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Despite Audience Complaints, Paranormal 3 Sets Box-office Record

Even as many movie-related blogs were swamped with complaints from people who had seen Paranormal Activity 3 on Friday and Saturday and regarded it as an overhyped ripoff, more moviegoers nevertheless poured into theaters on...

Warner Bros Hire Sherlock Holmes 3 Writer

Warner Bros. has hired Drew Pearce to write the third 'Sherlock Holmes' movie. Despite the second film in the Guy Ritchie-directed action adventure series not yet being released, the studio is keen to get work...

Will Ferrell Finds Perfect Role

Will Ferrell has signed up to produce new movie 'She's F**king Perfect'. The Hollywood funnyman and his producing partner Adam McKay have agreed to work on the film - which was penned by Adam's assistant...

John Singleton Sues Paramount For $20 Million

Filmmaker John Singleton has filed a $20-million lawsuit against Paramount Pictures, claiming that the study backed out of a two-picture promise that was part of his deal with the studio for his 2005 film Hustle...

Footloose Tripped By Real Steel

Paramount's Footloose , which held a slim lead at the box office on Friday and Saturday, lost its footing on Sunday and wound up in second place for the weekend as Disney/DreamWorks's Real Steel made...

Jason Statham For Transformer 4 And 5?

Jason Statham is being considered for a lead role in two future 'Transformers' films.Plans are already in motion to work on the fourth and fifth movies in the franchise, with toymaker Hasbro in "active discussions"...

Paramount To Offer Latest Transformers Movie On Own Site

In a landmark antitrust ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1948 (United States vs. Paramount Pictures) motion picture studios were barred from owning the theaters that showed their movies. Since then, they have operated...

Will Ferrell 'Desperate' For Anchorman Sequel

Will Ferrell is desperate for an 'Anchorman' sequel.The Hollywood funnyman played newsreader Ron Burgundy in the 2004 comedy and while he is keen for another film, Paramount Pictures aren't convinced, so Will has urged the...

Paramount Teams With New Regency For Noah

Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' has been picked up by Paramount. The studio will team up with New Regency to create the epic Biblical picture - which is thought to have a $130 million budget - which...

Paramount Reorganizes, Catches Up With Future

Paramount announced plans on Monday to launch a major reorganization in response to such relatively new phenomena as digital distribution and simultaneous openings of films domestically and overseas. Studio Chairman Brad Grey said that its...

Netflix Kicked While It's Down

Netflix rivals are ganging up on the leading online movie renter, following a string of PR debacles that have pummeled the price of its shares over the past month. This morning, Amazon chief Jeff Bezos...

Summer Tentpole Movies Arriving On Dvd

It may be a lousy time of the year at the box office, but all those big summer blockbusters are now arriving on DVD and Blu-ray. And making a big splash. Last week, Paramount Home...

Paramount To Receive $700-Million Facelift

Paramount, Hollywood's oldest studio, is about to get a makeover. The studio, whose first home was an old barn where Samuel Goldwyn, Jesse L. Lasky, and Cecil B. DeMille produced The Squaw Man in 1914,...

Blue Creatures Likely To Be Evergreen For Sony

Underlining the importance of the overseas markets to U.S. filmmakers, Sony's The Smurfs has remained the No. 1 film abroad for the fourth straight week and has brought its global total to $425 million, two...

Nirvana Exhibition To Open In London

A Nirvana exhibition is set to open in London on September 13.The 'In Bloom: The Nirvana Nevermind Exhibition' will mark 20 years since the band's 'Nevermind' album was released and will run from September 13...

One Shot For Rosamund Pike

Rosamund Pike has landed the lead female role in 'One Shot'. The British actress will appear alongside Tom Cruise in the Christopher McQuarrie-directed movie, adapted from the Lee Child novel series. Paramount Pictures and Skydance...

Apes Swings To The Top Again

Most of the top movies earned more at the box office on Sunday than their respective studios had estimated. Rise of the Planet of the Apes fell 49 percent in its second weekend to $27.8...

Bruce Willis Set For G.i. Joe 2 Role

Bruce Willis is in talks for a role in 'G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation'.The 56-year-old action legend is reportedly in negotiations with studio Paramount to play General Joe Colton, according to the Heat Vision blog.In the...

Apes Rises -- And So Does Chernin

Peter Chernin, who was believed to be the likely successor to Rupert Murdoch, must have been experiencing a profusion of schadenfreude Monday as final box office figures showed that the first film from Chernin Entertainment,...

"Transformers Dark Of The Moon" Earns $1 Billion

Transformers Dark of the Moon crossed the $1-billion mark in worldwide ticket sales on Tuesday, Paramount announced today (Wednesday). The third installment of the franchise has nabbed $338 million in North America and $663 million...

Did Katzenberg Hit Paramount With Surprise Kung Fu Chop?

Just days after DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg said that there was no reason for him to make an immediate decision on whether to renew his distribution agreement with Paramount since the current one doesn't...

Moviegoers On Other Side Of Tracks

Forget all those expensive tracking studies and the forecasts of those know-it-all box-office gurus. Moviegoers simply didn't behave the way they were supposed to over the weekend. Cowboys & Aliens , which was expected to...

J.j. Abrams Enters Star Trek 2 Negotiations

J.J. Abrams has entered negotiations for 'Star Trek 2'.The 'Super 8 ' director is beginning work on the script for the sci-fi movie with writers Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof with production likely...

Captain America Triumphs Over Harry In America

Just as it had during another war with Great Britain -- one that no doubt cost far less than the current one -- America returned from crushing defeat last weekend to win the latest weekend...

Rango Guns Down Rivals In Home Video Debut

Paramount may again have been thinking "Who needs DreamWorks Animation?" when its own home-grown Rango climbed to the top of the DVD and Blu-ray sales charts despite being in stores only two days last week....

Hallows First In Sales; Sixth In Attendance

It didn't come close to the $195 million that some of the wildest forecasts envisaged, but Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 did earn slightly more than Warner Bros.' Sunday estimate -- coming...

Studio Yanks Surprise Captain America Ending For Critics

Paramount decided not to show critics a "surprise" sequence tacked on to the upcoming Captain America The First Avenger following the closing credits but did show it at certain sneak screenings on Sunday. The result...

Transformers 3 Biggest Movie Of 2011

Transformers Dark of the Moon officially became the top movie at the box office this year when it earned an additional $47.1 million in its second weekend to bring its domestic total to $261.1 million....

Is The Dream For Dreamworks Animation Over?

Jeffrey Katzenberg may soon begin looking for a new home for his DreamWorks Animation Co. Published trade and newspaper reports indicate that Paramount plans to develop its own animation studio and cap production costs at...

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