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Holdovers are toast of weekend

30 December 2004 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

After a downbeat Christmas frame, Hollywood can only hope to ring in the new year with a little more cheer than it saw last weekend at the boxoffice. The wide holdovers -- including Universal Pictures' Meet the Fockers, Paramount Pictures' Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and 20th Century Fox's Fat Albert -- should hold on to their rankings from last week. And their business is likely to approximate the numbers they attracted last weekend; any drop-offs are likely to be offset by the fact that this weekend offers three full days of moviegoing, while last weekend, many theaters closed up shop early on Christmas Eve, a Friday. Even with New Year's Eve falling on a Friday, numbers for the day should be better than on Christmas Eve. On the other hand, this Sunday's ticket sales aren't expected to match up to last Sunday's because families will be preparing their children for back-to-school reality after the extended break. »

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Can't beat the 'Fockers'

28 December 2004 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Ever since it debuted Wednesday, there was never any doubt that once all of Hollywood's holiday offerings were unwrapped, Universal Pictures' comedy Meet the Fockers would lead the pack. But once the final numbers were tallied Monday, the two movies that had claimed second and third place in the Sunday estimates -- Fat Albert and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, respectively -- switched positions. 20th Century Fox's Albert, which its studio had estimated would hit $12.7 million in its first two days of release, had to settle for a $10 million two-day haul. The family-oriented movie opened Saturday. With Albert dropping to third place, Paramount Pictures' Lemony rose to second. Its final weekend tally of $12.6 million slightly bettered its Sunday estimate of $12.5 million while coming in a decisive $2.6 million ahead of Albert. »

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Int'l b.o. almost giftless on Christmas Eve and Day

28 December 2004 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Overseas movie houses are gearing up for a lively holiday week at the boxoffice as turnstiles began clicking Sunday and Monday after a dismal Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in some markets marked by either closed theaters or low turnouts. Australia perhaps provides a good example of the weekend pattern in some parts of the international market. Meet the Fockers, in its overseas debut, opened on Christmas Day to $148,000 from 262 screens, then jumped to $1.8 million Sunday -- the Boxing Day holiday -- for a weekend top-of-the market total of almost $2 million, and came back Monday (also a holiday) with another estimated $1.8 million. In the United Kingdom, theaters were closed Friday evening and all day Saturday but began humming Sunday and Monday at the start of a weeklong school holiday. Five Asian countries celebrated the holiday weekend in their own way, turning out in record numbers for Stephen Chow's Chinese-language Kung Fu Hustle, a co-production of Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia and Beijing Film Studios distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing International. A five-country weekend opening on 727 screens brought in $15 million, with China contributing a record $7.8 million from a record 492 screens; Hong Kong opening to $3.2 million for its biggest-ever bow; Taipei, Taiwan's capitol, providing $1.9 million from 45 for the biggest conventional-weekend opening ever; Singapore, $1.2 million from 46, its fifth-biggest opening; and Malaysia, $952,000 from 52, the second-biggest four-day bow ever. »

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Int'l b.o. almost giftless on Christmas Eve and Day

28 December 2004 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Overseas movie houses are gearing up for a lively holiday week at the boxoffice as turnstiles began clicking Sunday and Monday after a dismal Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in some markets marked by either closed theaters or low turnouts. Australia perhaps provides a good example of the weekend pattern in some parts of the international market. Meet the Fockers, in its overseas debut, opened on Christmas Day to $148,000 from 262 screens, then jumped to $1.8 million Sunday -- the Boxing Day holiday -- for a weekend top-of-the market total of almost $2 million, and came back Monday (also a holiday) with another estimated $1.8 million. In the United Kingdom, theaters were closed Friday evening and all day Saturday but began humming Sunday and Monday at the start of a weeklong school holiday. Five Asian countries celebrated the holiday weekend in their own way, turning out in record numbers for Stephen Chow's Chinese-language Kung Fu Hustle, a co-production of Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia and Beijing Film Studios distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing International. A five-country weekend opening on 727 screens brought in $15 million, with China contributing a record $7.8 million from a record 492 screens; Hong Kong opening to $3.2 million for its biggest-ever bow; Taipei, Taiwan's capitol, providing $1.9 million from 45 for the biggest conventional-weekend opening ever; Singapore, $1.2 million from 46, its fifth-biggest opening; and Malaysia, $952,000 from 52, the second-biggest four-day bow ever. »

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Polo Bares All for 'Focker' Fans

28 December 2004 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Fans of America's number one movie Meet The Fockers are set for an extra special treat in February's Playboy magazine when the film's star Teri Polo bares all. The actress, who plays funnyman Ben Stiller's fiancee in the Meet The Parents sequel, appears in a teaser in the new January issue of the men's magazine wearing nothing but thigh-high white socks. »

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'Twelve,' 'Incredibles' give tidings of joy at o'seas b.o.

