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L.A. Film Critics Pick Brokeback Mountain

11 December 2005 | IMDb News

Heralding the opening of this year's awards season, the Los Angeles Film Critics bestowed their honors this weekend, naming Brokeback Mountain as Best Picture. The western, about two cowboys who fall in love, also won the Best Director award for Ang Lee, and star Heath Ledger was the runner-up for Best Actor. Besting Ledger was Philip Seymour Hoffman, whose portrayal of Truman Capote in Capote was voted Best Actor, and Hoffman's co-star, Catherine Keener, was named Best Supporting Actress for that film and three others in which she appeared this year: The Ballad of Jack and Rose, The 40 Year Old Virgin, and The Interpreter. For Best Actress, the critics group went far against the grain, choosing Vera Farmiga for the indie film Down to the Bone. Best Supporting Actor went to William Hurt for A History of Violence, and Screenplay honors were shared by Capote and The Squid and the Whale. The official awards ceremony is scheduled for January 17. Here's the entire list of winners: Picture: Brokeback Mountain Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote Actress: Vera Farmiga, Down to the Bone Supporting Actor: William Hurt, A History of Violence Supporting Actress: Catherine Keener, Capote, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, The 40 Year Old Virgin, and The Interpreter Director: Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain Screenplay: Capote & The Squid and the Whale (tie) Foreign Language Film: Cache Documentary/Nonfiction Film: Grizzly Man Animation: Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Music/Score: Howl's Moving Castle Cinematography: Good Night, And Good Luck Production Design: 2046 New Generation: Terrence Howard, Hustle & Flow Career Achievement: Richard Widmark Independent/experimental: La Commune (Paris, 1871) »

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'Brokeback Mountain' best pic, director for L.A. critics

10 December 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Brokeback Mountain was voted top honors from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association on Saturday, taking best picture and best director for Ang Lee. Best actor honors went to Philip Seymour Hoffman for his portayal of writer Truman Capote in Capote, while best actress went to Vera Farmiga for Down to the Bone. William Hurt was named best supporting actor for A History of Violence, while Catherine Keener was named best supporting actress for her work in Capote as well as in The Ballad of Jack and Rose, The Interpreter and The Forty Year Old Virgin. The 2005 Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards will be handed out Jan. 17 at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Century City. »

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Slight dip in U.K. September admissions

1 November 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

LONDON -- U.K. cinema admissions were down again in September compared with the same month last year, totaling 9.5 million against 10.2 million in 2004, the Cinema Advertising Assn. said Tuesday. The CAA said that while U.K. boxoffice was not reaching the heights of last year, it was resisting the year-on-year drop seen in such European territories as Germany, Italy and Finland. UIP's Pride and Prejudice was September's most popular film, romancing £8.5 million ($15 million) during the month, followed closely by The 40-Year-Old Virgin, an August UIP release, which pulled in £6.5 million ($11.5 million). »

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'Wallace' forges to front in fragmented fall market

10 October 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

In staggered release patterns typical of the early fall season, a batch of dissimilar entries topped the boxoffice charts over the weekend in scattered countries throughout the world. The Aardman Animations-DreamWorks Animation team-up (via United International Pictures release) on Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit conquered the U.K. in a preview kickoff; Miramax's The Brothers Grimm hit the top in France and Germany; Sony's The Exorcism of Emily Rose was No. 1 in Italy; Buena Vista International's Flightplan ruled Mexico, Taiwan and Argentina; UIP's The 40-Year-Old Virgin commanded Australia; and Sony's Stealth made it to the peak in Japan. Local-language films also played a part in the diffused overseas boxoffice results. Spain's Torrente 3: El Protector held the No. 1 position for a second week; Brazil's The Two Children of Francisco captained the home market for the eighth week in a row; and Korea's The Most Beautiful Week in My Life led the local chart in its opening round. »

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'Heaven' ascends to first place with $16.5 mil

