Indie filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie have concluded principal photography on their latest feature, co-produced by Iconoclast Films and their new production company Elara Pictures.read more (Movies 24-Apr-14)Josh Gad Sets Up Family Adventure Project at Disney
Gad is writing the project, a comedy with a sci-fi twist, with his partner, Ryan Dixon. read more (Movies 24-Apr-14)Emily Browning in Talks to Join Tom Hardy in Crime Thriller 'Legend'
Brian Helgeland is directing Working Title's period project.read more (Movies 24-Apr-14)Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis Welcome a Baby Boy
The "Her" actress announced the happy news on Twitter.read more (Movies 24-Apr-14)Sid Caesar and Carl Reiner to Be Honored at L.A. Jewish Film Festival
Opening night will include a tribute to the late casting director Marvin Paige, and the Saban Theater will inaugurate the Steve Tisch Cinema Center. read more (Movies 23-Apr-14)Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o in Talks for Disney's 'Jungle Book' (Exclusive)
Jon Favreau is directing the live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling tale. read more (Movies 23-Apr-14)'The Conjuring' Keeps Spooking Up New Lawsuits
The latest by Evergreen Media Group against Warner Bros. discusses how in-development sequels to last year's hit film are allegedly violating rights on a 1980 book.read more (Movies 23-Apr-14)Tribeca: 'Chef' Stars Jon Favreau, Oliver Platt Talk Preparation
The two stars of the food film revealed how they researched their roles as cook and critic.read more (Movies 23-Apr-14)Summer 2014 Forecast
With Captain America: The Winter Soldier putting up huge numbers, it may seem like we're already in the midst of the Summer box office season. Formally, though, the season kicks off on May 2nd with The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and then runs through the end of August.As is tradition here at Box Office Mojo, we're starting the season off with a list of predictions for the highest-grossing movies. Titles are ranked based on their domestic box office forecast, though foreign predictions are includ... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 23-Apr-14)Summer 2014 Forecast (cont.)
<< Continued from Summer Forecast: #1 - 1213. The Fault in our Stars (June 6): As usual, there's not a ton of compelling content for women this Summer. One exception to that is The Fault in Our Stars, which is a romantic drama based off the popular John Green novel. The trailer has over 15 million views on YouTube-in line with most would-be blockbusters-and star Shailene Woodley is coming off a break-out role in Divergent. Look for this to be a solid hit as well. (Domestic: $1... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 23-Apr-14)Johnny Depp's 'Mortdecai' to Hit Theaters Winter 2015
The action comedy also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany and Olivia Munn.read more (Movies 23-Apr-14)Third 'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' Movie in the Works
Alloy Entertainment is developing "Sisterhood Everlasting," with Ken Kwapis returning to direct.read more (Movies 23-Apr-14)'Midnight Rider': Sarah Jones' Death Was Preventable, Hairstylist Says
Joyce Gilliard, who was injured by the same train that struck and killed camera assistant Sarah Jones, said on a conference call to mark the release of a report on workplace fatalities that "conscious decisions" should have been made to ensure crew members were safe.read more (Movies 23-Apr-14)Inside DreamWorks Animation's Anniversary Exhibit in Australia (Photos)
As the powerhouse animation studio celebrates its 20th anniversary, an exhibit at Melbourne's Australian Centre for the Moving Image offers an interactive look inside the creative process behind "Shrek," "The Croods" and "Kung Fu Panda."read more (Movies 23-Apr-14)William Hurt Drops Out of 'Midnight Rider'
The star of the biopic, cast as singer Gregg Allman, has left the project following the on-set death of Sarah Jones on Feb. 20. read more (Movies 23-Apr-14)Charlize Theron, Andy Samberg to Host 'Saturday Night Live'
The Black Keys and St. Vincent will join the actress and the "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star, respectively, in May.read more (Movies 23-Apr-14)Actor Dana Craig Dies at 68
The veteran theatrical performer also appeared in the film "Chaplin" and on such TV shows as "The Waltons" and "Murder, She Wrote." read more (Movies 23-Apr-14)LeBron James Signs with WME for Hollywood Projects (Exclusive)
UPDATED: The NBA All-Star is looking to expand his reach in the entertainment industry.read more (Movies 23-Apr-14)'Midnight Rider' Accident Highlighted in 'Preventable Deaths' Workplace Study
UPDATED: A new report from the National Council on Occupational Safety and Health features Sarah Jones' death as a case study of the more than 50,000 fatalities that occur each year and can be prevented.read more (Movies 23-Apr-14)'Speed' Fan Attempts to Collect Every VHS Copy (Video)
Ryan Beitz currently owns more than 500 VHS copies of the 1994 film starring Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper and Sandra Bullock.read more (Movies 23-Apr-14)Barbie Movie in the Works at Sony, Mattel
UPDATED: The first live-action comedy in a planned franchise will go into production at the end of the year. read more (Movies 23-Apr-14)Box-Office Milestone: 'Captain America: Winter Soldier' Sails Past $600 Million Worldwide
UPDATED: With the sequel on course to eclipse the $668 million earned worldwide by Superman pic "Man of Steel," sources reiterate Disney has no intention of moving the next "Captain America" in order to avoid a direct showdown with "Batman-Superman." read more (Movies 23-Apr-14)'Midnight Rider' Accident: IATSE Sets Safety Rights Seminar for May 4 in Burbank
A moment of silence is also planned for April 28, as union workers plan to remember camera assistant Sarah Jones and learn from her death.read more (Movies 23-Apr-14)China and U.K. Sign Film Co-production Agreement
