The movie business, from its inception to today, as viewed through the lens of 300 of its most financially and/or critically successful feature films
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Can Tim Burton's Alice Beat His Charlie
Can Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland beat Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the box office? Even if it does that doesn't mean it will make a profit from its theatrical release - making the DVD sales critical to profitability. Now that distributor Disney has announced a shortened window between the theatrical and DVD release to increase DVD sales, theater owners are revolting. Per a recent Los Angeles Times blog, two of the U.K.'s three major cinema chains currently have no plans to show Alice in any of their theaters.