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Nobody knows nothing. Every Friday, the media writes stories attempting to predict the weekend box office. And every Monday it usually turns out that those projections were off base. So what's the issue? Hollywood doesn't want to talk about it (at least on the record) but there is a consensus that the people who do movie tracking, typically through surveys, need to rethink how they do their research and make predictions. The Los Angeles Times takes a look at box-office tracking.
'Gravity' boosts 3-D. Usually 3-D is getting beaten up as an over-hyped form that is not all that appealing to movie fans. This year, many 3-D movies have flopped. But "Gravity" showed that the right movie can be a hit in 3-D. About 80% of the people who went to see it last weekend shelled out a few extra bucks to put on the glasses and take in the experience. " 'Gravity' is a milestone for 3-D," Jim Chabin, president of the International 3-D Society, tells USA Today.
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He'd rather fight than switch. Woody Allen yanked his hit movie "Blue Jasmine" from movie theaters in India because he didn't want to play ball with a law there that requires an on-screen disclaimer about the evils of smoking every time a character lights up, according to Variety. Having seen the movie, I can tell you smoking is the least of the main character's problems. She's a pill-popping drunk. Why doesn't India just run a scroll during the whole movie that says this character is a delusional, raging alcoholic -- or would that be a spoiler?
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