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Simpsons Continue To Rule Overseas

Overseas, the Simpsons remained the first family as The Simpsons Movie piled up an additional $47.3 million in 75 countries, according to Daily Variety. (Universal plans to begin rolling out The Bourne Ultimatum overseas next...

A Bourne Leader

Matt Damon's latest movie proved that it was a Bourne leader at the box office over the weekend. In fact, The Bourne Ultimatum led all movies ever released in August as it drew an estimated...

Renegade Spy Takes Over Us Box Office

The Bourne Ultimatum has displaced family comedy The Simpsons Movie at the top of the US box office.The action thriller, which is the third movie about spy Jason Bourne's attempts to discover his true identity,...

By on 06 August 2007

Superspy Damon Tops U.s. Chart With Bourne Ultimatum

THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM has spied its way to the top of the U.S. box-office chart, knocking animated contender THE SIMPSONS down to number two. The Matt Damon sequel thrilled American audiences to net $70.2 million...

Bourne To Chase Simpsons

The reign of the Simpsons at the box office is likely to be shortlived as Matt Damon arrives with The Bourne Ultimatum this weekend. Most analysts are predicting that the thriller will wind up with...

The Simpsons End Potter's Two Week Spell Over U.k. Cinemas

THE SIMPSONS' MOVIE has broken HARRY POTTER's spell over British cinema-goers by topping the U.K. box office after its opening weekend (27-29Jul07). The film clinches the number one spot with over 2.6 million people flocking...

Eat My Shorts -- Estimate Was Off

As it turned out, even the official estimate of The Simpsons Movie was significantly off the mark Monday. Final figures put weekend ticket sales at $74.04 million, up from the $71.85-million studio estimate issued on...

Simpsons A Huge Hit; Analysts Have A Cow

Demonstrating convincingly that movie audiences don't really care all that much whether an animated film is produced by human hands or by computers -- so long as the script is compelling -- the hand-drawn (in...

Simpsons Tv Show Can't Ride Simpsons Movie's Coattails

The success of The Simpsons Moviein theaters over the weekend did not translate into bigger audiences for the television show on Sunday night. The series, which has produced only lackluster ratings for the past two...

Homer's Odyssey A Hit At The Box Office

TV's first family THE SIMPSONS proved just as popular on the big screen, claiming top spot in the U.S. movie chart at the weekend (28-29Jul07). The yellow cartoon characters took $72 million (GBP36 million) in...

Beckham Turns Down Simpsons Cameo Over Affair Jibe

England soccer ace DAVID BECKHAM has turned down an appearance on THE SIMPSONS - because the creators made fun of an alleged affair. The sports star was rumoured to have cheated on wife Victoria with...

Simpsons Conquer Hollywood

The Simpsons Movie was a storming success at the US box office this weekend as it finished miles ahead of other films at number one.The movie raked in a staggering $72.9 million (£36 million) in...

By on 30 July 2007

Movie Reviews: The Simpsons Movie

Film critics are of two minds about The Simpsons Movie. Sure, it's funny, most of them agree, as funny as the best episodes of the TV Simpsons. But, they seem to ask, as if the...

Betting Dollars To Doughnuts

Several box-office analysts are predicting that The Simpsons Movie will take in plenty of d'oh over the weekend -- perhaps as much as $60 million. The film is expected to trounce last week's winner, I...

Simpsons Movie Marketing Paying Off

Twentieth Century Fox's elaborate marketing campaign for its forthcoming The Simpsons Movie appears to be achieving the desired impact. Hitwise, a research firm that tracks Internet usage, said Wednesday that the Simpsons website was the...

Groening Begs Gervais For Help

Cartoonist MATT GROENING is pleading with British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS to return as a guest star in THE SIMPSONS. The Office actor Gervais became the first guest star to receive a writing credit following his...

Trades Predict Big Business For Simpsons Movie

Hollywood's two top trade publications agree that The Simpsons Movie is likely to please fans of the series and become a huge success at the box office. Writing in today's (Wednesday) Daily Variety, Brian Lowry...

Simpsons Come To Springfield

Springfield, VT got its first movie premiere Saturday night -- actually four of them -- as locals and guests walked onto a yellow carpet for the four screenings of The Simpsons Movie at the 212-seat...

Yellow Carpet Out For The Simpsons

Animated movie THE SIMPSONS had its world premiere in the family's newly-adopted hometown of Springfield, Vermont on Saturday (21Jul07). Actors dressed as Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie walked a specially-made yellow carpet at the...

Springfield Hosts Simpsons Premiere

The world premiere of the Simpsons Movie has taken place in Springfield, Vermont.The US town beat 13 other namesakes of the animated family's fictional hometown to host the premiere of one of the summer's most...

By on 22 July 2007

Pagan 'Anger' At Giant Homer Sketch

Homer Simpson has attracted the wrath of Britain's pagan community with the latest public display of his love for doughnuts.A giant image of the popular cartoon character has been painted next to a famous hillside...

By on 17 July 2007

Funnymen Get Singing On Simpsons Compilation

Former FRASIER star KELSEY GRAMMER, British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS and satirist 'WEIRD' AL YANKOVIC are all to appear on a new compilation album featuring the hits of THE SIMPSONS. Show producers have remastered almost 40...

Vermont Town Is Selected As Home Of The Simpsons

Ending a contest that involved 14 U.S. towns and cities named Springfield, the Vermont town by that name (population 9,300) was officially proclaimed the hometown of TV's (and soon the movies') the Simpsons and was...

Simpsons' Home To Be Revealed

The Simpsons will finally learn where there true home lies today, with 14 US towns called Springfield battling it out to be recognised as the base of America's much-loved cartoon family.Residents in the towns were...

By on 10 July 2007

Shearer: 'The Simpsons Is Successful Because Of No Interference From Fox'

THE SIMPSONS star HARRY SHEARER insists the animated show is such a big hit because the company behind it is not allowed to interfere with the scripts. The actor, who voices Mr Burns on the...

Official Simpsons Home To Be Finally Revealed

Fans of THE SIMPSONS will finally know the location of the animated family's town SPRINGFIELD after a wait of 18 years. Real-life towns called Springfield in the U.S. are competing with each other in a...

Groening Outraged Elfman With Bad Review

THE SIMPSONS iconic score was almost never written - after composer DANNY ELFMAN realised the cartoon's creator MATT GROENING once gave his music band a bad review. Groening was a rock critic in his youth,...

Blair Encouraged To Pursue Acting Career

Former British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR has been urged to forget politics for good - and take up acting instead. THE SIMPSONS writer Al Jean was so impressed by the ex-statesman's guest performance on the...

Groening Praises Gervais

THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING has lavished praise on RICKY GERVAIS - because he was a joy to work with. The Extras star appeared in a cameo role on the hit animated series as well...

Madonna Set For Simpsons Cameo?

Pop superstar MADONNA could be set for a cameo on cult animated show THE SIMPSONS - if creator MATT GROENING gets his way. The cartoon genius is desperate for the singer to star in his...

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