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'Museum' tops holiday frame; 'Dreamgirls' hot

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

20th Century Fox's Night at the Museum was the star exhibit during the four-day holiday weekend that spanned Friday through Christmas Day, winning the frame at the domestic boxoffice with $42.2 million. But Paramount Pictures' release of DreamWorks' Dreamgirls also was a star performer, with an astounding one-day gross of $8.7 million Monday as it entered its first day of wider release in 852 theaters.

Among the crowded field of year-end offerings, MGM's Rocky Balboa, which opened Dec. 20, continued its successful underdog saga, pulling in a surprisingly young audience for a third-place finish with $17 million. And Universal Pictures' spy drama The Good Shepherd enjoyed a solid opening, capturing fourth place with an estimated $14.1 million for the four-day period.

Another new wide release, Warner Bros. Pictures' We Are Marshall, wasn't as successful. The inspirational PG sports story starring Matthew McConaughey grossed an estimated $8.6 million for the frame.

Meanwhile, holdovers from the previous weekend held on well. Sony Pictures' The Pursuit of Happyness finished in second place, generating an estimated $23.1 million to cross the $60 million mark in its sophomore frame. And despite a less-than-stellar debut, Paramount's Charlotte's Web held strong in its second weekend, picking up an additional $9.6 million for a cume of $28.4 million, good for the fifth spot overall.

Fox's Eragon suffered the steepest fall. Although the film generated an additional $9.3 million to finish No. 6 for the four days, its three-day Friday-Sunday gross of $7.2 million represented a 70% drop from the previous weekend. The dragon fantasy has generated close to $40 million after two weekends.

The only other wide release to hit theaters during the weekend was MGM's bow of the Weinstein Co.'s Black Christmas. The R-rated horror film starring Michelle Trachtenberg, which bowed on Christmas Day, grossed $3.3 million for the day in 1,278 theaters, good for a $2,588 per-theater average.

For the three-day portion of the weekend, the boxoffice top 12 was up an estimated 8% compared with last year's frame. For the four days, however, the weekend's totals were off close to 2%. While Christmas Eve, which fell on a Sunday, was its typical no-show this year, Christmas Day also got off to a slow start, not catching fire with audiences until the early-evening shows. »

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Phoenix critix tap United 93 as Best Pic

21 December 2006 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- Following in the steps of the Dallas assn., the critics from sunny state Arizona also selected United 93 as the best feature. Here is the complete set of winners of the Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards. Winners of the 2006 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Film: "United 93" directed by Paul GreengrassRunners-up (in alphabetical order): "Babel""Bobby""Borat""Children of Men" "The Departed""The Last King of Scotland" "Letters from Iwo Jima" "Little Miss Sunshine""The Queen"Best Foreign-Language Film: "Letters from Iwo Jima," directed by Clint EastwoodBest Director: Martin Scorsese, "The Departed" Best Actor: Forest Whitaker, "The Last King of Scotland"Best Actress: Helen Mirren, "The Queen"Best Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson, "The Departed"Best Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett, "Notes on a Scandal"Best Original Screenplay: Michael Arndt, "Little Miss Sunshine"Best Adapted Screenplay: William Monahan, "The Departed"Best Ensemble Acting: "Little Miss Sunshine"Best Documentary: "An Inconvenient Truth, »

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Las Vegas Critics pic The Departed

18 December 2006 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- The folks who live in the city of sin picked Martin Scorsese and his Infernal Affairs remake as best pic and director for 2006. Here are this year's picks from Las Vegas Film Critics Society 2006. The complete list of Las Vegas Film Critics Society 2006 award winners: Best Picture: The Departed Best Director: Martin Scorsese Best Actor: Forest Whitaker The Last King of Scotland Best Actress: Helen Mirren The Queen Best Supporting actor: Djimon Hounsou Blood Diamond Best Supporting actress: Jennifer Hudson Dreamgirls Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted): Jason Reitman "Thank You For Smoking" Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki Children of Men Best Film editing: Thelma Schoonmaker "The Departed" Best Score: Thomas Newman "The Good German" Best Song: "Ordinary Miracle," David Stewart and Glen Ballard, "Charlotte's Web," performed by Sarah McLachlan Best Family film: Charlotte's Web Best Documentary: An Inconvenient Truth Best Animated film: Monster House Best Foreign film: Pan's Labyrinth »

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Sony's 'Pursuit' pays off with $26.5 million debut

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

Will Smith's credentials as a gold-plated draw took on added luster during the weekend as his new drama, Sony Pictures' The Pursuit of Happyness, raked in $26.5 million to take the top spot at the North American boxoffice, according to Monday's final figures.

