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July 2010 > Going Green

Hollywood Goes Green - It's Pretty Easy Being Green

by Christian Toto - S. Matthew Bauer

Tags: Avatar , Oceans , Spitfire Strategies , going green

GO GREEN > HOLLYWOOD GOES GREEN threatened by pollution and over-fi shing. That same day, Avatar hit DVD and Blu-ray shelves. Despite the dazzling CGI effects, the environmental messages within the movie can’t be missed. The peaceful citizens of Na’vi protect their planet from aggressive earth...

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May 2010 > Show Business

The future of ticketing?

by Phil Contrino

Tags: Avatar , Clash of the Titans , Despicable Me , Fandango , MovieTickets , Reading Cinemas , Shrek Forever After , Toy Story 3 , mobile ticketing

SHOWBUSINESS PHIL CONTRINO > editor, BOXOFFICE.com The future of ticketing? Forget stubs, bring your cell phone E very month or so, my wallet expands to George Costanza-esque proportions thanks to receipts, gift cards, business cards, notes, important papers and, yes, plenty of movie tick...

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May 2010 > Show Business

The future of ticketing?

by Phil Contrino

Tags: Avatar , Clash of the Titans , Despicable Me , Fandango , MovieTickets , Reading Cinemas , Shrek Forever After , Toy Story 3 , mobile ticketing

ences will walk out upset after seeing Clash of the Titans. The patrons that will most notice inferior 3D are the ones that go to the movies much more often than your average moviegoer. It’s very important to keep them happy. James Cameron, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Michael Bay have warned agains...

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April 2010 > Peanut Gallery

The Question

Tags: Apocalypse Now , Avatar , Christopher Mintz-Plasse , Clash of the Titans , Joe Johnston , Julie Anne Johnson , Kick-Ass , Lawrence of Arabia , Mads Mikkelsen , Michael Hoffman , October Sky , The Last Song , The Last Station , The Wolfman

THE QUESTION WHAT’S A MOVIE YOU CAN’T IMAGINE WATCHING AT HOME ALONE BECAUSE IT HAS TO BE SEEN IN A PACKED THEATER? Mads Mikkelsen Actor, Clash of the Titans Apocalypse Now. It’s a fantastic film that needs to be on the big screen. It’s a journey into the heart of darkness and it’s nice to do...

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April 2010 > Interviews

Triple-Vision

Tags: 3d , Andrew Lee , Avatar , MasterImage Co , MasterImage LLC , Paul Panabaker , Peter Koplik , Symphony 3D , recyclable , reusable

3D UPDATE MASTERIMAGE’S PETER KOPLIK ON WHAT THE 3D COMPANY SEES ABROAD—AND AHEAD Boxoffice · The Business of Movies Last fall, US-based Symphony 3D acquired MasterImage Co. and launched a new Burbank office for what’s now called MasterImage LLC. What caught their attention about the K...

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March 2010 > Show Business

Posters that really jump out at you

by Phil Contrino

Tags: 3D posters , 3d , Alice in Wonderland , Avatar , Clash of the Titans , Harry Potter , Virtual Images

SHOWBUSINESS PHIL CONTRINO > editor, BOXOFFICE.com Posters that really jump out at you Virtual Images brought the 3D experience to Avatar’s marketing blitz N ow that Avatar is the most successful worldwide hit of all time—without adjusting for inflation, of course—its influence can be felt ...

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March 2010 > Industry News

Looking Good

by John Fithian

Tags: 3-D , 3D , Avatar , NATO , ShoWest , Tron Legacy , Yogi Bear

EXECUTIVESUITE JOHN FITHIAN > NATO president and chief executive offi cer Looking good A snapshot of digital cinema and 3D E nsuring a fair transition from film to digital cinema has constituted one of NATO’s highest priorities for over a decade. Given recent developments and rising expectat...

