Media FX News Archives
- October 2, 2001
- Spirited Away Tops Titanic
Record for Attendance
- Disney/Pixar Movies
Coming to UK TV
- Weekend Box Office Numbers
- News Link of the Day
- Toy Story 3: Out for Blood
Away Tops Titanic Record for Attendance
(by digitalmediafx.com) The Japanese anime Spirited Away
has broken Titanic's record for paid attendance in Japan
and is set to break the box office record within the next three
weeks. To date, Spirited Away has made over $184 million
(US dollars) in Japan with 16.9 million paid admissions, according
to Daily Variety. Titanic made just over $188 million with
16.8 million paid admissions in Japan.
new all time box office attendance champion make it's way to U.S.
a chance, according to Inside Magazine which claims
that Disney, which holds the U.S. distribution rights, doesn't
think anime is worth the distribution investment.
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Movies Coming to UK TV
(by digitalmediafx.com) Five Disney distributed animated films,
three created by Pixar, will soon make debuts on UK TV, breaking
a long-standing Disney policy of not airing its animated features
on TV within the UK. BBC has secured rights, under a licensing
agreement, to air Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, The
Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Mulan. Speculation on
Disney's past policy was that airing the movies on TV in the UK
would interfere with video/DVD sales there.
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Box Office Numbers - FX/Animation Movies
(by digitalmediafx.com) Final weekend box office numbers are
in and here are the results for the top animated and visual effects
of the Apes
The Lost Empire
Spy Kids ($113
million), Tomb Raider ($131 million), and The Mummy Returns ($202
million) have concluded there box office runs (with a few theater
represents the movie's performance when compared to last weekend.
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of the Day - Toy Story 3: Out for Blood
According to Business Week:
requisite happy ending may not be in the cards for this Hollywood
couple [Pixar and Disney], however. Even as they beat the drum
for their next film, the Hollywood buzz also has it that the two
are feuding over things big and small. This is especially problematic
because the superstar companies are attached to one another for
three more films.
power players are wondering if the two are instead headed for
a messy divorce. Neither company would comment for this story,
although executives for both acknowledge privately that things
haven't been going all that smoothly between them..."
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