Verbinski punches 'Ticket' DreamWorks is in final negotiations with “Mouse Hunt” helmer Gore Verbinski to direct “The Big Ticket,” an action comedy based on an idea by studio co-topper Steven…
Mario Soldati, a film director and prolific writer of books, poems and screenplays, died Saturday of natural causes in Rome. He was 92. Born in Turin, Italy, Soldati, a graduate of the U. of Turin…
Indie production house Ignite Entertainment is reuniting with writer-director Tim McCanlies ("Dancer, Texas Pop. 81") to produce "The Night We Liberated Paris," a dark comedy set against the backdrop…
Talent management firm Brillstein-Grey Entertainment is accelerating its motion picture ambitions with a first-look film deal at Miramax Films.
The terrific summer weather at the ArtFilm Festival's opening weekend didn't last, and heavy rain is keeping the buoyant spirits limited to indoor activities such as screenings, seminars, concerts…
Actor Robert Downey Jr. was handcuffed and sent back to jail for a psychiatric examination and drug treatment Tuesday after admitting to a judge he had not been able to kick his drug habit.
In the clearest indication yet of the slowdown in the foreign sales business, Mark Damon's Behaviour Worldwide is axing about 10 staffers from its sales, marketing and contracts administration…
Large format pic producer L-Squared Entertainment ("T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous") has secured $50 million in financing from investment outfit Centre Solutions to begin producing two pics per year…
Writer-actor Milo Addica has signed a deal with musicvideo, commercial and feature production outfit Oil Factory to adapt Peter Plate's novel "One Foot off the Gutter" for the bigscreen.
MGM has bought a comedy spec script by James-Patrick Stoteraux and Chad Fiveash for Original Film. Setting is college spring break; Neal Moritz and Brad Luff will produce.
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$3.3M Cumulative:$155.7M Fox -14.77%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$41.4M Universal Pictures -17.98%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$2.0M Cumulative:$25.8M Disney -5.49%