Fox's reissue of "The Empire Strikes Back" led the weekend with an estimated $12.6 million, but TriStar's "Donnie Brasco" mobsters were shooting it out right behind with $11.2 million.
The strong Friday debuts of "Donnie Brasco" and "Booty Call" propelled the year's domestic box office to $1 billion in a record 59 days. That puts 1997 very much on track for a $6 billion-plus year.
Congressman Billy Tauzin (R-La.), chairman of the powerful House Telecommunications Subcommittee, told an audience of Hollywood execs that it may be time to revisit the debate over the now-defunct…
Even as helmer James Cameron is rushing to complete filming on his mega-buck "Titantic," a group of angry fishermen have made front-page news in the Mexican media by trying to sink the land sale that…
February box office performance smashed all prior groundhog months, with a staggering $479.9 million cume. That's a hefty $90 million better than the prior record set a year ago (and encompassing 29…
Continuing his bop through feature roles following the success of "Swingers," actor-writer Vince Vaughn has inked a deal to star in "A Cool Dry Place" for Fox 2000, under John N. Smith's helm.
Steven Soderbergh has been set to direct George Clooney in Universal Pictures' "Out of Sight," sources said. The director had the inside track to helm the project, which was adapted by Scott Frank…
It's midseason replacement time at the networks as ABC premiered "Vital Signs" on Thursday night and NBC launched "Crisis Center" Friday night, with both placing third in their timeslots.
United Artists has acquired rights to the sci-fi thriller "Legacy," an adaptation written by Rob Moreland based on the 1958 book "The Legacy of Heorot." John Williams ("Seven Years in Tibet") is…
Miramax has picked up North American rights to writer-director Todd Haynes' glam-rock pic ''Velvet Goldmine.''
Atlas Intl. is handling world sales for "A Girl Called Rosemarie." Distrib was misidentified in a photo caption that ran Friday in the screening list of the AFM Market Guide.