The victory boosted Sony to a new domestic boxoffice record as its year-to-date grosses passed $1.573 billion, the largest tally by any studio ever in a single year; Sony established the previous record in 2002. As part of its 2006 winning streak, the Culver City studio has fielded 13 No. 1 openings, the most top openers by any studio in a single year.

20th Century Fox also was a big winner on the weekend, earning $23.2 million for the fantasy actioner Eragon, which checked in at No. 2 at the boxoffice. Made for a reported $90 million-$100 million -- the biggest-budgeted project to come out of the studio's Fox 2000 division -- the film adaptation of the Christopher Paolini book performed better then expected, establishing itself as a potential franchise.

No amount of marketing for Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon Movies' Charlotte's Web could lure moms away from the malls this pre-Christmas weekend. Debuting at No. 3, the live-action/animated version of the E.B. White children's classic garnered just $11.5 million, less than expected. (By comparison, Sony's Stuart Little, also adapted from one of White's books, bowed to $15 million on the comparable weekend in 1999.)

Paramount, though, is confident that the film will hold steady as moms become available over the holiday and with elementary-aged children out of school for winter break.

Optimism aside, the weekend total for the top 12 films failed to improve over last year at this time, finishing 8% lower with an estimated $112.2 million. That compared with $122.4 million last year, when Universal Pictures' King Kong debuted to $50 million.

In limited release, the debut of the Paramount Pictures/DreamWorks co-production Dreamgirls did phenomenal business in special roadshow engagements at three theaters. With tickets priced at $25 and only 21 shows for the weekend, the Bill Condon-directed musical grossed $378,950 for a per-screen average of $126,317. The film will continue playing this way until Dec. 25, when it expands to 800 theaters nationally.

Most of the holdovers from the previous weekend performed solidly during their sophomore sessions. Sony's romantic comedy The Holiday celebrated a 37% drop, placing fifth overall. The Cameron Diaz-Kate Winslet starrer grossed an additional $8 million to put its 10-day cume at $25.1 million. »

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Sony's 'Pursuit' pays off with $27 million debut

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

Will Smith's credentials as a gold-plated draw took on added luster during the weekend as his new drama, Sony Pictures' The Pursuit of Happyness, raked in an estimated $27 million to take the top spot at the North American boxoffice.

The victory boosted Sony to a new domestic boxoffice record as its year-to-date grosses passed $1.573 billion, the largest tally by any studio ever in a single year; Sony established the previous record in 2002. As part of its 2006 winning streak, the Culver City studio has fielded 13 No. 1 openings, the most top openers by any studio in a single year.

20th Century Fox also was a big winner on the weekend, earning an estimated $23.5 million for the fantasy actioner Eragon, which checked in at No. 2 at the boxoffice. Made for a reported $90 million-$100 million -- the biggest-budgeted project to come out of the studio's Fox 2000 division -- the film adaptation of the Christopher Paolini book performed better then expected, establishing itself as a potential franchise.

No amount of marketing for Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon Movies' Charlotte's Web could lure moms away from the malls this pre-Christmas weekend. Debuting at No. 3, the live-action/animated version of the E.B. White children's classic garnered just $12 million, less than expected. (By comparison, Sony's Stuart Little, also adapted from one of White's books, bowed to $15 million on the comparable weekend in 1999.)

Paramount, though, is confident that the film will hold steady as moms become available over the holiday and with elementary-aged children out of school for winter break.

Optimism aside, the weekend total for the top 12 films failed to improve over last year at this time, finishing 8% lower with an estimated $112.2 million. That compared with $122.4 million last year, when Universal Pictures' King Kong debuted to $50 million.

In limited release, the debut of the Paramount Pictures/DreamWorks co-production Dreamgirls did phenomenal business in special roadshow engagements at three theaters. With tickets priced at $25 and only 21 shows for the weekend, the Bill Condon-directed musical grossed $360,000 for a per-screen average of $120,000. The film will continue playing this way until Dec. 25, when it expands to 800 theaters nationally.

Most of the holdovers from the previous weekend performed solidly during their sophomore sessions. Sony's romantic comedy The Holiday celebrated a 36% drop, placing fifth overall. The Cameron Diaz-Kate Winslet starrer grossed an additional $8.2 million to put its 10-day cume at $25.3 million. »

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Sony finds 'Happyness' at Friday boxoffice

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

The uplifting appeal of Sony Pictures' The Pursuit of Happyness connected with moviegoers Friday as the family drama starring Will Smith and his son Jaden opened in the top spot. According to the boxoffice tracking site boxofficemojo.com, the true-life story of a single dad struggling to improve his life, directed by Gabriele Muccino, grossed an estimated $9.05 million.

