Posts By: Patrick Corcoran

Independent's Day

Two stories in the news focusing on the continued strength of the more than 400 independent theater owners as a force in the industry. Friday, the Springdale Morning News in Arkansas profiled the new Blackhawk Theatre in Pea Ridge, a small but burgeoning town in the extreme northwest corner of the state. Pea Ridge Mayor… Read more »

Weekend Box Office 7/20-7/22

Title Distrib Weekend Cume I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Universal $34.2 $34.2 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Warner Bros. $32.5 $207.8 Hairspray (2007) NL $27.4 $27.4 Transformers P/DW $20.5 $262.9 Ratatouille Disney $10.8 $165.5 Live Free or Die Hard Fox $7.1 $116.2 License to Wed Warner Bros. $3.5 $38.4 1408… Read more »

Pirate Radio

KCRW’s The Business, hosted by Claude Brodesser-Akner, takes an in-depth look at the ways and means of movie theft on its July 16 broadcast.  The show goes out on the streets of downtown L.A. to purchase illegally camcorded DVDs of Spider-man 3, Knocked Up (it turns out to be Charlotte’s Web) and Ratatouille while they were still in movie theatres,… Read more »

10,000 Screens, No Waiting

Super-wide releases have made it easier than ever for audiences to get in to see the latest blockbuster without having to wait because of sell-outs. If the showtime you want is full, wait 45 minutes and another screen will be available. This is a good thing for audiences, but it has had the less-than-desirable effect… Read more »