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THE DARK KNIGHT RISES’ OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY WITH PLENTY OF IMAX FILMING

'The Dark Knight Rises' Officially Underway With Plenty of IMAX FilmingBack in the first week of May, The Dark Knight Rises began production with a few days on location in Jodhpur, India.  Since then, Christopher Nolan‘s conclusion to his rebooted Batman trilogy has moved on to London, but today Warner Bros officially announced that shooting is underway.  After The Dark Knight successfully utilized IMAX cameras for many sequences and shots, The Dark Knight Rises will include even more IMAX footage, though the entire film will not be super-sized. The announcement confirms the full battery of filming locations: Pittsburgh, New York, Los Angeles, England, and Scotland.

Netflix Now The Largest Single Source of Internet Traffic In North America

Netflix video streaming is now the single largest source of peak downstream Interent traffic i the U.S., according to a new report by Sandvine. The streaming video service now accounts for 29.7 percent of peak downstream traffic, up from 21 percent last fall.

That puts Netflix above HTTP websites (18 percent), BitTorrent (11 percent), and YouTube (10 percent) as a source of downstream traffic during peak times in North America. (BitTorrent still accounts for half of all upstream traffic). As whole, “real-time entertainment” (which is mostly video streaming) accounted for 49 percent of downstream traffic in March, 2011, versus 19 percent for P2P file sharing, and 17 percent for Web browsing.

Digital Theft Facts

Interesting facts regarding illegal downloads that effect Hollywood

1) 23.8% of all Global Internet traffic involves digital theft of copyrighted work.

2) The United States has the distinction of being number 1 in illegal downloads

3) Avatar has been illegally downloaded more than 16,580,000 times (and counting), making it the most pirated film in 2010

4) 95% of all Online Music downloads are illegal.

5) In 2010, Lady Gaga music was the most downloaded and Britney Spear’s “Telephone” was the number 1 most illegally downloaded track.

6) Movie piracy on the Black Market is valued at  25 Billion dollars and climbing

7) Legit DVD Sales of movies have declined by 27% since 2004

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Pirates of the Caribbean Film Factoids

Came across the following facts regarding the new Disney film, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which hits theaters on May 20th

1) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest was the first film to hit the $100 Million mark in TWO days at the US box office

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2) Prior to Pirates, Johnny Depp had starred in only one movie that topped the $100 Million mark in in the US.  That film was Sleepy Hallow

3) Depp’s reported $59.2 Million paycheck for On Stranger Tides beats Tom Hank’s check for Angel and Demons making him the highest paid actor ever.

4)Of all the  Trilogy film Series –  Lord of the Rings at $2.9 Billion is first, – Pirate films snagged a global booty of $2.68 BILLION at the Box Office, and The Matrix trilogy at $1.6 Billion was third.