Happyness stood slightly ahead of the number two contender, the dragon fantasy Eragon, released by 20th Century Fox. The film adaptation of Christopher Paolini's novel, directed by Stefan Fangmeir, took in an estimated $8.6 million take.

Appealing to younger audiences, Paramount Pictures' Charlotte's Web, director Gary Winick's adaptation of E.B. White's classic children's book, debuted in third place with an estimated $3.4 million.

Mel Gibson's Apocalypto, last week's top-grossing film, downshifted to fifth place with an estimated gross of $2.25 million. That allowed Sony's seasonally-themed romance The Holiday to capture the fourth spot with an estimated $2.58 million.

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Two high-profile family films and an adult drama starring Will Smith will duke it out for the top spot at the weekend boxoffice. How 20th Century Fox's Eragon, Paramount Pictures' Charlotte's Web and Sony Pictures' The Pursuit of Happyness end up in the ranking has become a matter of great speculation among industryites.

Most agree that all three should end up in the $20 million range, but in which order is anyone's guess.

Fox's Eragon is tracking best with the Fandango crowd, but that's to be expected; the film about a magical dragon is attracting the Lord of the Rings set that is more likely to use the Internet to buy their tickets, according to the movie-ticketing site. »

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Sony finds 'Happyness' at Friday boxoffice

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

The uplifting appeal of Sony Pictures' The Pursuit of Happyness connected with moviegoers Friday as the family drama starring Will Smith and his son Jaden opened in the top spot. According to the boxoffice tracking site boxofficemojo.com, the true-life story of a single dad struggling to improve his life, directed by Gabriele Muccino, grossed an estimated $9.05 million.

Happyness stood slightly ahead of the number two contender, the dragon fantasy Eragon, released by 20th Century Fox. The film adaptation of Christopher Paolini's novel, directed by Stefan Fangmeir, took in an estimated $8.6 million take.

Appealing to younger audiences, Paramount Pictures' Charlotte's Web, director Gary Winick's adaptation of E.B. White's classic children's book, debuted in third place with an estimated $3.4 million.

Mel Gibson's Apocalypto, last week's top-grossing film, downshifted to fifth place with an estimated gross of $2.25 million. That allowed Sony's seasonally-themed romance The Holiday to capture the fourth spot with an estimated $2.58 million. »

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Broadcast Film Critics Association noms

12 December 2006 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- Promoting themselves as a barometer for Oscar predictions – this pretty much group all the favorites and safe picks. Leading the pack are “Babel," "The Departed," "Dreamgirls" and "Little Miss Sunshine" each with seven nominations each. Now its in 12th year, the Critics Choice Award is voted on by film critics from almost 200 television, radio and online critics. The 12th annual Critics’ Choice Awards ceremony will be held on Friday, January 12, 2007, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Best Picture Babel Blood Diamond The Departed Dreamgirls Letters From Iwo Jima Little Children Little Miss Sunshine Notes on a Scandal The Queen United 93 Best Actor Leonardo DiCaprio - Blood Diamond Leonardo DiCaprio - The Departed Ryan Gosling - Half Nelson Peter O'Toole - Venus Will Smith - The Pursuit of Happyness Forest Whitaker - The Last King of Scotland Best Actress Penelope Cruz - Volver Judi Dench - Notes »

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Charlotte's Web

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

Charlotte's Web, the endearingly enduring 1952 E.B. White novel about friendship and salvation, has been turned into a beautifully rendered motion picture that's full of warmth, wit and wonder.

Where Paramount's 1973 incarnation was a traditionally animated, feature-length Hanna-Barbera production (featuring the voices of Debbie Reynolds, Agnes Moorhead, Paul Lynde and Charles Nelson Reilly), the new version takes its live-action cue from 1995's Babe, combining real-life critters with CG-assisted animatronics, rather than going the fully computer-animated route.

The result, with its gently contemporized dialogue that still remains quite true to White's original wording, offers a family-friendly primer on the cycle of life that's careful to not overplay the inherent sentiment.

Factor in terrific work by an inspired cast of voices -- including Julia Roberts as Charlotte, Steve Buscemi (a perfect Templeton the Rat), John Cleese (an acerbic sheep), Oprah Winfrey (a chatty goose) and 10-year-old Dominic Scott Kay in the key role of Wilbur, the wide-eyed spring pig -- and you've got a license to spin boxoffice gold that should continue through the holidays and into the new year.

