Or it could have been Michael Bay's sequel-reboot hybrid "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the lone movie to even approach $1 billion globally. Even though it's not due in theaters for more than a year, no other film captured the popcorn-hunger of moviegoers quite like J.J. Abrams' resurrection of George Lucas' space opera.» Read More
Champion poker player Chris Moneymaker widens his lead in first place to more than $150K with the sale of Adtran which was up 6.16% Tuesday--as actor Willie Garson lost over $20k on Seagate Technology--which was down 1.73% Tuesday. And actor Stephen Collins decided to take time off from his acting career--to make more buys and sells than everyone on Wall Street (I'm making this last sentence up--but as you will see, it's not that far off!).
Someone has made a movie about comb-overs. Not only has someone made a movie about comb-overs, someone found a cable channel willing to air it. This is what happens when you have five million cable channels all needing to fill time. This is why you have 250 channels on your TV, but you only watch 12. In any case, the Sundance Channel is airing "Combover: The Movie," by Denver producer Chris Marino. Yes, there are shots of Donald Trump in it.
Movie-goers put the Peeping Tom thriller "Disturbia" under strong surveillance as the film took in $23 million to debut at the top of the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Paramount and DreamWorks' "Blades of Glory," with Will Ferrell and Jon Heder playing figure-skating rivals who become the sport's first men's pair, debuted as the No. 1 movie with $33 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.
An Oscar win doesn't mean box office success.
“It’s relatively small dollars today, but growing extremely rapidly – it’s one of the most rapidly growing businesses in our portfolio,” Dauman said Wednesday. “I expect us to be not a leader, but the leader in providing video content on the cell phone.”
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Marlon Brando’s heirs are suing a furniture company for naming a line of home theater chairs the “Brando,” without a licensing agreement, reports the Los Angeles Times. Palliser Furniture is accused of making millions selling the Brando chairs, along with others named Eastwood, Bronson, and Cagney.
Every year the movie theater companies and movie studios come together to go over the upcoming slate of films and figure out how to get more people buying movie tickets, their mutual goal. With global box office up 11% in 2006, the mood was positive. And the big sequels coming out this spring and summer -- Shrek, Pirates, Spiderman, Harry Potter -- are sparking confidence that 2007 will be the biggest box office yet, more than $10 billion -- yes BILLION -- domestic. But there are still plenty of issues plaguing the industry.
The brave Spartan soldiers of "300" enjoyed a one-sided victory at the North American box office for a second weekend, making light work of critically lambasted new challenges from Sandra Bullock and Chris Rock.
Movie-rental company Blockbuster is in advanced talks to acquire Movielink, an online movie-downloading company owned by the major Hollywood studios, the Wall Street Journal said on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
When his environmental-apocalypse film An Inconvenient Truth won the Academy Award for Best Documentary feature last night, Al Gore jested, "My fellow Americans, I’m going to take this opportunity here and now to formally announce my intentions..." Immediately, a debate came to a boil: Is the former vice president -- and 2000 presidential candidate -- considering another White House run?
Warner Bros. "The Departed" took home the gold. It was the only real big Hollywood picture among the nominations, this win says that the Academy fell for traditional Hollywood fare this year, and that the film studio of the largest media conglomerate, Time Warner, had a really great night.
The limos are out, the nail salons are packed, and the paparazzi have been staking their claim on the red carpet space since before dawn. After some clouds this morning, all the starlets who got their hair blown out and the red carpet watchers must be relieved that we're now getting some sunshine. The week before the Oscars in Los Angeles is like rush week at a very well-funded fraternity. Jam-packed with fun, boozy parties and beautiful people. Then today the less pleasant "rush" selection process happens, and some favorites get "hosed." Oh, and the sitting around all day isn't as glamorous as it looks either.
For many stars, critical acclaim and commerical success don't go hand in hand and winning an Oscar may not mean big bucks or big hits.
The Oscars cap another glitzy awards season. It’s a big night for fashion designers, especially if their gown adorns a winner.
As Hollywood celebrates the Oscars, it's already counting on a big year in 2007 with a number of potential blockbusters to rally the box office. And that’s making movie theatre companies popular with investors.
This year’s Best Picture nominees grossed a mere $243 million in domestic box office sales, less than a fifth of the $1.32 billion raked in by the top five movies in 2006.
Take a look at USA Today's bestseller list, right on top is a book that I'd never heard of, called 'The Secret,' by Rhonda Byrne, published by Atria/Beyond Words. The tag line USA Today gives isn't anything out of the ordinary: "Promises to be "life-transforming to all who experience it." I'm sure Da Vinci Code fans said the same thing.
The biggest winner of the Oscars has already started to collect. It's not a celebrity or producer, it's ABC. The network recently wrapped up its ad sales for the telecast on the 25th, grabbing more than $1.6 million per thirty-second spot, for over $80 million dollars in revenue. That's double the revenue in 1998, and up from $72 million total last year.
Magic Mountain in California is banking on a combination of nostalgia and new technology for its big new ride next summer.
Apple said the attacks that emerged over the weekend on celebrities' iCloud accounts were individually targeted.
Sky will find it a "challenge" to retain the rights to all of the English Premier League soccer matches, its rival BT Sport told CNBC.
THE SKINNY: Cornell University researchers randomly assigned almost 100 undergraduates to watch one of three 20- minute sessions featuring: "The Island," a 2005 sci-fi thriller starring Scarlett Johansson and Ewan McGregor; that same movie but without the sound; or the "Charlie Rose" show, a public television interview program.
Claire Enders, CEO of Enders Analysis, says the rise of BT Sport has not had a negative effect on its competitors.
John Petter, CEO of the consumer division at BT, says Sky will have a "challenge" winning rights to soccer games in the upcoming auction.