February 7, 2011
"Yogi Bear" has lasted longer than your average movie. After a weak opening of $16.4 million the weekend before Christmas, the 3-D animation/live-action hybrid based on the 1960s cartoon is closing in on $100 million at the domestic box office. "Yogi" has now grossed almost six times its debut weekend take, a high ratio. The average "multiple," as it's referred to in Hollywood, is a little less than three. But families with young children have continued to come to "Yogi," making for a slow decline in box office receipts week over week.
November 25, 2006
What do T.J. Simers and Dennis Rodman have in common? Nobody really likes them, but they demand your attention. MIKE RODRIGUEZ Lomita
November 12, 1998 |
Optimism about U.S. stocks among investment newsletter writers has risen for the eighth week--the longest streak since 1981--to the highest level in 16 weeks, according to a poll by Investors Intelligence newsletter. The poll, conducted late last week and reported Wednesday, showed the percentage of investment advisors who consider themselves bullish, or optimistic, about stocks rose to 53.1% from 47.8% the previous week.
June 1, 2003 |
A raging bull stormed the opening session of Yemen's legislature, injuring three people before police shot it. The bull's owners had intended to slaughter it as a protest against one of the lawmakers, but the animal broke free as it was being unloaded from a van in front of the building. The bull barged into the legislative chamber where hundreds of lawmakers were sitting, then ran back out onto the street, where it charged into a Russian tourist. She was hospitalized.
April 19, 1997
In regard to the laughable letter last week stating displeasure with four pages dedicated to baseball every day, did it not occur that this is baseball season? As it is, the Bulls get far too much coverage in an L.A. newspaper. I was sick and tired last year reading of the Bulls' run to get the best record, and equally sick and tired of all the Michael Jordan articles. I wonder how much coverage the Lakers get in the Chicago papers. Should I guess? JOHN ROWE Canoga Park
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1992 |
More dollars are being given to philanthropic causes today than ever before. The philanthropic pie simply keeps growing. In 1990, total giving to all causes reached $122.57 billion, 5.75% more than in 1989 and continuing the steady growth of the past 35 years. However, the pie's "ingredients" have changed--less is being given to health causes and TV evangelists and more to education, environmental causes and organizations serving overseas, plus those involved with societal changes.
December 5, 1996 |
Investment advisors' optimism about the outlook for U.S. stocks rose last week to its highest point since January 1992, a move some investors said could be an ominous harbinger for the market. Increased confidence was reflected in a weekly survey by the Investors Intelligence newsletter, which found that the percentage of 140 advisors who said they were bullish Friday increased to 56% from 54.7%. It was the highest reading since bullishness registered 60% in the week ended Jan.
June 16, 1997 |
Chicago's freewheeling futures traders are waiting eagerly to sink their teeth into what promises to be a tasty new commodity that debuts on today: hamburger futures. The futures contracts--with each one representing 20,000 pounds of boneless ground beef--are designed to give anyone in the ground beef business price protection.
June 19, 2003
Because President Bush knows so well that nothing succeeds at home like success in the world, he should happily share a hemispheric spotlight Friday with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Lula's gotten on a roll in his adventures on the road, and this can only boost domestic prospects for the new leader of a South American giant with big problems and possibilities. Since taking office six months ago, the energetic Brazilian has pressed to the fore on international issues.
April 4, 1994 |
Luke Perry's movie about real-life world champion bull rider Lane Frost may not be a great movie but, as a British ex-patriate who had never clapped eyes on a bull rider (real or on celluloid), let alone heard of Lane Frost, I found "8 Seconds" fascinating, inspirational and moving. Hell, I cried. Peter Rainer classified Perry's Frost as a "cardboard good guy" and said he "never sinks low enough to make his rise exciting" (" '8 Seconds': This True Rodeo Story Lacks True Grit," Calendar, Feb.