27 December 2004 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

What distributors describe as a "difficult" weekend at the overseas boxoffice livened up on Sunday after many movie houses in Europe, especially in the United Kingdom, were closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in deference to family celebrations. The two year-end hits, Ocean's Twelve and The Incredibles, emerged again as the overall offshore favorites, and a new Chinese-language film, Kung Fu Hustle, set records in Asian bows, while Australia warmly welcomed Meet the Fockers the day after Christmas. The Polar Express and National Treasure were also holiday weekend contenders. A weekend report from Warner Bros. indicated that Ocean's Twelve grossed an estimated $24 million, a 20% drop from the previous weekend, and lifted its foreign cume to an estimated $69 million. The crime caper maintained its No. 1 hold in most markets, including France, Germany, Spain and Holland. New openings included Belgium ($1.1 million) and Mexico ($1.9 million). Key second-weekend holdovers saw France pickup $4.4 million; Spain, $2.4 million; Italy, $3.2 million; Germany, $2.5 million; and Holland, $971,600. »

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'Fockers' scores biggest bow ever for Christmas comedy

27 December 2004 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Universal's Meet the Fockers met with a very merry opening at the boxoffice in North America this Christmas weekend as the comedy unwrapped an estimated $44.7 million, collecting a sterling $68.5 million since its debut Wednesday. Some competing distribution executives put the opening weekend for Fockers slightly higher, so come this morning the Ben Stiller-Robert De Niro starrer, directed by Jay Roach and co-starring Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand, might get another present. The PG-13-rated sequel, a follow-up to the hit film Meet the Parents, proved the biggest opening ever for a Christmas comedy, topping the $33.6 million of Paramount's What Women Want. The Saturday gross for Fockers was around $19.1 million -- the single biggest Christmas Day gross in history, besting New Line Cinema's The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, which generated $14 million last year. The achievement of Fockers is all the more impressive considering that with Christmas Eve -- the slowest moviegoing day of the year, when many theaters close at noon -- falling on a Friday, it was one step away from the least favorable scenario that could happen at the boxoffice: having Christmas Eve fall on a Saturday. Along with lowered boxoffice grosses, this particular holiday configuration also makes weekend estimates more difficult, so there might be a shift in grosses and rankings when the final numbers are reported. »

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'Fockers' scores biggest bow ever for Christmas comedy<BR clear="none"/>

26 December 2004 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Universal's Meet the Fockers met with a very merry opening at the boxoffice in North America this Christmas weekend as the comedy unwrapped an estimated $44.7 million, collecting a sterling $68.5 million since its debut Wednesday. Some competing distribution executives put the opening weekend for Fockers slightly higher, so come this morning the Ben Stiller-Robert De Niro starrer, directed by Jay Roach and co-starring Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand, might get another present. The PG-13-rated sequel, a follow-up to the hit film Meet the Parents, proved the biggest opening ever for a Christmas comedy, topping the $33.6 million of Paramount's What Women Want. The Saturday gross for Fockers was around $19.1 million -- the single biggest Christmas Day gross in history, besting New Line Cinema's The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, which generated $14 million last year. The achievement of Fockers is all the more impressive considering that with Christmas Eve -- the slowest moviegoing day of the year, when many theaters close at noon -- falling on a Friday, it was one step away from the least favorable scenario that could happen at the boxoffice: having Christmas Eve fall on a Saturday. Along with lowered boxoffice grosses, this particular holiday configuration also makes weekend estimates more difficult, so there might be a shift in grosses and rankings when the final numbers are reported. »

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'Twelve,' 'Incredibles' give tidings of joy at o'seas b.o.

