Tag Archives: Lions Gate films

“The Rite” Wins Weekend Box Office

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: While there were two major openers over the weekend and both of them opened within expectations, the real news was the performance of the various Oscar nominees that were in a position to capitalize on last week’s nominations. Generally speaking, the news was good all around.[...]

All that is going on in Janet Jackson’s world

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith HollywoodNews.com: What strange times for Janet Jackson. The songstress has been on the scene this week for the highly-emotional preliminary hearing on an involuntary manslaughter charge against Michael Jackson’s physician, Dr. Conrad Murray. (She has been quite vocal in blaming the doctor for[...]

Sylvester Stallone partners with Montegrappa

HollywoodNews.com: Sylvester Stallone has acquired an interest in the Montegrappa brand and has announced that he will be partnering with them to serve as brand ambassador, investor and creative advisor. The acquisition strengthens a relationship that dates back more than 15 years when the company learned Mr. Stallone was an[...]

Interview: Janet Jackson On Acting & Singing In 2 ’10 Tyler Perry Films

ScottFeinberg.com: Earlier this evening I spoke by phone for about 15 minutes with the legendary Janet Jackson, whose singing and acting are featured in two Tyler Perry films that came out this year, “Why Did I Get Married Too” (Lionsgate, 4/2, trailer) and “For Colored Girls” (Lionsgate, 11/5, trailer), and[...]

This Week In Movies By Pete Hammond: “SAW VII,” “Stone,” “The Girl That Kicked The Hornet’s Nest”

By Pete Hammond hollywoodnews.com: In a tacit admission that Halloween and the World Series may be just too big a distraction for moviegoers there was only one wide national release this week, and that was the abominable, not-screened-in-advance-for-critics seventh and mercifully final edition (they promise) of the torture-porn “Saw” horror[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: ‘Saw 3D’ kills ‘Paranormal 2’

HollywoodNews.com: “Saw 3D,” the final chapter in the serial killer Jigsaw franchise, will not leave quietly. The Lionsgate horror film rang up $10.7 million Friday, killing off last weekend’s fright champ “Paranormal Activity 2” at the knees for the top box office sport. To date that Paramount sequel has accumulated[...]

Nicolas Cage’s paycheck is just one budget cut on ‘Ghost Rider 2’

HollywoodNews.com: Turns out “Ghost Rider” has to buy a cheaper motorcycle. It was reported today that “Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance,” the sequel to the 2007 Marvel comic book film, has had its budget cut from $135 million to $75 million. This is odd considering that A.) The sequel[...]

‘The Expendables’ is subtly patriotic but not nationalistic, says Bill O’Reilly

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: It’s a common tactic brandished on the Right, and occasionally used by the Left, to create a straw-man argument and then bring on someone to validate or combat said viewpoint. Bill O’Reilly himself has been famous for his annual ‘War on Christmas’ series that seems to[...]

‘Last Exorcism’ generates angelic sum at Friday box office

HollywoodNews.com: Moviegoers preferred horror over action and “Avatar” at the Friday box office. Lionsgate’s low-budget “The Last Exorcism” scared up $9.4 million at 2,874 locations for the top spot yesterday, beating Sony/Screen Gems’ newbie “Takers” which seized $7.5 million from 2,206 in second. “Exorcism” looked to lure in teens thanks[...]

Stallone still wants Willis for “Expendables” sequel

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Rumors persist that Sylvester Stallone really wants Bruce Willis to return to the world of “The Expendables” for a sequel, this time as a major villain. Fueling the rumors? Stallone himself. The “Expendables” director and star posted on his recently launched Twitter account that he “had[...]