dumb2.pngLOS ANGELES - November 12, 2014 - According to Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, the Jim Carrey-Jeff Daniels comedy sequel "Dumb and Dumber To" is a no-brainer for moviegoers this weekend, representing more than 50% of Fandango's weekend wide release sales and scoring a bright 86 out of 100 points on the company's Fanticipation movie buzz indicator. "Dumb and Dumber Too" is currently outselling last year's irreverent comedies, "Anchorman 2" and "We're the Millers," at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle.

According to a survey of more than 1,000 "Dumb and Dumber To" ticket-buyers on Fandango:
95% of moviegoers have seen the first film (but only 47% of them saw it on the big screen);

93% are Jim Carrey fans; 82% are also Jeff Daniels fans;

89% will see the film with a best friend or group of friends;

87% said they would not have seen "Dumb and Dumber To" if either actor had not returned;

86% have been looking forward to a sequel ever since the first film;

77% are fans of the film's directors, The Farrelly Brothers.


"It's rare to see so much anticipation for a sequel to a twenty-year-old movie," says Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger. "Fans of the first movie will be happy to see Carrey and Daniels together again, and even those moviegoers who are too young to remember the first movie will enjoy its riotous silliness."

In a creative original video, "Dumb and Dumber To: How Much Would it Cost", Fandango Movieclips calculates the cost of taking a Harry & Lloyd-style cross-country road trip, as portrayed in the first "Dumb and Dumber" movie.

Also premiering exclusively on Fandango, the brand-new trailer for 20th Century Fox's highly-anticipated "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb," starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Rebel Wilson, the late Robin Williams and a star-studded cast, debuts today. Opening in theaters on December 19, 2014, the new "Museum" trailer can be found at http://youtu.be/i0vTJeYLRnA.


About Fandango's Fanticipation
Known for having its finger on the pulse of moviegoers, Fandango's movie buzz indicator, Fanticipation, provides statistical insight into the movies fans are planning to see in a given weekend. Fanticipation scores (based on a 1 to 100-point scale) are calculated via an algorithm of Fandango's advance ticket sales, website and mobile traffic, and social media engagement. Fanticipation is not intended as a forecast of the weekend box office; it is a snapshot of movie fan sentiment.

Press Contacts:
Dana Benson
dbenson@fandango.com
310-954-0278, ext. 300

Harry Medved
hmedved@fandango.com
310-954-0461

 

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By Daniel Garris

Disney's Big Hero 6 was up one spot and a strong 104 percent from Monday to move back into first place on Tuesday with $10.51 million. Veterans Day is traditionally a very strong day for family films and that was clearly the case yesterday for Big Hero 6. The 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios surpassed the $70 million mark yesterday and has grossed $71.88 million in its first five days. That is in line with the film's lofty pre-release expectations and is an impressive 27 percent stronger than the $56.75 million five-day start of 2012's Wreck-It Ralph.

Paramount's Interstellar was down one spot from Monday to land in second with $6.90 million. The highly anticipated Christopher Nolan directed sci-fi film was up 31 percent over Monday, which represented one of the day's smaller daily percentage increases among wide releases. Interstellar surpassed the $60 million mark yesterday and has grossed $61.84 million after five days of wide release (and two additional days of limited release). The film is running a bit below expectations and 10 percent behind the $68.45 million five-day start of last year's Gravity. Whether or not Interstellar will able to display holding power similar of that to Gravity remains to be seen.

Sony's Fury held steady in third place with $1.05 million. The World War II film starring Brad Pitt increased 47 percent over Monday's performance and was down a slim 5 percent from last Tuesday. It should be reminded that last Tuesday's grosses in general were inflated as well from Election Day. Fury has grossed a solid $71.16 million in 26 days.

Fox's Gone Girl followed closely behind in fourth with $0.95 million. The critically acclaimed David Fincher directed film was up 44 percent over Monday and up 6 percent over last Tuesday. Gone Girl continues to impress with $147.14 million in 40 days and is now just $2.86 million away from reaching the $150 million domestic mark.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day rounded out the day's top five with $0.89 million. The family film from Disney was up a massive 122 percent over Monday and down 6 percent from last Tuesday. Alexander surpassed the $60 million mark yesterday and has grossed $60.54 million in 33 days.

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By Daniel Garris

Paramount's Interstellar moved into first place at the daily box office on Monday with $5.27 million. In the process, the highly anticipated Christopher Nolan directed sci-fi film surpassed the $50 million mark yesterday. Interstellar was down 57 percent from Sunday, as daily holds in general were stronger than usual on Monday thanks to the eve of Veterans Day. Interstellar has grossed $54.94 million after four days of wide release (and two additional days of limited release). The film is running a bit below expectations and 11 percent behind the $61.81 million four-day start of last year's Gravity. Whether or not Interstellar will able to display holding power similar of that to Gravity remains to be seen.

