Christopher Dryhurst

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Christopher Dryhurst, 57, assistant director, died Jan. 15 in London following a brief illness. He started as a personal assistant to the controller of programming at Rediffusion Television in 1960…

Executive Shuffle

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MICHAEL RUSSELL has ankled his post as executive director of national publicity at Paramount to join Orion Pictures as v.p. of publicity. MICHAEL SMITH has been named to the new post of v.p. of…

Uncut Versions

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Editor, VARIETY: Reading that Warner Bros. will be theatrically rereleasing Martin Scorsese's critically drooled over “Goodfellas” (VARIETY, Jan. 21), is there any chance Warner will give Scorsese…

Granger's Debut

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Editor, VARIETY: The obituary for Carla Lehman (VARIETY, Jan. 7) contains an error in stating “The Man In Grey” ('43) was Stewart Granger's film bow. Granger made several films before this one…

Cablers Divided On Battle Blurbs

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Aggressive promotion of CNN's Persian Gulf war coverage has divided the nation's cablers, some of whom worry that subscription drives plugging war news could be interpreted as opportunism. At the…

Data

Domestic Film DAILY

PROVIDED BY: Box Office

  1. 1

    Dawn of The Planet of The Apes

    Daily Gross:$5.1M

    Cume to07.22.14: $148.5M

    Dawn of The Planet of The Apes

    1
    Daily:$5.1M Cumulative:$148.5M Fox 20.68%
  2. 2

    The Purge: Anarchy

    Daily Gross:$3.6M

    Cume to07.22.14: $36.7M

    The Purge: Anarchy

    2
    Daily:$3.6M Cumulative:$36.7M Universal Pictures 7.18%
  3. 3

    Planes: Fire and Rescue

    Daily Gross:$2.3M

    Cume to07.22.14: $21.7M

    Planes: Fire and Rescue

    3
    Daily:$2.3M Cumulative:$21.7M Disney 25.48%

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Wall St. Does The Showbiz Shuffle

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Just as the media and entertainment landscape has changed dramatically in the last two years, so has the lineup of Wall Street firms doing media and entertainment deals. While some veteran…

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Executive Shuffle

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In its first exec realignment since being bought by Matsushita, MCA named v.p./controller RICHARD BAKER chief financial officer, succeeding HAROLD HAAS. Haas, a 35-year MCA veteran, remains as v.p…

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Warners Buys Script By Secret Staffer

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Warner Bros. has bought a new script, “Homesick,” submitted anonymously by one of the studio's own people, creative exec Eve Rose Maremont. Maremont, who refused comment, reportedly wrote the script…

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New Screenwriting Contest Underway

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Carlos de Abreu and Janice Pennington, co-founders of the Christopher Columbus Society for the Creative Arts, have set a Screenplay Discovery Award competition. First prize is $10,000, second prize…