August 10, 2004
Weekend box office Source: Exhibitor Relations Co. *--* MOVIE 3-DAY TOTAL VENUES AVGVENUE WEEKS GROSS (MILL.) 1Collateral $24.7 $24.7 3,188 $7,748 1 (DreamWorks) 2The Village $16.5 $85.6 3,733 $4,412 2 (Buena Vista) 3The Bourne Supremacy $14.4 $124.6 3,304 $4,355 3 (Universal) 4The Manchurian Candidate $10.5 $38.0 2,867 $3,672 2 (Paramount) 5Little Black Book $7.1 $7.1 2,445 $2,894 1 (Sony) 6 I, Robot $6.5 $126.9 2,806 $2,322 4 (Sony) 7Spider-Man 2 $5.4 $354.
July 12, 2006 |
Product placement apparently isn't cutting it in the movie business anymore. Not satisfied, say, with a mere passing shot of a mega-star munching a Whopper, Burger King is developing a film whose main character lives above one of its burger franchises, according to a story in this week's Advertising Age, a trade magazine. No, it's not a horror film. And it's also not going to be what would seem the natural sequel to 2004's nutty teenage comedy "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle."
August 2, 2004 |
With an estimated take of $50.8 million, M. Night Shyamalan's "The Village" delivered Disney's best debut of the year by far, more than double the biggest of its previous 2004 openings, "Miracle" ($19.4 million). Relishing the break in a streak of disappointments, Disney execs also pointed out the figure was a company best for a movie opening in July, surpassing even the $46.6-million first weekend for last year's "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl."
HOME & GARDEN
February 17, 2011 |
Actor David Krumholtz, known for his role as Professor Charlie Eppes on the TV series "Numb3rs," has listed his Sunset Strip-area home at $2,175,000. The gated property, called El Castillo, includes more than 4,000 square feet of living space, an elevator, hand-carved living room ceilings, an eat-in kitchen, four bedrooms and four bathrooms Designed for entertaining, the 1985 Spanish-style house has outdoor entertaining space and a spa. Krumholtz, 32, starred in the CBS crime drama from 2005 to 2010.
December 6, 2006 |
Few moments are more exhilarating for a screenwriter -- you know, other than that whole artistic breakthrough thing -- than becoming a millionaire off a mere pitch. And few moments are more miserable than being told that, well ... the studio has, uh, changed its mind. When Geoff Rodkey ("Daddy Day Care," "RV") shopped around his idea for a "Scary Movie"-like parody of the family film genre back in mid-April, he was in a particularly strong position.
December 22, 2011 |
Fast-food eateries are in the throes of drive-through Darwinism as more upscale upstarts, such as Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread Co., grab market share from the likes of Taco Bell, Subway and Wendy's. Chains that are fancier than fast-food options but cheaper than sit-down alternatives are part of a hybrid sector known as fast-casual that is maturing into one of the food industry's strongest. That category is tapping into growing demand for more healthful, specialty foods that are still speedily served and moderately priced.
June 11, 1996 |
Where to eat dinner used to be a relatively simple choice: Either head to the grocery store to pick up the fixings or make tracks to a restaurant. But the line between groceries and eateries is blurring as more restaurants try to build revenue by selling their most popular menu items in grocery stores.
May 11, 2012 |
You're always telling your mother you owe her. Now, the American Coalition for Labor Reparations has a worksheet you can use to calculate exactly how much back pay Mom deserves. Here's the logic: “Every laborer deserves a wage. Your mother went into labor for you and has never been repaid.” We should mention that the coalition doesn't exist for most of the year - it's a gag dreamed up by ad agency Mother New York. There's even a faux PSA video featuring a crew of mothers - some describing pretty graphic scenarios.
HOME & GARDEN
July 12, 1997 |
Clair Martin, rose curator for the Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, recommends the following varieties of roses for Orange County gardens: Coastal * 'Abraham Darby'--soft pink with apricot * 'Charlotte'--soft yellow * 'Dove'--white * 'Golden Celebration'--golden yellow * 'Huntington's Hero'--pale pink to yellow * 'L.D.
March 23, 2009 |
Midway through "I Love You, Man," L.A. real estate agent Peter, played by Paul Rudd, wonders how quickly he can phone someone he just met. No, it's not a girl -- Peter's engaged. It's just that Peter, feeling like a "weirdo," needs a best man for his wedding party. And this buddy-less man -- who's always been a "girlfriend guy" -- is having a tough time navigating his way around the emotional land mines of the dude universe.