18 September 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

DreamWorks' romantic comedy Just Like Heaven topped the North American boxoffice this weekend with $16.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Reese Witherspoon-Mark Ruffalo starrer opened Friday in 3,508 theaters. Last weekend's top movie, Screen Gems' The Exorcism of Emily Rose, slipped to the second spot with an approximately $15.3 million. Lions Gate's Lord of War, debuted in third place. The film, which stars Nicolas Cage as an international arms dealer, bowed with an estimated $9.2 million. Universal's hit comedy The 40-Year-Old Virgin fell to fourth place with about $5.8 million, followed by Rogue Pictures' thriller Cry_Wolf, which earnedan estimated $4.6 million in its debut weekend. »

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'Heaven' tops boxoffice with $16.5 million

18 September 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

DreamWorks' romantic comedy Just Like Heaven topped the North American boxoffice this weekend with $16.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Reese Witherspoon-Mark Ruffalo starrer opened Friday in 3,508 theaters. Last weekend's top movie, Screen Gems' The Exorcism of Emily Rose, slipped to the second spot with an approximately $15.3 million. Lions Gate's Lord of War, debuted in third place. The film, which stars Nicolas Cage as an international arms dealer, bowed with an estimated $9.2 million. Universal's hit comedy The 40-Year-Old Virgin fell to fourth place with about $5.8 million, followed by Rogue Pictures' thriller Cry_Wolf, which earnedan estimated $4.6 million in its debut weekend. »

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Carell is Touchstone's 'Dan' man

15 September 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Riding the success of his star turn in Universal's The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Steve Carell is set to topline Dan in Real Life, a romantic comedy that Peter Hedges is directing for Touchstone Pictures. Jon Shestack is producing. The story centers on a widower with three daughters, ages 10-17, who writes a parenting column for a local paper. While on a family reunion on the Jersey shore, he meets a woman he takes a liking to, but upon returning home, he finds out the woman is his brother's girlfriend. He then tries desperately not to fall in love with her while not breaking rules he has set up for himself and his daughters. »

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'Transporter 2' b.o. careens to Labor Day frame record

6 September 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Call it too little, too late. For 20th Century Fox's The Transporter 2 broke Labor Day weekend boxoffice opening records, bowing to $20.1 million for the four-day holiday frame. The actioner buoyed the last weekend of summer to an up close despite theater closures throughout Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. But it did little to boost the overall summer boxoffice, which at the official end of summer stands at $6.07 billion compared to last year's $6.57 billion. Universal Pictures' The 40-Year-Old Virgin held on tight for its third week, dropping to the second spot but earning an impressive $16.5 million for the four-day frame. Universal's specialty division Focus Features had a successful bow with its Ralph Fiennes suspense thriller, The Constant Gardener, which earned $10.8 million. The Fernando Meirelles-directed film bowed Wednesday, putting its six-day cume at $12.5 million. The other two wide releases generated little heat at the boxoffice. Miramax's Underclassman, starring Nick Cannon, barely made the grade with moviegoers, earning a paltry $3 million, and it didn't get into the top 10 despite opening in more than 1,100 theaters. Warner Bros. Pictures' A Sound of Thunder was quiet as a mouse with a $1.1 million opening and a No. 17 ranking for Labor Day weekend. »

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'Transporter 2' tops boxoffice with $20.1 mil

6 September 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Ending a downbeat summer boxoffice season on an unexpectedly upbeat note, 20th Century Fox's action-powered Transporter 2 drove Labor Day weekend returns above those of the previous year by a solid 16%. Although distributors reported losing playdates throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama in areas still contending with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, nationwide, audiences were apparently in the mood for escapism as they climbed aboard Transporter 2 while continuing to support Universal Pictures' The 40-Year-Old Virgin, which stepped down to second place after two weekends in the top slot. At the same time, more sophisticated moviegoers sought out Focus Features' The Constant Gardener, a suspense thriller, which registered a strong third-place showing. Two other national openings, however, barely caused a ripple. Miramax Films' Underclassman enrolled $3.1 million for the four days. And Warner Bros. Pictures' A Sound of Thunder didn't make a sound with just $1.2 million. »

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'Transporter 2' tops $20 million

