After scoring with “Despicable Me 2” this summer, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment will release a spin off movie starring the franchise’s yellow Minions to July 10, 2015. The film…
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Thomas Tull may have found his next creature feature. The producer of monster movies like “Godzilla” and “Pacific Rim” is wasting no time in choosing which films he wants to make at Universal…
Judging by the numbers, the 'Despicable Me' creatures' appeal is undeniable, and yet, Illumination honcho Chris Meledandri is also eager to introduce the studio's next batch of unique characters.
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After co-financing three films that made more than $300 million worldwide in 2013, David Ellison’s Skydance Productions has closed a deal to reup with Paramount Pictures. The new deal will extend the…
Another weekend, another big-budget box office disappointment. This time it's Warner Bros.-Legendary Pictures' $185 million-budgeted "Pacific Rim," which collected just $38.3 million domestically.
Box office chatter this week has mostly revolved around "Pacific Rim," and yet the pricey monster pic could land at No. 3 domestically this weekend, with holdover toon "Despicable Me 2" and "Grown…
Universal Pictures officially announced a five-year deal with Legendary Entertainment on Wednesday morning that begins in 2014. The two companies will produce and co-finance Legendary and Universal…
Legendary Entertainment has found a new home: NBCUniversal, as it ends an eight-year relationship with Warner Bros. Deal is expected to be announced Wednesday, sources tell Variety.
The yellow Twinkie-shaped characters have not only helped launch Universal's first family franchise in well over a decade, but have instantly made the studio a major player in the lucrative animation…
With the first-look deal becoming less and less popular, even big-name pic producers are finding studio love harder to hold onto amid a rockier Hollywood landscape. Universal is emblematic of the…
The holidays have come and gone, but Illumination is already at work on bringing a classic Christmas anti-hero to the bigscreen, as the toon shop is developing "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole…