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2006-08-20 14:55:21

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - So much for the Internet hype. "Snakes on a Plane," a camp thriller that generated an unprecedented tsunami of online hysteria during the past year, crawled into the No. 1 slot at the North American weekend box office with estimated ticket sales of just $15.3 million, its distributor said on Sunday. New Line Cinema had hoped the movie would open in the low-$20 million range, a spokeswoman said. While the Time Warner Inc.-owned studio was...

2006-08-14 07:15:32

By Kenneth Li NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twentieth Century Fox will start to sell movies including "X-Men: The Last Stand" and TV shows like "24" for downloading from Web sites owned by parent News Corp., in what some analysts said could be the first step toward creating a broader online video strategy. Fox Interactive Media said it will begin to sell movies and shows on the Direct2Drive download site, owned by Fox's IGN Entertainment, by October. The programs can be viewed on personal...

2006-08-13 20:49:48

By Kenneth Li NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twentieth Century Fox will start to sell movies including "X-Men: The Last Stand" and TV shows like "24" from Web sites owned by parent News Corp. in the company's first step in the online movie market. Fox Interactive Media said it will begin to sell movies and shows on the Direct2Drive download site, owned by Fox's IGN Entertainment, by October. The programs can be viewed on personal computers as well as Windows portable media devices. The...

2006-06-30 01:43:54

By Anne Thompson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - One way to escape the rigid rules of Hollywood formula filmmaking these days is to base your movie on a book. Adapt a movie from a best-seller like "The Devil Wears Prada," and you can make up your own rules. "Prada" offers all sorts of riches for a movie: an established, catchy chick-lit title with a huge female following; a coming-of-age tale about a smart Cinderella named Andy who undergoes a total makeover; a glamorous...

2006-06-14 01:08:10

By Georg Szalai NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - In the months before 20th Century Fox launches its big-screen version of "The Simpsons" next year, parent company News Corp. plans to muster every part of its entertainment empire to promote the film, president and chief operating officer Peter Chernin said Tuesday. In so doing, News Corp. will maximize the marketing muscle of its various divisions while allowing them to benefit from the halo effect of the popular cartoon franchise,...

2006-06-14 01:05:00

By Georg Szalai NEW YORK -- In the months before 20th Century Fox launches its big-screen version of "The Simpsons" next year, parent company News Corp. plans to muster every part of its entertainment empire to promote the film, president and chief operating officer Peter Chernin said Tuesday. In so doing, News Corp. will maximize the marketing muscle of its various divisions while allowing them to benefit from the halo effect of the popular cartoon franchise, Chernin explained. Speaking at...

2006-06-08 04:24:32

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The real-time TV thriller "24" is headed to the big screen under a deal between movie studio 20th Century Fox and the show's producers, trade paper Daily Variety said on Thursday. The Hollywood publication said no deals are in place with the cast, although star Keifer Sutherland -- an executive producer of the series -- has said he would like to reprise his role as sleep-deprived action hero Agent Jack Bauer in a feature version. However, the paper said the...

2006-04-09 14:45:52

By Kemp Powers LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Ice Age: The Meltdown" became the first movie this year to break the $100 million mark and fended off four new rivals to top the box office for the second weekend in a row, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. The animated sequel sold $34.5 million worth of tickets during the three-day weekend, bringing its cumulative 10-day haul to $116.4 million, distributor 20th Century Fox said. That compares to the $87.3 million its 2002...

2006-04-09 12:55:38

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The animated sequel "Ice Age: The Meltdown" continued its box office dominance for a second weekend, comfortably fending off four new rivals. The film sold $34.5 million worth of tickets during the three day weekend, bringing its cumulative 10-day haul to $116.4 million, distributor 20th Century Fox said on Sunday. That compares to the $87.3 million its 2002 predecessor made after the same time. The original film went on to earn $176 million. The sequel is...

2006-04-03 21:08:27

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The computer-animated critters of "Ice Age" were not the only animals providing good news for a Hollywood studio on Monday. The DVD for "King Kong" scared up $100 million in revenues and broke a record for Universal Studios' home video group. Universal Studios Home Entertainment said more than 6.5 million DVDs were sold in the first six days "Kong" was on retail shelves, making it the best-selling DVD ever for Universal in its initial release. News of "Kong"...