9:45, 10:30 Mon.: 12:45, 1:30, 3, 3:30, 4:15, 5:30, 6:15, 7, 8:30, 9, 9:30 Tue.: noon, 12:45, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 5, 5:30, 6:15, 7:30, 8:30, 9, 10 Wed.-Thu.: 12:45, 1:30, 3, 3:30, 4:15, 5:30, 6:15, 7, 8:30, 9, 9:30

TOY STORY 3 3D (G)

Fri.-Sun.: 9:15 a.m., noon, 2:45, 5:30, 8:15, 10:45 Mon.: noon, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Tue.: 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:30 Wed.-Thu.: noon, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10

THE BIG FOUR: METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX (NR)

Tue.: 7:30 Thu.: 7:30

REGAL CINEMAS KING OF

PRUSSIA STADIUM 16


300 Goddard Blvd., King of Prussia,

(610) 337-0282

www.regalcinemas.com

IRON MAN 2 (PG-13)

Fri.-Thu.: 6:45, 9:55

SHREK FOREVER AFTER 3D (PG)

Fri.-Sun.: 10:40 a.m., 1:30, 4:15, 6:40, 9:30 Mon.-Thu.: 1:30, 4:15, 6:40, 9:30

ISEX AND THE CITY 2 (R)

Fri.-Thu.: 11:20 a.m., 3, 6:20, 9:30

PRINCE OF PERSIA: SANDS OF TIME (PG-13)

Fri.-Thu.: 11:10 a.m., 2:20, 7:45

KILLERS (PG-13)

Fri.-Mon.: 11:15 a.m., 2, 4:30, 7:15, 9:45 Tue.-Thu.: 11:15 a.m., 2, 4:30

SPLICE (R)

Fri.-Thu.: 5, 10:35

GET HIM TO THE GREEK (R)

Fri.-Thu.: 11:40 a.m., 2:30, 5:10, 8:10, 10:45

THE KARATE KID (PG)

Fri.-Thu.: 12:20, 12:50, 3:30, 4, 6:50, 7:20, 10, 10:30

THE A-TEAM (PG-13)

Fri.-Sat.: 10:50 a.m., 1:20, 1:50, 4:10, 4:40, 7:10, 7:40,9:50, 10:20 Sun.: 10:50 a.m., 1:20, 1:50, 4:10, 4:40, 7:10, 7:40, 9:50, 10:20 Mon.: 1:20, 1:50, 4:10, 4:40, 7:10, 7:40, 9:50, 10:20 Tue.-Thu.: 1:20, 1:50, 4:10, 4:40, 7:10, 7:40, 10:20

JONAH HEX (PG-13)

Fri.-Sat.: 1, 3:20, 5:30, 7:50, 10:15, 12:10 Sun.: 1, 3:20, 5:30, 7:50, 10:15 Mon.-Thu.: 1, 3:20, 5:30, 7:50, 10:15

MARMADUKE (PG)

Fri.-Thu.: 11:05 a.m., 1:35, 4:05

IMAX: TOY STORY 3 (3D) (G)

Fri.-Thu.: 11 a.m., 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40, midnight Sun.-Thu.: 11 a.m., 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40

TOY STORY 3 (3D) (G)

Fri.-Sat.: 11:30 a.m., 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10 Sun.: 11:30 a.m., 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10

TOY STORY 3 (G)

Fri.-Sat.: 10:30 a.m., noon, 12:30, 1:10, 2:40, 3:10, 3:50, 5:20, 5:45, 6:30, 8, 8:20, 9:10, 10:40, 11, 11:30 Sun.-Thu.: noon, 12:30, 1:10, 2:40, 3:10, 3:50, 5:20, 5:45, 6:30, 8, 8:20, 9:10, 10:40

 REGAL CINEMAS

BARN PLAZA STADIUM 14


1745 Easton Road (215) 491-1840

www.regalcinemas.com

IRON MAN 2 (PG-13)

Fri.-Thu.: 12:20, 3:50, 6:55, 9:50

SEX AND THE CITY 2 (R)

Fri.-Thu.: 12:10, 3:20, 6:50, 10

SHREK FOREVER AFTER (PG)

