November 30, 2006
TELEVISION 1.Desperate Housewives, ABC 2.CSI: Miami, CBS 3.Grey's Anatomy, ABC 4.Fox NFL Sunday Postgame, Fox 5.Fox NFL Thursday Postgame, Fox FILMS 1.Happy Feet, Warner Bros. 2.Casino Royale, Sony 3.Deja Vu, Touchstone 4.Deck the Halls, Fox 5.Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, 20th Century Fox SINGLES 1.I Wanna Love You, Akon featuring Snoop Dogg 2.Smack That, Akon featuring Eminem 3.Irreplaceable, Beyonce 4.My Love, Justin Timberlake 5.Fergalicious, Fergie ALBUMS 1.Doctor's Advocate, The Game 2.Konvicted, Akon 3.Now 23, Various artists 4.Awake, Josh Groban 5.Hannah Montana Soundtrack, Various artists DVDS (SALES)
October 14, 2005
LOS ANGELES -- Clay-animated pals Wallace & Gromit will square off against two other high-profile pairs this week for box-office supremacy. Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst in Elizabethtown and George Clooney and the ghost of Edward R. Murrow in Good Night, and Good Luck will try to topple The Curse of the Were-Rabbit from the No. 1 spot. Curse took in $16 million during its debut weekend, while Jodie Foster's Flightplan fell to No. 2. The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc.: .....
September 30, 2005
LOS ANGELES -- It's shaping up as a busy weekend as Oliver Twist, Serenity, The Greatest Game Ever Played, Proof and A History of Violence vie for movie-goers' attention. But will any of them be able to outdraw Jodie Foster's thriller Flightplan? Here are the top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters last Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled by Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc.: .....
August 28, 2009
Sept. 4 All About Steve : (20th Century Fox) Sandra Bullock plays an eccentric crossword puzzle constructor who falls for a handsome cable news cameraman and follows him across the country. With Thomas Haden Church and Bradley Cooper. Cold Souls: (The Samuel Goldwyn Co.) When souls can be extracted and traded as commodities, a man must track down his chickpea-size soul that was borrowed for a Russian soap-opera actress. With Paul Giamatti and David Strathairn. Extract: (Miramax Films)
November 28, 2008
Action/Adventure Ashes of Time Redux: (Sony Pictures Classics) A broken-hearted hit man moves to the desert where he finds skilled swordsmen to carry out his contract killings. With Jacky Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung Chiu Wai. Opens Dec. 5. The Day The Earth Stood Still : (20th Century Fox) Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly star in a "reinvention" of the 1951 classic about the global impact of an enigmatic alien's arrival. Opens Dec. 12. Defiance : (Paramount Vantage) Based on a true story of Jewish brothers who escape Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II and take refuge in the Belarussian woods with other refugees.
September 23, 2008
Copying DVDs onto your computer, an act which as recently as a year ago almost assuredly involved breaking the law, is becoming downright respectable. More and more discs are being released with a bonus feature that allows copying onto a PC or hand-held video device, as studios look to spur DVD sales and head off wholesale pirating of their films. And new copying software, set to debut next week, could legitimize copying any prerecorded DVD. The bonus feature, usually included on two-disc special-edition DVDs that are increasingly showing up at major retailers, allows for a single download onto a PC, iPod or other compatible player, such as an iPhone.
August 24, 1995
THE FOXES ARE finally in the Hollywood chicken coop, or at least one might be excused for thinking so. Sylvester Stallone signed a reported three-picture, $60 million contract at MCA/Universal shortly after his former agent, Ron Meyer, was picked to run the studio.And one can only imagine what the installation of the world's most powerful agent, Michael Ovitz, as the chief executive at Disney might portend for his old clients.After years of grumbling about Ovitz and his Creative Artist Agency's alleged high-handedness in brokering with the studios for talent, the studio chieftains seem to have surrendered by inviting Ovitz and Meyer into the system.