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Has 'Home's' $54 Million Debut Given Dreamworks The Box Office Boost It Needed?

DreamWorks' newest animated feature Home has topped the box office this weekend, taking an estimated $54 million. The film's opening weekend success means it is already a hit for studio DreamWorks, which has had a...

Scarlett Johansson Gets $10 Million For 'Ghost In The Shell'

DreamWorks executives will be high-fiving for the rest of the week after landing Scarlett Johansson for their forthcoming anime adaptation Ghost in the Shell. It was a huge year for Johansson with Lucy and Captain...

Is Dreamworks Animation About To Be Bought By A Japanese Company For $3.4 Billion?

DreamWorks Animation could be on the verge of being bought by Japanese conglomerate SoftBank, for the hefty price of $3.4 billion, it has been reported. DreamWork's Mr Peabody and ShermanThe Hollywood Reporter writes that “a...

Penguins Of Madagascar Trailer Sees Cumberbatch As "Super-duper-smooth" Agent [Trailer + Pictures]

Having stolen nearly every scene in Madagascar – so much so they got their own TV spin-off - Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private star in their own spy action thriller Penguins of Madagascar, set...

What Is It About Animated Sequels?

In a Hollywood atmosphere that currently seems obsessed with stretching even the most moderate of box-office successes into a full blown franchise, sequels and prequels are a ubiquitous presence in cinema multiplexes. But in the...

Rihanna Working On A Concept Album For Dreamworks Animated Feature

Rihanna is reportedly following up her 2012 album Unapologetic with a concept album for an animated film, Home. This is according to DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, who revealed the news in a conference call...

Wikileaks Blasts Movie About It

WikiLeaks on Thursday leaked what it said was a mature version of the script for The Fifth Estate, the DreamWorks' movie about it that is due to be released by Disney in the U.S. on...

Croods Lifts Dreamworks Animation

DreamWorks Animation saw its profit soar a whopping 73 percent during the second quarter thanks to strong ticket sales for The Croods, which took in $584 million worldwide. That result no doubt buoyed enthusiasm for...

Will Families Return To Theaters This Weekend?

This weekend will reveal whether families are mostly all-movied-out for the summer. Add to last week's Turbo from DreamWorks Animation and Fox and Universal's Despicable Me 2, which is going into its fifth weekend, Sony's...

The Wolverine: Weak In U.s., Muscular Abroad

The Wolverine had its claws clipped as it opened domestically with an estimated $55 million, well below the $70-75 million that many tracking studies had indicated it would earn. It was also well below the...

The Conjuring Sets Horror Film Record

Spooking box-office pundits, Warner Bros. R-rated scare-a-minute The Conjuring wound up with $41.9 million, even more than the studio's Sunday estimate ($41.5 million) and way ahead of the $30-35 million that analysts had predicted it...

Weekend Box Office: Analysts Have A Sinking Feeling

Last week the box office outdid itself, with a plethora of blockbusters pushing it up 22 percent over the same weekend a year ago. That's not going to happen this weekend. A year ago, the...

Movie Reviews: Turbo

The premise alone should be enough to earn Turbo a star or two from critics -- a snail dreams of entering the Indianapolis 500, and probably does. But the movie does well by most critics...

New Family Films Facing Uphill Battle

Analysts figure that there's just so much American families can spend on tickets for animated movies -- not to mention popcorn and sodas -- during the summer and that most have already reached that limit....

Biggest Flop Of The Summer Arriving On Friday?

If you think the failures of The Lone Ranger, White House Down, Pacific Rim and After Earth were pretty striking over the past month, wait til you see the dive that Universal's R.I.P.D. takes this...

Netflix Buys More Originals -- This Time From Dreamworks Animation

In what appears to be an accelerating race among video streaming service to see who can offer the most original programs, Netflix announced today (Monday) that it had signed a mult-year deal with DreamWorks Animation...

Chinese Open Huge Museum Devoted To Film

The Shanghai Film Museum, covering a massive 108,000 square feet, opened today (Monday), featuring some 3,000 exhibits. The city is regarded as the birthplace of Chinese filmmaking and many of the exhibits describe its role...

Dreamworks Drops Movie About Sex Abuse In Catholic Church

Only two months after it announced with much fanfare that it would produce an All the President's Men-like drama about the Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning exposé of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, DreamWorks said...

Katzenberg's Tibet Film Won't Be Controversial, He Maintains

Mention Tibet and the image of the exiled Dalai Lama and the brutal suppression of Buddhist protesters comes to mind, but Jeffrey Katzenberg apparently believes he has found a way to skirt the controversy with...

Mpaa Chief On China: Things Could Be -- And Were -- A Lot Worse

Motion Picture Association of America Chairman Chris Dodd has attempted to shine a positive light on recent disputes between Hollywood and China over censorship, distribution, and payments. Speaking with Daily Variety just days after it...

Dreamworks Animation Taking Overseas Travels Seriously

DreamWorks Animation has made it clear that when it makes a film set in a foreign country, it will attempt to provide some insight into the culture of those countries. On Thursday the studio announced...

An L.a. Mayor For Hollywood?

Eric Garcetti, a Los Angeles city councilman who represents the Hollywood area and has been an ardent advocate of studio interests during his 12 years on the council, has been elected mayor, defeating city controller...

Dreamworks Animation Pays $33 Million For Awesomenesstv

DreamWorks Animation is paying $33 million in cash -- and possibly a lot more if certain performance objectives are met -- for the little-known (unless you are a teenager) AwesomenessTV, a collection of talk shows,...

Dreamworks Buy Youtube Channel Awesomenesstv

AwesomenessTV, a YouTube channel for teenagers, has been snapped up by DreamWorks for the grand sum of $33m as the studio attempts to delve into the world of online content."AwesomenessTV is one of the fastest...

Dreamworks Animation Battles Back With The Croods

DreamWorks Animation, battered in the previous quarter by disappointing ticket sales for its Rise of the Guardians, has staged a comeback in the current quarter with solid home-video sales and strong performance of The Croods,...

April Ends -- For Studios, Not A Day Too Soon

Drawing to a close four months of drought, the weekend box office fell 16 percent behind the comparable weekend a year ago. It was an apt ending to a period during which the box office...

Django Unchained Debuts At No. 1 On Home Video

Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained scored a trifecta win on the home-video market last week as it placed first on the DVD, Blu-Ray Disc, and rental charts. The movie, which was nominated for a Best Picture...

Why Marvel Decided Not To Coproduce Iron Man 3 With Chinese Studio

Although Marvel Entertainment had initially announced its intention of coproducing Iron Man 3 in China with DMG Entertainment, a Chinese media group, it later decided not to do so, possibly because to approve a co-production...

Cruise On Top Again With Oblivion

Tom Cruise, whose career had seemed to be heading in the direction of oblivion, got a massive boost over the weekend when Oblivion, his latest movie, opened with an estimated $38.2 million, his best opening...

G.i. Joe: Retaliation A Big Hit In China, Too

In yet another reminder of the importance of the Chinese box office, G.I. Joe: Retaliation became the No. 1 film overseas with an estimated $60 million, thanks in large part to $33 million pouring in...

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London four-piece Wolf Alice launch a totally adorable video for 'Bros'; the second single from their debut studio album 'My Love Is Cool'

Jason Schwartzman - Interview

Jason Schwartzman took some time to discuss his new film as well as discussing the upcoming second season of 'Mozart's Jungle', and the potential of...

Despite Oscar, Natalie Portman Was "Woefully Underprepared" for Black Swan

Natalie Portman gave a keynote speech at Harvard University.

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