Tag Archives: Universal Corporation

Paranorman’s LAIKA begins production on The Boxtrolls

Marking their third project together, LAIKA and Focus Features, the two companies behind the current Academy Award-nominated animated feature ParaNorman, announced today that LAIKA has begun production on The Boxtrolls. The new movie will be released nationwide by Focus on October 17th, 2014. Focus CEO James Schamus and LAIKA[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: ‘Unstoppable’ to mow over competition

HollywoodNews.com: The question remains whether “Megamind” will stay afloat in the top spot this weekend or be toppled by Tony Scott’s new actioner “Unstoppable” about a runaway train filled with toxic chemicals. Box office pundits are estimating that both are vying for a photo-finish with $25 million apiece. In “Unstoppable,”[...]

‘Jackass 3D’ no donkey at the box office, fires up $50 million

HollywoodNews.com: MTV/Paramount’s “Jackass 3D” overperformed at the weekend box office, earning $50 million. The studio employed a number of marketing maneuvers in resurrecting the franchise’s profile among its devoted twentysomething fanbase, i.e. a Comic-con launch as well as 10th anniversary specials on MTV. Paramount, largely due to the[...]

Ben Affleck’s ‘The Town’ takes the weekend with $23.8M

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: In a stupidly crowded weekend at the box office, we had four major wide releases and at least two major limited debuts. Without further ado, let’s dive in. Coming in at number one was Ben Affleck’s crime thriller “The Town.” With $23.8 million, the Affleck-directed picture out-grossed[...]

‘Expendables’ takes ‘Vampires’ hostage at Friday box office

HollywoodNews.com: Sylvester Stallone’s action feature of elderly mercenaries “The Expendables” lived another Friday to take the No. 1 spot at the box office with $5 million. The Lionsgate film currently counts a domestic haul of $53.4 million through eight days and edged out Fox’s new comedy entry “Vampires Suck”[...]

Proposed New Theme Park in India Could Include “Harry Potter” Content

HollywoodNews.com: Rumors are circulating regarding a possible new theme park partnership between Universal and Reliance ADA Group of India. Reliance is in talks with Universal to build a $1.5 billion, 400-acre theme park and resort in India – possibly in the cities of Mumbai or New Delhi, according to a[...]

“Shrek Forever After” sees less green, “MacGruber” trips at B.O.

Hollywoodnews.com: “Shrek Forever After” bowed to the top spot at the boxoffice with $71.25 million, falling short of its $100 million predictions. Opening for the DreamWorks animated film distributed by Paramount is 41% off of the bow for the third installment of “Shrek” which continues to hold the[...]