26 December 2004 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

What distributors describe as a "difficult" weekend at the overseas boxoffice livened up on Sunday after many movie houses in Europe, especially in the United Kingdom, were closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in deference to family celebrations. The two year-end hits, Ocean's Twelve and The Incredibles, emerged again as the overall offshore favorites, and a new Chinese-language film, Kung Fu Hustle, set records in Asian bows, while Australia warmly welcomed Meet the Fockers the day after Christmas. The Polar Express and National Treasure were also holiday weekend contenders. A weekend report from Warner Bros. indicated that Ocean's Twelve grossed an estimated $24 million, a 20% drop from the previous weekend, and lifted its foreign cume to an estimated $69 million. The crime caper maintained its No. 1 hold in most markets, including France, Germany, Spain and Holland. New openings included Belgium ($1.1 million) and Mexico ($1.9 million). Key second-weekend holdovers saw France pickup $4.4 million; Spain, $2.4 million; Italy, $3.2 million; Germany, $2.5 million; and Holland, $971,600. »

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'Fockers' scores biggest bow ever for Christmas comedy<BR clear="none"/>

26 December 2004 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Universal's Meet the Fockers met with a very merry opening at the boxoffice in North America this Christmas weekend as the comedy unwrapped an estimated $44.7 million, collecting a sterling $68.5 million since its debut Wednesday. Some competing distribution executives put the opening weekend for Fockers slightly higher, so come this morning the Ben Stiller-Robert De Niro starrer, directed by Jay Roach and co-starring Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand, might get another present. The PG-13-rated sequel, a follow-up to the hit film Meet the Parents, proved the biggest opening ever for a Christmas comedy, topping the $33.6 million of Paramount's What Women Want. The Saturday gross for Fockers was around $19.1 million -- the single biggest Christmas Day gross in history, besting New Line Cinema's The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, which generated $14 million last year. The achievement of Fockers is all the more impressive considering that with Christmas Eve -- the slowest moviegoing day of the year, when many theaters close at noon -- falling on a Friday, it was one step away from the least favorable scenario that could happen at the boxoffice: having Christmas Eve fall on a Saturday. Along with lowered boxoffice grosses, this particular holiday configuration also makes weekend estimates more difficult, so there might be a shift in grosses and rankings when the final numbers are reported. »

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Christmas in Tinseltown: 'Fockers,' 'Lemony,' 'Albert' battle

23 December 2004 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

With the arrival of Christmas weekend, it's Hollywood's last chance to open a boxoffice bonanza or two before the calendar year ends. Universal Pictures' family comedy Meet the Fockers, which opened Wednesday, already has staked its claim in hopes of attracting big audiences -- many of them presumably fleeing from the tensions of seasonal family gatherings. On Christmas Day, 20th Century Fox will make a bid for younger audiences -- as well as nostalgia freaks -- when it bows its live-action comedy Fat Albert. Dimension Films, counterprogramming against the seasonal merriment, is betting on the horror thriller Darkness, while, in more limited release, Warner Bros. Pictures is unleashing the musical adaptation Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. »

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Danner Defies Paltrow's Orders

23 December 2004 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Veteran actress Blythe Danner fears she's angered her intensely private daughter Gwyneth Paltrow, after showing off a picture of the blonde beauty's baby Apple to the American media. Danner sat through an interview on TV show Extra as part of her promotional duties for new comedy Meet The Fockers recently, when she decided to display a snapshot of her British-born granddaughter. During the interview Danner admitted, "I'm probably not supposed to be showing this. My daughter doesn't like me to show this to the world. But how can you not? When you're a grandmother you can do anything you want." »

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Hoffman a Grandfather

23 December 2004 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Meet the Fockers star Dustin Hoffman is celebrating after becoming a first-time grandfather earlier this month - but the good news has led to him developing breastfeeding urges. His daughter Jenna and her husband Seamus welcomed their son Augustus into the world just three weeks ago, and doting granddad Hoffman admits the experience has given him strange desires. He says, "I have felt almost the tendency to lactate. We don't realize, but when we're formed in the womb, we have milk glands, before we're differentiated between male or female and before God knows whether to make you male of female. When you think about it, why should men have nipples? And yet we do. I didn't think about it until I started to drip!" »

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Streisand: "Focker Role Was an Experiment"

22 December 2004 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Singer and actress Barbra Streisand only agreed to star in sequel Meet The Fockers to confirm she can still act after a break of nearly a decade from the big screen. The 62-year-old hasn't starred in a movie since 1996's The Mirror Has Two Faces, so accepted the role of sex therapist Roz Focker in the comedy, which co-stars Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller, to see if she's lost her movie talents. She explains, "I love Roz Focker, but it's not like I was dying to play her, you know what I mean? I wasn't passionate about it. It was an experiment. It's been some 20 years since I just acted." »

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Streisand Confirms Surgery Reports

