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2005-10-18 00:15:26

By Brian Fuson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Three new wide releases hit theaters this past weekend, but altogether they failed to make much of a dent at the boxoffice, barely mustering a combined $27 million among them. Sony's "The Fog," a Revolution Studios production and a remake of John Carpenter's 1980 horror film, debuted in the top spot with a murky $11.8 million. The opening for "The Fog" will be noted as the lowest gross for a No. 1 film at the boxoffice since Labor...

2005-10-18 00:15:00

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Three new wide releases hit theaters this past weekend, but altogether they failed to make much of a dent at the boxoffice, barely mustering a combined $27 million among them. Sony's "The Fog," a Revolution Studios production and a remake of John Carpenter's 1980 horror film, debuted in the top spot with a murky $11.8 million. The opening for "The Fog" will be noted as the lowest gross for a No. 1 film at the boxoffice since Labor Day weekend 2004....

2005-10-16 13:56:49

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A remake of John Carpenter horror film "The Fog" spooked its way to the top of the North American box office, grossing $12.2 million its first weekend in theaters, according to studio estimates issued on Sunday. Columbia Pictures' low-budget update of the 1980 chiller knocked last weekend's No. 1 film, clay-animation adventure "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit," to second place with ticket sales of $11.7 million. "The Fog," which Columbia...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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