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Hollywood Film Awards and Yahoo! Movies Announce Hollywood Movie Awards Nominees

Hollywood Film Awards and Yahoo! Movies Announce Hollywood Movie Awards Nominees
The ten nominees in alphabetical order are "Captain America: The First Avenger," "Cowboys & Aliens," "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2," "The Help," "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," "Rango," "Rise of the Planet of the Apes,"
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An Extra Life On… Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 Part 2
God knows how many random women Ralph had entertained in his trailer in that time,) during which basically Voldy says “Potter's dead, come be baddies with me” and Neville says “Let's fookin' av it!”. That's when we got to charge at children, wands out,
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'Potter,' 'Pirates' vie for Hollywood Movie Award

'Potter,' 'Pirates' vie for Hollywood Movie Award
HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 7 (UPI) — "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," "The Help" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" were nominated for the Hollywood Movie Award. Also in the running for the top fan-voted prize at the 15th annual
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The Demon Pitchfork: Hollywood's lack of original content becomes painful
To prove my point further, these are on the top five ranked movies in Box Office Mojo: Don't get me wrong. I love me some Harry Potter. But it seems that Hollywood's overwhelming desire to make money has overcome their artistic integrity.
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Padfoot was the canine form of the Gary Oldman character, Sirius Black. Rescue officials are seeking a new home for the dog but are said to be waiting until the publicity surrounding the Harry Potter movies dies down.
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Crosses the Billion

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 has joined an elite club of films. And no, we’re not talking about its record-breaking opening weekend.

Harry Potter box office billions

This is proving quite a summer for billion dollar movies with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides crossing the billion dollar marker and now being joined by the final chapter in the Harry Potter franchise. Hot on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’s tail in joining this elite group of films is Michael Bay’s epic Transformers Dark of the Moon.

Prior to this summer, there were only seven films in history that had crossed the billion dollar threshold. Within three hot months of summer 2011, there are three more to add to the esteemed list.

As if achieving this milestone in movies wasn’t enough, there are two bonuses for the J.K. Rowling-penned series. First, it is the fastest film in history to reach a billion dollars and it’s also the first for its studio, Warner Bros.

Here’s a list of the billionaire cinema club:

Avatar ($2.8 billion)

Titanic (1.8 billion)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($1.11 billion)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ($1.07 billion)

Toy Story 3 ($1.06 billion)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (1.03 billion)

Alice in Wonderland ($1.02 billion)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($1.01 billion)

The Dark Knight ($1.00 billion)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 Crosses $1 Billion

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Thompson on HollywoodSince it opened 17 days ago, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 has been breaking box office records, but remember—the series finale had a 3-D boost. Anthony D’Alessandro does the global numbers:

In just 17 days, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 flew past the $1-billion mark at the global box office, making it the highest grossing chapter in the franchise as well as the ninth film ever to cross this benchmark (top nine grossers list is below).

Prior to Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone sat as the franchise’s highest-grossing installment for a decade, with $974.8 million.


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This raises the total for the entire Harry Potter franchise to $7.385 billion.  Potter has been the highest-grossing film series since 2009, when Half-Blood Prince assisted in unseating James Bond’s $5.1 billion global tally for the title.  After Bond, the two Star Wars trilogies and its feature toon The Clone Wars rank third with a cumulative $4.4 billion.

Even more impressively, Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is the second film this year after Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides to cross the $1 billion milestone—soon to be followed by Transformers: Dark of the Moon which is currently at $982.9 million. Transformers 3 will round out the $1-billion grosser list as a perfect 10. All three coasted on 3-D premium ticket prices, however.

All of these benchmarks bode well for the longevity the 3-D format, which is a continual B.O. driver abroad, versus its touch-and-go status in the U.S.  Since Avatar, 3-D films have populated the top billion-makers list; five 3-D titles already occupy a spot in the top nine.  As exhibition turns to digital 3-D overseas in such prime territories as China and Russia, the format’s share of foreign receipts on a particular title easily hits 60% on average.  During its opening weekend, 43% of Deathly Hallows: Part 2’s domestic opening was repped by 3-D, while internationally that share was significantly higher at 60%. Through its second frame, 3-D accounted for 56% of Deathly Hallows: Part 2’s foreign cume.