Fri.-Thu.: 11:20 a.m., 2, 4:40, 7:15, 9:35

PRINCE OF PERSIA: SANDS OF TIME (PG-13)

Fri.-Thu.: 11:05 a.m., 4:15, 9:45

MARMADUKE (PG)

Fri.-Thu.: 1:55, 7:05

GET HIM TO THE GREEK (R)

Fri.-Thu.: 11:50 a.m., 2:30, 5:20, 7:55, 10:30

KILLERS (PG-13)

Fri.-Thu.: 11:35 a.m., 2:10, 4:45, 7:25, 9:55

THE A-TEAM (PG-13)

Fri.-Thu.: 11, 11:30 .m., 1:50, 2:20, 4:30, 5, 7:20, 7:50, 10:05, 10:35

THE KARATE KID (PG)

Fri.-Thu.: noon, 12:50, 3:40, 4:10, 7:10, 7:40, 10:20

TOY STORY 3 (G)

Fri.-Thu.: 11:10, 11:40 a.m., 1:45, 2:15, 4:20, 4:50, 7, 7:30, 9:40, 10:10

RAAVAN (NR)

Fri.-Thu.: 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30

JONAH HEX (PG013)'

Fri.-Thu.: 12:15, 2:40, 5:20, 8, 10:15

  REGAL CINEMAS

MARKETPLACE 24


180 Mill Road, Oaks, (610) 666-6564

www.regalcinemas.com

IRON MAN 2 (PG-13)

Fri.-Thu.: 11:20 a.m., 2:20, 5:20, 8:10, 11

LETTERS TO JULIET (PG)

Fri.-Thu.: 12:40, 3:10, 5:45, 8:15, 10:45

SHREK FOREVER AFTER (PG)

Fri.-Thu.: 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:15, 9:40

PRINCE OF PERSIA: SANDS OF TIME (PG-13)

Fri.-Thu.: 11:35 a.m., 2:25, 5:05, 7:40, 10:20

SPLICE (R)

Fri.-Thu.: 12:10, 2:35, 5:10, 7:35, 10:05

GET HIM TO THE GREEK (R)

Fri.-Thu.: 11 a.m., 12:25, 1:40, 2:55, 4:20, 5:25, 7:05, 7:55, 9:55, 10:35

KILLERS (PG-13)

Fri.-Tue.: 11:45 a.m., 2:10, 4:30, 6:55, 9:15

MARMADUKE (PG)

Fri.: 11:25 a.m., 1:45, 4:10, 6:35, 8:45 Sat.: 11:25 a.m., 1:45, 4:10 Sun.-Thu.: 11:25 a.m., 1:45, 4:10, 6:35, 8:45

THE KARATE KID (PG)

Fri.-Mon.: 10:55 a.m., noon, 1, 1:55, 3:30, 4:15, 4:55, 6:40, 7:20, 8, 9:45, 10:30, 11 Tue.-Thu.: noon, 1, 1:55, 3:30, 4:15, 4:55, 6:40, 7:20, 8, 9:45, 10:30, 11

THE A-TEAM (PG-13)

Fri.-Mon.: 11:30 a.m., 12:20, 1:30, 2:05, 3, 4:05, 4:40, 5:40, 6:45, 7:30, 8:20, 9:30, 10:15, 10:55 Tue.-Thu.: 11:30 a.m., 12:20, 1:30, 2:05, 3, 4:05, 4:40, 5:40, 7:30, 8:20, 9:30, 10:15, 10:55

KNIGHT AND DAY (PG-13)

Sat.: 7:30

RAAVAN (NR)

Fri.-Thu.: 12:30, 3:40, 6:50, 9:50

TOY STORY 3 (3D) (G)

Fri.-Sat.: 10:45, 11:40 a.m., 1:20, 2:15, 3:55, 4:50, 6:30, 7:25, 9:05, 10, 11:40 Sun.-Tue.: 10:45, 11:40 a.m., 1:20, 2:15, 3:55, 4:50, 6:30, 7:25, 9:05, 10 Wed.-Thu.: 11:40 a.m., 2:15, 4:50, 7:25, 10

TOY STORY 3 (G)

