Showbiz Sandbox 66: Why Audiences Are Avoiding 3D Movies

Though 3D movies seem to be all the rage in Hollywood these days, it turns out fewer people are actually seeing them. Ever since the release of “Avatar” 3D’s box office earnings have been trending downward. Reporter Ben Fritz and columnist Patrick Goldstein, both from the Los Angeles Times, help us understand why 3D movies aren’t grossing as much as they did just six months ago.

Meanwhile over on “American Idol” they still haven’t worked out who will be judging next season’s competition, however Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler said publicly he was asked to join the show.

Arcade Fire released their third album “The Suburbs” to critical acclaim and they celebrated by webcasting their Madison Square Garden concert on YouTube. Making the event even more special, Terry Gilliam directed the webcast. Unfortunately for the concert industry, not every band is as successful as Arcade Fire at selling out their performances. Profits are down at concert giant Live Nation and it’s chairman has jumped on Twitter to explain why.

In Big Deal or Big Whoop we review all the week’s top entertainment news stories, including Wycleaf Jean’s Haitian presidential campaign, Charlie Sheen’s legal plea bargain and Seth MacFarlane’s big band album. During our Inside Baseball segment we talk about the big pay cut Tom Cruise is taking to appear in “Mission Impossible: IV”.


3D At The Box Office: Down, Down, Down

Hollywood Killing 3D Golden Goose Faster Than Expected

James Cameron Talks About “Avatar” Sequels, Re-Release and Books

“Beauty and the Best 3D” Pushed Back Indefinitely

Paramount Making Justin Bieber 3D Movie

Justin Bieber Fever Comes To Bookshelves

Steven Tyler Confirms ‘Idol’ Judge Talks

Avenged Sevenfold Scores First No. 1 Album

Terry Gilliam Takes Control Of Arcade Fire

No Surprises In Live Nation’s Disappointing Q2 Earnings

Stop The Presses: Irving Azoff Tweets

Battle Concert Ticket Prices: Irving Azoff vs. Perez Hilton

U2 Is Coming Back

Lady Gaga Crosses Her Legs To Protect Her Creativity

HBO Entourage Series Will End Next Summer

Wyclef Jean Files Papers To Stand For Haiti President

Jerry Garcia Biopic Won’t Be Allowed To Use His Songs

Mary Hart To Leave “Entertainment Tonight”

Rosie O’Donnell To Launch Talk Show On Oprah’s Network

Charlie Sheen Pleads Guilty, Avoids Jail Time

Ridley Scott’s “Life In A Day” Gets 80,000 Submissions

Seth MacFarlane Unveils Big Band Album

Relativity Nabs Nicholas Sparks “Safe Haven”

Paramount Cuts Tom Cruise’s Upfront Salary For Mission Impossible 4