6 September 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Ending a downbeat summer boxoffice season on an unexpectedly upbeat note, 20th Century Fox's action-powered Transporter 2 drove Labor Day weekend returns above those of the previous year by a solid 16%. Although distributors reported losing playdates throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama in areas still contending with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, nationwide, audiences were apparently in the mood for escapism as they climbed aboard Transporter 2 while continuing to support Universal Pictures' The 40-Year-Old Virgin, which stepped down to second place after two weekends in the top slot. At the same time, more sophisticated moviegoers sought out Focus Features' The Constant Gardener, a suspense thriller, which registered a strong third-place showing. Two other national openings, however, barely caused a ripple. Miramax Films' Underclassman enrolled just $3.1 million for the four days. And Warner Bros. Pictures' A Sound of Thunder didn't make a sound with just $1.15 million. With an opening four-day gross of $20.25 million, Louis Leterrier's Transporter 2, starring Jason Statham as a driver and bodyguard protecting the young son (Hunter Clary) of the U.S. anti-drug czar, easily outdistanced the opening of its predecessor, The Transporter, which opened to a three-day figure of $9.1 million in October 2002. The sequel, produced by Europa Corp.'s Luc Besson and Steve Chasman and written by Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, came close to matching the $25.3 million the first film collected during its entire domestic run. »

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'Transporter 2' tops $20 mil

5 September 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Ending a downbeat summer boxoffice season on an unexpectedly upbeat note, 20th Century Fox's action-powered The Transporter 2 drove Labor Day weekend returns above those of the previous year by a solid 16%. Although distributors reported losing playdates throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama in areas still contending with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, nationwide, audiences were apparently in the mood for escapism as they climbed aboard Transporter 2 while continuing to support Universal Pictures' The 40-Year-Old Virgin, which stepped down to second place after two weekends in the top slot. At the same time, more sophisticated moviegoers sought out Focus Features' The Constant Gardener, a suspense thriller, which registered a strong third-place showing. Two other national openings, however, barely caused a ripple. Miramax Films' Underclassman enrolled just $3.1 million for the four days. And Warner Bros. Pictures' A Sound of Thunder didn't make a sound with just $1.15 million. With an opening four-day gross of $20.25 million, Louis Leterrier's Transporter 2, starring Jason Statham as a driver and bodyguard protecting the young son (Hunter Clary) of the U.S. anti-drug czar, easily outdistanced the opening of its predecessor, The Transporter, which opened to a three-day figure of $9.1 million in October 2002. »

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'Virgin' applauded in U.K.; 'Madagascar' on top again

5 September 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Three holdovers from summer playing time -- DreamWorks' Madagascar and Warner Bros.' Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Island -- held strong in the overseas market over the weekend, winding up a perked-up July and August for the industry after disappointing boxoffice returns in the first six months of this year. The weekend also saw The 40-Year-Old Virgin start its overseas journey with a No. 1 bow in the U.K., Bewitched get a degree of attention with No. 1 openings in six markets, and The Brothers Grimm enjoy a hearty welcome in Taiwan. Madagascar, making the offshore rounds steadily since June with carefully planned school-holiday openings, was the top weekend scorer with an estimated $12.8 million from about 2,922 screens in 28 countries. New openings included Italy ($7.4 million from 470 screens), Sweden ($693,000 from 114), Norway ($1.1 million from 113) and Denmark ($705,649 from 78). In reaching an estimated cume to date of $279.3 million, the animated hit has taken in $39.5 million in seven weeks from the U.K.; $40.9 million from Germany, also in seven; $20.1 million from France, in 11 weeks; $19.4 million from Australia in seven; $16.3 million from Spain in 11; and $17.6 million in Japan in four. The distribution in Japan is being handled by DreamWorks partner Asmick Ace Entertainment. Another DreamWorks partner, Korea's CJ Entertainment, holds the rights for Korea, Hong Kong and China. »

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'Virgin' takes U.K. in first int'l dates

