La Remake

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Hollywood is still sweet on remaking foreign pics with American casts. Warner Brothers has bought the remake rights to “La Femme Nikita,” which Goldwyn is releasing. Director Luc Besson, who did the…

Buzzings

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Several studio heads are scratching their noggins over the way troubled Orion is selling films like “The Addams Family” to raise badly needed cash. Buzz hears that Paramount, Universal and Columbia…

The Winner Is?

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After a year search for a suitor, TVS Entertainment is about to sell MTM. The deal is expected to be closed within three weeks. Buzz hears several major studios – most notably Disney, Warners and MCA…

Operation Desert Flack Attack

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With CBS News correspondents Richard Threlkeld and Bob McKeown deep in Kuwaiti territory way ahead of the competition and allied troops, the news division's p.r. arm zoomed into high gear. Reporters…

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Going To Old(ies) West

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Dave Van Dyke, who has been credited with turning CBS-owned WODS-FM Boston into one of the most successful oldies outlets in the country, has been named v.p. and general manager of Los Angeles oldies…

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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Marketplace

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Down And Out In The Windy City?

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WBBM-TV anchor Walter Jacobson disguised himself as a homeless person and walked the streets of Chicago during the February sweeps for a six-part series on the plight of street people. The 20 hours…

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Milking Chi Cash Cow

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Tribune Broadcasting's WGN-AM has been ranked the second-highest grossing radio station in America Duncan's Radio Market Guide, with $39.1 million in sales last year. The station is close on the…

Brit Pix Popular At Panorama

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Pics by British directors were the most popular at this year's Panorama section of the Berlin Film Festival, with U.S. films close behind. Lineup included “The Grifters” Stephen Frears, “Life Is…

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Liz Exits Gotham News For 'Personalities'

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Gossip columnist Liz Smith will ankle her regular slot on WNBC-TV New York's “Live At Five” news March 11 after 13 years to join 20th TV's magazine strip “Personalities” as a feature correspondent…

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Anchor Time-Share

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Dawn Fratangelo is to co-anchor WNBC-TV's 6 p.m. edition of “News 4 New York.” She takes over her new duties this spring, sharing the anchor desk with Chuck Scarborough. Since 1986 Fratangelo has…

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