Holiday Releases Dominate Top 10 Cool
December 26, 2001
New products dominated the Top 10 Cool lists this month, as strong new releases timed for the holidays pushed aside older ones.
Total of Over $17 Million
December 19, 2001
Variety reported today that Fellowship of the Ring, the first installment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, earned over $17 million in its opening day of release on Wednesday.
#1 for 25 Weeks!
December 16, 2001
The year-end report for The Lycos 50, which totals the number of searches for particular topics through the Lycos search engine, finds Dragonball firmly ensconced in first place with more than twice as many searches as second place finisher Britney Spears.
Newsweek and Trades Agree
December 3, 2001
The early word from those who have seen The Fellowship of the Ring, the 3-hour first installment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, is very positive.
Sans Middle Earth
November 27, 2001
Major assets of long-time RPG producer Iron Crown Enterprise (ICE, to its friends) have been purchased out of bankruptcy and the company is going to be revived.
November 20, 2001
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings -- A Strategy Battle Game , is a trade paperback published by Games Workshop U.K. and distributed to the book trade by Simon & Schuster.
In Live Action and Cartoon Features
November 19, 2001
Variety reported today that New Line Cinema, a division of AOL/ Time/Warner, is set to create both live action and animated feature length films based on the Cartoon Network's Samurai Jack series.
$93.5 Million in First Week Box Office
November 18, 2001
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone broke four box office records with its opening this weekend at $93.5 million.
LOTR Expected To Be Pop Culture Store Winner
November 12, 2001
The independent pop culture retailers contacted by ICv2 are nearly unanimous in their conviction that the The Fellowship of the Ring ( the first film in the Lord of the Rings trilogy), which debuts in December, is the best fit for the tastes and interests of their customers.
Neophyte Game Followed by Core RPG
October 29, 2001
Decipher has announced its strategy for the Lord of the Rings roleplaying game, and it's trying to make the most of this powerful license by first offering a game appropriate for neophyte gamers, and offering an RPG for the hardcore gamers a couple of months later.