17 December 2004 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Singing legend Barbra Streisand has confirmed reports she underwent surgery earlier this month to remove a polyp in her colon. On Wednesday American tabloid The National Enquirer reported the 62-year-old singer and actress had the operation in Los Angeles' Cedars Sinai Hospital. Her representative says, "During a routine colonoscopy earlier this year, Barbra Streisand's doctor discovered a benign polyp. The removal of the single polyp was done earlier this month, and its benign nature was reaffirmed. It did not delay her scheduled promotional activities for Meet The Fockers." Polyps can be an early sign of colorectal cancer, which affects 150,000 Americans a year. »

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Streisand Happy Not To Be the Star

12 October 2004 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Barbra Streisand enjoyed playing a supporting role in follow up comedy Meet The Fockers - because she'll escape criticism if the film flops. The singing legend - frequently the focal actress of her previous films - admits accepting a smaller part in the Meet The Parents sequel allowed her to relax in the knowledge she wouldn't be attacked by film writers if the movie failed to delight audiences. The 62-year-old plays Ben Stiller's mother, a sex therapist who takes it upon herself to help future in-laws with their love-making antics. Director, Jay Roach, who spent a year coaxing Streisand out of retirement, says, "She's never done a movie where she wasn't the star. She was grateful to be in an ensemble." Streisand adds, "I'm happy not to have to be worried about every single little thing. If it screws up, it's your fault!" »

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Streisand Heading for 'Will & Grace'?

16 September 2004 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Barbra Streisand is set to extend on her return to acting, by taking on a guest-starring role in hit sitcom Will & Grace. Streisand is currently finishing off work as Ben Stiller's sex therapist mother in Meet The Parents sequel Meet The Fockers, after a long absence from the silver screen. And now she is expected to follow in the footsteps of Cher, Jennifer Lopez and Janet Jackson by taking on a role in Will & Grace - news which has proved to be all too exciting for the show's Emmy-winning star Debra Messing. The redhead actress says, "If she comes on the show, forget about it! Barbra, please come!" Messing admits she "burst into tears" when Streisand greeted her at a concert a number of years ago. »

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Col double for Rasmussen, Di Meglio

21 July 2004 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Writers Tim Rasmussen and Vince Di Meglio have set up two projects at Columbia Pictures, one with producer Kevin Misher and the other with producer Laura Ziskin. The studio has picked up Strutter in turnaround from Universal Pictures. The project is a comedy about the Olympic sport of race walking. Misher will produce the tale about an aging race walker who's fending off younger competitors. Matt Tolmach serves as the executive on the project. With Ziskin producing, the duo also has boarded How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater, based on the book by Marc Acito that is due later this year. It follows a New Jersey teenager in the early 1980s who goes about raising money to attend Juilliard in the most unscrupulous of ways. Shannon Gaulding is overseeing for the studio. Rasmussen and Di Meglio, whose first professional assignment was a rewrite on Meet the Fockers, also are working on Smother, which Jay Roach is attached to produce at New Line Cinema. Both writers are repped by UTA and Mosaic Media. »

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Streisand Misses Kerry Coronation for Filming

14 July 2004 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Barbra Streisand has been forced to miss presidential hopeful John Kerry's appointment as the Democratic candidate for the upcoming US elections - because she's tied to shooting film sequel Meet The Fockers. The star - a vocal Democrat supporter - attended Kerry benefits in Los Angeles last year and headlined a lavish concert just two weeks ago for the Democratic National Campaign Committee. But she's unable to attend the 'coronation' ceremony this month because she's busy playing Ben Stiller's sex therapist mother in the comedy follow-up to Meet The Parents. A friend of the actress says, "The movie is filming until August 5 so she won't be in attendance. I don't know if the shooting schedule changed or what, but she'll be working and won't be able to be here." »

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Barbra Called "Boob" on 'Fockers' Set

21 May 2004 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Barbra Streisand has picked up a bizarre nickname from actress Teri Polo while filming the sequel to Meet The Parents - Boob. Streisand stars as Ben Stiller's mother and Dustin Hoffman's wife in Meet The Fockers, which also stars Polo, Robert De Niro and Blythe Danner. But rather than behave in a star-struck manner around her legendary co-stars, Polo has opted instead to have fun with them. She says, "It's crazy. Dustin Hoffman is a five-year-old kid trapped in a grown man's body. And Barbra Streisand has an amazing sense of humor. The director (Jay Roach) thought that I called her a boob, and Barbra laughed. So from then on, I decided that my nickname for her was going to be Boob. She answers to it too - just ask her." »

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