Fri.-Sat.: 10:45, 11:40 a.m., 1:20, 2:15, 3:55, 4:50, 6:30, 7:25, 9:05, 10, 11:40 Sun.-Tue.: 10:45, 11:40 a.m., 1:20, 2:15, 3:55, 4:50, 6:30, 7:25, 9:05, 10 Wed.-Thu.: 11:40 a.m., 2:15, 4:50, 7:25, 10

MUPPETS FROM SPACE (G)

Tue.-Wed.: 10

JONAH HEX (PG-13)

Fri.-Sat.: 10:50, 11:50 a.m., 12:50, 2, 2:50, 4, 5, 6, 7:10, 8:05, 9:20, 10:10, 11:30 Sun.-Thu.: 10:50, 11:50 a.m., 12:50, 2, 2:50, 4, 5, 6, 7:10, 8:05, 9:20, 10:10

PLANET 51 (PG)

Tue.-Wed.: 10

SEX AND THE CITY 2 (R)

Fri.-Thu.: 1:25, 4:35, 7:45, 10:50

ROBIN HOOD (PG-13)

Fri.-Tue.: 11:55 a.m., 3:05, 6:25, 9:25

 REGAL CINEMA

Richland Crossing 12


185 North West End Blvd., Quakertown

(215)536-7700

IRON MAN 2 (PG-13)

Fri.-Thu.: 12:40, 4:40, 7:45, 10:35

SHREK FOREVER AFTER (PG)

Fri.-Thu.: 11:20 a.m., 1:50, 4:30, 7:15, 9:50

SEX AND THE CITY 2 (R)

Fri.-Tue.: 11:10 a.m., 3, 6:50, 10

PRINCE OF PERSIA: SANDS OF TIME (PG-13)

Fri.-Thu.: 12:15, 3:50, 5, 7:40, 10:25

GET HIM TO THE GREEK (R)

Fri.-Thu.: 11:50 a.m., 2:20, 5:20, 8:10, 10:45

KILLERS (PG-13)

Fri.-Thu.: 12:10, 2:30, 5, 7:40, 10:25

MARMADUKE, (PG)

Fri.-Thu.: 11:40 a.m., 2, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10

THE A-TEAM (PG-13)

Fri.-Thu.: 12:30, 4, 7:20, 10:20

THE KARATE KID (PG)

Fri.-Mon.: noon, 3:10, 7:10, 10:15 Tue.-Thu.: noon, 7:10

JONAH HEX (PG-13)

Fri.-Thu.: 12:20, 2:40, 5:10, 7:50, 10:30

TOY STORY 3 (G)

Fri.-Thu.: 11, 11:30 a.m., 1:40, 2:10, 4:20, 4:50, 7, 7:30, 9:40, 10:10

 REGAL CINEMAS

WARRINGTON CROSSING 22


104 Easton Road, Warrington,

(215) 918-1667

www.regalcinemas.com

LETTERS TO JULIET (PG)

Fri.-Sun.: 10:45 a.m., 1:15, 3:55, 6:35, 9:25 Mon.-Thu.: 1:15, 3:55, 6:35, 9:25

ROBIN HOOD (PG-13)

Fri.-Thu.: 12:15, 6:15

IRON MAN 2 (PG-13)

Fri.-Sun.: 10:35 a.m., 1:20, 4:10, 7:15, 10:15 Mon.-Thu.: 1:20, 4:10, 7:15, 10:15

SHREK FOREVER AFTER 3D (PG)

SHREK FOREVER AFTER (PG)

Fri.-Thu.: 12:20, 2:45, 5:10, 7:40, 10:05

SEX AND THE CITY 2 (R)

Fri.-Thu.: 11:35 a.m., 3, 6:20, 9:35

PRINCE OF PERSIA: SANDS OF TIME (PG-13)

Fri.-Thu.: 10:55 a.m., 1:35, 4:15, 7:05, 9:45

KILLERS (PG-13)

Fri.-Thu.: 12:45, 3:45, 6:25, 9

SPLICE (R)

Fri.-Thu.: 12:10, 2:50, 5:15, 7:55, 10:30 Thu.: 12:10, 2:50

GET HIM TO THE GREEK (R)

Fri.-Thu.: 11:05, 11:45 a.m., 1:45, 2:35, 4:35, 5:25, 7:25, 8:05, 9:55, 10:35

MARMADUKE (PG)

