If exhibitors are the unsung heros of the entertainment industry, their presence was certainly made known at ShoWest's closing night awards Thursday at the Paris ballroom in Las Vegas.
The specialty box office saw a clutch of promising openings this weekend, led by Apparition's rock biopic "The Runaways," which grossed an estimated $803,629 at 244 screens.
"Alice in Wonderland" grosses $34.5 million at 3,739 playdates in its third frame.
Despite a recent call for healthier food in theaters from Sony topper Michael Lynton at ShoWest, such snacks may be too hard for some exhibs to digest.
Disney's 3D fantasy "Alice in Wonderland" continued to make headway at the international B.O. over the March 12-14 weekend, entering its second stanza, with $76 million at 6,621 screens in 48…
In its final year as ShoWest, studios at the confab emphasized the industry's multiple dimensions.
Three wide releases this weekend offer a choice for every demo.
ShoWest showed off its green side on St. Patrick's Day, with exhibitors displaying eco-friendly theater practices.
In his final farewell as outgoing chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, Dan Glickman delivered the ShoWest convention address.
Dolby Laboratories announced today it is working with Disney/Pixar to develop a new audio format called Dolby Surround 7.1.
Domestic Film DAILY
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300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire1Daily:$3.0M Cumulative:$59.2M Warner Brothers -3.25%
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman2Daily:$2.4M Cumulative:$42.0M Fox / DreamWorks Animation 0.67%
Non-Stop3Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$58.2M Universal Pictures 0.07%