Carolco To Merge Orbis Into TV Unit

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Carolco Pictures announced plans last week to merge its wholly owned Orbis Communications subsid into Carolco Tele-vision Inc., in an effort to consolidate tv operations. No agreement has been…

ECC Greenlight MCA Buyout

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The European Community Commission last week cleared Matsushita Electrical Industrial Co.'s takeover of MCA Inc., saying the buyout was unlikely to put Matsushita in a dominant position, which would…

Risky Business

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Deuel Dimension

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Domestic Film DAILY

PROVIDED BY: Box Office

  1. 1

    Lucy

    Daily Gross:$5.0M

    Cume to07.28.14: $48.9M

    Lucy

    1
    Daily:$5.0M Cumulative:$48.9M Universal Pictures -57.86%
  2. 2

    Hercules

    Daily Gross:$3.3M

    Cume to07.28.14: $33.1M

    Hercules

    2
    Daily:$3.3M Cumulative:$33.1M Paramount Pictures -60.81%
  3. 3

    Dawn of The Planet of The Apes

    Daily Gross:$2.2M

    Cume to07.28.14: $174.7M

    Dawn of The Planet of The Apes

    3
    Daily:$2.2M Cumulative:$174.7M Fox -58.37%

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Steve Hooks Duo

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After much speculation that the husband-and-wife team of Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall would be leaving Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, the pair finally made a decision. Kennedy is…

Deal For Digest?

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Is Hearst Corp., which just underwent a major shakeup, adding a title? The rumor in publishing circles is that Hearst has been negotiating to buy Architectural Digest and may be announcing a deal…

A Real Funny Girl

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Pia Zadora has snagged the role of Fanny Brice in performances of “Funny Girl” that will be presented in Long Beach, Calif., beginning next month. Though a press release indicates this will lead her…