Entries in 3D (8)


America's Love Affair with 3D Movies Still Going Strong

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Sure, they give some people headaches and others complain that they don't see the difference, but most moviegoers enjoy the 3D experience and are looking forward to this summer's crop of 3D films, a survey by the International 3D Society has found.

In a recent poll conducted with 1,011 Americans ages 18 and up, the International 3D Society says that 52 percent of respondents have gone to see at least one 3D movie over the past three years.

Of this group, 71 percent claim 3D surpasses conventional 2D movies, with about three-in-ten calling their experience with 3D "incredible."

Meanwhile, there are plenty of 3D movies opening this summer and throughout the rest of 2012, including The Avengers, Men in Black 3, The Amazing Spiderman, Prometheus, Katy Perry: Part of Me and The Great Gatsby.

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Katy Perry May Star in 3D Concert Movie

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Katy Perry has already lent her voice to one film -- The Smurfs -- but she soon may become the star of her very own 3D movie.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount is in talks with Katy's people to make a documentary-style concert film about her.  The project is conceived as being similar to the Justin Bieber concert movie Never Say Never, which set the record last year for the highest-grossing concert film in the U.S., raking in $73 million.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Katy is thought to be a perfect subject for such a film, since many of her fans are teen girls -- the same audience that made Bieber's film a hit.  In addition, her concerts incorporate so many colorful costumes and visuals that they're eye-popping even without the 3D effect.

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'The Lion King' Tops Box Office Again with $22.1 Million

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Lion King was the king of the box office for the second weekend in a row.

The 3D re-release of the animated Disney film earned an estimated $22.1 million to hold off Brad Pitt's baseball drama, Moneyball, which opened in second place, with $20.6 million.  The Lion King was initially scheduled to screen in theaters for two weeks only, but Disney says it will extend the film's run for an undetermined period of time.

The inspirational story Dolphin Tale debuted in third place, collecting $20.3 million.  The Taylor Lautner thriller Abduction premiered in fourth place, with $11.2 million, and the action flick Killer Elite opened in the fifth spot, with $9.5 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales:

1. The Lion King, $22.1 million.
2. Moneyball, $20.6 million.
3. Dolphin Tale, $20.3 million.
4. Abduction, $11.2 million.
5. Killer Elite, $9.5 million.
6. Contagion, $8.6 million.
7. Drive, $5.8 million.
8. The Help, $4.4 million.
9. Straw Dogs, $2.1 million.
10. I Don't Know How She Does It, $2.05 million.

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3D Version of 'The Lion King' Tops Box Office with Roaring Debut

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The circle of life brought The Lion King back to the top spot at the box office over the weekend.

The 3D re-release of Disney's classic animated film earned an estimated $29.3 million to steal the box office crown from Contagion, which slipped to second place, with $14.5 million.  The original version of The Lion King debuted at number one in 1994, raising over $40 million in its first weekend in wide release.

The weekend's other new releases had mostly unimpressive debuts.  The Ryan Gosling drama Drive pulled into the third spot, collecting $11 million; the remake Straw Dogs opened in fifth place, with $5 million; and the Sarah Jessica Parker comedy I Don't Know How She Does It landed in sixth place, with $4.5 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales:

1. The Lion King 3D, $29.3 million.
2. Contagion, $14.5 million.
3. Drive, $11 million.
4. The Help, $6.4 million.
5. Straw Dogs, $5 million.
6. I Don't Know How She Does It, $4.5 million.
7. The Debt, $2.9 million.
8. Warrior, $2.8 million.
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes, $2.6 million.
10. Colombiana, $2.3 million.

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'I Don't Know How She Does It,' 'Drive,' 'Straw Dogs,' 'The Lion King' Open Friday

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- I Don't Know How She Does It: Sarah Jessica Parker is an employee at a financial management firm who has trouble balancing work with family when she lands a new account and is teamed with a handsome new business associate.  Greg Kinnear, Pierce Brosnan, Kelsey Grammer, Christina Hendricks, Olivia Munn and Seth Meyers also star.  Rated PG-13.

-- Drive: Ryan Gosling is a Hollywood stuntman and a getaway driver for robbers who's targeted by criminals after a heist gone wrong.  Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Ron Perlman and Christina Hendricks also star.  Rated R.

-- Straw Dogs: In this remake of the 1971 Dustin Hoffman film, James Marsden and Kate Bosworth play a married couple who are drawn into violence in the wife's hometown.  Alexander Skarsgard also stars.  Rated R.

-- The Lion King: Disney's classic 1994 animated film is re-released in 3D for a two-week theatrical run.  Rated G.

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Disney to Release 'The Lion King' in 3D This Fall

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment(BURBANK, Calif.) -- Disney's 1994 classic The Lion King will be screening in 3D for the first time this fall.

The Oscar-winning animated film is scheduled to be shown in 3D for a limited time in theaters starting Sept. 16. Disney will then release the remastered film on DVD as well on Oct. 4.  The DVD will be sold on a Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3-D combo pack.

Earlier this year, The Lion King was rated the number one animated film of all time by a survey conducted between ABC News and People magazine.  The film is the recipient of two Academy Awards -- Best Original Score and Best Original Song.

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'Titanic' Going 3D Next Year

20th Century Fox/Paramount Pictures(NEW YORK) -- James Cameron is giving another film the 3D treatment.

The director who pioneered modern 3D filmmaking techniques with his IMAX documentary Ghosts of the Abyss and global blockbuster Avatar, is giving his 1997 Oscar-winning film Titanic a 3D makeover.

The epic romance starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet will be re-released worldwide in 3D on April 6, 2012 -- four days before the 100th anniversary of the Titanic setting sail on the ill-fated maiden voyage that inspired the movie.

In a statement, Cameron said, "There's a whole generation that's never seen Titanic as it was meant to be seen, on the big screen.  And this will be Titanic as you've never seen it before, digitally re-mastered...and painstakingly converted to 3D.  With the emotional power intact and the images more powerful than ever, this will be an epic experience for fans and newcomers alike."

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Star Wars Films Will Be Going 3D

Photo Courtesy - Lucasfilm Ltd.(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Variety reports all six Star Wars films will be converted to 3D and re-released into theaters. The first 3D Star Wars film to hit the big screen will be Episode I: The Phantom Menace sometime in 2012. The Phantom Menace  was originally released in 1999. Creator George Lucas previously updated the special effects of the first three Star Wars films and re-released them theatrically.  The exact release dates for the 3D Star Wars movies have not been announced. At the moment, there are no plans to release the 3D versions on DVD.

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