5 September 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

SYDNEY -- Madagascar continues its winning international run and looks to have been the top film internationally this weekend, according to estimates. Meanwhile, The 40 Year Old Virgin had its way in the United Kingdom, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opened to spectacular results in Australia and Bewitched charmed Germany and Spain. Madagascar grossed $12.5 million from 47 territories (including six new openings), which brought the international cume to $291.5 million. Opening figures in Italy of $7.1 million (including $1.35 million from previews) drove the result and gave Madagascar the mantle of biggest CGI-animated opening ever in Italy. Distributor United International Pictures reports the DreamWorks animation is tracking more than five times higher than the original Shrek, 46% ahead of Shark Tale, 37% ahead of Shrek 2 and 17% ahead of The Incredibles. »

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'Transporter 2' tops $20 million

5 September 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Ending a downbeat summer boxoffice season on an unexpectedly upbeat note, 20th Century Fox's action-powered The Transporter 2 drove Labor Day weekend returns above those of the previous year by a solid 16%. Although distributors reported losing playdates throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama in areas still contending with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, nationwide, audiences were apparently in the mood for escapism as they climbed aboard Transporter 2 while continuing to support Universal Pictures' The 40-Year-Old Virgin, which stepped down to second place after two weekends in the top slot. At the same time, more sophisticated moviegoers sought out Focus Features' The Constant Gardener, a suspense thriller, which registered a strong third-place showing. Two other national openings, however, barely caused a ripple. Miramax Films' Underclassman enrolled just $3.1 million for the four days. And Warner Bros. Pictures' A Sound of Thunder didn't make a sound with just $1.15 million. With an opening four-day gross of $20.25 million, Louis Leterrier's Transporter 2, starring Jason Statham as a driver and bodyguard protecting the young son (Hunter Clary) of the U.S. anti-drug czar, easily outdistanced the opening of its predecessor, The Transporter, which opened to a three-day figure of $9.1 million in October 2002. »

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'Virgin' applauded in U.K.; 'Madagascar' on top again

5 September 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Three holdovers from summer playing time -- DreamWorks' Madagascar and Warner Bros.' Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Island -- held strong in the overseas market over the weekend, winding up a perked-up July and August for the industry after disappointing boxoffice returns in the first six months of this year. The weekend also saw The 40-Year-Old Virgin start its overseas journey with a No. 1 bow in the U.K., Bewitched get a degree of attention with No. 1 openings in six markets, and The Brothers Grimm enjoy a hearty welcome in Taiwan. Madagascar, making the offshore rounds steadily since June with carefully planned school-holiday openings, was the top weekend scorer with an estimated $12.8 million from about 2,922 screens in 28 countries. New openings included Italy ($7.4 million from 470 screens), Sweden ($693,000 from 114), Norway ($1.1 million from 113) and Denmark ($705,649 from 78). In reaching an estimated cume to date of $279.3 million, the animated hit has taken in $39.5 million in seven weeks from the U.K.; $40.9 million from Germany, also in seven; $20.1 million from France, in 11 weeks; $19.4 million from Australia in seven; $16.3 million from Spain in 11; and $17.6 million in Japan in four. The distribution in Japan is being handled by DreamWorks partner Asmick Ace Entertainment. Another DreamWorks partner, Korea's CJ Entertainment, holds the rights for Korea, Hong Kong and China. »

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'Virgin' takes U.K. in first int'l dates

5 September 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

SYDNEY -- Madagascar continues its winning international run and looks to have been the top film internationally this weekend, according to estimates. Meanwhile, The 40 Year Old Virgin had its way in the United Kingdom, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opened to spectacular results in Australia and Bewitched charmed Germany and Spain. Madagascar grossed $12.5 million from 47 territories (including six new openings), which brought the international cume to $291.5 million. Opening figures in Italy of $7.1 million (including $1.35 million from previews) drove the result and gave Madagascar the mantle of biggest CGI-animated opening ever in Italy. Distributor United International Pictures reports the DreamWorks animation is tracking more than five times higher than the original Shrek, 46% ahead of Shark Tale, 37% ahead of Shrek 2 and 17% ahead of The Incredibles. »

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A 'Virgin' no more as film takes top spot for 2nd week

