3D Movies are Here to Stay
The signs are in the sky for the 3D movies business! According to several analysts, including the excellent January 165, 2013 paper in the Roadmap To The Future Series by Business Insider, stereosopic 3D movies are here to stay.
The three main indicators are the increase in 3D screens, now over 43.000 worldwide, the increase in 3D movies releases in all countries and not only in the US (India, Korea, and China are jumping in the wagon), and -the most important-, a large and constant increase in worldwide boxoffice revenues.
In 2012, the 3D international box office tripled to 3,900,000,000$.
Texas Chainsaw 3D Cuts the Hobbit from Box Office #1 Spot
Leatherface and his chainsaw chased tiny hobbit Bilbo Baggins out of the top spot at the box office this week-end. Lionsgate's horror sequel "Texas Chainsaw 3-D" debuted at BoxOffice #1 with $23 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
After three weekends at No. 1, part one of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" trilogy slipped to third with $17.5 million. That lifts the domestic haul to $263.8 million for "The Hobbit," the Warner Bros. blockbuster that also has topped $500 million overseas to raise its worldwide total to about $800 million.
First I3DS Canadian Chapter in Vancouver
US Kids go to the Dentist for 3D Movies
A trip to the dentist becomes more like taking in a stereoscopic 3D movie matinée with the Cinema ProMed System, powered by the Carl Zeiss Cinemizer OLED 3D VR glasses. The new system was launched in December 2012 across the United States and Canada by Total 3D Solutions (Auburn Hills, MI, USA). Watch the video demo here under.
Doctor with 3D Camera: 1, Cancer: 0
The doctor who pioneered what has become an international standard in neurosurgery is once again breaking new ground, becoming the first surgeon in Canada to use a 3D camera to remove a brain tumour.
Dr. Michael Cusimano (Toronto, Canada) made headlines 17 years ago when he became the first neurosurgeon in the world to remove tumours by endoscopic surgery, a minimally invasive procedure that involves sending a video lens along with instruments through both nostrils and into the brain. Earlier this month, Cusimano took that technique a big step forward in a surgical theatre at St. Michael’s Hospital, inserting a small 3D stereoscopic camera up the nose of a 75-year-old man. The surgeon scooped out a benign but large walnut-sized tumour on the patient’s pituitary gland at the base of his skull. The tumour was pressing on his optic nerve, causing him to go blind.