The Mouse roared loudest again at overseas cinemas in 1997. Disney's Buena Vista Intl. has won the coveted prize of top-grossing studio outside North America for last year, racking up receipts of…
EXCLUSIVEUnited Artists has hired Bruce Vilanch to write "Birdcage II," the sequel to the hit 1996 Robin Williams/Nathan Lane comedy about a gay couple that pretends to be straight, which was itself…
Veteran producer Saul Zaentz, who won Academy Awards for "The English Patient," "Amadeus" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," will be named the American Cinema Editors' filmmaker of the year on…
Domestic Film DAILY
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
Writer-director Philippe Lioret beats the sophomore jinx with "Proper Attire Required," a charming comedy of misunderstandings that's even better than his 1994 debut, "Fallen From Heaven" (aka "In…
LOW POINTS: Not to put too fine a point on it, but 1997 was a lousy year for Warner Bros.' theatrical business -- maybe the weakest in modern memory.
Fox Searchlight Pictures has started shooting "Dreaming of Joseph Lees," its first British pic since "The Full Monty."
HIGH POINTS: The force was with Fox in early 1997, as the studio flew at warp speed into the year with the re-release of "Star Wars" in January.
Laurence Fishburne's production company Cinema Gypsy has optioned "A Queer Kind of Death," the first of George Baxter's series of suspense novels featuring a black, gay detective, who would be played…
EXCLUSIVEP.J. Hogan, hot off the blockbuster success of his last helming gig, "My Best Friend's Wedding," is likely to direct a Warner Bros.' biopic about gameshow mogul Chuck Barris, according to…
As expected, Warner Bros. and Polygram Filmed Entertainment have inked a three-year split-rights agreement to jointly finance and distribute motion pictures produced by Castle Rock.