It was a film built around its use of gorgeous visuals and ground-breaking 3D landscapes, the spectacle of which brought moviegoers flocking to cineplexes. With years of advances in CGI and 3D now expected for major films,Avatar 2won’t feel nearly as unique as the original. Also, the first film felt like a complete story. Movies based around comic books have the advantage of a host of villains that characters can face off against. Sequels rarely feel forced. Still, the movie Gravityis proving that well-done 3D films can still be a huge box office draw. It drew a reported 84% of ticket sales from 3D showings this weekend. If the nextAvatarcan up the ante and receive rave reviews from critics and viewers, it could ride the momentum from the original to big box office results. Out of left field There you have it, three films that could challengeAvatar’sbox office record. However, keep in mind that few sawAvatarbecoming a threat for the box office record before its release. Likewise,Titanicwas seen as a potential bust before its release. It faced a grueling production schedule and was the most expensive film ever made at the time. Yet, it more than validated the cost of production and surpassed all expectations. The moral of the story? While it’s fun to handicap the success of future films, the next box office champion is probably something that has yet to be thought up. From the box office to winning stock picks Every good investor wants to build that perfect portfolio that they can set and forget forever. Fortunately, it’s easier than anyone ever knew.
It’ll all be done via existing Vision+ and YouView hardware, so there’s no need to buy any more gear, although HD-enthusiasts might just have to bite the bullet and sign up with Rupert directly. Show full PR text BT and Sky reach agreement to add Sky Movies to BT TV BT and Sky have signed a multi-year contract which will see Sky Movies made available through BT TV. BT will offer Sky Movies for a monthly subscription that customers can add to their existing BT TV package from October 26. The agreement means that BT will be able to offer its TV customers the option to bolt-on Sky Movies whether they are customers with the YouView box or the latest Vision + box. For Sky, the deal supports Sky’s growing wholesale content business. BT TV customers will be able to enjoy the latest movies across 11 Sky Movies channels, in standard definition, both as streamed live channels and on-demand for those with BT Infinity fibre broadband. For customers with regular BT broadband Sky Movies is only available on-demand. Sky Movies is the UK’s most popular subscription movies service giving access to over 700 different movies on demand including brand new exclusive premieres every week from major Hollywood studios such as Disney, Fox, Paramount, Sony, Warner Bros., and Universal. Sky Movies subscribers can choose from more of the latest and biggest movies first, at least 12 months before any online subscription service. Premieres in October include Argo, Django Unchained, Les Miserables and Gangster-Squad. Zero Dark Thirty and Life Of Pi will premiere in November. The agreement includes Sky Movies Premiere, Sky Movies Showcase, Sky Movies Greats, Sky Movies Disney, Sky Movies Family, Sky Movies Action & Adventure, Sky Movies Comedy, Sky Movies Crime & Thriller, Sky Movies Drama & Romance, Sky Movies Sci Fi & Horror and Sky Movies Select. Alex Green, director of BT TV, said: “We are delighted to have reached this agreement with Sky to enable our TV customers to enjoy Sky Movies and its superb offering of films for every taste, including the latest blockbusters.
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If Macmillan publishes Bill O’Reilly’s book “Killing Jesus,”and itsells well,Macmillan can urge him to interview me about my new book [also published with Henry Holt -Macmillan]driving up sales for my book. Hits create hits. And in music? It’s very much the same. One way you see the trickle-down is in concerts. If you are the record label who owns Lady Gaga, and you have a new artist coming up, you can say, “Let’s have the artist play just before Gaga.” Now you’ve exposed the huge Gaga audience to the new artist.It’s similar to showing a trailer before a movie.The hit creates a hit. I think my friends are most familiar with the blockbuster formula playing out in movies, and my sense is that they hate it. They see big loud sequels and adaptations taking over and they want to know who to blame. So who’s to blame? There are a number of people who are negative about blockbusters, and that surprises me. Put yourself in the mind of an executive. They know everybody pays the same amount for a movie, whether the studio invested $10 million or $300 million.