LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Box Office Insider has gone live today with Jim Amos' weekly predictions of the upcoming weekend's box office numbers. Amos' unique experience at Sony Pictures gives the site an insider's view with an out-of-the-box perspective. While other sources offer predictions Wednesday or Thursday, Box Office Insider breaks new ground by releasing predictions every Monday morning, in time for major exhibitors and distributors to make vital decisions. The site offers breaking news, in-depth analysis on limited releases, international films, release schedules, featured stories and interviews with the film industry's movers and shakers, all in one place.
"I started Box Office Insider with the goal of being informative, entertaining, and the one place where industry decision makers can go to find out everything about the film business. Our site provides information on a real-time basis and is the only one authoritatively providing weekend gross predictions on Monday morning, when key decisions are being made, days before all the other sites," said Jim Amos, Founder and Publisher of Box Office Insider
Jim Amos is the former President of Domestic Distribution at Sony Pictures, where he worked for 30 years. He has played a key role in the marketing and sales success of many films that have each grossed more than $100 million, including the Spider Man trilogy, Men in Black, Hitch, and Casino Royale. In 2011, he received the prestigious Show 'E' Award from ShowEast film group, which recognizes accomplishments and dedication to the industry.
At Box Office Insider, Amos will build upon his history and expertise to successfully analyze upcoming films each week. His predictions will weigh the impact that schedule changes, IMAX, 3D, social media, weather and even sporting events have on a film's box office results.
"Jim Amos and I began our careers together. Jim's depth of knowledge and experience uniquely qualifies him to give a fresh look into the movie industry. Jim has the knowledge, insight and the levity to make Box Office Insider the 'go to' place for feature film projections and analysis," said Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films
Readers will have a single source to find out about everything new in film and Jim's thoughtful, experienced, yet light-hearted take will appeal to industry insiders and outsiders alike. The site features daily, real-time industry updates, cool trailers, release schedule changes, film festival and award season calendars, and news about every kind of film: domestic, international, wide release, limited release, Bollywood, and independent. Through his industry connections, Amos will interview key industry players for his feature column "In the Spotlight" and will analyze the surprise success or failure of a release in the column "Hit or Miss." The site is optimized for mobile devices so readers can access all the current information anywhere.
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Box Office Insider provides an insider's view with an out-of the box perspective of the motion picture industry. Jim Amos, former President of Domestic Distribution at Sony Pictures, presents an entertaining and informative look at upcoming films with the earliest available weekly box office predictions. The site offers breaking news, insider analysis, release schedules, and featured stories and interviews with key players in the entertainment industry.
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