Entertainment Magazine: Film: 3D Entertainment: 3D Movies: 2010

Studios rush to make new 3D Flicks for 2010

This year, nearly a dozen new films will be presented in 3-D at most theaters. With the recent success of "Avatar" 3D movie studios have a full slate of 3-D films scheduled for release nearly every month this year.

The 3D version of "Clash of the Titans" on April 2, 2010. was simultaneously released in 2D. The movies wasn't originally filmed in 3D. The effects were computer generated after the film was produced.

Additional titles on Warner Bros. Pictures' 2010 film slate that will be released in 3D (in addition to 2D) include "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore" (July), "Guardians of Ga'Hoole" (September) and "Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows, Part 1" (November).

Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, said, "We are experienced and have been successful in the conversion of 2D to 3D going back to such hits as 'The Polar Express,' select scenes in 'Superman Returns' and the last two Harry Potter films."

Fellman continued, "We are confident in the constantly evolving 3D technology, and the results for 'Clash of the Titans' will be presented onscreen with the highest-quality images available today."

"Based on our track record, we know that audiences are embracing the RealD and IMAX experiences, and we see many opportunities on our film slate to provide moviegoers with these great options at the multiplex."

Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Picture Group, said, "We're excited about 3D and look forward to bringing a rich, involving visual experience to audiences around the world."

Warner Bros. Pictures' 3D partner on "Clash of the Titans," Prime Focus, was one of the visual effects vendors on "Avatar," which received an Academy Award nomination for Outstanding Visual Effects.

Get 3-D effects at home with your own 3D entertainment system

3D movie technology is over 100 years old. Yet, it still relies on glasses with special lenses to simulate a three dimensional viewing experience. There are a number of new products entering the market in the spring and summer of 2010. See more about 3-D glasses.

New 3-D capable Blu-ray players and 3-D HDTV's are being developed by major electronics manufacturers like Sony, Samsung, Mitsubishi and Toshiba. This spring and summer the market will be flooded with this new wave of technology.

To watch 3-D movies in theaters, 3-D glasses are still needed. Most theaters will provide the 3-D glasses for free to use during the film. These goggles may not be compatible with home versions of 3-D entertainment options. Find out more about 3D Glasses for IMAX movies and 3D Display.

New 3D Movies by Date

These are some of the top new, upcoming 3d movies coming soon in 2010. Read upcoming new 3D movie production notes, cast bios and photos. Watch movie trailers, read and post comments. See all upcoming movies this year.

  • December 17, 2010: Yogi Bear (Live-Action/CG Animated Adventure in 3D) from Warner Bros.
  • December 17, 2010: Tron: Legacy 3D is a 3D high-tech adventure about a father and son (Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund) on a life-and-death journey across a cyber universe that is far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.
  • November 19, 2010: "Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows, Part 1" (November). The newest Harry Potter 7 (Warner Bros.)
  • November 24, 2010: Tangled (Disney)
  • November 5, 2010: MegaMind
  • October 29, 2010: My Soul to Take
  • October 22, 2010: Saw VII. Lionsgate.
  • October 15, 2010: Jackass 3D
  • October 1: Alpha and Omega 3D. Lionsgate
  • September 24, 2010: The Legends of the Guardians In 3D and IMAX. Every breed of owl, every color and feathered couture of the species makes an appearance in this film, but these stunning creations do little more than look good, making this into yet another good-guys-versus-bad-guys saga.
  • September 17, 2010: Alpha and Omega
  • September 10, 2010: Resident Evil: Afterlife
  • August 20, 2010: Piranha 3-D
  • July 30: Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore, a comedy film. In 3D AND 2D in select theatres. From Warner Bros. Pictures.
  • July 16, 2010: Step Up 3D. Walt Disney Studios.
  • July 16, 2010: Inception, a sc-fi film. In theatres and IMAX®. From Warner Bros. Pictures.
  • July 9, 2010: Despicable Me 3D stars the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, and Danny McBride. The film features funny, little, yellow minions. Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Universal's new 3-D CGI feature. (Universal).

See all upcoming movies this year.

Recent 3D Movies on 3D Blu-ray

Monster vs Aliens is the first official full 3D Blu-ray disk. A free copy is included in Samsungs 3D Starter Kit. In the 4th Quarter, Samsung has exclusive rights to "Shrek" in 3D.

By the end of 2010, up to 70 3D titles could be available.

The 3D-enabled Blu-ray release of "Disney's A Christmas Carol" will be available sometime in late 2010. This 3-D DVD will begin the launch of a new premium line-up of Disney Digital 3D movies for the home. Read more about Disney's 2010 line-up of 3-D DVDs.

Read more about the 3D Blu-ray movies released in 2010 and 2011 that will eventually be released in a full 3D version.

3D Movie Fans Expand Box Office Says International 3D Society Study

The International 3D Society released a 3D revenue study today showing that 3D movie fans are driving opening weekend box office revenues by significant margins.

The report shows opening weekend 3D ticket revenues outpacing 2D ticket sales by margins of 2 to 1. The report states that Alice in Wonderland generated over $81 million dollars or 70% of its opening weekend gross revenues on 3D screens vs. $34 million in 2D domestic ticket revenue.

Society President Jim Chabin said, "While this study is just a snap shot of what opening weekend's 3D grosses look like, these kinds of trends do reflect that consumers are obviously thrilled by 3D."

The 3D to 2D domestic box office comparison was prepared for the Society by Exhibitor Relations, Inc. Moviegoers are purchasing 3D movie tickets by an almost 2 to 1 margin over 2D tickets. Avatar's percentages were even higher, the report estimates, with 80% or $62 million of its first weekend gross ticket sales revenues of $77 million generated from 3D theaters vs. $14 million in 2D theaters.

The International 3D Society provides a community along with education and recognition for stereoscopic 3D professionals and is producing the 3D Technology Awards October 5. Society sponsors include Signature Sponsor, XpanD and Founding Sponsor, MasterImage 3D.

Source: International 3D Society
LOS ANGELES, March 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

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