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Miller shingle, Omnilab going digital

17 November 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

SYDNEY -- George Miller's Australian production shingle, Kennedy Miller Mitchell, has formed a partnership with Australian production and media services outfit the Omnilab Media Group to launch a digital production company.

Announcing the deal Friday, Miller said that he was looking for a partner with which to launch an Australian-owned and -based digital film company since local filmmakers -- who honed their skills working on "Happy Feet" -- left the country for lack of high-end work here.

"Kennedy Miller Mitchell's partnership with Omnilab Media and (Omnilab owners) the Mapp family is our attempt to stop history repeating itself and reverse this Australian 'brain drain, ' " Miller said. "Omnilab Media have built a very successful business in an uncertain climate and this, together with KMM's aspiration to achieve the highest level of storytelling, is a great match."

Added Omnilab Media managing director Chris Mapp: "With a consistent stream of exceptional creative projects coming into this new company, we have made firm investments and commitments to grow and expand the team."

Miller's partner Doug Mitchell said the company has been "inspired by the New Zealanders who are leading the way with their comprehensive filmmaking on such works as 'Lord of the Rings' and King Kong,' ' and who are now attracting the world's top filmmakers."

The yet-to-be named company will take advantage of Omnilab Media's management, resources and infrastructure with KMM's creative filmmaking expertise, Miller said. »

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Green sheen on EMA noms

2 October 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Evan Almighty, Fast Food Nation, Happy Feet and Miss Potter are the nominees for best feature film in the Environmental Media Association Awards, which honor environmentally friendly television and film programs.

The EMA nominees for TV episodic comedy are NBC's My Name Is Earl, CBS' The New Adventures of Old Christine and Fox's The Simpsons, while ABC's Boston Legal, NBC's Law & Order: SVU and CBS' Numbers are nominated in the episodic drama category.

Other nominees include Arctic Tale, Big Ideas for a Small Planet: WEAR, Diary of Jay-Z: Water for Life and King Corn for best documentary; Living With Ed, Pimp My Ride, Project Runway and This Old House for reality program; and Bindi the Jungle Girl, Cake and It's a Big, Big World for children's live action.

The EMA awards, set for Oct. 24 at the Ebell Club in Los Angeles, will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Nov. 7 on E! »

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Potter and Spider-Man Up for U.K. National Movie Awards

21 August 2007 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix and Spider-Man 3 have been nominated for a host of prizes at Britain's inaugural National Movie Awards. U.K. TV network ITV is launching the new awards show following the success of their National Television Awards. Both events invite the public to vote for winners. Keira Knightley (Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End), Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man 3), Emma Watson (Harry Potter), Megan Fox (Transformers), Eva Green and Dame Judi Dench (Casino Royale) are up for the Best Actress at the September 28 London ceremony. Bruce Willis (Live Free Or Die Hard), Daniel Craig (Casino Royale), Shia LeBoeuf (Transformers), Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man 3), Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom (Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End), Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) are fighting for the Best Actor trophy. Meanwhile Flushed Away, Happy Feet, Shrek The Third and The Simpsons Movie have been nominated for Best Animation. »

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Aussies hot over getting burned

15 August 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

SYDNEY -- Two of Australia's biggest boxoffice hits in 2006, Happy Feet and Kenny, form the centerpiece of the new Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft anti-piracy campaign unveiled Tuesday at the Australian International Movie Convention.

The day also saw a keynote from MPA chief Dan Glickman, who used his address to reiterate the trade group's focus on piracy and engaging consumers better with technology.

The big-ticket campaign launched by Happy Feet producer George Miller and Kenny writer-director Clayton Jacobson targets the 23% of the Australian population that is estimated to have taken part in movie piracy in 2005, with the majority of those making or watching illegal copies of films.

The consumer education campaign features burning movie posters of Happy Feet, Kenny and local 2005 hit Wolf Creek with the tagline "What are you really burning?" It is designed to "change Australian attitudes and behaviours to piracy," AFACT executive director Adrienne Pecotic said.

The campaign will run in cinemas, on DVD, in home video rental and retail stores and in the print media for at least 12 months.

According to AFACT, more than 47 million illegal DVDs were distributed in Australia in 2005, almost equal in number to the 52 million legitimate DVDs sold that year. Another 11 million films were estimated to have been illegally downloaded. »

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'Happy' leads DVD sales in '07

5 July 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Consumers spent a projected $10.7 billion on home video in the first six months of the year, down 2% when compared with the midway point of 2006, according to studio estimates and Home Media Magazine market research.

