Before the Internet economy flatlined, the Web was hailed as revolutionary force in two respects: It was both a new venue for entertainment viewing and an electronic talent scout.
You'd think that exhib execs -- whose job involves the actual theatrical screening of new releases -- would have a good feel for which pics will be hot and which are likely to tank. Guess again…
Polygram Filmed Entertainment is dead, but the dream lives on. For the past year or so, its two principal architects -- former president Michael Kuhn and former international prexy Stewart Till…
South African visual effects artist Jeremy Hattingh has a jumbo-sized problem -- how to make an elephant swing a helicopter around at the end of a rope.
Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinstein has frequently extolled the talents of Martin Scorsese -- never more so than during the making of "Gangs of New York." Miramax is co-financier and domestic…
There's another reported downing of U.S. property in China, but this time, no military hardware is involved. Luo Yan, producer, co-writer and co-star of "Pavilion of Women," alleges that Forbidden…
Junkets have come to the Internet. Bad Internet buzz on the feature version of "Scooby Doo" has forced Warner Bros. to take the unusual step of flying a bunch of cyber-geeks halfway around the world.
Critics can't make or break films, but they did no favors to "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" in its world preem in the U.K., while auds in many other territories didn't need reviews to tell them there's…
Signaling the arrival of an aggressive new player in the Italian theatrical arena, 01 Distribution, the newly titled joint venture of Italian pubcaster division RAI Cinema and Vivendi's StudioCanal…
Variety's 10 Producers to Watch were feted Monday at the Variety Pavilion at a festive cocktail hour. Four of the honorees were on hand to receive plaques from Variety publisher Charlie Koones.
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier1Daily:$4.3M Cumulative:$174.9M Disney 22.52%
Rio 22Daily:$3.6M Cumulative:$52.9M Fox 17.90%
Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for Real3Daily:$3.3M Cumulative:$7.0M Sony / TriStar -10.21%