Posts By: Patrick Corcoran

Release windows; record weekend

With movie theaters in the middle of an all-time record weekend in an all-time record year, the L.A. Times produces a useful round-up and look ahead at the theatrical release window:  Exhibitors have drawn a line in the sand, steadfastly resisting the compression of release dates that they view as a threat to their livelihood…. Read more »

$10 billion

Sometime today, on a calendar year basis, domestic box office will pass $10 billion for the first time ever. Through yesterday, more than $9.992 billion worth of tickets had been sold, which means (if my calculations are correct – and they are) the $10 billion mark should have been reached right about now. It’s a… Read more »

"What we do is go to the movies."

That’s a quote from a wonderful L.A. Times article on this year’s booming box office under the comically generic headline “Box-office revenue up for 2009″. The piece goes somewhat deeper than the headline suggests, considering whether booming box office and increased attendance this year are economically-driven or if something fundamental is underway in the way… Read more »

Charges dismissed in Twilight recording case; Muvico and Summit release statements

In case you haven’t heard, a young woman was arrested for recording a portion of Twilight: New Moon at Muvico’s Rosemont, Illinois theater. After two weeks of the expected misinformed commentary in the press and on the Internet, the charges were dismissed today. A Twilight fan site notes Summit Entertainment’s reaction: In regards to the… Read more »