20th Century Fox will hit $1 billion overseas on April 12. They are the first distributor to hit that mark in 2013. The official notes:
This marks the 4th time in the past 5 years when Fox International has been first to cross the $1 Billion GBO mark (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013), with the sole exception being 2012, when Fox International came from behind to win the calendar year in the final weeks of December. We are extremely proud of this accomplishment, as it shows the consistency by which Fox delivers box office results with varying release slates year after year.
This is the 10th year in a row that Fox International has surpassed the $1B GBO mark in a calendar year and 13th time in our storied history.
2013 is the 2nd fastest year in which Fox International reached the $1B GBO mark, the fastest being in 2010, when we reached $1B on Jan. 30 thanks to AVATAR and ALVIN 2. 2013 edged out our prior fastest year, which was 1998, when Fox International reached $1B on April 13, thanks to TITANIC.
The films that helped us reach this milestone include:
LIFE OF PI: $260m earned in 2013 ($485m lifetime)
A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD: $235m
THE CROODS: $225m
FOX INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION titles: $110m
The balance of GBO came from numerous Fox and Fox Searchlight titles.
Boca Raton, FL -- MovieTickets.com has signed on to provide advance ticketing to LOOK Cinemas, a new, state-of-the-art, 11-screen, 1,900-seat stadium theater complex in Dallas, which opened on March 29th. The theater is part of a new upscale entertainment complex and the first project from LOOK Cinemas LLC, a company founded by notable theater industry veteran Tom Stephenson and Dallas-based entrepreneur Brian Mason. Stephenson and Mason have also partnered with well-known restaurant entrepreneur Joseph Palladino for this inaugural project.
Online and mobile ticketing with LOOK will commence in time for the 2013 summer blockbuster season, kicking off with the May 3rd release of Marvel's Iron Man 3. Tickets for Marvel's Super Hero summer blockbuster are available on MovieTickets.com now.
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WASHINGTON D.C. -- Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson will receive the "CinemaCon® Comedy Duo of the Year Award" at this year's CinemaCon, it was announced today by the convention's Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser. CinemaCon, the largest and most important convention for the motion picture theatre industry, will be held from April 15-18, 2013 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas at which time more than 5,000 industry members will be gathering. Vaughn and Wilson will be presented with this special honor at the "CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards" ceremony to take place on Thursday evening, April 18, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night gala awards program.
"When it comes to comedy, it doesn't get better than Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. They are two of the most gifted comedy actors of this or any generation," noted Neuhauser. "It's always a fun time at the movies when they appear in their own films, but when they team up, the fun increases exponentially and the laughter doesn't let up from start to finish. We could not be more excited to see them reunite in 'The Internship,' and to be able to honor them as CinemaCon's very first ‘Comedy Duo of the Year.'"
Vaughn and Wilson can be seen later this summer in the comedy "THE INTERNSHIP," from 20th Century Fox and New Regency, arriving in theaters June 7, 2013. Vaughn and Wilson star as salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world. Trying to prove they are not obsolete, they defy the odds by talking their way into a coveted internship at Google, along with a battalion of brilliant college students. But, gaining entrance to this utopia is only half the battle. Now they must compete with a group of the nation's most elite, tech-savvy geniuses to prove that necessity really is the mother of re-invention.
A Chicago native, actor, producer and screenwriter, Vince Vaughn first caught the attention of critics and audiences in the independent sleeper hit and cult classic "Swingers." His impressive scope of work includes hit films and comedy classics including "Old School," "Wedding Crashers," "The Break Up," "Four Christmases," "Couples Retreat" and "The Dilemma." He can also be seen later this year in Dreamworks Pictures' "The Delivery Man." In addition to starring in "The Internship," Vaughn wrote the screenplay and also serves as producer.
Having won great acclaim for his memorable turns in mainstream and independent films, Wilson earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his portrayal of screenwriter and aspiring novelist ‘Gil Pender' in Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris." His additional film credits include "Little Fockers," "Marley & Me," "Night at the Museum" and the sequel "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian," "Wedding Crashers," "Cars" and "Cars 2," "The Royal Tenenbaums" and "Fantastic Mr. Fox," to name just a few. This fall, Wilson will lend his voice to Relativity's animated comedy "Free Birds" opposite Woody Harrelson.