Five people and firms taking the lead in digital cinema
Warner Bros. and MGM have announced that final film in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" trilogy -- now titled "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" -- will be released worldwide on July 18, 2014.
While moviegoers will have to shell out the usual 3D upcharge for Warner Bros.' "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," U.S. exhibitors have agreed not to charge more for the film's 48 frames-per-second…
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
Warner Bros. is convinced that high-frame-rate movies are the next big thing -- but they're keeping the first HFR release fairly small.
The media freakout over the mixed reaction to Tuesday's CinemaCon preview of "The Hobbit" footage with high-frame-rate 3D had me rolling my eyes.
LAS VEGAS -- The SMPTE Technology Summit on Cinema Sunday got a look ahead at high-frame-rate 3D - - along with a daunting introduction to the technical challenges it presents.
As anyone who follows Variety's tech coverage knows, one of the consequences of the digital revolution is the blurring of traditional job functions.