• Film

Mulcahy sued over 'Highlander III'

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Davis-Panzer Prods. Inc. is seeking at least $ 8.3 million in compensatory damages from helmer Russell Mulcahy for allegedly repudiating an agreement to direct "Highlander III: The Magician."

  • TV

PPV future's strong, per Zelnick

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Within 10 years, pay-per-view will be the primary distribution medium for movies on television, according to Strauss Zelnick, president and chief operating officer of 20th Century Fox.

  • Biz

Financial Briefs

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PaineWebber Inc. consumer services analyst Craig Bibb has lowered his investment ratings on Musicland Stores Corp. and QVC Network Inc. to "attractive" from "buy." Bibb said he downgraded Musicland…

Blockbuster blocks 'Fog'

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A trade publication, Inside Media, has reported that the nation's largest vidstore chain, Blockbuster Video, is refusing to stock Orion Home Video's "Shadows and Fog" because of publicity about the…

Data

Domestic Film DAILY

PROVIDED BY: Box Office

  1. 1

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Daily Gross:$7.6M

    Cume to08.12.14: $79.8M

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    1
    Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
  2. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Daily Gross:$6.6M

    Cume to08.12.14: $188.5M

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    2
    Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
  3. 3

    Into the Storm

    Daily Gross:$2.1M

    Cume to08.12.14: $21.1M

    Into the Storm

    3
    Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%

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Short Takes

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced that Lauren Bacall has been chosen as this year's recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for "outstanding contributions to the entertainment field. Bacall…

Births

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Dean and Carol Sanderson, a boy, Ryan David, Nov. 24, Methodist Hospital, Arcadia. Father's a credit specialist for Daily Variety; mother is non-pro.

  • Film

Oz indies blast U.S. distribs

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Some of Australia's independent exhibitors are again criticizing U.S. studio-based distribs about alleged unfair trading practices, principally the increasing use of so-called no-share policies.

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