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March 2010 > Special Report

Worldwide

Tags: 2008 Olympic Games , Australia’s Greater Union , Avatar , Bait 3D , Barco , Birch Carroll , Blame , Burning Man , Cane Toads: The Conquest , China , Cinema Park , Cinemark , Cinemeccanica , Cinépolis , Coyle and Village Cinemas , Event Cinemas , Ghanjini , Hong Kong , Hoyts , Indonesia , Japan , Joseph Peixoto , Journey to the Center of the Earth , KinoStar , Kinoproject , Mamma Mia , Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past , Nevafilm , Nu Metro Cinemas , PVR Cinemas , RealD , Scrabble Entertainment , Singh is Kinng , South Africa , South Korea , Ster-Kinekor , Time Antaeus

the Time Antaeus chain of theaters. In Singapore, the government has agreed to supply 15 percent of the up-front costs for Eng Wah cinemas to install digital equipment. In Japan, T-Joy Ltd. is leading the switch, committing to only fully digital installations in the future and a minimum of two 3...

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March 2010 > Special Report

Why I’m installing Technicolor’s 3D-on-fi lm

Tags: 3d , Avatar , Ben Moss , Benjamin S. Moss , Bow Tie Cinema , Technicolor

SPECIAL REPORT > 3D ON FILM Why I’m installing Technicolor’s 3D-on-film Bow Tie Cinema’s co-owner on the controversial technology S ince Bow Tie Cinema’s founder Benjamin S. Moss opened a nickelodeon in 1900, the theater chain—and four generations of the Moss family—have faced several upheava...

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March 2010 > Special Report

Worldwide

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has a total of 103 digital screens across the country and will expand to major cities including New Delhi, Lucknow, Indore, Bangalore and Mumbai. Over the next three years, Cinepolis Theaters will also invest $78 million to launch 110 screens across eight cities. Only grade-A cinemas in highly p...

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March 2010 > Perspective

If you install it…

by David Passman

Tags: 3d , Alice in Wonderland , Avatar , Carmike , Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince , How to Train Your Dragon , Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs , Monsters vs. Aliens , Shrek Forever After , Toy Story 3 , U

Here are Carmike’s strategic reasons to embrace digital: Digital projection provides the clearest and most consistent picture possible for an unparalleled viewing experience. Presentations are flicker free; there are no interruptions from film splices, tears or breakage. Digital movies come to us ...

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March 2010 > Industry News

Looking Good

by John Fithian

Tags: 3-D , 3D , Avatar , NATO , ShoWest , Tron Legacy , Yogi Bear

JAMES THE GREAT Cameron’s latest has shatttered the $2 billion mark and may be the top grossing fi lm of all time to offer 3D on film will retard the digital conversion, confuse our industry’s patrons and devalue the expanding but still nascent consumer image of digital 3D. I have seen 3D on film...

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March 2010 > Special Report

Worldwide

Tags: 2008 Olympic Games , Australia’s Greater Union , Avatar , Bait 3D , Barco , Birch Carroll , Blame , Burning Man , Cane Toads: The Conquest , China , Cinema Park , Cinemark , Cinemeccanica , Cinépolis , Coyle and Village Cinemas , Event Cinemas , Ghanjini , Hong Kong , Hoyts , Indonesia , Japan , Joseph Peixoto , Journey to the Center of the Earth , KinoStar , Kinoproject , Mamma Mia , Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past , Nevafilm , Nu Metro Cinemas , PVR Cinemas , RealD , Scrabble Entertainment , Singh is Kinng , South Africa , South Korea , Ster-Kinekor , Time Antaeus

SPECIAL REPORT>WORLDWIDE DIGITAL ROLLOUT Cinemark, Cinépolis and Hoyts have added and continue to add digital and 3D projectors in the region. Cinemark has digital screens in 13 of Latin America’s countries, while Hoyts is popular in Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Uruguay. Cinépolis is the worl...

