CinemaCon: Despite 'Battleship' Flop, Universal Says It Still Believes in Peter Berg 9 weeks ago
Many studios prefer to sound the triumphal horn when they take the stage at CinemaCon.
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By Brent Lang
"Ted" leads the way as seven Universal films crack $200M, and the studio hits $2.9B at the worldwide box office
Analysis: Sony's foreign-first rollout for "Skyfall" was designed to maximize profits in Europe, but it has built major box-office buzz ahead of its U.S. debut Friday
Universal gave 25 employees pink slips, about 1.5 percent of the company
Foreign territories are cushioning the blow from flops like "Battleship" and transforming domestic underperformers like "Ice Age: Continental Drift" into global blockbusters
The star system is battered, the movies are too pricey and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" author Seth Grahame-Smith is the kiss of death
On a day when Brian Grazer, Michael DeLuca, Mark Johnson, Cean Chaffin and others discussed passion projects, "Battleship" director Peter Berg says his "underperforming" film was too big and impersonal
Families lift DreamWorks Animation's "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" past Ridley Scott's R-rated "Prometheus," which takes in $50M
Universal's dark fantasy "Snow White and the Huntsman" exceeds expectations at box office. "Men in Black 3" hits $29.3M, "The Avengers" takes $28.3M
Universal out of the woods on big-budget "Snow White and the Huntsman" after strong Friday. "The Avengers" passes "Potter" at all-time global box office
Brian Roberts acknowledges what few in the media have been saying: "Battleship" is a "John Carter"-sized flop
With "Avengers" sinking all comers, this marks the second straight quarter in which one movie swallowed up a series of other potential hits. Is "Dark Knight Rises" next?
The big-budget alien sea saga "Battleship" fails to connect in the U.S. and will bring red ink, but its overseas headstart means no bloodbath for Universal
Universal's pricey 'Battleship' manages $25.3M as Marvel's "The Avengers" becomes Disney's highest grossing film ever
Superhero saga "The Avengers" is on its way to another $50M in its third weekend, swamping "Battleship" and "The Dictator"
America's critics fall over each other trying to sink Peter Berg's "Battleship"
The ships and the sailors in "Battleship" are real, and the Navy is so happy with the Peter Berg film it is busy advertising its involvement
Universal's "Battleship" aims to deliver a box-office broadside but "The Avengers" will be tough to beat
Peter Berg’s big-budget board game adaptation is as ridiculous as you expect, but it’s never dull
"The Avengers' dominates but WB's "Dark Shadows" finds a niche and Universal's "American Reunion" marks a milestone
Universal's comedy raises its foreign cume to $117M as "Battleship" steams past the $200M mark
Rihanna and her "Battleship" cohorts face off with giant space baddies in clip from Peter Berg-directed action flick
Universal brought "Battleship," "Snow White and the Huntsman" and "Savages," but all it really needed was a pot-smoking teddy bear named "Ted"
Universal's "Battleship" continues overseas campaign with $58M haul from 50 foreign territories. It opens in U.S. on May 18
The "Titanic" rerelease in 3D bows to $58 million in the best opening ever in China. Universal's early foreign rollout of "Battleship" pays off
Universal's list of promotional partners includes Chevron, Nestlé -- and the U.S. Navy
Peter Berg's game-based extravaganza rates high in "ka-boom!" factor
Big-budget zombie movie gets so lost in its global scale that it doesn't give us a flesh-and-blood hero who makes it all matter, despite Brad Pitt's best efforts