New releases: "Donnie Brasco" (TriStar) made $11.2 million, good for $7,450 on 1,503 and second place. "Booty Call" (Col) sashayed to $6.4 million in fourth, for $5,030 on 1,272.
Exhibitors have a lot to be happy about going into ShoWest. Twentieth Century Fox's fabulously successful re-releases of "Star Wars" and "The Empire Strikes Back" propelled first-quarter box office…
Continuing his bop through feature roles following the success of "Swingers," actor-writer Vince Vaughn has inked a deal to star in "A Cool Dry Place" for Fox 2000, under John N. Smith's helm.
Atlas Intl. is handling world sales for "A Girl Called Rosemarie." Distrib was misidentified in a photo caption that ran Friday in the screening list of the AFM Market Guide.
Hollywood's techies had their moment in the Oscar spotlight Saturday, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences presented its annual Scientific and Technical Awards.
Rhino Films and Summit Entertainment are in final negotiations on international rights to "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," the screen version of the notorious Hunter Thompson novel that was first…
Proving that the big-budget action genre is still a mainstay of the American Film Market, Mark Damon's MDP Worldwide and veteran indie producer Moshe Diamant unveiled at a Saturday-night reception…
The strong Friday debuts of "Donnie Brasco" and "Booty Call" propelled the year's domestic box office to $1 billion in a record 59 days. That puts 1997 very much on track for a $6 billion-plus year.
In its third edition, the 1997 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival (April 3-7) features 16 world premieres among its 20 films, three feature documentaries and 34 shorts.
February box office performance smashed all prior groundhog months, with a staggering $479.9 million cume. That's a hefty $90 million better than the prior record set a year ago (and encompassing 29…
Everyone gathered at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel Feb. 25 to say "I love you" to Goldie Hawn, who became the first actress honored by the American Museum of the Moving Image at its annual gala salute.
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