Homegrown pics "Hot Fuzz," "Night Before Exams -- Today" and "Taxi 4" topped the charts in Britain, Italy and France in a weekend frame where local product punched above it weight across Europe.
The Israel Film Festival will kick off with Shemi Zarhin's "Aviva, My Love" March 7 at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
It's no shocker: Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures are moving ahead with their bloody "Saw" franchise, which has grossed more than $400 million worldwide.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
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%
Nihon Eiga Satellite Broadcasting, which operates a Japanese film specialty channel on cable and satellite, is entering pic production."Smilers" is a warm-hearted dramedy about a kids' ice hockey…
"Ghost Rider" outran the competition in its overseas launch, winning the weekend at the international box office with $16.4 million from 1,871 playdates in two dozen markets, edging sturdy comedy…
On Pictures, a Spanish distrib owned by powerful publishing conglom the Zeta Group, has entered into film production.
The entertainment industry and L.A. city and county officials are regrouping to fight piracy. Reps from several studios and labels, along with L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other government…
Ron Howard may unlock an American version of "Cache" for Universal. Brian Grazer will produce the remake for Imagine, which acquired the rights from Plum Pictures, with Howard looking to direct.
Imagine actually having to see all the films that are in contention for an Academy Award? Three Oscar categories require just that: Acad voters must see all the films nominated for best…
Alain Resnais' "Private Fears in Public Places" was voted best Gallic film of 2006 by the French Union of Film Critics on Monday night. The awards, first given in 1946, are voted on by the 200-plus…