Advancing its strategy of delivering great branded content to people around the world, Robert A. Iger, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) announced today that Disney has completed its acquisition of renowned character franchise company, Marvel Entertainment Inc (NYSE:MVL).
Sony is making plans to unify the international distribution of its game and core electronics products next year, VARIETY reports, citing the NIKKEI newspaper.
For AVATAR, PLF (Pixel Liberation Front) was charged with designing and animating the monitors and HUDs for the fleet of military aircraft, a handful of shots in the shack set and some set-extension composites. In all, they delivered more than 220 shots.
Nomination ballots for the 82nd Academy Awards were mailed today to the 5,777 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Twentieth Century Fox today announced that James Cameron's Avatar continued its record-breaking box office run during its second weekend, grossing approximately $8.8 million from 179 IMAX(R) theatres domestically from December 25 through December 27, 2009, registering approximately 12% of the film's total domestic gross of $75.6 million on less than 3% of the screens.
Three films raked in more than $50 million over the weekend, Dec. 25-27, while AVATAR barely lost any momentum from its opening week.
20th Century Fox reached an estimated $2.26 billion in foreign ticket sales over the weekend, setting a new record at the international box office, VARIETY reports.
Marvel Studios' THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA will start production in June, director Joe Johnston told Fangoria.
Japan's Toho is readying an $11 million advertising blitz on New Year's Day for SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO, VARIETY reports.
DISTRICT 9 makes its debut on Blu-ray and DVD and FAMILY GUY PRESENTS: SOMETHING SOMETHING SOMETHING DARK SIDE comes to Blu-ray and DVD.
SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND, which is set to premiere Jan. 22, has been picked up for a second season by Starz, COMINGSOON.NET reports.
AVATAR earned a staggering $77 million in its first weekend for Fox, handling beat THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG from Buena Vista which grossed $12.2 million in its fourth week in theaters, Dec. 18-20.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the writer/directors behind CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS, are in talks to direct 21 JUMP STREET, VARIETY reports.
The MPEG Industry Forum (MPEGIF), the world's largest advocacy group for standard's based digital television technologies, announced today the formation of the 3DTV Working Group and launch of the "3D over MPEG" campaign.
James Cameron’s Avatar currently represents 87% of weekly ticket sales on Fandango, the nation’s leading movie ticketing destination.
Prime Focus, a global visual entertainment services group, has contributed a number of shots to James Cameron's stereoscopic 3D feature film "Avatar."
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment today announced two Blu-ray™ packaging initiatives that will give consumers greater value and portability when shopping for the best possible way to watch movies at home.
IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Twentieth Century Fox today announced that James Cameron's Avatar grossed a record breaking $9.5 million from 178 IMAX(R) theatres domestically from December 18 through December 20, 2009, registering approximately 13% of the film's total domestic gross of $73 million on less than 3% of the screens.
Two hundred seventy-four feature films are eligible for the Academy Award for Best Picture of 2009, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.
Assorted Nuts Animation Studios’ animated character Dwayne “The Goob” Gunderson has signed a record deal with EMI. The agreement includes music, associated digital content and products as well merchandising.