Collapsing Summer Box Office is Spielberg’s Prophecy Come True

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) During the summer 2017 domestic market, several high budget films opened in North America. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, budget $175 million. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, budget: $230 million. Transformers: The Last Knight, budget: $217 … [Read more...]

The Screening Room: First Run Movies In Your Home

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Would you pay $50 to see the next Star Wars movie in your home on the day it premieres? Maybe Harrison Ford's next (and probably last) Indiana Jones movie? The creator of Napster and former President of Facebook is betting that movie fans will abandon the theater and … [Read more...]

Film Isn’t Dead – Kodak Signs Deal with Studios

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Will Provide Motion Picture Film for Movies and Television By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) What a difference a year makes. After 20th Century Fox announced last year at CinemaCon that it would be ending domestic distribution of movies on film, it has become the sixth studio to sign an exclusive … [Read more...]

Theaters and Studios Finalize Digital Satellite Distribution of Films

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Deal Albeit Eliminates Need for Physical Media In the Future By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Looks like everyone is moving towards digital streaming of movies these days, even movie theaters. Regal, AMC and Cinemark theater chains have joined forces with Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition … [Read more...]

And So It Begins: 20th Century Fox to End Film Distribution

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well, it was fun while it lasted.  20th Century Fox announced this week at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, that it was making good on its plans to end 35mm film distribution.  But nobody expected it to be as soon as the end of 2013 ... … [Read more...]