Disney’s new princess film Frozen hit theaters last week and it scored big at the box office, raking in enough cash to become the most successful opening weekend for an animated Disney movie ever. Frozen is about two princesses: Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) and her older sister Elsa (Idina Menzel). Show More Summary
Iowa deer hunters likely will step out into single digit cold Saturday, the opener for the first shotgun season. That’s closer to ‘typical’ weather than the balmy 30s and 40s last weekend. What better way to kick off the 60th anniversary of Iowa
In 1968, NBC newscaster, Chet Huntley, conceptualized Big Sky and the first chairlift turned on opening day December 15, 1973. Celebrating forty years is a big historical mile marker that bodes a big weekend celebration. On December 13 - 15, 2013 Big Sky Resort daily lift tickets will be $40. Show More Summary
Superb LAT story: A possibly looted Persian antiquity was the key to the Iran-US nuclear deal. Unlike most of the commentariat I’ve read on the opening of the Museo Jumex in Mexico City, Christopher Knight understands why the new museum is a big deal. Don’t miss it. Rick Brettell explains why the Dallas Museum of Art’s new [...]
After revealing that Sony had sold 250k PS4 units in the UK over opening weekend, the company has finally announced global sales over the past two weeks. According to Sony's PlayStation blog, the company sold 2.1 million units of the PlayStation 4 in the past two weeks, starting on November 15th on launch day. Show More Summary
Spike Lee's " Oldboy " remake didn't make a splash in theaters over the holiday. The film, a remake of Chan-wook Park's 2003 classic, bombed making just $850,000 opening weekend. Not a great start at all for a movie that costs an estimated $30 million to make and has the star power of Josh Brolin and Samuel L. Show More Summary
Attention bassists named Kim: There is apparently an opening in the Pixies. Over the weekend, Kim Shattuck—who had been playing bass with the band for just a few months, fewer than 50 shows—posted a Facebook message that gracefully announced her firing: "Super disappointed to learn that my time with the Pixies ended today. Show More Summary
Despite the GOP's (later clarified) announcement this weekend that racism had ended, three student basketball players in Rochester, New York seem to have missed the memo. On Wednesday, three Edison Tech High School students were arrested...Show More Summary
Collecting highlights from the reader-submitted tips in the weekend open thread.... ...
By which I mean, of course, REBECCA Black Friday...Mwahahahahaha! Does the fact that Patrice Wilson followed this up with "Thanksgiving" means he perceives time backwards? Whatever you spent to...
UPDATE: An industry source has told Eurogamer that life-to-date Wii U sales in the UK are still around the 150,000 mark after a year on sale. That's around 100,000 less than PlayStation 4 managed in its opening weekend. Xbox One sales are now up to the 170,000 mark, Eurogamer was told. Show More Summary
The number of shoppers was up but total spending was down over the long holiday weekend. Retailers like Target and Macy’s opened their doors on Thanksgiving Day — ahead of the traditional Black Friday start to the holiday shopping season — to entice more shoppers into stores, and it worked. Show More Summary
Opening on a crowded holiday weekend during which "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Frozen" broke Thanksgiving records, the Nelson Mandela biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" made a solid box-office debut in four theaters.
Dream launch for Sony as PS4 breaks PSP's record. PS4 has become the fastest selling console in UK history with 250,000 units sold on its opening weekend.Click here to read the full article
Thanksgiving weekend yielded a box office feast for The Weinstein Co. and a turkey for FilmDistrict and Spike Lee in a holiday weekend with slim competition from indie comers. TWC made a pair of bold moves, opening awards hopeful Mandela:...Show More Summary
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" earned a prodigious $75 million, while 3-D animated musical "Frozen" opened with $67 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Both films bested the previous Thanksgiving record holder, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," which earned $57.5 million in 2001 over a three-day period. Show More Summary
Though The Hunger Games: Catching Fire won the weekend, Disney’s Frozen proved itself a big winner by netting nearly a hundred million over it’s five day opening. Homefront was a non-starter, while Oldboy didn’t crack the top ten or top fifteen. Ouch. Film Weekend Per Screen Total 1 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $74,500,000 (-52.9) [...]
Just because it's freaking freezing out doesn't mean you have to spend your weekends doing anything but wolfing down Ramen Burgers, right? Welcome, gigantic Brooklyn Flea PLUS Smorgasburg Winter Market, which just opened yesterday in Williamsburg and will run every Saturday and Sunday all the way through March. Show More Summary
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" continued to light up the box office through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, collecting $110 million over five days to surpass a hefty opening for Disney's new animated film "Frozen,"...
The Marrakech International Film Festival opened this weekend with a ceremony introducing the star-studded jury, including French actress Marion Cotillard, Korean director Park Chan-Wook, Turkish director Fatih Akin and New Yorker Martin...Show More Summary