Peter Bart: The Backlot
Stung by its plunging stock price and criticism from some institutional investors, Village Roadshow Ltd. is moving fast on numerous fronts to try to improve its balance sheet and restore investor…
Producer Dag Alveberg has been battling against the prevailing Nordic gloom for two decades, and finally seems to be winning.
The demise of U.K. mini-studio FilmFour means the end of another output agreement for German partner Senator Entertainment -- and an opportunity for the Berlin company to increase its focus on…
Disney is paving the musical route less taken this summer: Releasing an animated film with a soundtrack of licensed songs, and following it with a live-action feature that boasts all originals on the…
The demise of FilmFour can be dated symbolically back to the moment, midway through the premiere of John McKay's "Crush" at Cannes in 2001, when a truck smashed into Andie MacDowell's young lover…
The Mouse House is bullish on bears. Walt Disney Co. is confident its live-action musical comedy "The Country Bears" will prove its synergistic muscle is at work. Bowing July 26, pic is based on the…
Mercedes-Benz is making a movie. Well, sort of. The German luxury automaker recently bowed a trailer for a new thriller called "Lucky Star," which stars Benicio del Toro, in British movie theaters…
Summertime, and the grading is easy. Any review of box office perfs has its share of hits and misses, but there are remarkably few failing grades on this summer's mid-season report card.
It has become a habit for Cedric Klapisch to put in an Alfred Hitchcock-style blink-or-you'll-miss-him cameo in his pics. The 40-year-old Gallic helmer's latest "L'Auberge Espagnole" is no exception…
Domestic Film DAILY
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Lucy1Daily:$5.4M Cumulative:$54.3M Universal Pictures 9.55%
Hercules2Daily:$3.8M Cumulative:$36.9M Paramount Pictures 13.27%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$2.5M Cumulative:$177.2M Fox 13.35%