With the big six Hollywood studios making fewer pics and focusing more and more on tentpole franchises, the independent sector has a clear-cut opportunity to expand.
Shia LaBeouf is attached to star in Mandalay Pictures' big-screen adaptation of Joe Hill's best-selling novel "Horns," and will also be closely involved in the project's development.
With the writers strike resolved, Disney is the latest studio to rejigger and give more shape to its release calendar through 2009 and the early part of 2010.
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300: Rise of an Empire1Daily:$3.0M Cumulative:$59.2M Warner Brothers -3.25%
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman2Daily:$2.4M Cumulative:$42.0M Fox / DreamWorks Animation 0.67%
Non-Stop3Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$58.2M Universal Pictures 0.07%