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Is The Dream For Dreamworks Animation Over?

Jeffrey Katzenberg may soon begin looking for a new home for his DreamWorks Animation Co. Published trade and newspaper reports indicate that Paramount plans to develop its own animation studio and cap production costs at...

Transformers Sequel Lays Waste To Naysayers

Transformers Dark of the Moon brightened up the July 4th holiday weekend as it earned $97.8 million between Friday and Sunday and $115.9 million over the four-day holiday. It represented the biggest opening for a...

Transformers 3 Records Biggest Ever July 4th Opening

'Transformers 3' has become the biggest July 4th film ever.The movie - which is also known as 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' and stars Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Josh Duhamel - has grossed $416m...

Transformers Becomes Paramount's Best Overseas Opener

Transformers Dark of the Moon didn't even have a holiday weekend going for it overseas. Nevertheless, the film bulldozed the foreign box office with an extraordinary $210 million in ticket sales for five days. Paramount...

Paramount Over The Moon About Transformers ' Debut

Moviegoers are not going to transform Transformers Dark of the Moon into a bigger hit than 2009's Transformers Revenge of the Fallen , but the latest sequel appears to be on track to open with...

Transformers Sequel Bashes Box Office

Ticket sales were good but far from spectacular for Tuesday's late-night screenings of Transformers Dark of the Moon , studio figures indicated. The movie earned $13.5 million, but only $5.5 million -- 41 percent --...

Studios Demand That British Isp Shut Out Alleged Pirate Site

Taking a new tack in its fight against online piracy, Paramount, 20th Century Fox and Disney have launched a court battle in London in an effort to force the country's leading Internet service provider, BT...

Transformers Director Bay Defends 3d Flicks

Michael Bay has acknowledged that his film Transformers Dark of the Moon may be facing a backlash from audiences who have become disenchanted with 3D movies in general. In an interview with USA Today ,...

Cars 2 Drives Overall Box Office To Victory

With the top two films raking in far more than even the most optimistic forecasters had envisaged, the box office resumed its summer march forward, erasing a little more of the shortfall from 2010. After...

Darren Aronofsky's Noah To Be Produced By Paramount?

Paramount is set to back Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'. The studio is reportedly close to a deal to secure production rights on the forthcoming epic, alongside New Regency, to support the $100 million-plus project, Deadline.com reports....

Analyst Warns Box Office For 3d Will Continue Falling

BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield has urged clients to sell or short shares in RealD, the company that provides 3D technology to most theaters and 3D television manufacturers. Greenfield said that he spoke last week with...

Variety Writer Urges Studios To Crack Down On Lax Theaters

David S. Cohen, who writes about the technical aspects of filmmaking for Daily Variety, claims today (Thursday) that exhibitors are in denial over what many producers and directors regard as the degradation of their work...

Warren Beatty For Howard Hughes Biopic

Warren Beatty is set to play Howard Hughes in a new biopic. The 'Dick Tracy' actor - who has had a decade away from appearing in films - has been meeting with stars including Andrew...

Director Bay Looking To Transform 3d

With moviegoers increasingly shunning 3D screenings -- only about a third of the audiences for last weekend's Green Lantern -- opted to see it in 3D -- director Michael Bay has gone on a media...

Box Office Greener Than Expected

Movie theaters sold more tickets on Father's Day than studios had expected. Green Lantern , for example, raked in $53.17 million -- about $500,000 more than Warner Bros. had estimated on Sunday. Super 8 ,...

Kung Fu Panda Rules Overseas

Kung Fu Panda 2 has overtaken Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides at the overseas box office. Now in 45 countries, Panda raked in $56.5 million in 45 countries last weekend to bring its...

Matthew Fox Set For Zombie Movie World War Z

Matthew Fox is in talks to join Brad Pitt in 'World War Z'. The 'Lost' actor has been approached along with Ed Harris and Julia Levy-Boeken to join the 'Megamind' star in the ensemble movie...

Super 8 It's A ($25.5m) Take!

Paramount executives were no doubt congratulating one another on Monday as the final tally for Super 8 came in at $35.5 million, exceeding analysts' predictions on Friday of around $25-30 million (although coming in below...

Super Take For Super 8

A Twitter campaign rolled out by Paramount for Super 8 last week appeared to pay off over the weekend as the sci-fi flick debuted with an estimated $37 million, outdistancing most analysts' predictions of around...

Will Low-key Marketing Help Or Hurt Super 8 ?

Tracking studies indicate that audience awareness of and interest in Super 8 has been rising in recent days, but box-office forecasters are nevertheless predicting that it's not likely to beat the second week of last...

Twitter Users Can Preview Super 8

Paramount, which is implementing a low-key promotional campaign for its Steven Spielberg-produced, J.J. Abrams-directed Super-8, may gain from Twitter what it is risking by abstaining from the expected hype for a summer blockbuster. In yet...

Darren Aronofsky To Develop Noah Film?

Darren Aronofsky is set to direct a re-telling of the Biblical Noah's Ark story.Entitled 'Noah', the project was written by the 'Black Swan' filmmaker and is currently undergoing a review by John Logan, and he...

Reese Witherspoon To Ask Who Invited Her?

Reese Witherspoon is set to produce and star in 'Who Invited Her?'.The 'Water For Elephants' actress will play a woman who insists on joining up with a bachelor party in the wedding-themed film, which is...

Super 8 Tracking Poorly

Providing yet another justification for studios to keep churning out sequels of successful movies, New York magazine is reporting that J.J. Abrams's Super 8 , one of the few original blockbusters being released this summer,...

Dwayne Johnson Set For G.i. Joe Sequel

Dwayne Johnson is in talks to star in 'G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes'.The actor - who began his career as a professional wrestler known as The Rock - is in negotiations with Paramount to join the...

Martin Scorsese For Elizabeth Taylor Love Film

Martin Scorsese is the frontrunner to direct a movie about the love story of the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.Paramount Pictures is finalising a deal to develop a project based on Sam Kashner...

More Heady Results For The Hangover Ii

Chalk up another record for The Hangover Part II fastest comedy to gross $200 million worldwide. While the final domestic tally came in slightly below studio estimates, the foreign total came in somewhat above. Warner...

Redstone's Birthday Present $84 Million

Sumner Redstone on Thursday received a fine birthday present, two days before he turns 88. Viacom, home of Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, Spike TV MTV, BET, TV Land, VH1 and Comedy Central, increased its quarterly dividend...

Holiday Box Office Likely To Set A Record

The Memorial Day weekend, which for Hollywood officially starts today (Thursday) and concludes on Monday, is expected to be memorable, with Warner Bros.' R-rated The Hangover II pulling in one camp of moviegoers and the...

Star Trek 2 To Be Pushed To December 2012?

'Star Trek 2' is likely to be pushed back to a December 2012 release.The forthcoming sequel - starring Chris Pine as Captain Kirk - was initially planned for a release on June 29 next year,...

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