‘Five’ is Fast, But ‘Rio’ Hangs On as ‘Hoodwinked’ Struggles

Most of the attention this weekend was on the blazing fast start for Universal’s Fast Five, which had the best opening of the year to date and Universal’s best-ever opening ... Continue Reading →

‘Hoodwinked Too!’ Looks to Continue Toon B.O. Hot Streak

It took a while, but The Weinstein Co.’s long-in-the-works sequel to its 2005 hit Hoodwinked! is finally coming to theaters this weekend. Hoodwinked Too!: Hood vs. Evil is set ... Continue Reading →

‘Rio’ Retains Box Office Crown Over Easter Weekend

Animation ruled the Easter weekend box office, with Blue Sky Studios’ stereoscopic 3D feature Rio repeating as the top film. Rio, released by Fox, took in an estimated $26.8 million ... Continue Reading →

Question for the Week of April 18 2011

What do you think of director Carlos Saldanha’s new 3-D animated feature Rio? Continue Reading →

‘Rio’ Rocks the Box Office with $40M Opening in U.S.

It looks like Rio found the party it was looking for. The animated feature from Blue Sky Studios and Fox trounced the competition at the box office, earning an estimated $40 million ... Continue Reading →

‘Rio’ Ready to Party at the U.S. Box Office

The box office goes in two very distinct directions this weekend, with horror fans likely headed to Scream 4 while animation offers a bright 3D trip to Rio. Directed by Carlos Saldanha ... Continue Reading →

‘Rio’ Conquers the World, While ‘Hop’ Repeats in U.S.

Rio opened big overseas, while domestic moviegoers made it clear that they prefer to see Russell Brand in animated movies over live-action remakes. Fox and Blue Sky Studios’ Rio ... Continue Reading →

‘Hop’ Leaps to $38 Million Domestic Opening

Hop put some bounce in the box office, handily winning an otherwise weak weekend for movies. The second film from the Universal-affliliated Illumination Entertainment grossed an estimated ... Continue Reading →

Brazilian Rhapsody – Blue Sky’s ‘Rio’

Under the direction of Carlos Saldanha, the team at Blue Sky delivers Rio, a visually stunning valentine to the birds, the beauty and infectious music of Brazil. True artists are often ... Continue Reading →

‘Angry Birds Rio’ Catapults to Phones, iPads

Angry Birds Rio is now available worldwide to help animation fans while away the hours until the April 15 opening of Fox and Blue Sky Studios’ Rio. The movie-themed version of ... Continue Reading →