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16 items from 2006


NBC 'Deal' dominates Christmas night

26 December 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NBC's Christmas wish was granted Monday night as the Peacock led all broadcast primetime with a strong Deal or No Deal following the network's coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles' drubbing of the Dallas Cowboys earlier in the day.

NBC was the only network to carry original programming Monday night, and it showed. two-hour Deal or No Deal and 1 vs. 100 far outpaced its rivals with an average 14.9 million viewers and a 4.9/14, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research. Only ABC could muster anything close to a challenge against the game shows with a repeat of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl."

Deal or No Deal dominated the night with 16.4 million viewers and a 5.3 rating/16 share in the adults 18-49 demographic. Another NBC game show, 1 vs. 100 (11.9 million, 4.1/12) didn't do as well but it was enough to beat a repeat of CSI: Miami and the last hour of Pirates of the Caribbean. ABC's Pirates averaged 8.6 million viewers and a 3.2/9 in the demo. »

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Seven vie for VFX Oscar noms

17 December 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Seven films with sequences ranging from the spy-on-spy battles in Casino Royale to the superhero standoff in X-Men: The Last Stand are on the shortlist for Oscar nominations for best visual effects.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday announced the films that made the cut, earning further consideration as possible trophy contenders at the 79th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 25.

They are Casino, Eragon, Night at the Museum, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Poseidon, Superman Returns and Last Stand.

Dead Man's Chest is the sequel to Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, which was nominated for the visual effects award in 2004.

As part of the next step in the nomination process, on Jan. 17, the Academy's visual effects award nominating committee will view 15-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films. Afterward, members will vote to nominate three films for Oscar consideration.

The nominations will be announced Jan. 23. »

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Dynamite first week for 'Dead Man's Chest'

14 December 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Talk about booty. Buena Vista Home Entertainment's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest tallied first-week sales of 10.5 million units, according to the studio, to make it the biggest home video debut of any new release this year.

The sequel, also the top theatrical earner of 2006, shot to No. 1 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart for the week ending Dec. 10, and its draft pulled the original Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl back up to No. 9 a full three years after it was released.

On Home Media Magazine's video rental chart for the week, Dead Man's Chest also scored an easy victory, generating an estimated $12.9 million its first week out.

Dead Man's Chest is now poised to be the top-selling DVD of the year, beating another Disney title, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, which was released in April and has since sold about 14 million copies. »

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Dynamite first week for 'Dead Man's Chest'

13 December 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Talk about booty. Buena Vista Home Entertainment's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest tallied first-week sales of 10.5 million units, according to the studio, to make it the biggest home video debut of any new release this year.

The sequel, also the top theatrical earner of 2006, shot to No. 1 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart for the week ending Dec. 10, and its draft pulled the original Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl back up to No. 9 a full three years after it was released.

On Home Media Magazine's video rental chart for the week, Dead Man's Chest also scored an easy victory, generating an estimated $12.9 million its first week out.

Dead Man's Chest is now poised to be the top-selling DVD of the year, beating another Disney title, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, which was released in April and has since sold about 14 million copies.

The Pirates sequel also will likely become the No. »

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Disney Denies Bloom Departure

13 October 2006 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Disney bosses have hit out at reports they're planning to kill off Orlando Bloom in the fourth Pirates Of The Caribbean installment, insisting the story is completely unfounded. According to British newspaper reports, Bloom's character Will Turner is deemed "not necessary" to the sea-faring saga, although his castmates Keira Knightley and Johnny Depp are unaffected by the cutbacks. However, a representative for the film tells moviehole.net they haven't even agreed on a fourth movie, let alone the cast. He says, "We are working closely with Disney and want you to know that while we cannot comment on specific plot points, such rumors are completely unfounded." »

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'Pirates' fights way back to No. 1

17 September 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Thanks to a record-setting opening in Italy, the Walt Disney Co.'s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest returned to the No. 1 spot internationally with a weekend boxoffice take of an estimated $16.5 million from 5,199 screens in 42 territories. Dead Man's Chest, in the top spot for 10 of the past 11 weeks, has accumulated $612.5 million in total overseas boxoffice, ranking fifth among only six films ever to have crossed the $600 million gross mark internationally. Its global boxoffice tally stands at an estimated $1.03 billion. According to Buena Vista International, which distributes Disney product, Dead Man's Chest by the weekend should surpass 2002's "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," which stands at No. 4 all time internationally with a gross of $614.7 million. It was the sensational bow in Italy that powered this weekend. Dead Man's Chest made off with a mighty $12.8 million from 1,005 screens. BVI said it is a record for the market, nearly double the comparable five-day take of the first in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. »