Rental spending was projected to remain flat at $3.9 billion, while DVD sales were pegged at $6.8 billion, down 3%.

One reason for the decline in consumer spending could be the overall weaker boxoffice value of first-half DVD releases, off about 9% year-over-year.

Warner Home Video's Happy Feet was the top-selling DVD released in the first six months with sales of 8.6 million units.

The top-selling DVD in first-half 2006, Buena Vista Home Entertainment's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, sold 11.8 million units, while the top seller at the halfway mark of 2005, Buena Vista's The Incredibles, sold about 16.1 million. Happy Feet and The Incredibles were March releases, while Narnia came out in April.

With a U.S. boxoffice gross of $291.7 million, Narnia was the biggest theatrical release of the three. »

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'Mad' world: Pair join Fox sketch show

2 July 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Actor-comedian Johnny Sanchez has joined Fox's late-night sketch comedy show Mad TV as a regular.

Additionally, comedian Anjelah Nicole Johnson has been added to the cast for four episodes.

Mad TV is returning for a 13th season in the fall.

Sanchez recently voiced Lombardo in Warner Bros. Pictures' animated feature Happy Feet. He also headlined a Comedy Central Presents ... stand-up special and had development deals with the Littlefield Co. and Fox.

He is repped by APA.

Johnson, whose stand-up routine includes a popular bit about a visit to a Vietnamese nail salon, is managed by Generate. »

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Animal Logic works for WB

16 May 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Warner Bros. Pictures and digital production company Animal Logic have signed a deal to develop and co-produce a slate of animated feature films. The deal builds upon the companies' collaboration on last year's Oscar-winning animated feature film Happy Feet.

Under the deal, three projects will be put into the development pipeline immediately. Warners will have worldwide distribution rights for all films produced through the deal.

" 'Happy Feet' was such an incredible achievement that expanding our development and production partnership with Animal Logic felt like a natural next step," Warners production president Jeff Robinov said. "We're thrilled to be in business with such a respected and innovative animation and digital production studio and look forward to many more successful joint projects."

Warners executive vp digital production Chris deFaria expects the first project under the new deal to be announced early in the summer. He said it would be produced in 2-D, stereoscopic 3-D "and, we hope, Imax and Imax 3-D." He added, "I think we'll start to see all animated pictures released in both formats as well as some in Imax and Imax 3-D."

With the production of Happy Feet, Sydney-headquartered Animal Logic grew from a primarily visual effects company to a fully operational animation studio. »

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Jones lands on animated 'Earth'

10 May 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Ed Jones, an executive producer on feature animation Oscar winner Happy Feet, has joined Rainmaker Animation to produce Escape From Planet Earth. The Weinstein Co. is financing the comedy and will handle worldwide distribution.

Additionally, Steve Nichols has joined Rainmaker as animation director.

The film marks the first theatrical animated feature for Rainmaker. Production began last week at the company's Vancouver facility; voice talent has not yet been cast.

Earth is helmed by Tony Leech and written by Leech and Cory Edwards. Producing with Jones are Preston Stutzman of Blue Yonder Films, Jonathan Shestack of Jon Shestack Prods., Brian Inerfeld of Protocol and Gregory R. Little of Rainmaker Animation. Rick Mischel is executive producer, and Jeremy Stein will co-produce. Weinstein Co. co-president of production Michael Cole and vp production and development Eric Robinson are overseeing the project on behalf of the company.

Earth, an original idea by Leech, is a comedy about an alien prison break from Area 51. »

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Tribeca 2007: Impy's Island

9 May 2007 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- Apart form the usual Narrative, Documentary, Premiere and World sections, the Tribeca Film Festival has a Family section, showcasing films in all genres that are suitable for kids. I though this was a pretty cool idea, so I decided to check out one of the films and ended up at a screening of Impy’s Island, a German CGI animation featuring the most popular subject of CGI animations – cute talking animals.The film is set on a kid’s version of the Island of Dr. Moreau, where Professor Tiberton – an Alfred Einstein look-a-like in a Hawaiian shirt and Chuck Taylors – runs a school for the wacky animals with human personalities that live there. There’s a pig, a gecko, a penguin, a shoebill, and a sea lion. There is also the Professor’s adopted son. Did the Professor create these creatures? Or were they on the island beforehand, and »

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Williams joins Travolta clan for Dis' 'Dogs'

25 April 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Robin Williams has signed on to star opposite John Travolta in Old Dogs, a Walt Disney Co. comedy being directed by Walt Becker. Also joining the cast is Travolta's wife, Kelly Preston, and daughter, Ella Travolta.