Pitch-perfect Dakota Fanning makes an ideal choice for the role of Fern Arable, the young girl who prevents her farmer father (Kevin Anderson) from disposing of the runt-of-the-litter piglet with the help of his trusty ax.

She finds an adoptive home for Wilbur over in the Zuckerman barn, where the naive porker ultimately learns from the other animals that a spring pig doesn't usually get a chance to see the first snow of winter.

Finding an ally in Charlotte, the barn's socially outcast resident spider, Wilbur is seeking nothing short of a miracle, and ultimately he secures one with the help of the articulate and artistic webmistress.

Director Gary Winick (13 Going on 30), working from a script by Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich) and Over the Hedge director Karey Kirkpatrick, achieves just the right balance of comedy and emotion, while his talented cast -- which also includes the voices of Kathy Bates and Reba McEntire as the quipping bovines Bitsy and Betsy, Robert Redford (!) as the extremely arachnophobic Ike the Horse and Thomas Haden Church and OutKast's Andre Benjamin as a pair of hapless, Heckle and Jeckle-type crows -- are uniformly terrific.

Meanwhile, visual FX supervisor John Andrew Berton Jr. seamlessly blends together the various old-school and new-school technologies, with the latter providing one of Charlotte's gorgeously rendered web-spinning sequences.

Elsewhere, rural Victoria, Australia, makes a genteel stand-in for Maine, while Danny Elfman's humble, eloquent score completes the extremely pleasing effect.

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ProSiebenSat.1, CBS/Paramount extend TV deal

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

COLOGNE, Germany -- ProSiebenSat.1 has extended its programming deal with CBS/Paramount Pictures, giving the German broadcaster free-TV rights to such upcoming Paramount films as Mission: Impossible 3 and Charlotte's Web, ProSieben announced Thursday. The deal follows similar pacts with Sony Pictures and Spyglass. "This film package complements our long-term supply of high-quality Hollywood productions," ProSieben CEO Guillaume de Posch said in a statement. "This will help us guarantee that we will remain the best address for film on German television." Both ProSieben and CBS/Paramount declined to discuss financial details of the deal. »

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Fanning gets support prize from ShoWest

10 March 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Dakota Fanning will be feted as ShoWest Supporting Actress of the Year at the ShoWest exhibitors' convention, which kicks off Monday in Las Vegas. Fanning will receive the honor at the closing night ceremony Thursday at Bally's and Paris hotels. "Since her big-screen debut at the age of 7, Dakota Fanning has impressed audiences worldwide with her unique ability to capture the spirit of each and every character she portrays," said Mitch Neuhauser, co-managing director of the event. Fanning will next be seen in the Paramount Pictures/Walden Media live-action version of E.B. White's novel Charlotte's Web. A Nickelodeon Movies/Kerner Entertainment Co. production, the film will bow in December. The young actress' credits include I Am Sam, Man on Fire, War of the Worlds and the TV miniseries Taken. ShoWest is managed by the VNU Expositions Film Group, a division of VNU Business Media, which also is the parent of The Hollywood Reporter. »

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Walden joins Mandate in 'Emporium'

10 March 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Walden Media has come on board to co-finance with Mandate Pictures Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, starring Natalie Portman, Dustin Hoffman and Jason Bateman. Richard Gladstein and Jim Garavente are producing the film, which marks Zach Helm's directorial debut. Production will begin this month in Toronto. Upcoming Walden films include Carl Hiaasen's Hoot, Thomas Rockwell's How to Eat Fried Worms and the Dakota Fanning starrer Charlotte's Web. The company also is developing the second installment of The Chronicles of Narnia. »

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Anschutz to leave Regal, other boards

1 March 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Billionaire investor Philip Anschutz said he will retire from the board of directors of three companies, including Regal Entertainment Group, which he built into the world's largest chain of movie theaters. Anschutz, who boasts a net worth of $7.2 billion and ranks as one of the world's wealthiest people, according to Forbes magazine, also will retire from the boards of Qwest Communications International and Union Pacific Corp. According to a statement from Regal, Anschutz is quitting in order to focus his energies on his private enterprises. Those include Anschutz Entertainment Group, owner of the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Kings NHL team and 30% of the L.A. Lakers NBA team; Clarity Media Group, owner of newspapers that carry the Examiner name; and Walden Media, a producer of such movies as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe, Holes and the upcoming live-action film Charlotte's Web. »

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