suckerpunchfacebook.pngWarner Bros. is reporting that Sucker Punch managed to rake in $825,000 from midnight shows. That's not a bad start for a film that is being ripped to shreds by critics. This looks like it could turn into a classic example of audiences disagreeing with the professional film buffs. The action flick already boasts a 76% approval rating from nearly 28,000 user reviews on Flixster.

Zack Snyder's Watchmen made $4.6 million from midnight shows before opening to $55.2 million. 300 did $2.5 million en route to a $70.9 million debut.

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Washington D.C. -- Rosie Huntington-Whiteley will receive the "CinemaCon Female Star of Tomorrow Award," it was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, managing director of CinemaCon, which will be held March 28-31, 2011, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Huntington-Whiteley will be presented with this special honor at the inaugural "CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards" ceremony to take place on Thursday evening, March 31st in The Colosseum of Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, Official Presenting Sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night gala awards program.

"With her upcoming role in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Huntington-Whiteley is sure to show that she is a true star of tomorrow," noted Neuhauser. "We are thrilled to honor this promising young actress with the ‘CinemaCon Female Star of Tomorrow Award.'"

This Summer will see Huntington-Whiteley make her silver screen debut in the Paramount Pictures release Transformers: Dark of the Moon, on July 1. Directed by Michael Bay, Transformers: Dark of the Moon also stars Shia LaBeouf, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Patrick Dempsey, Kevin Dunn, with John Malkovich and Frances McDormand.

Only 23 years-old, Huntington-Whiteley is a top British model who has shot three campaigns for Burberry, DKNY, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and high street giant Karen Millen and is the only British Victoria's Secret Angel. In addition, she has shot a successful short film with the lingerie label Agent Provocateur and was named best model at the 2009 ELLE Style Awards.

 

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Hong Kong -- GDC Technology Limited ("GDC"), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, proudly announces today that its popular SX-2000 Digital Cinema Server with Integrated Media Block (IMB) is further enhanced with the addition of several new features. GDC cordially invites you for a demonstration of its latest product at CinemaCon, Booth # 1208A, on March 28 - 31, 2011, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Launched in March 2010, the GDC SX-2000 with IMB became an instant runaway success with over 1,000 units shipped worldwide to date. Adding to more than 7,000 units of earlier models of GDC servers already shipped, there are currently over 8,000 GDC digital cinema servers in operation worldwide. GDC's IMB is the only IMB that has been awarded FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification, one of the highest level security requirements specified by Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI).

In the last 12 years of being a server manufacturer, GDC has continuously upgraded its range of products to ensure exhibitors receive the most cutting-edge technology which adds significant value to their business. The SX-2000 with IMB is GDC's latest product addition, a powerful and feature-rich server which is designed for DCI compliance and secure on content delivery as it can seamlessly integrate with all Series 2 DLP Cinema® Projectors. While retaining all the attractive features from legacy servers, such as instant playback of content from CRU drive, redundant hot swappable data drives and closed captioning support, the GDC SX-2000 with IMB has a number of powerful new features added to further enhance its technical capabilities, including:

• 12-bit 4:4:4 output images (left and right) providing the highest quality 3D playback and allowing for a much fuller color spectrum 500 times richer than that of a legacy server
• USB 3.0 interface support (optional)
• 3D Live support: RealD LIVE, SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D
• Up to 4TB storage (optional)
• MPEG4 playback

Overall, the GDC SX-2000 with IMB presents itself as a sophisticated and highly reliable digital cinema server, offering a future-proof 4K upgradable solution which requires no retraining of the user interface. "Perfecting our Integrated Media Block was not an easy task," said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. "Being the first in the industry to receive the FIPS 140-2 Level 3 security certificate demonstrates GDC's deep understanding in the design of digital cinema servers, and our commitment to the industry. We invite you to join us at CinemaCon for a live demonstration of our latest new features which will differentiate your cinemas from the rest."

 

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