Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity.

Is Gravity the first film since Avatar that people want to see in 3D? Record 3D sales for Sandra Bullock space epic

Its opening weekend box office in the US should soar above $40m

Not even the opening of the 2012 Olympics could persuade many viewers to watch the BBC’s 3D broadcast

3D TV? It’s a turn off – BBC ends pilot as viewers fail to switch on

Put away those funny glasses: the BBC has decided to abandon its experiment with 3D after deciding there was insufficient appetite for it among audiences.

Doctor Who will be one of the final shows broadcast by the BBC in 3D

BBC to drop two-year 3D experiment after Doctor Who anniversary episode

3D broadcasting will end in November this year

The 10 Best new Smart TVs

Ready to upgrade to a smart TV? Or move from HD to 3D? Here are the swankiest new sets on the market.

Last night's viewing - The Dark Ages: an Age of Light, BBC4; Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream, BBC4

For a while now, Dan Cruickshank has been television's paramount Reverential Whisperer, his voice dropping series by series until it has become a rasping shadow of its original form. He does have some competition, though, if the first episode of Waldemar Januszczak's new series The Dark Ages: an Age of Light is anything to go by.

'Ice Age' puts chill on 'Spider-Man' at box office

"Ice Age: Continental Drift," the fourth film in the animated series featuring a woolly mammoth and his prehistoric friends, trampled "The Amazing Spider-Man" and took the top spot at US and Canadian box offices yesterday with $46m.

Google maps come to life

3D announcement seen as an attempt to pre-empt Apple.

Monetary frights at the movies

As unemployment and ticket prices both rise, will young adults be able to afford a trip to the cinema? Geoffrey Macnab reports

3D Sex & Zen: Extreme Ecstasy (18)

Starring: Hiro Hayama

To 3D or not to 3D – that is the question

Viewing in that extra dimension is being pushed as never before. Could it really be here to stay, asks Rhodri Marsden

The $175m flop so bad it could end the 3D boom

Disney expected 'Mars Needs Moms' to strike it rich in cinema's new gold rush. Then audiences saw it... Geoffrey Mcnab reports

3D 'Yellow Submarine' sunk by spiralling costs

Fans of The Beatles are no longer packing their bags for a return journey beneath the waves to the land of submarines: Disney has announced that it intends to scrap an eagerly awaited 3D remake of the cult 1968 film Yellow Submarine.

Dazzling spectacles: How arthouse film-makers are helping to rid 3D of its gimmicky image

As a host of enticing movies get set for release, James Mottram welcomes cinema's vivid new dawn

James Watt bust to appear in 3D

A sculpture of James Watt, one of the Industrial Revolution's greatest engineers, has been created using 3D technology.

Toshiba unveils glasses-free 3D TV

Toshiba believes it has a solution for television viewers who like 3D but hate the glasses.

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