Dogs is a buddy comedy revolving around two best friends and business partners whose lives are turned upside down when they find themselves in the care of 7-year-old twins.

Disney bought the project in the summer from David Diamond and David Weissman as a pitch in a seven-figure deal. The duo also wrote the screenplay.

Tapestry's Andrew Panay, Peter Abrams and Robert L. Levy are producing.

Kristin Burr and Casey Wolfe are overseeing for the studio.

Williams next stars alongside John Krasinski and Mandy Moore in Warner Bros. Pictures' License to Wed. His recent credits include Man of the Year, RV, Night at the Museum and Happy Feet.

Williams is repped by CAA, MBST Entertainment and Manatt Phelps & Phillips. »

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'Fast Food' is big cheese

29 March 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Fox Searchlight's Fast Food Nation was named outstanding feature film at the 21st Genesis Awards for its "uncompromising look at the link between the abuse and exploitation of people and animals in a slaughterhouse."

The awards, sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States, honor works that convey a message of respect and compassion for animals.

Paramount Pictures' Charlotte's Web was awarded the prize as outstanding family feature, and the Oscar-winning Happy Feet from Warner Bros. Pictures was named top animated family feature.

The Million Dollar Abe episode of Fox's The Simpsons received the Sid Caesar Comedy Award for "attempting to take the 'bull' out of the so-called bravery of bullfighting."

Among the other awards handed out, an episode of Fox's Bones was named outstanding dramatic series; an episode of Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender was named outstanding children's programming; and a Larry King Live program from CNN on Canadian seal hunting was hailed as best TV talk show.

Paul McCartney was awarded the Wyler Award for "his enduring commitment to being a compassionate and powerful voice for animals."

The awards were given out Saturday at the Beverly Hilton. »

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ShoWest: Pirates, rats on deck in '07

14 March 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

LAS VEGAS -- Walt Disney Studios chairman Dick Cook, buccaneering producer Jerry Bruckheimer and a gourmet rat named Remy made appearances Tuesday at the ShoWest Opening Day Ceremony. Their message: If you thought 2006 was good, get ready for 2007.

That sense of optimism ran through the two-hour program at the Paris hotel, with nearly everyone who took the podium sharing his or her conviction that the exhibition industry appears on its way to a record-breaking 2007 thanks to a parade of can't-miss titles from the major studios.

After opening remarks from National Association of Theatre Owners chairman Lee Roy Mitchell and an unexpected moment of group prayer, Cook introduced a slickly produced salute to the 19 films that crossed the $100 million mark at the North American boxoffice in 2006. Cook said that last year's $9.5 billion in domestic receipts proves "that moviegoing is alive and well" and that "nothing beats the experience of seeing a major motion picture in the theater."

The eclectic group of films acknowledged in the clip montage ranged from 2006's biggest tentpole titles to an eventual best picture Oscar winner: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Night at the Museum, Cars, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Da Vinci Code, Superman Returns, Happy Feet, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Casino Royale, The Pursuit of Happyness, Over the Hedge, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Click, Mission: Impossible III, The Departed, Borat, The Devil Wears Prada, The Break-Up and Dreamgirls.

Bruckheimer showed for the first time a trailer for the latest installment in his Disney franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, to thunderous applause. »

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The Departed Wins Big at the Oscars

26 February 2007 | IMDb News

The Departed was the big winner at this year's Academy Awards, taking home four awards including Best Picture and Best Director for Martin Scorsese. The crime drama also won Best Screenplay and Editing, making it the narrow victor on a night that honored many films. Pan's Labyrinth was the second highest winner, taking home three awards, though surprisingly it lost Best Foreign Language Film to The Lives of Others. As expected, Helen Mirren (The Queen) and Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) were named Best Actor and Actress, while Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) and Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine) nabbed Supporting Honors; each of their films picked up another award as well. Other winners for the night included An Inconvenient Truth (Best Documentary and Song) and Happy Feet (Best Animated Feature).

Get all the Academy Award winners and photos from the awards in our Road to the Oscars section.