30 August 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

As three new wide releases opened in the late summer milieu, Universal's The 40-Year-Old Virgin lived up to its reviews and exit poll numbers and captured first place for the second consecutive weekend. The R-rated comedy, starring Steve Carell and directed by Judd Apatow, racked up $16.3 million -- dropping a slim 24% from its debut. Virgin scored well in exit polls, and a high majority of its reviews were positive. The late-summer hit has gleaned $48.6 million after 10 days in release. Dimension's The Brothers Grimm held sway in the second spot with a debut of $15.1 million. The fantasy-horror film from director Terry Gilliam, starring Matt Damon and Heath Ledger, opened in 3,087 theaters and arrived at the low end of the area expected. The weekend's two other newcomers -- Screen Gems' The Cave and Lions Gate's Undiscovered -- each had disappointing bows, with Undiscovered receiving the worst of it. The Cave arrived in the fifth spot with $6.1 million, while Undiscovered debuted in the 20th position with a $676,048 from 1,304 sites -- averaging a meager $518 per theater. Pell James and Ashlee Simpson star in Undiscovered, directed by Meiert Avis. »

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'Virgin' on top with $21.4 mil

22 August 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Universal's The 40-Year-Old Virgin sowed its boxoffice oats in the top spot on its debut this weekend, taking in $21.4 million, while DreamWorks' Red Eye took flight in the second with an opening of $16.2 million. But though both pictures landed at the high end of expectations, and opened better than the top two films during the comparable weekend last year, altogether it was another lackluster session at the boxoffice. Steve Carell stars in the R-rated Virgin, a comedy helmed by Judd Apatow that drew a younger audience and skewed slightly female. Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy star in Red Eye, a PG-13 suspense thriller directed by Wes Craven, who has taken a respite from the horror genre. Two other films opened in wide release this weekend, but neither fared nearly as well as Virgin and Red Eye. Buena Vista's CG-animated Valiant, from Vanguard Animation, opened in the seventh spot with a disappointing debut of $5.9 million from 2,014 theaters. Valiant, a G-rated film about a World War II carrier pigeon, was helmed by Gary Chapman and featured the voices of Ewan McGregor, Ricky Gervais and John Cleese. »

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Uni should get lucky with 'Virgin'

21 August 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

As Hollywood's summer coasts to its Labor Day close, boxoffice expectations tend to diminish along with summer work hours. But this weekend, four films will try to overcome the end-of-summer malaise with fresh offerings to four distinct demographics. The likely winner of the frame is Universal Pictures' The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Hot on the heels of New Line Cinema's summer boxoffice hit Wedding Crashers, Virgin already is receiving the highest of compliments from reviewers, who are saying the film is on par with if not better than the Vince Vaughn-Owen Wilson starrer. Starring Steve Carell, the movie centers on a 40-year-old retail clerk who never got around to having sex. His friends, including Paul Rudd, are committed to getting this average Joe deflowered. Catherine Keener co-stars in a well-reviewed role as Carell's love interest. »

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'Virgin' on top with $20.6 mil

21 August 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Universal's The 40-Year-Old Virgin sowed its boxoffice oats in the top spot on its debut this weekend, taking in an estimated $20.6 million, while DreamWorks' Red Eye took flight in the second with an estimated opening of $16.5 million. But though both pictures landed at the high end of expectations, and opened better than the top two films during the comparable weekend last year, altogether it was another lackluster session at the boxoffice. Steve Carell stars in the R-rated Virgin, a comedy helmed by Judd Apatow that drew a younger audience and skewed slightly female. Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy star in Red Eye, a PG-13 suspense thriller directed by Wes Craven, who has taken a respite from the horror genre. Two other films opened in wide release this weekend, but neither fared nearly as well as Virgin and Red Eye. Buena Vista's CG-animated Valiant, from Vanguard Animation, opened in the seventh spot with a disappointing debut of an estimated $6.1 million from 2,014 theaters. Valiant, a G-rated film about a World War II carrier pigeon, was helmed by Gary Chapman and featured the voices of Ewan McGregor, Ricky Gervais and John Cleese. »

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