Here are three factoids worth pondering: Sequels are now consistently outperforming their predecessors. Booming DVD sales are adding muscle to the franchises. And the films' "brand names" appear to…
Adam Dawtrey: London Eye
Pilloried movies come and go, but bankruptcy is forever. Vincent Gallo's "The Brown Bunny" bombed at Cannes, but it might ultimately be remembered for the damage done to the companies that paid for…
For many years Australian film producers have had an unhealthy reliance on government funding, and they've found it tough to attract private investment locally and coin from overseas sources.
Peter Bart -- The Backlot
The pre-summer season is taking a while to heat up as Germany experienced its worst weekend of the year and biz slid in Spain, France and Italy and stayed flat in the U.K. as "The Matrix Reloaded"…
Yes, the Hulk is big, and yes, his much-awaited movie should open really big. But just in case, Universal is working several new angles -- including an unusual deal with Yahoo! and tight integration…
In Milton Keynes, a midsize town 50 miles north of London, the Hollywood studios have got a fight on their hands.
For merchandising mavens nowadays, a Hollywood blockbuster doesn't routinely translate into a retail smash. But they love a sequel. A lot.
Amid the carnage of Spanish distribution, one company appeared unbreakable: "Lord of the Rings" distributor Aurum. No longer.
When is "The Hulk" just a "Hulk"? As the introspective green giant charges into theaters this week, confusion has swept through the crowd of people who pay super-close attention to movie titles (for…