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It looks like Peyo’s little blue guys have dethroned Harry Potter from the top of the global box office chart this weekend. Sony’s live-action/CG hybrid movie delivered over $60 million from 10,285 theaters in 44 markets, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 3-D feature was a big hit in China, [...]
Give the success of Sony’s summer blockbuster The Smurfs, which has brought int $135 million worldwide since its release on August 29, it’s not surprising that the studio has greenlit a sequel to the CG live-action/animation hybrid. Sony Pictures has announced that it plans to release The Smurfs 2 on [...]
Despite lower expectations, Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes managed to bring in close to $54 million this past weekend, thanks to positive reviews and good word of mouth. The prequel also made a cool $23.4 million in 25 territories overseas. Directed by Rupert Wyatt, Rise of the [...]
A look at which studios are looking to hire at the big CG confab. SIGGRAPH may be the preeminent annual meeting of international computer graphics cognoscenti, but they typically need to travel to a U.S. city to attend. This year’s choice of Vancouver, British Columbia seems particularly fitting, however, given [...]
A timely SIGGRAPH panel examines the pros and cons of distributed production. SIGGRAPH is always a showcase for whiz-bag images of digital destruction, virtual flames and flowing, photo-real hair. This year, a less obvious but profound development in modern image making is also receiving attention at a panel discussion entitled [...]
Did you get a chance to see The Smurfs in theaters this week? What is your reaction to the Sony movie?
Sony’s 3-D feature hybrid The Smurfs proved to be a much stronger contender than expected this past weekend, bringing in $36.2 million and tying with DreamWorks/Universal’s Western/sci-fi pic Cowboys & Aliens at the domestic box office. Since the race was too close to call, the final winner will have to [...]
It’s time to get Smurfy, as the little blue forest-dwellers take on the combo of Cowboys & Aliens at the box office. Sony/Columbia’s stereoscopic 3D hybrid take on the classic comic-strip characters and Saturday-morning cartoon stars arrives in theaters this week. The Smurfs is set to open in almost 3,400 [...]
The fighting prowess of Marvel’s star-spangled superhero lead a strong charge at the weekend box office, handily deflecting the magic of Harry Potter to second place. Captain America: The First Avenger finished first at the box office its opening weekend with an estimated $65 million in ticket sales. The visual-effects-loaded [...]
With Comic-Con in full swing, it’s the perfect time for Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The First Avenger to come out ready to take on the hugely successful boy wizard. Captain America, which stars Chris Evans as the eponymous superhero, hits in some 3,500 theaters – many of them showing the [...]