Despite being forced to face theatre owners in the wake of Rich Ross’ exit last week, Disney pulled out their usual showmanship and unveiled a slate of high profile movies without missing a beat during their two and a half hour CinemaCon presentation on Tuesday. In fact the whole thing was similar to what the studio did in August at D23 in Anaheim. The only thing missing from that was host Ross.
Exhibitors I polled this week had more faith in franchises than star-driven blockbusters on the 2013 slate. Like Tom Cruise in Oblivion, Will Smith is still a big deal to theater owners. He’s just not a sure thing in a slow-moving s... Read Post
The Cinema Advertising Council unveiled its annual report today on exhibitors' ad revenue timed to the start of CinemaCon, the National Association of Theatre Owners confab that runs through Thursday in Las Vegas. From the press rel... Read Post
The 10 minutes of The Hobbit footage unveiled during Warner Bros’ slate presentation at CinemaCon today might have garnered the least-enthusiastic response among attendees of the studio’s summer slate presentation for exhibitors. Th... Read Post