Fri.-Thu.: 11:40 a.m., 2:05, 4:25, 6:45, 9:05

PLEASE GIVE (R)

Fri.-Thu.: 3:35, 9:15

KNIGHT AND DAY (PG-13)

Sat.: 7:30

KARATE KID (PG)

Fri.-Thu.: 11:10, 11:50 a.m., 12:50, 2:30, 3:20, 4, 6:10, 6:40, 7:10, 9:20, 9:50, 10:20

THE A-TEAM (PG-13)

Fri.-Sun.: 10:40, 11:20 a.m., 12:40, 1:30, 2, 3:40, 4:30, 5, 6:50, 7:20, 7:50, 9:30, 10, 10:30 Mon.: 11:20 a.m., 12:40, 1:30, 2, 3:40, 4:30, 5, 6:50, 7:20, 7:50, 9:30, 10, 10:30 Tue.-Wed.: 11:20 a.m., 12:40, 1:30, 2, 3:40, 4:30, 5, 7:20, 7:50, 9:30, 10, 10:30 Thu.: 11:20 a.m., 12:40, 1:30, 2, 3:40, 4:30, 5, 6:50, 7:20, 7:50, 9:30, 10, 10:30

TOY STORY 3 (G)

Fri.-Sun.: 10:30, 11:30 a.m., 1:10, 2:10, 3:50, 4:50, 6:30, 7:30, 9:10, 10:10 Mon.-Thu.: 11:30 a.m., 1:10, 2:10, 3:50, 4:50, 6:30, 7:30, 9:10, 10:10

JONAH HEX (PG-13)

Fri.-Sun.: 10:50 a.m., 1, 3:10, 5:40, 8:10, 10:25 Mon.-Thu.: 1, 3:10, 5:40, 8:10, 10:25

TOY STORY 3 (3D) (G)

Fri.-Thu.: 11 a.m., noon, 1:40, 2:40, 4:20, 5:20, 7, 8, 9:40, 10:40

Five Filters featured article: Headshot - Propaganda, State Religion and the Attack On the Gaza Peace Flotilla. Available tools: PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS, Term Extraction.



image

'Toy Story 3' is Pixar's biggest opening, but will it be Pixar's most successful movie? - Los Angeles Times

Posted: 21 Jun 2010 01:23 AM PDT

TS3b "Toy Story 3" had the biggest opening day of all time for an animated film -- but not the biggest-ever opening weekend.

Within a few weeks, a comparison of its $41-million Friday to its estimated $109-million weekend could be a meaningless blip in the context of an awesome box-office run. Or it could be the first indication of a relatively short life in theaters for a Pixar movie.

In the past, Pixar pictures ultimately have grossed, on average, slightly more than four times their opening-weekend take in the U.S. and Canada. If the same holds true for "Toy Story 3," it will end up at about $450 million. That's more than $100 million higher than "Finding Nemo," previously the biggest Pixar movie, and just a bit above the most successful animated movie of all time, "Shrek 2," which finished its domestic run at $441 million (grosses are not adjusted for inflation).

All indications are that word-of-mouth, usually the most important driver of a movie's box-office longevity, is fantastic. The average audience grade was A, according to market research firm CinemaScore, and reviews were uniformly positive. Studies of Twitter traffic conducted by Walt Disney Studios indicated that enthusiasm among some fans was so high that they had already seen "Toy Story 3" twice.

"I believe this will ultimately not only be the highest opening for a Pixar film, but the highest total gross," said Chuck Viane, Disney president of distribution.

The reason the record opening day for "Toy Story 3" didn't translate to a record weekend, however, was that ticket sales declined from Friday to Saturday, which was unusual for an animated family film. Much of that can be attributed to the nearly $4 million that the movie grossed in midnight shows early Friday morning. It's extremely rare for an animated picture to get any money from late-night screenings, but "Toy Story 3" drew a significant crowd of adult fans loyal to the 15-year-old franchise.

Even without the midnight shows, however, the $37-million Saturday gross of "Toy Story 3" was essentially flat compared with Friday. Every previous Pixar movie save one has seen a rise in ticket sales on its second day in theaters. The exception, "Wall-E," ultimately grossed 3 1/2 times its opening-weekend take -- an excellent ratio for most movies but the lowest ever for Pixar.

