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Audiences this weekend proved they still love G-rated films, as the animated “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!” took the Number One spot at the box office for the weekend ending March 16 with an estimated draw of $45.1 million, entertainment sources reported today. The opening was the fifth-largest... Read more
The prehistoric adventure tale “10,000 BC” (Warner Bros) swept the box office for the weekend ending March 9 with a whopping $35.7 million in ticket sales, according to film gross estimates released today. The film by blockbuster director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, Godzilla) depicts a group of early civilization... Read more
The Will Ferrell basketball spoof “Semi-Pro” (New Line) netted first place at the movie box office for the weekend ending March 2, but the R-rated comedy grossed an estimated $15.2 million, well short of its projections, according to estimates released today by box office trackers. Compared to some of... Read more
The political thriller “Vantage Point” took the top spot at the movie box office, for the weekend ended Feb. 24, with an estimated gross of $24 million for its studio Sony Pictures. Last weekend’s three top grossing pictures, Jumper ($12.7 million), The Spiderwick Chronicles ($12.6 million) and Step Up... Read more
The science fiction thriller “Jumper” vaulted to the head of the movie box office line for the weekend ended Feb. 17, taking first place with estimated gross revenues of $27.2 million, according to USA Today and other sources. Directed by Doug Liman, who also directed “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”... Read more
The membership of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) voted overwhelmingly Tuesday, Feb. 12, to end their 100-day strike, paving the way for TV and movie writers, and other entertainment workers, to return to work earlier today. Guild leaders notified some 10,500 writers who walked off the job on... Read more
“Fool’s Gold,” the treasure hunt romantic comedy with Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson, nailed the top spot at the box office for the weekend ended Feb. 10, taking in a respectable $22 million, according to studio estimates from box office firm Nielsen EDI and other industry sources. The Martin... Read more
The Writers Guild of America’s writers’ strike, which crippled the entertainment industry for more than three months, could finally be nearing an end. Union leaders finalized agreements with major studios over the weekend, and the union’s rank and file are scheduled to vote tomorrow, Feb. 12, on whether to... Read more
While writers and studio executives await the results of today’s vote to end the WGA television strike, industry pontificators are opining on the settlement package, particularly as it relates to digital media. Writers may not have won every item on their wish list, but most commentators agree that they... Read more
The comedy “Meet the Spartans,” by 20th Century Fox, opened in first place at the movie box office for the weekend ended Jan. 27. With an estimated gross of $18.7 million, the opening shocked industry watchers as this dark horse candidate surpassed Sylvester Stallone’s latest “Rambo” and last week’s... Read more