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March 2010 > Special Report

Worldwide

Tags: 2008 Olympic Games , Australia’s Greater Union , Avatar , Bait 3D , Barco , Birch Carroll , Blame , Burning Man , Cane Toads: The Conquest , China , Cinema Park , Cinemark , Cinemeccanica , Cinépolis , Coyle and Village Cinemas , Event Cinemas , Ghanjini , Hong Kong , Hoyts , Indonesia , Japan , Joseph Peixoto , Journey to the Center of the Earth , KinoStar , Kinoproject , Mamma Mia , Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past , Nevafilm , Nu Metro Cinemas , PVR Cinemas , RealD , Scrabble Entertainment , Singh is Kinng , South Africa , South Korea , Ster-Kinekor , Time Antaeus

SPECIAL REPORT WORLDWIDE AFRICA I n June 2008, South Africa had just 17 digital screens. (Comparatively, the U.S. boasted 4,945.) By the end of the year, 84 screens had gone digital—11 percent of the country’s 734 screens. Interest is there, but a year and a half later, only a handful o...

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March 2010 > Perspective

If you install it…

by David Passman

Tags: 3d , Alice in Wonderland , Avatar , Carmike , Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince , How to Train Your Dragon , Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs , Monsters vs. Aliens , Shrek Forever After , Toy Story 3 , U

PERSPECTIVE DAVID PASSMAN > President/CEO, Carmike Cinemas If you install it … Why Carmike bet on digital—and why you should, too F ollowing an impressive year for the movie industry, highlighted by all-time box office results and a strong fourth quarter led by the record-setting release of ...

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February 2010 > Tribute

Worth raving about

by Phil Contrino

Tags: Avatar , Brad Wardlow , Charles B. Moss , Facebook , James Cameron , Jeremy Devine , Rave Motion Pictures , RealD , Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace , Thomas Stephenson , Thomas W. Stephenson , TowerBrook Capital Partners , Twitter

Rave Motion Pictures As anybody who works in exhibition knows, running just one successful movie theater is diffi cult. Not only do you have to set yourself apart from the competition to entice patrons, but once you’ve enticed them you have to make sure they stick around by providing excellent...

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February 2010 > Tribute

Worth raving about

by Phil Contrino

Tags: Avatar , Brad Wardlow , Charles B. Moss , Facebook , James Cameron , Jeremy Devine , Rave Motion Pictures , RealD , Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace , Thomas Stephenson , Thomas W. Stephenson , TowerBrook Capital Partners , Twitter

Rave Motion Pictures cisco, Washington DC and Houston. That reach is important to the chain’s overall presence, but all of their theaters are given special attention. “There are unique challenges and differences between Las Vegas and Little Rock— and now between Fairfax County, VA and Pensac...

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February 2010 > Tribute

Worth raving about

by Phil Contrino

Tags: Avatar , Brad Wardlow , Charles B. Moss , Facebook , James Cameron , Jeremy Devine , Rave Motion Pictures , RealD , Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace , Thomas Stephenson , Thomas W. Stephenson , TowerBrook Capital Partners , Twitter

Rave Motion Pictures got more than 1,500 followers who chime in on Rave’s fun, casual trivia contests to win free tickets—an excellent way to build interest and encourage people to visit their page often. “Offering giveaways in new media is simply a way to engage the Rave fan and create inte...

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February 2010 > Tribute

Worth raving about

by Phil Contrino

Tags: Avatar , Brad Wardlow , Charles B. Moss , Facebook , James Cameron , Jeremy Devine , Rave Motion Pictures , RealD , Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace , Thomas Stephenson , Thomas W. Stephenson , TowerBrook Capital Partners , Twitter

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February 2010 > The Question

Who was your first movie star crush?

Tags: Avatar , Cinebarre , Clash of the Titans , Huston’s Avon Theatre 3 , Jason Hall , Jon Landau , Jordan Revay , Kerry Condon , Louis Leterrier , Moolah Theatre & Lounge , Saoirse Ronan , Skip Huston , The Last Station , The Lovely Bones

PEANUTGALLERY THE QUESTION WHO WAS YOUR FIRST MOVIE STAR CRUSH? Saoirse Ronan Actress The Lovely Bones He’s not really a Hollywood guy, but Zack in Saved by the Bell. He was my first crush. I was quite young, actually. They used to replay it on Nickelodeon and I had a bit of a fancy for h...

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