WHAT WORKED: In HBO's case, does it really matter? For the first time by any net -- broadcast or cable -- profits surpassed $1 billion for 2004. To put that number in perspective, NBC's highest…
UTA is increasing its commitment to the vidgame market by hiring industry vet Jonathan Epstein to head a new San Francisco office focused on forging corporate partnerships for game companies.
Steven Spielberg is ready to embark on his long-in-the-works biopic of Abraham Lincoln. Spielberg has begun discussions with Liam Neeson to play the president as he steers the North to victory in the…
WHAT WORKED: UPN entered the fall with some of the best reviews of any network. Critics couldn't get enough of Taye Diggs starrer "Kevin Hill," and were also intrigued by the Kristen Bell vehicle…
Charlie Koones has been upped to president, Variety Group, it was announced Tuesday. Effective immediately, Koones, who will remain publisher of Variety, assumes the post as the publication enters…
Sony Pictures Classics has pulled out its wallet to finance writer-helmer Nicole Holofcener's "Friends With Money," starring Jennifer Aniston, Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand and Joan Cusack. SPC…
WHAT WORKED: If 2004 proved anything, it's that basic cable can sustain its hits. The second cycle of "Nip/Tuck" reached series highs at FX, and "Monk" uncovered another standout season for USA.
FX has sutured up a deal with creator-exec producer Ryan Murphy that will keep "Nip/Tuck" going for two more seasons.
WHAT WORKED: The best ratings results for one of the WB's new entries came from "Blue Collar TV," although the Jeff Foxworthy sketch-com has cooled off some since moving to Fridays from Thursdays and…
New Line Cinema has purchased a pitch, "The Optimist," for Seann William Scott to star in and produce. Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein will write the "Optimist" script, which centers on a man who's…
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier1Daily:$4.3M Cumulative:$174.9M Disney 22.52%
Rio 22Daily:$3.6M Cumulative:$52.9M Fox 17.90%
Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for Real3Daily:$3.3M Cumulative:$7.0M Sony / TriStar -10.21%