"Toy Story 3" faces an additional challenge in that it will lose many of its 3-D theaters, which have accounted for about 60% of the movie's opening-weekend gross, in two weeks when "The Last Airbender" opens -- and even more theaters the week after that, when "Despicable Me" debuts.

Of course, it's normal for sequels to well-known series to garner a higher proportion of their box-office revenue on opening weekend, since audiences know what they're getting and don't need to wait to hear the buzz. Even if "Toy Story 3" has a short run for a Pixar film, it's virtually certain to gross more than $300 million in the U.S. and Canada and about the same amount or more overseas, making it a success by any measure.

For more on the opening on "Toy Story 3," "Jonah Hex" and "Cyrus," see our initial box office post.

Here are the top 10 movies at the domestic box office this weekend according to studio estimates and Hollywood.com:

Five Filters featured article: Headshot - Propaganda, State Religion and the Attack On the Gaza Peace Flotilla. Available tools: PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS, Term Extraction.



image

This posting includes an audio/video/photo media file: Download Now

Prince Theater Opens Screens For Regular Movie Showings - KYW News radio

Posted: 21 Jun 2010 03:10 AM PDT

 

by KYW's Hadas Kuznits

The Prince Music Theater on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia will no longer be used just from Film Festivals and premieres. 

Marjorie Samoff, president of the Prince Music Theater, says this summer, she hopes more people will stop on in:

"We're opening as a first-run movie venue and we'll be showing first-run movies in a first class theater right in the heart of center city, all summer long."

She says they're starting to run regular showings at the Prince, starting with the newest Toy Story movie, which is great news for center city residents who love to go to the movies:

"Well, to be accurate, the Roxy shows first-run movies, but right in center city, we're the only one. I think it's the first major Disney release to show in center city since the old Sam Eric closed in 2002."

Five Filters featured article: Headshot - Propaganda, State Religion and the Attack On the Gaza Peace Flotilla. Available tools: PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS, Term Extraction.



image

This posting includes an audio/video/photo media file: Download Now

Which movie topped the box office over the weekend? - Star-Press

Posted: 21 Jun 2010 03:32 AM PDT

(2 of 2)

"Disney-Pixar is the best box-office insurance policy you can have," said Paul Dergarabedian, box-office analyst for Hollywood.com. "It's a brand that just resonates with audiences. If they go to a Pixar movie, they know they're going to be entertained. They're going to have a great time and also get a message. There's always a positive lesson you walk away with."

The film gave a nice boost to Hollywood, whose overall receipts had lagged in May. Domestic revenues totaled $198 million, up 31 percent from the same weekend last year, when "The Proposal" led with $33.6 million.

"Toy Story 3" continued Hollywood's streak of 3-D hits. The 3-D version of the film accounted for 60 percent of revenues, though it played on more 2-D than 3-D screens, according to Disney.

Tickets for 3-D movies typically cost a few dollars more than 2-D versions.

"Toy Story 3" took in $8.4 million in 3-D showings at huge-screen IMAX theaters. That beat the IMAX record for an animated film previously held by "Monsters vs. Aliens" with $5.1 million.

In limited release, Fox Searchlight's comedy "Cyrus" debuted strongly with $180,289 in four theaters, averaging $45,072 a cinema, compared to $27,061 in 4,028 locations for "Toy Story 3."

"Cyrus" stars John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei and Jonah Hill in the tale of a man whose new romance is jeopardized by his girlfriend's grown son, who wants his mom to himself. The film gradually expands to nationwide release through mid-July.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Final figures will be released Monday.

1. "Toy Story 3," $109 million.

2. "The Karate Kid," $29 million.

3. "The A-Team," $13.8 million.

4. "Get Him to the Greek," $6.1 million.

5. "Shrek Forever After," $5.5 million.

6. "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," $5.3 million.

7. "Killers," $5.1 million.

8. "Jonah Hex," $5.09 million.

9. "Iron Man 2," $2.7 million.

10. "Marmaduke," $2.65 million.

Five Filters featured article: Headshot - Propaganda, State Religion and the Attack On the Gaza Peace Flotilla. Available tools: PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS, Term Extraction.



image

This posting includes an audio/video/photo media file: Download Now

0 comments:

Post a Comment