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Posted on Jan 07, 2012 03:04 PM AEST
The Devil Inside" is scaring up way more business than most people in Hollywood expected.
Estimates based on box-office returns as of late Friday afternoon Moncler coats men indicate the horror film will collect well over $20 million this
weekend and could end up close to $30 million. That's double earlier predictions, based on pre-release surveys that indicated
it would do between $12 million and $15 million.
The film is now set to collect almost that much money on Moncler
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mouth from opening day audiences. Reviews have been overwhelmingly negative, garnering the film a Rotten Tomatoes score of
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million.For distributor Paramount Pictures, it's poised to be a huge winner. The studio spent only $1 million to acquire the
picture, before marketing expenses.
Posted on Jan 07, 2012 03:05 PM AEST
Monday will mark the end of an era at the Consumer Electronics Show, the tech industry's gigantic annual gadget fest in Las
Steve Ballmer's keynote speech that evening is the last one scheduled by a Microsoft CEO after a 13-year run. And after this
year's show, the company is pulling out of CES entirely.
Some will say Microsoft's departure is long overdue.Moncler
With the shift away from PCs and Windows as the center of the tech universe, the company's influence has been on the wane
for years. Ballmer's speeches of recent years have often offered little news or insight.
But Microsoft's departure says more about the state of the nanikaka54 giant trade show than it does about the software
company. Its move underscores that the show isn't as important as it once was. And I think its departure will mark the
beginning of the end of CES as the tech industry's major annual event.
CES's importance as a venue for showing where technology Cheap
is going and what hit products are in the pipeline has long been overstated. There's often little correlation between the
products that garner attention at the show and those that end up being commercial successes.
That disparity has been most visible in those years when Apple (AAPL), which has famously shunned CES, made a product
announcement around the same time as the show. Products such as the iPad and the iPhone -- both announced at January Apple-
only events -- became smash hits, household names and industry changing Moncler Boots devices. Bonus points if you remember any products announced at CES the
years those products came out.
But even when Apple hasn't served as a distraction, Moncler
Jackets CES often hasn't been able to deliver the goods in terms of hit products or industry influence. Much of
the buzz at last year's show, for example, focused on new tablets, such as Research in Motion's PlayBook and Motorola's Xoom,
that would rival Apple's iPad. But those devices ended up being commercial busts. So too have 3D televisions, which TV
manufacturers have been flogging at CES for years.
Part of CES's problem is the disappearance of the annual product cycle. The show was established back in the days when the
electronics industry had a simple ritual. Manufacturers came to the show to pitch to retailers the products they would be
selling in the fall.
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