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posted January 17, 2014 09:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indiedan   Click Here to Email indiedan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oscars 2014: Sony and Warner tie for most nominations - ‘American Hustle’ and ‘Gravity’ Lead Oscar Field
With the stranded-in-space adventure “Gravity” and the 1970s-set con artist romp “American Hustle,” Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures Entertainment led all studios in the Oscar nominations on Thursday. Movies released by Warner Bros. -- boosted by Alfonso Cuaron's “Gravity” and Spike Jonze's futuristic love story “Her,” both up for best picture -- earned a total of 21 nominations, while films from Sony, including “American Hustle,” “Captain Phillips” and “Blue Jasmine,” are also up for 21. Best Picture nominees "Gravity," "Captain Phillips," "12 Years a Slave" and "Dallas Buyers Club" are being rereleased, while "Nebraska" is making its biggest push yet. Oscars 2014: Complete list of nominees
NOMINATIONS BY STUDIO AND DISTRIBUTOR (Not counting shorts categories)
Sony Pictures (includes Sony Pictures Classics) – 21
Warner Bros – 21
Paramount – 13
20th Century Fox (includes Fox Searchlight) – 11
The Weinstein Company (including Radius-TWC) – 11
Universal (including Focus Features) – 10
Disney – 7
CBS Films – 2


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posted February 03, 2014 05:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fred   Click Here to Email fred     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
2014 Box Office Will Be Hurt By Diminishing Popularity Of 3D Movies: Analyst

The year will have 28 films in 3D — down from 34 last year and a peak of 39 in 2011 — which is one reason why Morgan Stanley’s Benjamin Swinburne says today that he expects this year’s domestic ticket sales to fall as much as 2%. Another reason: The analyst predicts that audience interest in 3D will continue to cool. He foresees 3D showings to account for just 39% of the total box office for films released in 3D, the lowest ratio in seven years and down from 42% in 2013 and 53% in 2012. The exhibition companies he tracks already are hurting from these trends. Consumers’ average outlay per admission in Q1 will rise just 0.5% as price increases of about 2.5% are offset by lower sales of the premium priced tickets for 3D movies. Three of the seven 3D films this quarter are “non-superhero films targeted at kids, which have recently yielded lower 3D [percentage] take-rates,” Swinburne says. Studios also probably won’t have a 3D film in early 2014 that will match last year’s Disney release, Oz: The Great And Powerful. “In the ‘golden age of TV,’ we remain cautious on attendance” for the year. Meanwhile theater growth initiatives aren’t ready to pay off just yet. The impact of efforts to promote sales of high-priced snacks “has been small,” the analyst says. He’s optimistic about plans to offer sports, opera, ballet, and other non-movie fare on slow nights, but they’re still early and “unlikely to materially drive 2014.” Swinburne’s more optimistic about growth from acquisitions, but “visibility into the pace that assets could come to market is very low.” deadline


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