Chinese and Britain formally approve a pact aimed at giving Britain’s filmmakers better access to the booming Chinese market.read more (Movies 23-Apr-14)Park Chan-wook's Feature Debut to Make Digital Premiere
"The Moon Is… the Sun's Dream" by the "Oldboy" helmer will be shown on IPTV, digital cable, online and mobile channels beginning Thursday.read more (Movies 23-Apr-14)Canada's Entertainment One Renews Output Deal With The Weinstein Company
The Canadian distributor will continue to handle titles for Bob Weinstein like the upcoming "Paddington" and "The Railway Man" through 2019. read more (Movies 23-Apr-14)AOL Launching Free Streaming Movies Service With Miramax
The website will feature ad-supported titles from the company's library of films.read more (Movies 23-Apr-14)'Captain' Three-peats, 'Heaven' Rises Over Easter Weekend... >
Among new releases, faith-based drama Heaven is for Real destroyed Johnny Depp's Transcendence this weekend. Still, it couldn't match Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which held on to first place for the third weekend in a row.The Marvel sequel added $25.6 million this weekend, which represents a light 38 percent decline. It reached $200 million on Sunday, and should pass Thor: The Dark World in the next few days.Playing at 2,417 locations, Heaven is for Real earned an excellent $22.5 m... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 20-Apr-14)Friday Report: 'Transcendence' Tanks, 'Cap' Holds Off 'Rio' on Good Friday
For the second week in a row, the top spot is going to be a toss-up between Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Rio 2. Meanwhile, Johnny Depp's Transcendence got off to a horrible start on Good Friday, and is now on pace for an opening weekend around $12 million.Captain America: The Winter Soldier took first place with an estimated $9.6 million. In its 15th day in theaters, it passed the lifetime gross of the first Captain America ($176.7 million). So far, it's earned $184.5 million, an... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 19-Apr-14)Forecast: 'Transcendence' to Trail 'Rio,' 'Captain America' Over Easter
Friday AM Update: Transcendence earned an estimated $850,000 from Thursday night shows. Among recent releases, that's around half of Noah's $1.6 million start, and around a quarter of 300: Rise of An Empire's $3.6 million. That's an especially disappointing number considering how many people are off from work or school for Good Friday. For the weekend, Transcendence may fall short of $20 million.Forecast: Four new movies hit theaters over Easter weekend, though the fight for first place wil... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 18-Apr-14)Forecast: 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Gets Early Start Overseas
Two weeks ahead of its U.S. debut, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 begins its international roll-out this weekend. It opens in 15 markets, including major territories like Australia, Germany, Mexico, Spain and the U.K.The sequel arrives less than two years after The Amazing Spider-Man, a franchise reboot that earned over $750 million worldwide. While that's an impressive tally, it marked a new low for the Spider-Man character. That drop can be attributed in large part to declining interest in the... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 17-Apr-14)'The Raid 2': Our Fear of Subtitles Strikes Again
This past weekend, Indonesian action movie The Raid 2 expanded nationwide in to 954 theaters. It was arriving two years after its predecessor earned $4.1 million total, so box office expectations weren't particularly high for this outing.Still, there was some hope that the sequel could at least top the first movie. After all, The Raid: Redemption has surely built up some kind of fan base through two years of home video viewing. The Raid 2 promised more of the same kind of brutal action, but... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 15-Apr-14)'Captain America' Wins Close Fight with 'Rio 2'
In a strange turn of events, Rio 2 took first place at the box office on Friday, but fell back to second place for the three-day weekend. Chalk this up to nice weather throughout most of the country, which kept family audiences away from the multiplexes on Saturday.As a result, Captain America: The Winter Soldier was able to narrowly hold on to the top spot for the second-straight weekend. The superhero sequel added $41.3 million, which was off 57 percent from its debut. That's about on par... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 13-Apr-14)Friday Report: 'Rio 2' Narrowly Defeats 'Captain America'
Rio 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier were neck-and-neck on Friday, though it looks like the weekend is going to the birds.Playing at 3,948 locations, Rio 2 took the top spot on Friday with $12 million. That's an improvement over the first Rio, which earned $10.3 million on opening day back in 2011. For the weekend, Rio 2 will take the top spot with at least $45 million.Captain America wasn't far behind with $11.9 million. That's a steep 68 percent drop from last Friday; in comparis... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 12-Apr-14)Forecast: 'Rio 2,' 'Captain America' Could Both Reach $40 Million This Weekend
Animated sequel Rio 2 could cruise to around $40 million this weekend, which would put it in a close race for first place against Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Meanwhile, Draft Day and Oculus are targeting more modest debuts.Captain America: The Winter Soldier set an April record last weekend with $95 million. Most comic book movies fall hard in their second weekends: similar movies Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World fell 58 percent and 57 percent, respectively. Captain America has ... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 11-Apr-14)