Three new pics couldn't bring down Disney feel-gooder "Bringing Down the House," which again topped the weekend box office in just the second repeat win this year.
Markets & Festivals
Just think: By this time next year, all the Oscar hoopla will be over. However, that still leaves us with this year's busy week of events leading up to the Academy Awards. And for some it's way busy.
Yoji Yamada's "The Twilight Samurai" (Tasogare Seibei) will join Johnnie To's "PTU" to open the 27th Hong Kong Film Festival in To's hometown.
Sela Ward has joined the cast of Artisan Entertainment and Miramax Films' long-in-the-works "Dirty Dancing" sequel "Havana Nights: Dirty Dancing 2," which goes before cameras Tuesday in Puerto Rico.
The city is following the money. Los Angeles City Controller Laura Chick has joined the fray over the embattled Entertainment Industry Development Corp., finding $1.3 million in questionable spending…
Roy Salter, an entertainment finance vet who recently ankled L.A. investment firm Houlihan, Lokey Howard & Zukin after 12 years, has formed a new business development consultancy.
Fox has targeted "Down With Love," an old-fashioned romantic comedy with a twist that stars Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor, as the pic to counter-program Warner Bros.' "The Matrix Reloaded."
Aaron Eckhart, Val Kilmer and Eric Schweig have joined the cast of Revolution Studios' Western "The Missing," which Ron Howard is helming in New Mexico.
And then there were two. The competition to name the star of "Superman" has come down to Brendan Fraser and soap star Matthew Bomer, after "The Fast and the Furious" star Paul Walker opted out of the…
With only 10 days left until Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the city of Los Angeles have firmed up security strategies and street closure plans for the 75th Academy Awards.