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'Pirates' fights way back to No. 1

17 September 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Thanks to a record-setting opening in Italy, the Walt Disney Co.'s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest returned to the No. 1 spot internationally with a weekend boxoffice take of an estimated $16.5 million from 5,199 screens in 42 territories. Dead Man's Chest, in the top spot for 10 of the past 11 weeks, has accumulated $612.5 million in total overseas boxoffice, ranking fifth among only six films ever to have crossed the $600 million gross mark internationally. Its global boxoffice tally stands at an estimated $1.03 billion. According to Buena Vista International, which distributes Disney product, Dead Man's Chest by the weekend should surpass 2002's "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," which stands at No. 4 all time internationally with a gross of $614.7 million. It was the sensational bow in Italy that powered this weekend. Dead Man's Chest made off with a mighty $12.8 million from 1,005 screens. BVI said it is a record for the market, nearly double the comparable five-day take of the first in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. »

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Apple goes to movies, adds hardware

12 September 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Apple Computer revealed plans to expand beyond its music, television shows, videos and Disney animated short film offerings to full-length feature films. Apple is selling films from Disney, Pixar, Touchstone, and Miramax, each studio owned by Walt Disney. Movies will become available on iTunes the same day they're out on DVD. Apple plans to offer over 75 films available online Tuesday, downloadable through an upgraded iTunes 7. Among the movie offerings is the Disney blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean. The new movies are priced at $12.99 when pre-ordered or bought during the first week. Other movie offerings will be priced at $9.99. The videos are encoded in H.264. Previously iTunes video was scaled to 320x240. Apple announced it will now provide 640x480 resolution. Usage rights are said to be the same as TV shows. »

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Apple goes to movies, adds hardware

12 September 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Apple Computer revealed plans to expand beyond its music, television shows, videos and Disney animated short film offerings to full-length feature films. Apple is selling films from Disney, Pixar, Touchstone, and Miramax, each studio owned by Walt Disney. Movies will become available on iTunes the same day they're out on DVD. Apple plans to offer over 75 films available online Tuesday, downloadable through an upgraded iTunes 7. Among the movie offerings is the Disney blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean. The new movies are priced at $12.99 when pre-ordered or bought during the first week. Other movie offerings will be priced at $9.99. The videos are encoded in H.264. Previously iTunes video was scaled to 320x240. Apple announced it will now provide 640x480 resolution. Usage rights are said to be the same as TV shows. »

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Bloom and Bosworth Break Up?

6 September 2006 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Pirates Of The Caribbean star Orlando Bloom and girlfriend Kate Bosworth have reportedly decided to end their four year relationship, according to media reports in the US. Sources close to the pair confirmed to US news show Entertainment Tonight that the couple had split. Bloom is currently on location in Southern California shooting Pirates Of The Caribbean: At Worlds End. But the break-up could be awkward, as the pair are scheduled to start filming Seasons Of Dust together later this month. The Depression-era drama features a young woman (Bosworth), whose uncle commits suicide, forcing her to go on the lam with a dashing thief (Bloom). »

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'Pirates' continues global domination

30 July 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Walt Disney Co.'s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest this weekend rounded out a full month as the No. 1 overseas hit, supplanting its predecessor as the 25th-biggest worldwide boxoffice smash in industry history. The international take for the frame was an estimated $55 million from 7,698 screens in 40 territories, pushing the film's international boxoffice total to $305.5 million. Combined with its domestic cume to date of $358.4 million, Dead Man's Chest notched a worldwide boxoffice total of $663.9 million -- $8.9 million more than the $655 million recorded by 2003's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. A third installment, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, is expected in May. Dead Man's Chest also becomes the fourth-largest-grossing film on a worldwide basis ever released by Disney, trailing 2003's Finding Nemo, 1994's The Lion King and last year's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. »

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'Pirates' continues global domination

