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  • Dragon hits $45, Hot Tub $14, but both are letdowns

     
    This deadlinehollywood analysis of How to Train Your Dragon says that my take on the movie–that for all its heart, it lacks laughs — is why the film underperformed its way to $45 million this weekend. When you can't cut a cute, funny,...
  • 3-D makes more money for 'Dragon' but doesn't draw more people

     
    3-D is still a box office boon, but the digital technology can't create a hit. "How to Train a Dragon" put a damper on the momentum for 3-D created this year by blockbuster hits "Avatar" and "Alice in Wonderland" as......
  • First look: 'Dragon' roars quietly, but crowds light up

     
    "How to Train Your Dragon" opened at the lower end of recent DreamWorks Animation debuts, a particular disappointment given the growing number of digital 3-D locations where it played and rising ticket prices to watch movies at them. The heavily......
  • 'Dragon' doesn't set DreamWorks shares on fire

     
    Wall Street had a cool reaction Monday morning to the less-than-fire-breathing performance of DreamWorks Animation's latest 3-D movie, "How to Train Your Dragon. " The Glendale company's stock dropped 9.2 % to $38.87 in morning trading. "Dragon" pulled in...
  • The 'Clash of the Titans' conundrum: Why animated films look better in 3-D

     
    Why was the 3-D in "Clash of the Titans" so awful? Slate's Daniel Engber offers some pretty darn intriguing theories about the issue in a recent post, taking us way past the most obvious explanation -- that the effects were......
  • First look: 'Date Night' may have edged out 'Clash of the Titans'; 'How to Train Your Dragon' drops just 13%

     
    There was a razor-thin race between the new romantic comedy "Date Night" and the second weekend of the 3-D blockbuster "Clash of the Titans" for the top spot at the box office this weekend, but it was "How to Train......
  • “Stretch Armstrong” has its writer and director

     
    The Hasbro elastic toy soon to be a movie Stretch Armstrong has lined up the fellow who directed Monsters vs. Aliens to direct and his old running mate, the writer of Yes Man, to script it. Universal is doing the movie. Taylor Lautner is slated to star in...
  • Not quite a comeback–Back-up Plan comes in 2nd on weekend

     
    How to Train Your Dragon continues to do that spring animation voodoo (a couple of Ice Age movies, Monsters vs. Aliens, also benefited from March openings, with little kids competition), winning this weekend with a $15 million plus tally. Jennifer Lopez's...
  • The Morning Fix: Viacom profits up! Lions Gate-Icahn battle drags on. Jimmy Fallon for the Emmys? So what does 'off the record' mean?

     
    After the coffee. Before deciding on that PR job at Goldman Sachs. Viacom profits up. Viacom released its first-quarter results early Thursday morning, and thanks to increased viewership at MTV and Nickelodeon and some cost cutting elsewhere, profits were...
  • Seth Rogen–the perfect voice for animation

     
    Boo U is the latest Dreamworks Animated feature to call on the vocal stylings of Mr. Seth Rogen. He's a natural at this, with a distinct and distinctly funny voice. I didn't notice him doing a bit part in “Shrek the Third,” but he stood out,...
  • 3-D touted as the format of the future

    3-D touted as the format of the future
    The marquee topic was 3-D on Tuesday at the movie industry's ShoWest conference, as DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg teased exhibitors with footage from next year's "Monsters vs. Aliens" and four studios announced deals...
  • Movie projector: Sun won't shine too bright for 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs'

     
    Sony Pictures' third effort at a hit computer-animated movie isn't going to vault the studio into Pixar or DreamWorks territory. 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,' which opens tomorrow, is likely to sell close to $30 million worth of tickets......