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Office Christmas Party Looks Set For Modest Income At Box Office Opening Weekend

'Office Christmas Party', starring Jason Bateman and Jennifer Anniston, has made a modest $950,000 in its preview showings on Thursday night at 2429 North American locations. Jennifer Aniston at the Office Christmas Party premiere in...

Darren Aronofsky, One, Paramount, Nil, - Director Gets The 'Noah' Cut He Wanted

Darren Aronofsky came to loggerheads with Paramount over his biblical epic, Noah, starring Russell Crowe. The problem lay with the final cut, and the perennial battle between auteur and Hollywood studio reared its ugly head...

Darren Aronofksy And Paramount Feud Over Final Cut Of $125 Million 'Noah'

Having final cut is important to auteurs. Most studios - and almost all of the major ones - finance movies for one thing: to make a profit. Directors understand this, though getting final cut of...

Despite World War Z Success, Paramount Pictures Lays Off 110 Workers

Paramount Pictures is laying off 110 staff at its Los Angeles and international offices, with those in finance, human resources, information technology, international home media distribution and the legal and marketing departments hit hard by...

Keira Knightley To Star In Jack Ryan

Keira Knightley is in talks to star in 'Jack Ryan'.The 27-year-old actress will reportedly play the lead female role opposite 'Star Trek' actor Chris Pine in Sir Kenneth Branagh's new chapter of the popular thriller...

Sacha Baron Cohen Pens Bond-type Movie

Sacha Baron Cohen is writing a James Bond-style comedy.The 'Dictator' actor and Phil Johnston have sold an as-yet untitled project to Paramount which follows a character similar to the iconic British spy, who is forced...

European Tv Paying Billions For Hollywood Movies

Hollywood has found a new, lucrative market for its motion pictures European television stations. Today's (Wednesday) Hollywood Reporter provides details of a new report, Imported Feature Films on European TV, which lists the largest sellers...

Katy Perry Movie Flops At Box Office?

Katy Perry's movie could prove a flop at the box office.The 'Wide Awake' singer's 3D documentary, 'Katy Perry: Part Of Me', only brought in £4 million in the US on it's opening weekend, despite taking...

Justin Bieber Tipped For Role In Baywatch Remake

Justin Bieber has been tipped to for a leading role in the 'Baywatch' film.There are plans to turn the iconic TV show into a feature film and Jeremy Jackson, who played Hobie Bunchannon, the son...

War War Z To Undergo Rewrite And Reshoots

Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' is set to undergo a script rewrite and extensive reshoots even though filming has ended.The actor - who is also one of the producers - shot the post-apocalyptic horror film...

Dish Network's Ergen Defends Ad-skipping Dvr

DISH Network Chairman Charlie Ergen has indicated that his company introduced its Hopper ad-skipping DVR in an effort to level the playing field between traditional TV and Internet TV. In an interview with today's (Friday)...

The Avengers Is Now Disney's Top Film Ever

The Avengers set yet another record over the weekend. With $55.6 million in domestic ticket sales, it lifted its total to $457.7 million, while its worldwide earnings rose to nearly $1.2 billion -- making it...

Russell Crowe Confirmed To Play Noah

Russell Crowe is confirmed to play the lead role in 'Noah'. Director Darren Aronofsky is delighted that the 48-year-old actor has joined the cast of the drama movie, and the 'Black Swan' helmer is looking...

Darren Aronofsky To Make The General

Darren Aronofsky is to direct a movie about George Washington.The 'Wrestler' filmmaker will focus on an as-yet undisclosed portion of the former US President's life in 'The General', though the movie is not expected to...

U.k. Regulator Warns Stations About Obscene Language

Several of the satellite-distributed digital channels that have sprung up in Britain in recent years have been airing libraries of older television shows, many of which originally were broadcast after 9 00 p.m. -- the...

2 Duds Don't Halt Box-office Recovery

Two big-budget films bombed over the weekend but that didn't prevent the overall box office from rising nearly 3 percent above the comparable weekend a year ago. While Disney's $300-million epic John Carter may only...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Close To Getting Director

Jonathan Liebesman is in talks to direct the new 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' movie.The filmmaker - who is currently finishing off production on fantasy sequel 'Wrath of the Titans' - has opened negotiations with Paramount...

David Tennant's Charity Quiz

David Tennant joined a host of famous faces including Hugh Grant and Jonathan Ross for a charity pub quiz on Tuesday (31.01.12). The celebrities came together at the Paramount Club in Soho's Centre Point Tower...

Julianne Hough's Best Friend Mary J. Blige

Julianne Hough has become "best friends" with Mary J Blige since working with her in 'Rock of Ages'. The 23-year-old beauty talks to the 'Be Without You' hitmaker every week and thinks of her as...

Brad Pitt's World War Z To Be Trilogy?

Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' is being considered as a potential trilogy. Director Marc Foster and Paramount Pictures are both thought to view the post-apocalyptic horror film as a trilogy, which could see the 48-year-old...

Box Office Slump Extends Into A Third Week

Any hope that the 2011 domestic box office might finally overtake 2010's vanished over the weekend as ticket sales fell well below predictions for the third week in a row. After strong spring and summer...

Paramount Gives Logo A Make-over

Paramount today (Wednesday) unveiled a new logo to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The logo displays a more-distant view of the company's mountain, with a sunrise (or sunset) behind it. The words "100 Years" is superimposed...

3d Star Trek Sequel

JJ Abrams' 'Star Trek' sequel is set to be shot in 3D. Paramount has targeted a release date of May 17, 2013, for the follow-up to the 2009 movie - which starred Chris Pine, Simon...

Warner Bros Hire Sherlock Holmes 3 Writer

Warner Bros. has hired Drew Pearce to write the third 'Sherlock Holmes' movie. Despite the second film in the Guy Ritchie-directed action adventure series not yet being released, the studio is keen to get work...

Jason Statham For Transformer 4 And 5?

Jason Statham is being considered for a lead role in two future 'Transformers' films.Plans are already in motion to work on the fourth and fifth movies in the franchise, with toymaker Hasbro in "active discussions"...

Nirvana Exhibition To Open In London

A Nirvana exhibition is set to open in London on September 13.The 'In Bloom: The Nirvana Nevermind Exhibition' will mark 20 years since the band's 'Nevermind' album was released and will run from September 13...

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...

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...

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