30 July 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Walt Disney Co.'s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest this weekend rounded out a full month as the No. 1 overseas hit, supplanting its predecessor as the 25th-biggest worldwide boxoffice smash in industry history. The international take for the frame was an estimated $55 million from 7,698 screens in 40 territories, pushing the film's international boxoffice total to $305.5 million. Combined with its domestic cume to date of $358.4 million, Dead Man's Chest notched a worldwide boxoffice total of $663.9 million -- $8.9 million more than the $655 million recorded by 2003's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. A third installment, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, is expected in May. Dead Man's Chest also becomes the fourth-largest-grossing film on a worldwide basis ever released by Disney, trailing 2003's Finding Nemo, 1994's The Lion King and last year's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. »

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'Pirates' Movie Producers Sued by Screenwriter

12 July 2006 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

The global success of the Pirates Of The Caribbean sequel has been tainted by a Hollywood screenwriter, who claims the whole idea for the franchise was his. The megahit, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, smashed box office records in eight territories - including America and the UK - over the weekend, but writer Royce Mathew is keen to halt the celebrations. He claims he created "drawings" and a "screenplay" for a project he called Supernatural Pirate Movie - and now he fears his ideas have been turned into a Disney blockbuster. Royce states he even called the pirate ship in his film treatment the Black Pearl - the same name used for Johnny Depp's craft, and the subtitle for the original film. And he also created a lead characters called Will Turner - the same name as Orlando Bloom's swashbuckler in the Disney films - and Elizabeth - the Christian name of Keira Knightley's character. The screenwriter insists he registered the drawings and his screenplay with the US Copyright Office, and is now suing the The Walt Disney Company, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Touchstone Home Video and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, claiming movie bosses used his ideas as a blueprint for the Pirates of The Caribbean films. »

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Depp Sues Over "Ruined" Views

1 May 2006 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Pirates Of The Caribbean star Johnny Depp is suing West Hollywood, Los Angeles, for authorizing construction which will obstruct views from his Hollywood Hills mansion. The actor, who divides his time between France and Los Angeles, is furious over plans to build a massive retail complex on Sunset Boulevard that would ruin the views from his $5.4 million estate. Depp alleges in the lawsuit that the city violated environmental-quality laws by approving a development of retail shops, a restaurant and a parking lot beneath his gated estate. He claims that the project would block the view his two children, Lily-rose, six, and Jack, four, enjoy while playing outside the home. Backers of the development dispute Depp's claims, arguing he has been very vocal about raising his children in France, where he lives with French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis. A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled against Depp last year. The case is being appealed on his behalf by his sister, Christi Dembrowski, who is also his personal assistant and president of his film production company. According to developer Joseph Emrani, the dispute has delayed the start of the $10 million project for over a year. »

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Nelson moves to Grace Hill as exec vp

28 April 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Longtime Disney executive Charlie Nelson has been named executive vp publicity at Grace Hill Media, where he will be responsible for creating and executing publicity strategies as well as handling all corporate communications. In his 17 years at Disney, Nelson oversaw campaigns for such films as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and he and his creative team won the Publicist Guild's Maxwell Weinberg Showmanship Award several times. »

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Depp Tops IMDb Star Search

2 January 2006 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Hollywood hunk Johnny Depp was the most searched name in movies for 2005, by users of internet film bible IMDb.com. More film fans searched for the Pirates Of The Caribbean hunk's biography and filmography on the internet database, which receives 30 million visitors a month, than any other celebrity. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt followed close behind thanks to their high-profile relationship and their film Mr. And Mrs. Smith, up from number five and number eight in 2004 respectively. The Notebook beauty Rachel McAdams and Fantastic Four star Jessica Alba were newcomers to the 25, landing at numbers 17 and 6, while Napoleon Dynamite star Jon Heder and Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria entered at 19 and 22. IMDb.com managing editor Keith Simanton says, "The STARmeter reflects actual public interest in an individual celebrity. This list captures a snapshot in time of just how much attention these stars attracted. It's also interesting to see who tumbled out of the top 25 this year - a list that includes Jennifer Garner, who was on maternity leave for a good portion of the year; Viggo Mortensen, who needed more than A History Of Violence to keep his Aragon standing of No. 23 last year; and Halle Berry, whose Catwoman turn last year kept her in the spotlight at No 19 but who is at No. 63 this year." »

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