Despite these impressive ratios, where international reps 70% of a film’s worldwide ticket sales, the irony remains that major studios tend to green light projects based on their potential success in the U.S. versus abroad.  Although international saves the asses of many projects, some studios continue to spend more on U.S. audience test marketing than foreign.  That because stateside success usually translates abroad. A bomb in North American actually playing abroad is the exception. Annually, this theory is often disproven, as foreign B.O. swells and such anomalies as The Golden Compass ($70.1 million stateside, $302.1 million foreign) and The Tourist ($67.6 million, $210.7 million foreign) prove they are worthwhile.


Top Nine Worldwide Grossers List

1.Avatar ($2.78 billion)
2. Titanic ($1.8 billion)
3. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King ($1.119 billion)
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ($1.066 billion)
5. Toy Story 3 ($1.06 billion)
6. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) ($1.032 billion)
7. Alice in Wonderland ($1.024 billion)
8. Deathly Hallows: Part 2 ($1.009 billion)
9. The Dark Knight ($1.002 billion).

 

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By Anthony D’Alessandro, posted to Box Office, Summer, Exhibition, 3D, Franchises, Harry Potter, Genres, Fantasy, Studios, Warner Bros./New Line on July 31, 2011 at 2:32pm PDT | Permalink | Comments (0)

Box Office Milestone: Final 'Harry Potter' Pic Crosses $1 Billion

Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 has become part of the elite billion dollar club, while Paramount’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon should become a member within days.

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Before this summer, only seven movies in history had grossed $1 billion or more at the domestic box office.

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There’s now nine, between Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Deathly Hallows 2, the first film in the franchise to reach the milestone. Dark of the Moon will make it ten.

Through Sunday, Deathly Hallows has earned $1.01 billion, including a domestic total of $318.5 million and international cume of $690 million. The pic tied the record for the fastest climb to $1 billion, accomplishing the task in only 17 days.

Deathly Hallows 2 also is the top grossing film in Warner history worldwide.

“What’s truly astounding is that these kind of numbers are being achieved so early in the film’s release,” said Warners president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman, who announced the milestone with president of international distribution Veronikia Kwan-Rubinek.

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Dark of the Moon’s worldwide cume rose to $983 million over the weekend, including a domestic total of $337.9 million and international haul of $645 million. As with Deathly Hallows 2, Dark of the Moon will become the first title in its respective franchise to hit $1 billion in global grosses.

Here’s how the billion dollar winners rank: Avatar ($2.8 billion), Titanic (1.8 billion), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($1.11 billion), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ($1.07 billion), Toy Story 3 ($1.06 billion), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (1.03 billion), Alice in Wonderland ($1.02 billion), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2  ($1.01 billion) and The Dark Knight ($1.00 billion).

 

'Captain America' Beats 'Harry Potter' At The Box Office » MTV

Chris EvansFROM MTV MOVIES: Captain America has beaten back the Red Skull, HYRDA, Nazis and various nefarious forces before, and now the shield-slinging star-spangled hero has conquered the box office, as well.

Captain America: The First Avenger” debuted with an estimated $65.8 million over the weekend to become the #1 movie in North America, according to studio estimates. With Chris Evans in the title role and Hugo Weaving as his arch-nemesis, the Red Skull, the Marvel movie was the latest chapter in a series of films that began with “Iron Man” and will lead up to next year’s “The Avengers.”

Cap’s debut bested that of his fellow Avenger “Thor” (which opened with $65.7 million) as well as the debuts of previous 2011 superhero movies “Green Lantern” and “X-Men: First Class.” Only 40 percent of the Cap audience chose to see it in 3-D versus the 60 percent who saw “Thor” that way back in May.

Meanwhile the latest “Harry Potter” — which broke several records on its opening weekend — suffered a huge decline during its second weekend of release. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” took in $48 million (for a $274.1 million total), which was a 72 percent second-weekend fall, much steeper than that of “The Dark Knight,” “Spider-Man 3” and the third “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

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