Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Best Is Saved For Last: The Box Office Races To the Finish Line






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Friday, December 18, 2009

The Time Is Now For Avatar






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Friday, December 11, 2009

As Christmas Draws Closer, The Stakes Get Higher






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Friday, December 4, 2009

A $10 Billion Dollar Year Allows Exhibitors To Play Hardball






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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Season To Be Thankful For






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Friday, November 20, 2009

World Savvy Summit Entertainment Proves its Mettle in Hollywood






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Friday, November 13, 2009

A Gritty Urban Drama Turns Heads and Sets Records






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Friday, November 6, 2009

Competition Heats Up at the Box-Office for the Final Stretch Run






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Friday, October 30, 2009

Tickets Available At Theatres Everywhere






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Friday, October 23, 2009

The Biggest October Weekend in History Brings Little Cheer to the Specialty Business






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Friday, October 16, 2009

Paranormal Activity: A New Twist on an Old Release Pattern






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Friday, October 9, 2009

An Eventful Week off the Screen is Harbinger of Trouble Ahead






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Friday, October 2, 2009

Capitalism: The Bedrock of the Motion Picture Industry and Michael Moore's Career












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Friday, September 25, 2009

Changing Economics Comes Down To Who's In Control







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Friday, September 18, 2009

Film Festival Season Ushers in Hope and Question Marks







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Friday, September 11, 2009

Fewer Movies, A New International Record and the Most Unlikely Tycoon in Hollywood







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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Labor Day Blues: The Box-Office Slows Down






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Thursday, August 27, 2009

How "Woodstock" Helped Usher in the New Hollywood






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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Showmanship Alive and Well on Movie Screens Big and Small







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Thursday, August 13, 2009

"District 9": Thinking Small While Dreaming Big






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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Battle Lines are Drawn at a Theatre and Kiosk Near You






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Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Not So Funny Business Of Taking Risks







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Friday, July 24, 2009

"The Geeks Have Inherited the Earth and That's Good News for Us"







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Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Two Extremes of the Marketplace Come Together in July







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Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Shadow Company and the Iron-Clad Consent Form







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Thursday, July 2, 2009

At the Halfway Point of the Year, Universal Takes a Calculated Risk






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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Big Robots, Big Money and Big Promotions







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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sneak Previews, Strong Legs and the Lure of Summer






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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Dividing Up the Box Office: The Shifting Sands of Supply and Demand







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Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Gift from the Gods or a Burden of Expectations?






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Friday, May 29, 2009

Up, Up and Away; The Value of Quality






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Friday, May 22, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend and the Cannes Film Festival






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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Looking for Position and Finding It






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Friday, May 8, 2009

Live Long and Prosper






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Friday, May 1, 2009

"We're Going To Need A Bigger Boat"







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Friday, April 24, 2009

Film Piracy: No Longer a Victimless Crime






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Friday, April 17, 2009

The Clock is Ticking






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Friday, April 10, 2009

Cause and Effect






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Friday, April 3, 2009

A Love-Hate Relationship Through the Years






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Friday, March 27, 2009

Can 3-D Save Weak Plots Much Less The Entire Movie Industry?






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Friday, March 20, 2009

Stars Are Only One Part Of The Equation







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Friday, March 13, 2009

The Law of Diminishing Returns






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Friday, March 6, 2009

The Devil is in the Details






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Friday, February 27, 2009

Box Office Momentum and the Changing Economics of Television Revenues






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Friday, February 20, 2009

Arthur Krim: The Man with the Golden Touch







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Friday, February 13, 2009

The Trickle Down Effect of Falling DVD Numbers






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Friday, February 6, 2009

The Ups and Downs of the Marketplace






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Friday, January 30, 2009

Yes. We Can.The President Shows Marketers How It's Done






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Friday, January 23, 2009

Why So Serious? A Look at the Oscar Nominations






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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Remembering Hoop Dreams and One Special Screening






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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Making the Case for Movie Theatres






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