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2006-07-21 16:55:54

By Gina Keating LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The debut on Friday of Steven Spielberg's animated thriller "Monster House" is part of an explosion of 3D films that Hollywood studios and exhibitors hope will bring people back to the movies. The Columbia Pictures film will debut on the largest number of digital 3D-equipped screens ever, in a nod to the unexpectedly robust results shown last fall by the Walt Disney Co's 3D release of "Chicken Little." "Monster House," a tale of three...

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2006-01-23 17:27:55

LOS ANGELES -- A key to the success of a possible takeover of Pixar Animation Studios Inc by Walt Disney Co is whether the entertainment giant can nurture the freewheeling culture that led Pixar to a string of box office successes. The companies are in talks over whether Disney should buy Pixar for around $7 billion in stock, making Pixar Chief Executive     Steve Jobs Disney's top shareholder and potential board member. The Disney board is meeting on Monday. Pixar is...

2005-11-22 08:04:05

By Brian Fuson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Harry Potter didn't arrive in time to save the fall box office. While the season got off to a promising start, its momentum soon fizzled and the final tally proved to be just another mark in the disappointment column for 2005. Not one picture, including the two top-grossers "Flightplan" and "Chicken Little," earned more than $100 million during the 10-week period, although "Chicken" was poised to hit a century Monday. The last year...

2005-11-18 04:48:49

By Paul Bond LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Stung by the dismal box office returns for some Miramax movies along with a few underperforming DVDs, the Walt Disney Co. reported quarterly earnings Thursday that were 26% lower than the year-ago period. The media conglomerate posted $379 million in net income in its fiscal fourth quarter thanks to solid gains at its television and theme parks divisions, though the results would have been healthier had Disney's movie studio not lost...

2005-11-17 20:24:02

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Pictures on Thursday said it will release an upcoming computer animated movie, "Meet the Robinsons," in a three-dimensional version following the success of current 3-D hit "Chicken Little." The 3-D "Chicken Little" is being closely watched in Hollywood as an early test of alternative types of movies made for new digital cinema systems. The industry is in a very early, tentative stage of a transition to digital projection from old celluloid...

2005-11-18 03:20:00

LOS ANGELES -- Walt Disney Pictures on Thursday said it will release an upcoming computer animated movie, "Meet the Robinsons," in a three-dimensional version following the success of current 3-D hit "Chicken Little." The 3-D "Chicken Little" is being closely watched in Hollywood as an early test of alternative types of movies made for new digital cinema systems. The industry is in a very early, tentative stage of a transition to digital projection from old celluloid filmstrip. The 3-D...

2005-11-16 02:36:37

By Hy Hollinger LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Buena Vista International, the foreign distribution arm of the Walt Disney Co., reached $1 billion in overseas boxoffice revenue Tuesday, stretching a remarkable industry record that has seen the company hit that mark for 11 consecutive years. BVI became the third major studio to surpass $1 billion this year, an achievement that some see as a sign that the international business might be recovering from the decline of the first half...

2005-11-15 05:49:01

By Brian Fuson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Chicken Little" proved to have sturdy legs at the boxoffice: The second-weekend gross for the film was down a skimpy 21 percent from its debut a week earlier. Buena Vista/Disney's homegrown CG-animated comedy held the top spot for the second consecutive weekend, taking in $31.7 million. The G-rated feature has garnered $80.4 million in 10 days of release and should be surpassing the $100 million mark by next weekend. The frame's...

2005-11-13 14:26:05

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Chicken Little" ruled the coop at the North American box office for a second weekend, earning almost as much as the three major new releases combined, according to studio estimates issued on Sunday. Walt Disney Co.'s first home-grown computer-animated cartoon sold about $32 million worth of tickets in the three days beginning Friday, followed by the sci-fi adventure "Zathura" with $14 million, the thriller "Derailed" with $12.8 million, and...

2005-11-06 19:46:18

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Chicken Little," Walt Disney Co.'s first fully computer-animated movie, opened to a better-than-expected $40.1 million at the North American box office, the company said on Sunday. Disney had conservatively predicted the closely watched film would sell at least $30 million worth of tickets in its first three days Chuck Viane, the company's president of domestic theatrical distribution, said the higher-than-expected figure was "pretty neat."...


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  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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