The drama is supposed to be onscreen. But the awkward convergence of Italian politics and cinema this year is setting up a dramatic conflict over the future of the Venice Film Festival.
A proliferation of movie screens failed to fire up Italian admissions in 2003, tallying 74,376,190 tickets sold between January and November, a slight drop compared with the same frame last year.
A controversial media law that will benefit Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset has been passed in the Italian Senate by the TV-tycoon-turned-prime minister's conservative majority.
Mel Gibson has decided that Vatican prelates and Catholic theologians hoping for a sneak preview of "The Passion of Christ" must wait.
Since Benito Mussolini cut the ribbon to launch Cinecitta Studios in 1937, the sprawling facilities just outside Rome have endured despite wild fluctuations in the political climate, the business…
The Vatican is seeking to enter the ring in the mounting controversy surrounding Mel Gibson's "The Passion of Christ." Italian officials close to the Holy See have asked Gibson for a copy of "The…
Mediaset has filed a E20 million ($23.5 million) lawsuit against pubcaster RAI claiming that a comedy show that took potshots at Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's dominance of Italy's airwaves…
"La Fin du regne animal" (The End of the Animal Kingdom), a first feature by French helmer Joel Brisse, won the main prize at the 21st Turin Film Festival, Italy's preeminent event dedicated to young…
Prolific Italian producer Cattleya has several new projects in the works, including "Vita," the next pic from helmer Paolo Virzi, whose comedy "Caterina Goes to Town" is currently enjoying a handsome…
Hollywood "evil" helmer William Friedkin and Italian horrormeister Dario Argento gushed copiously as they paid tribute to each other at the 21st Turin Film Festival where Friedkin was honored with a…
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300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire1Daily:$3.1M Cumulative:$56.2M Warner Brothers -26.61%
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman2Daily:$2.4M Cumulative:$39.6M Fox / DreamWorks Animation -15.75%
Non-Stop3Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$56.9M Universal Pictures -21.36%