April 7, 2006
"Narnia" Kids Talk Sequels and DVDs
USA Today recently ran a breakdown of what can be found in the new 2-disc Chronicles of Narnia DVD, but when the topic of Narnia 2 (Prince Caspian) came up, the kids among the cast claimed to know nothing about it ... just yet.
December 7, 2005
Silberling Signs Up His Next Three Flicks
According to Variety, "Lemony Snicket" director Brad Silberling is about to become a very busy filmmaker. He'll helm a historical drama for New Line, an indie flick with Morgan Freeman, and a mysterious one called "Juno."
January 18, 2005
Coach Carter Victorious over MLK Weekend
Audiences celebrated this Martin Luther King weekend by watching the sports drama Coach Carter starring Samuel L. Jackson. Coach Carter marks the movie debut of popular R&B singer Ashanti. The film grossed an uplifting $29.2M for the four day holiday weekend, putting an end to Meet the Fockers three week reign. This is a personal best for the versatile Jackson in movies where he receives top billing. His previous best was 2000's Shaft, which opened with $21M. Coach Carter is the second best MLK weekend opener ever behind Along Came Polly?s $32.5M and ahead of Save the Last Dance?s $27.5M.
December 27, 2004
BOX OFFICE: Christmas Crowd Meet the Fockers
With no "Lord of the Rings" movies to contend with this Christmas weekend, "Meet the Fockers," which opened last Wednesday, became the best Christmas weekend opener ever at $44.7M. The previous best was 2002's "Catch Me If You Can" at $30M.
December 20, 2004
Seven Films Contend for Visual Effects Oscar
"The Incredibles" and "The Polar Express," two of this year's effects-heavy films, are out of contention for 2004's Oscar for visual effects, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Instead, the contest will be between seven films: "The Aviator," "Spider-Man 2," "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," "The Day After Tomorrow," "I, Robot," and "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow."