Formulaic yet ultimately quite satisfying, "Desperado Square" brings together stars of Israeli cinema's past and present for an ensemble seriocomedy that strikes a crowd-pleasing nostalgic chord for…
In a twist to the time-honored tradition of translating books into movies, Chinese director Zhang Yimou's "Hero" will be turned into a book -- a comicbook.
M. Night Shyamalan's Mel Gibson starrer "Signs" cut a big No. 1 out of the weekend box office, with Disney sci-fi suspenser gathering an estimated $60.3 million in opening grosses
Like a sinking submarine, the business of independents financing tentpoles could be plunging into dangerous depths. Intermedia's "K-19: The Widowmaker" is the latest in a series of cautionary tales.
The Los Angeles Times has quietly dumped its controversial Film Profit Report. Published each Tuesday inside the Business section, the feature nettled studio execs by speculating about how much each…
It's been the biggest little hit of the year, marrying itself to $35 million in B.O. in a slow-go opening that finally reached the 600-screen level last weekend (see story, page 11) after 17 weeks in…
The fates of two summer films, "Minority Report" and "Mr. Deeds," prove there's more than one way to sell a hit. To pump "Minority," Tom Cruise visited six U.S. cities, plus London for the U. K…
If you want to make a Hollywood veteran misty, just start talking about a picture with legs. He'll immediately rhapsodize about the film's idiosyncratic journey: where it played, what it grossed, and…
This summer overseas generally is generating the wrong kind of heat: sweltering weather but tepid B.O. Among the culprits: "Men in Black II" has underperformed in Japan and Australia, and the early…
Despite grim forecasts that the current boom in the Korean film sector cannot last, the local movies' market share in the first half hit 46.1% in Seoul, proving that the industry's success thus far…
Three years ago, the notion of spending $20 million to open a new studio facility in downtown Los Angeles seemed bizarre even to its backers.