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2006-05-08 17:51:51

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. box office experts are still optimistic about the summer movie season despite lackluster ticket sales for Tom Cruise's widely-hyped thriller "Mission: Impossible III" over the weekend. "I'm still not worried at all about the summer," said Gitesh Pandya of boxofficeguru.com. "It really depends on the product and I think this year the summer movie season has such strong product that audiences will definitely come out." Among the big...

2006-05-07 23:44:14

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - After a middling $48 million bow in North America, "Mission: Impossible III" bowed robustly overseas with estimated weekend sales of $70.3 million from 57 territories. The Tom Cruise thriller did particularly well in South Korea ($10.6 million vs. $2 million for "Mission 2"), the U.K. ($10.1 million vs $6.8 million), France ($6 million for both) and Mexico ($3 million vs $2.5 million). But it tanked in Germany, even by star Cruise's traditionally...

2006-05-07 18:31:41

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Mission: Impossible III," the first big action film of the summer, opened disappointingly at the weekend box office in North American, despite a whirlwind publicity tour by its pricey star, Tom Cruise. The spy thriller sold $48 million worth of tickets in its first three days in theaters across the United States and Canada, distributor Paramount Pictures said on Sunday. The Viacom Inc.-owned studio said the figure was within its expectations...

2006-05-07 12:46:26

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Mission: Impossible III," the first big action film of the summer, opened disappointingly at the weekend box office in North American, despite a whirlwind publicity tour by its pricey star, Tom Cruise. The spy thriller sold $48 million worth of tickets in its first three days in theaters across the United States and Canada, distributor Paramount Pictures said on Sunday. The Viacom Inc.-owned studio said the figure was within its expectations...

2006-05-04 08:14:11

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Take heart, art house movie fans: Big bad Tom Cruise and his Hollywood thriller "Mission: Impossible III" is not the only film in theaters on Friday. Small-time director Terry Zwigoff, whose low-budget films have won fans with quirky tales about people living on the edge of mainstream America, sees his comedy "Art School Confidential" open this week too. For people interested in art -- and not just movies, but painting, drawing and...

2006-05-03 17:20:00

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK -- Tom Cruise led New York media and fans on a wild goose chase around the city on Wednesday as he performed stunts designed to publicize his new spy movie "Mission: Impossible III." In keeping with the theme of the movie, his agents kept his exact whereabouts a secret so the city was littered with packs of photographers, camera crews and reporters wondering if they were in the right place at the right time. At least one of his dates with admirers was relatively...

2006-05-01 07:45:48

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When widely hyped action flick "Mission: Impossible III" opens in the United States on Friday, Hollywood will be looking for clues to a billion-dollar question: Is Tom Cruise still one of cinema's biggest draws? If so, Cruise might earn a new nickname, "Teflon Tom," for his seemingly innate ability to bounce back from bad or eyebrow-raising publicity about his involvement with Scientology, romance with actress Katie Holmes, preparations...

2006-05-01 07:45:00

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES -- When widely hyped action flick "Mission: Impossible III" opens in the United States on Friday, Hollywood will be looking for clues to a billion-dollar question: Is Tom Cruise still one of cinema's biggest draws? If so, Cruise might earn a new nickname, "Teflon Tom," for his seemingly innate ability to bounce back from bad or eyebrow-raising publicity about his involvement with Scientology, romance with actress Katie Holmes, preparations for fatherhood and...

2006-04-26 14:02:06

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It is a mission that, for now, seems not so impossible in Hollywood. The summer movie season swings into action on May 5 when "Mission: Impossible III" starring Tom Cruise lands in theaters with one goal: revitalize the box office after a dismal 2005 season in which attendance and ticket sales fell dramatically. The season, which lasts roughly four months starting the first weekend in May, earns movie studios as much as 40 percent of...

2006-04-26 09:55:00

PARIS -- Will Tom Cruise stay or will he go? The Hollywood actor has kept reporters guessing, announcing on Monday he would cut short a European promotion tour for his new film to spend time with his newborn baby only to say hours later he would continue his trip to London and Paris. But Cruise left dozens of camera teams, reporters and photographers waiting in vain for him at Paris' Ritz hotel on Wednesday, where he was supposed to give a press conference to promote his latest blockbuster...


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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