Posts Tagged ‘hollywood’

Two Hollywood Flops in One Weekend at the Box Office

February 7, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It’s not often that Hollywood releases two major theatrical bombs on the same weekend. But that’s what happened when “Jupiter Ascending” and “Seventh Son” both crashed in U.S. theaters on Friday. Warner Bros.’ “Jupiter Ascending,” starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, is quickly falling in box office estimates to a skimpy $18 million opening. With a... Read more

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Two Hollywood Flops in One Weekend at the Box Office

February 7, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It’s not often that Hollywood releases two major theatrical bombs on the same weekend. But that’s what happened when “Jupiter Ascending” and “Seventh Son” both crashed in U.S. theaters on Friday. Warner Bros.’ “Jupiter Ascending,” starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, is quickly falling in box office estimates to a skimpy $18 million opening. With a... Read more

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Snoop Dogg and Friends Kick off Grammy Weekend at the Palladium

February 6, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Snoop Dogg and his merry band of hop-hop, R&B and now electronic cohorts packed the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday for the Levi’s and Snoop pre-Grammy party, a rousing special-guest-infused bash to kick off the weekend of Grammy-related shindigs around Los Angeles. The crowd — a mix of music industry-ites, fashion heads and LA scenesters —... Read more

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TrustNordisk Picks Up Ingrid Bergman Docu

February 3, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

PARIS– TrustNordisk has picked up the international sales rights for Stig Björkman’s documentary “Ingrid Bergman — In Her Own Words,” an intimate portrait of the young Swedish actress who became a revered Hollywood star. The Scandi company will present a short promo for the film at the EFM. ”We are proud to represent the film about... Read more

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Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Dies at 88

January 10, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Samuel Goldwyn Jr., the son of a fiercely independent-minded Hollywood mogul and the producer of many independent films in his own right including “Mystic Pizza” and studio hits including “Master and Commander,” died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 88. His son John Goldwyn told the New York Times he died... Read more

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Harry Sloan, Jeff Sagansky Make $303 Million Investment in Indian Pay-TV Service

January 6, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Veteran Hollywood executives Harry Sloan and Jeff Sagansky are investing at least $303.7 million to acquire 33.5% of Videocon d2h, a pay-TV service in India that provides direct-to-home broadcasts. The funds are part of the monies raised in 2013 in an initial public offering by Sloan and Sagansky through their Silver Eagle Acquisition Corp., a special-purpose acquisition company. Monday’s... Read more

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10 Directors to Watch: Dan Gilroy Dissects L.A. in ‘Nightcrawler,’ Next Project

January 3, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A veteran screenwriter and native Angeleno, Gilroy may be a first-time helmer, but between movie-star wife Rene Russo, Pulitzer-winning dad Frank D. Gilroy (“The Subject Was Roses”), writer-director brother Tony Gilroy (“Michael Clayton”) and film-editor twin John Gilroy (“Salt”), he’s also Hollywood royalty. None are easy acts to follow, yet at age 55, Gilroy is living... Read more

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Box Office Drops 5% in 2014: What’s Behind the Fall

January 1, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Without Iron Man, Batman or James Bond to bolster ticket sales, the overall box office plunged 5.2% in 2014, topping out at $10.3 billion domestically. Audiences cooled to Hollywood offerings, voting with their feet as attendance dropped by an estimated 6% to 1.26 billion, the lowest figure in nearly two decades. “This was the most... Read more

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‘Mister Transparency’ on Life After The Sony Hack

December 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

There’s something a little sci-fi about the world after the cyberattack on Sony. Hackers brought a multi-national conglomerate to its knees. According to the U.S. government, they were doing the bidding of a country that ranks as one of the world’s poorest and most isolated. Whoever did it succeeded in triggering a kind of self-censorship in Hollywood that... Read more

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Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt Top Highest-Grossing Actors List

December 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The actors and actresses who generate the most money for Hollywood aren’t always the ones with the highest salaries. Last week, Forbes magazine posted a list of the actors who provide the worst return on investment; this week the magazine tallied the highest-grossing actors overall according to figures from BoxOfficeMojo. 1. Jennifer Lawrence is the... Read more

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