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The Departed Wins Big at the Oscars

25 February 2007 | IMDb News

The Departed was the big winner at this year's Academy Awards, taking home four awards including Best Picture and Best Director for Martin Scorsese. The crime drama also won Best Screenplay and Editing, making it the narrow victor on a night that honored many films. Pan's Labyrinth was the second highest winner, taking home three awards, though surprisingly it lost Best Foreign Language Film to The Lives of Others. As expected, Helen Mirren (The Queen) and Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) were named Best Actor and Actress, while Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) and Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine) nabbed Supporting Honors; each of their films picked up another award as well. Other winners for the night included An Inconvenient Truth (Best Documentary and Song) and Happy Feet (Best Animated Feature).

Get all the Academy Award winners and photos from the awards in our Road to the Oscars section. »

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Sound picks: Golden Reel noms set

26 January 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Clint Eastwood will be honored as Filmmaker of the Year at the 54th annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards, set for Feb. 24 at the Beverly Hilton.

The Motion Picture Sound Editors also will recognize Richard L. Anderson, who has worked as a sound editor on such films as Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Color Purple, Madagascar and Flushed Away, with the Career Achievement Award.

The MPSE also announced nominees for the Golden Reel Awards, which acknowledge the year's best work in dialogue & ADR, effects & foley, and music.

For domestic feature, dialogue & ADR, the nominees are "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," Flags of Our Fathers, World Trade Center, The Last King of Scotland, Letters From Iwo Jima, Apocalypto, Little Miss Sunshine and The Da Vinci Code.

For domestic feature, effects & foley, they are Dead Man's Chest, Flags, Blood Diamond, Iwo Jima, WTC, Superman Returns, Mission: Impossible 3 and The Prestige.

In feature animation, effects & foley, the nominees are Cars, Happy Feet, Over the Hedge, Flushed Away, The Ant Bully and Ice Age: The Meltdown.

For feature film music, the nominees are Apocalypto, Dead Man's Chest, Babel, Children of Men, Click, Lucky Number Slevin, The Proposition and Bobby.

For musical feature, the nominees are Dreamgirls, "Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny," Copying Beethoven, Take the Lead and A Prairie Home Companion.

The foreign features nominees are Casino Royale, Pan's Labyrinth, Babel, Children of Men, United 93, Curse of the Golden Flower, Slevin and The Black Dahlia.

The Golden Reels also include categories for TV, direct-to-video, special venues and computer entertainment. »

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Complete list of Oscar nominations

23 January 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

PICTURE

Babel

The Departed

Letters from Iwo Jima

Little Miss Sunshine

The Queen

DIRECTOR

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Babel

Martin Scorsese, The Departed

Clint Eastwood, Letters from Iwo Jima

Stephen Frears, The Queen

Paul Greengrass, United 93

ACTOR

Leonardo DiCaprio, Blood Diamond

Ryan Gosling, Half Nelson

Peter O'Toole, Venus

Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness

Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland

ACTRESS

Penelope Cruz, Volver

Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal

Helen Mirren, The Queen

Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada

Kate Winslet, Little Children

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine

Jackie Earle Haley, Little Children

Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond

Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls

Mark Wahlberg, The Departed

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Adriana Barraza, Babel

Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal

Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine

Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls

Rinko Kikuchi, Babel

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

After the Wedding, Denmark

"Days of Glory (Indigenes)," Algeria

The Lives of Others, Germany

Pan's Labyrinth, Mexico

Water, Canada.

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Peter Baynham & Dan Mazer & Todd Phillips, Borat Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan"

Alfonso Cuaron & Timothy J. Sexton and David Arata and Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby, Children of Men

William Monahan, The Departed

Todd Field & Tom Perrotta, Little Children

Patrick Marber, Notes on a Scandal

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Guillermo Arriaga, Babel

Iris Yamashita & Paul Haggis, Letters from Iwo Jima

Michael Arndt, Little Miss Sunshine

Guillermo Del Toro, Pan's Labyrinth

Peter Morgan, The Queen

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Cars

Happy Feet

Monster House

ART DIRECTION

Dreamgirls

The Good Shepherd

Pan's Labyrinth

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

The Prestige

CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Black Dahlia

Children of Men

The Illusionist

Pan's Labyrinth

The Prestige

SOUND MIXING

Apocalypto

Blood Diamond

Dreamgirls

Flags of Our Fathers

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"

SOUND EDITING

Apocalypto

Blood Diamond

Flags of Our Fathers

Letters from Iwo Jima

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

ORIGINAL SCORE

Babel, Gustavo Santaolalla

The Good German, Thomas Newman

Notes on a Scandal, Philip Glass

Pan's Labyrinth, Javier Navarrete

The Queen, N0006035">Alexandre Desplat.

