April 10, 2009 |
When the script writers elect to kill off a popular television series character with a suicide instead of a car crash, you know that somebody needs to make an exit that's fast -- and within budget. That's exactly what Kal Penn, a member of the ensemble cast that has helped make "House" such a hit for Fox, needed this week when he announced he is putting aside acting, at least for now, to become an associate director of the White House Office of Public Liaison.
August 3, 2004
Source: Boxofficemojo.com Los Angeles Times *--* Movie 3-day Total Venues Average Weeks (Studio) Gross (Millions) Per Venue 1 The Village (Buena $50.7 $50.7 3,730 $13,604 1 Vista) 2 The Bourne Supremacy $24.2 $98.8 3,180 $7,599 2 (Universal) 3 The Manchurian $20.0 $20.0 2,867 $6,982 1 Candidate (Paramount) 4 I, Robot (Fox) $10.4 $115.0 3,204 $3,231 3 5 Spider-Man 2 (Sony) $8.6 $344.4 3,001 $2,870 5 6 Catwoman (Warner Bros.) $6.4 $29.8 3,117 $2,067 2 7 Harold & Kumar Go to $5.5 $5.
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."
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.
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."
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 2, 2012 |
Former Lionsgate movie chief Joe Drake, who was squeezed out of his job as part of the independent studio's acquisition of Summit Entertainment, is joining his former Mandate Pictures business partner Nathan Kahane to launch a new film finance, sales and production company called Good Universe. Mandate is best known for quirky low-budget films such as "Juno" and "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle," as well as horror films including "The Grudge" from its Ghost House label, a joint venture with director Sam Raimi.
January 29, 2007 |
THE HAMBURGER is America's iconic sandwich, a sizzling symbol recognized from China to Peru. With all due respect to the bustling port city of Hamburg, Germany, a dish of chopped or minced beef (which that city's residents, and others, have been eating for centuries) is not the same as the sandwich we think of as the quintessential American invention. And now the perennial question of who invented the hamburger is in the news again.
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.