"The Chronicles of Riddick" came crashing to earth in its second week in U.S. multiplexes, plunging 61% at the box office and reinforcing a trend that's making the Hollywood studios very nervous: The…
Priority Pictures, launched last week by Marion Pilowsky and Colin Leventhal, is billing itself as a production startup with a twist.
Unless it gets an unexpected second wind, Walden Media's "Around the World in 80 Days" could go down as the costliest independently financed flop ever.
In any other world, a public feud over contract renegotiations or bookkeeping discrepancies would be unseemly. But in dysfunctional Hollywood, nasty brawls are often fought in the headlines.
Buzz works. After weeks of debate and media coverage, "Fahrenheit 9/11" opened today far better than expected.
France's UGC Images and Italy's Eyescreen have boarded Alejandro Amenabar's "Mar adentro" (Out to Sea). Pic bows in Spain on Sept. 3 -- a release date that puts the film in line for a berth at the…
As of Wednesday, the calendar year -- and the Academy Awards eligibility period -- will be at the halfway point, and the race is already noteworthy. Oscar has occasionally found major contenders in…
Ending a bidding war that involved several studios, Fox 2000 Pictures has plunked down $500,000 against $1.5 million to acquire Esquire scribe Robert Kurson's historical deep sea adventure "Shadow…
New Line has acquired "We're the Millers," a spec script comedy by Steve Faber and Bob Fisher. That's the team behind "The Wedding Crashers," a comedy New Line will release next year with Owen Wilson…
Former CAA talent agent Jonathan Ruiz has joined Lions Gate Films as a production VP.
There will be three nominees in the Oscar sound-editing category every year, starting with the next kudocast, according to Academy prez Frank Pierson.