ORIGINAL SONG

I Need to Wake Up from An Inconvenient Truth, Melissa Etheridge

Listen from Dreamgirls, Henry Krieger, Scott Cutler and Anne Preven

Love You I Do from Dreamgirls, Henry Krieger and Siedah Garrett

Our Town from Cars, Randy Newman

Patience from Dreamgirls, Henry Krieger and Willie Reale. »

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Stars Ditch Globes Bashes to Party with Prince

17 January 2007 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Celebrity couples Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony and Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher joined Posh Spice Victoria Beckham at the glitzy party Prince threw after the Golden Globe Awards on Monday night. The quirky pop superstar, who claimed the Best Song prize for his Happy Feet tune "The Song Of The Heart," performed at the Forbes Penthouse inside the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons hotel - and the stars came out to see him. Even Justin Timberlake, who had mocked the pint-sized singer's height while accepting the honor on behalf of the absent Prince, was invited, along with ex-girlfriend Cameron Diaz. Other stars spotted at the lavish party included Penelope Cruz, Lindsay Lohan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Rock, Drew Barrymore, Sienna Miller and Jamie Foxx. The party continued well into the night and Beckham fueled rumors she's planning a clothing line with Lopez when she left the glitzy bash with the singer/actress and her husband. »

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Globes feel pretty with TV nods

16 January 2007 10:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. ushered in the new on the comedy side and stuck with the old in the drama field, bestowing top TV honors to ABC's blockbuster drama hit "Grey's Anatomy" and hot freshman comedy "Ugly Betty."

"Betty" star America Ferrera and Alec Baldwin -- star of another rookie comedy, NBC's "30 Rock" -- won the top comedy acting prizes, while the leads of established hits, Hugh Laurie of Fox's "House" and Kyra Sedgwick of TNT's "The Closer," were named top actors in the drama races.

ABC's leading three trophies were matched by HBO, whose Emmy-winning period drama "Elizabeth I" was the most-heralded TV program with three Golden Globes -- for best miniseries or TV movie, star Helen Mirren and supporting actor Jeremy Irons.

This is the second consecutive year that ABC and Touchstone TV swept the top series categories at the Globes, having accomplished the feat last »

- By Nellie Andreeva

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Golden Globes winners

16 January 2007 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- While what else did you expect? It’s a diner party where the guests drink (sometimes get drunk) and make their speeches a tad to long (Beatty), it’s a predictable awards show where newbies make insignificant victory speeches and where acting vets have at least one great line to deliver. It’s a moment where I get to know more about what’s going on in T.V land, and a moment when I ponder whether I should ever give a mini-series a chance. Kudos go to the Hfp for picking Borat for best comedy actor (I didn’t think they had the ‘balls’) – but the real question is Dreamgirls for real? Despite picking up 3 awards, I have yet to see it, and probably won’t but will it be a contender during the bigger party next month. We’ll see how the noms turn out next week. »

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Holiday b.o. appeal moves into Jan.

9 January 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

There's no halt to the holiday season at the overseas boxoffice. Forget the conventional back-to-the-grind routine in January. There's still plenty of fun time left with kids still out of school in many parts of Europe and others enjoying summer holidays in Latin America and Australia.

Moviegoers around the globe continued to strongly support the year-end holiday carry-overs, with the Ben Stiller family comedy Night at the Museum leading the way with a $30.3 million weekend from 5,148 screens in 38 countries. That total followed a New Year's weekend take of $48.9 million that, combined with Christmas-week openings, brought the 20th Century Fox release to an overseas cume of $119 million.

Sony's Casino Royale kept the 007 flag flying high with a robust $18.5 million from 5,550 screens in 60 markets that lifted the cume to $371.8 million.

Fox also had another high scorer in tow in the family fantasy Eragon, which, mainly due to holdovers after a saturation splash for year-end viewing, reached an international gross of $138.7 million following a weekend tally of $15.9 million.

Offshore movie aficionados also plunked down $13.5 million for the animated dancing-penguins film Happy Feet, $12 million for the romantic comedy The Holiday, $10.1 million for the Denzel Washington sci-fi thriller Deja Vu, and $7.8 million for the CG-animated family film Flushed Way.

At the same time, a couple of new entries ventured into the market. Warner Bros. unleashed the Leonardo DiCaprio thriller Blood Diamond in seven markets, drawing $3.4 million from 485 screens. Australia opened to $1.5 million from 188 prints; Brazil to $615,000 from 100; Taiwan to $556,000 from 76; and Singapore to $339,000 from 30. »

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