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GLOBAL: 'Oz: The Great And Powerful' Reaches $150 Million on March 10, 2013

oz_shot.jpgOz: The Great and Powerful took in $69.9 million overseas. Disney's fantasy flick is already up to $150.2 million globally. 

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters added another $11.2 million this weekend, pushing its overseas total to $142.5 million. The global total is now $197 million. 

A Good Day To Die Hard took in $9.1 million from 5,930 screens in 67 markets. The overseas total is now $177.9 million. Globally, the action flick is up to $241.2 million. 

Mama added $6.3 million, pushing its overseas total to $41.7 million. The global total is $112.8 million.

Les Mis tacked on another $5.8 million for an overseas total of $274.8. The global cume is up to $422.9 

Jack the Giant Slayer added $4.9 million, pushing its overseas cume to $22.6 million. The global total is now $66.4 million. 

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey added $.8 million, pushing its overseas cume to $708.1 million. Globally, The Hobbit is up to $1.009 billion. 

Ted is up to $327 million overseas after raking in another $1 million from Japan, which mean the comedy has now matched the overseas total of The Hangover Part II. Ted will surpass The Hangover Part II this week in order to become the highest-grossing comedy of all-time overseas. Globally, Ted now has $545.7 million in the bank. 

Other updated totals: Lincoln $77.4 million overseas/$258.2 million global; Life of Pi $480.9 million overseas/$600.3 million global; Flight $65.1 million overseas/$219.3 million global. 

'Oz: The Great and Powerful' Posts Solid Results From 10PM/Midnight Shows on March 08, 2013

Disney estimates that Oz: The Great and Powerful took in $2 million from 10pm/Midnight shows. That's a solid start for a film that will make the bulk of its money from families. Boxoffice.com predicts a $75 million debut frame.

FANDANGO UNVEILS “FANTICIPATION” – A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND MOVIE BUZZ INDICATOR – AS PART OF THE NEW ORIGINAL VIDEO SERIES “WEEKEND TICKET” AT SXSW® on March 08, 2013

AUSTIN, TX -- Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, announced today at SXSW® Conference & Festivals the debut of a new movie buzz indicator called "Fanticipation," a first-of-its-kind tool to measure moviegoer excitement and help predict the films that will connect with fans at the weekend box office. Released weekly, "Fanticipation" ranks fan excitement around upcoming and current movies based on Fandango's proprietary data collected from its online and mobile traffic, the social media engagement of its fans, and its advance ticket sales. In addition to being shared on the site, "Fanticipation" will also be featured in Fandango's new original digital video series, "Weekend Ticket," premiering on March 14, 2013.

"Weekend Ticket" host Dave Karger - Fandango's Chief Correspondent and one of the country's most highly-regarded movie experts - will film the series' inaugural episode at SXSW, where he will interview fan favorites including Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Olivia Wilde, Paul Walker, Josh Duhamel and Paul Rudd, along with mainstream moviegoers. Whether it's finding the ultimate date movie or a film the whole family will enjoy, Karger will help consumers find the perfect movie on "Weekend Ticket." Unlike other movie preview shows, "Weekend Ticket" will also directly connect moviegoers to Fandango's advance ticketing for that film at one of its 20,000 screens nationwide.

"‘Fanticipation' captures Fandango's unique ability to tap into moviegoer buzz and will be a great feature for both the industry and consumers," said Paul Yanover, President of Fandango. "SXSW, where entertainment meets technology, is the perfect place to debut this one-of-a-kind new tool."

"Weekend Ticket" follows on the heels of Fandango's first original video series, "The Frontrunners." Also hosted by Karger, "The Frontrunners" is a seasonal show covering breaking news, predictions, reactions, snubs and surprises of the movie awards season.

"Our goal with ‘Weekend Ticket' is to connect moviegoers with the perfect film based on what kind of experience they're looking for," said Dave Karger, Fandango's Chief Correspondent. "Along with my own recommendations on each week's releases, I'm excited to have input from the film's stars, as well as from Fandango's engaged audience and our new data on movie buzz from ‘Fanticipation.'"

In the same spirit of "Weekend Ticket," Dave Karger will moderate an official SXSW kickoff panel, "An Insider's Preview to the SXSW Film Festival," on March 8 at the Convention Center Room 16AB, to help SXSW attendees make their moviegoing decisions at the festival. Fandango will also host the "Fandango Film Lounge" March 8 through March 12 at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel, where festival-goers can relax with free food and drink, log onto WiFi and charge their phones -- all while checking out the latest movie trailers, Karger's live in-lounge interviews with celebrities, and Fandango's original videos, including a sneak preview of "Weekend Ticket."

 

ARMIE HAMMER TO RECEIVE “CINEMACON® MALE STAR OF TOMORROW AWARD” on March 06, 2013

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Armie Hammer will receive the "CinemaCon® Male Star of Tomorrow Award" at this year's CinemaCon, it was announced today by the convention's Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser. CinemaCon, the largest and most important convention for the motion picture theatre industry, will be held from April 15-18, 2013 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas at which time more than 5,000 industry members will be gathering. Hammer will be presented with this special honor at the "CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards" ceremony to take place on Thursday evening, April 18, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night gala awards program.

"Having already received acclaim for his notable supporting roles in such films as ‘The Social Network,' Hammer is poised to really break out this year with his starring role as the fictional icon of American culture, The Lone Ranger," noted Neuhauser. "For this reason we cannot think of another talented young actor more deserving of being this year's ‘CinemaCon Male Star of Tomorrow.'"

Hammer will star this summer in the highly anticipated action-adventure film "The Lone Ranger," to be released by Disney on July 3, 2013. Hammer stars as the title character opposite Johnny Depp's Native American warrior Tonto. Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into The Lone Ranger, a legend of justice - taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption. A Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films presentation, "The Lone Ranger" is directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Gore Verbinski, with screen story by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Justin Haythe, and screenplay by Justin Haythe and Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio. "The Lone Ranger" also stars Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter.

Following his breakout role as the Winklevoss twins in the award-winning film "The Social Network," Hammer went on to star opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar Hoover biopic "J. Edgar," earning him a 2012 SAG nomination for "Best Supporting Actor" for his portrayal of Clyde Tolson. He also starred as Prince Alcott in "Mirror Mirror," opposite Julia Roberts and Lily Collins in the Tarsem Singh Dhandwar directed film.

 

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