Dame Edna held the key to hometown Melbourne Aug. 23 at its Town Hall as the city celebrated "her" (well, Barry Humphries') 50 years of "gigastardom" onstage.
Sean Connery had a gripping time at the Edinburgh Intl. Film Festival's 60th anniversary bash Aug. 19 at the National Gallery.
If presented with a list of PF Sloan's accomplishments -- from writing the protest classic "Eve of Destruction" to providing the falsetto vocals on Jan & Dean hits -- the average rock fan would…
Five U.S., the U.K. digital weblet from terrestrial channel Five, will bow Oct. 15 airing 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. with a lineup of American shows including Fox's legal saga "Shark" and missing-persons drama…
Chinese shingle Huayi Brothers has signed an export credit insurance policy supplied by specialist insurer Sinosure for its upcoming Ziyi Zhangstarrer "The Banquet," the first such deal in China…
Lachlan Murdoch has returned to the media biz, ponying up $490,000 for a 9.6% stake in Australian online DVD firm Quickflix. It's the first investment for Rupert Murdoch's oldest son since he ankled…
Universal Pictures Japan has appointed Ghen Akiyama as managing director, effective today. Tokyo-based Akiyama will report to Peter Smith, prexy of Universal Pictures Intl., who made the announcement.
Alliance Atlantis' distrib arm Motion Picture Distribution won an injunction from Ontario court Friday to stop former chairman Victor Loewy from setting up a competing company.
Japan's Tokyo Broadcasting Systems web plans to set up a holding company to take advantage of a new law to help companies fight hostile takeovers, expected to go into effect early 2007.
MTV may be about to dip its toes into the Arab TV market. Execs at the globetrotting music net, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, are mulling launching MTV Arabia in the Mideast…
Domestic Film DAILY
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier1Daily:$4.7M Cumulative:$167.1M Disney 36.50%
Rio 22Daily:$4.3M Cumulative:$46.3M Fox 59.74%
Draft Day3Daily:$1.2M Cumulative:$11.9M Lionsgate / Summit 43.09%