Disney's Big Hero 6 placed in a very close second on Monday with $5.16 million. The 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios trailed Interstellar by just $115,729 for the day. Big Hero 6 was down 68 percent from Sunday. Big Hero 6 surpassed the $60 million mark yesterday and has grossed a healthy $61.38 million in four days. That is in line with the film's lofty pre-release expectations and is an impressive 18 percent stronger than the $51.99 million four-day start of 2012's Wreck-It Ralph.

Sony's Fury claimed third place with $0.713 million. The World War II film starring Brad Pitt was down 53 percent from Sunday and down just 15 percent from last Monday, as the film was helped more than most on Monday by the eve of Veterans Day. Fury surpassed the $70 million mark yesterday and has grossed $70.11 million in 25 days.

Fox's Gone Girl took fourth with $0.657 million. The critically acclaimed David Fincher directed film starring Ben Affleck fell 57 percent from Sunday and only 6 percent from last Monday. Gone Girl continues to impress with $146.19 million in 39 days and is now just $3.81 million away from reaching the $150 million domestic mark.

Nightcrawler rounded out Monday's top five with $0.605 million. Open Road's critically acclaimed crime thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal was down 56 percent from Sunday and down 36 percent from last Monday. Nightcrawler surpassed the $20 million mark yesterday and has grossed $20.22 million in eleven days.

Ouija followed closely behind in sixth with $0.589 million. The low-budget horror film from Universal and Platinum Dunes was down 53 percent from Sunday and down a healthy 23 percent from last Monday. The 18-day total for Ouija stands at a very solid $43.91 million, thanks in part to stronger than expected holding power.

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meyersound.pngWarner Bros. De Lane Lea, one of the world's premier sound post-production facilities, has added 24 additional Meyer Sound cinema loudspeakers to its primary mixing stage as part of a recent upgrade to Dolby Atmos. The newly outfitted Stage 1 is central London's largest stage and also its first to offer this format. It has been booked for the mixing of major feature films since re-opening.

Stage 1's proven track record using the Meyer Sound 7.1 cinema system since its installation in 2010 meant that the natural choice for expansion was the selection of additional Meyer Sound components to meet the rigorous requirements of the Dolby Atmos format.

"Dolby Atmos places intensive demands on the monitoring system," notes Chris Burdon, staff re-recording mixer at Warner Bros. De Lane Lea. "Replaying full-range audio across the entire surround array at high levels, while maintaining accuracy, is a new challenge. Fortunately, we've found that the Meyer Sound system provides the necessary audio fidelity and output power to mix confidently in Atmos. The traditional Meyer strong points of smooth frequency response and spatial accuracy really come into their own in helping to create a continuous sound space."

The complete Stage 1 monitoring system is anchored by three Acheron® 80 and three Acheron LF screen channel loudspeakers, one of each paired to receive a separate channel. Atmos surround sound is provided by 12 HMS-10, 10 HMS-12, and 10 HMS-5 surround loudspeakers, while five X-800C high-power cinema subwoofers in front and two X-400C cinema subwoofers in the rear provide low end. A Galileo® loudspeaker management system with one Galileo 408 processor supplies system drive and optimization.

"In our most recent feature film mix, the main setting for the characters needs a wide, surround-heavy soundscape to really immerse the audience," explains Burdon. "The 360-degree sound image was well controlled, allowing the story to be told without distracting the viewer from the narrative."

Burdon notes that Dolby Atmos soundtracks "often involve high sound pressure levels, but the Meyer monitoring helps keep ear fatigue to a minimum."

Stage 1 at Warner Bros. De Lane Lea offers a seven-meter screen, an 80-fader AMS Neve DFC Gemini digital mixing console, seven Pro Tools HDX systems for playback and recording, and film and 2K 3D digital projection.

In addition to Stage 1, Meyer Sound cinema systems are installed in two other Dolby-certified mix stages at Warner Bros. De Lane Lea. The facility offers a fourth mix stage that features Dolby Atmos Home Theatre monitoring, two ADR stages, a 37-seat screening theatre with 4k 3D digital projection, and 51 cutting rooms.

ABOUT MEYER SOUND
Family owned and operated since 1979, Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc. designs and manufactures high-quality, self-powered sound reinforcement loudspeakers, digital audio systems, passive and active acoustic systems, cinema sound systems, and sound measurement tools for the professional audio industry. Founded by John and Helen Meyer, the company has grown to become a leading worldwide supplier of systems for theatres, arenas, stadiums, theme parks, convention centers, houses of worship, and touring concert sound rental operations. Meyer Sound's main office and manufacturing facility are located in Berkeley, California, with field offices and authorized distributors located throughout the USA and around the world. Meyer Sound is a registered trademark of Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved.

More information is available at Tel: +1 (510) 486-1166, Fax: +1 (510) 486-8356, email: winnie@meyersound.com or by visiting www.meyersound.com .

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