Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible II’; THR’s 2000 Review

Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible II’; THR’s 2000 Review

On 24 May 2000, Paramount unveiled John Woo’s Mission: Impossible II in theaters. The Tom Cruise spy franchise starrer went on to gross $546-M during its global run. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review and the official trailer is below:  Call it M:I-2, Mission: Impossible II (as it appears in the opening credits) or “Mission: Unstoppable,” this long-awaited Paramount […]

Robert Evans, Friend, Iconic Producer of ‘Godfather,’ ‘Chinatown,’ Dies at 89

Robert Evans, Friend, Iconic Producer of ‘Godfather,’ ‘Chinatown,’ Dies at 89

Robert Evans, the protean Hollywood producer and former Paramount Pictures production chief who backed such seminal 1970s films as “Chinatown,” ”The Godfather” and “Harold and Maude,” has died. He was 89 anni. Publicist, Monique Moss, confirmed that Bob died Saturday. No other details Monday are immediately available. Some lore: Bob Evans and his brother Charles […]

Box Office: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Debuts at $40-M, ‘Lion King’ Headed to $1-B

Box Office: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Debuts at $40-M, ‘Lion King’ Headed to $1-B

$DIS, $SNE, $VIA Set in the Summer and Winter of Y 1969, this homage to Hollywood marked a career-best opening for Quentin Tarantino, as family friendly, ‘Lion King’ nears $1-B globally. Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood successfully proved adult films can play well Vs children’s by posting $40-M at the North American box […]

Politics Seen in ‘Top Gun’ Sequel

Politics Seen in ‘Top Gun’ Sequel

$VIA, $TCEHY ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ (the squeal) has raised questions about the removal of Japanese and Taiwanese flags on actor Tom Cruise’s famed jacket, according to reports Sunday. Mr. Cruise’s jacket, worn by his character Maverick, had shown those flags in the 1980’s “Top Gun,” but the Y 2019 sequel replaces them as the movie is […]

Lessons From One of Hollywood’s “King and Queen Makers”, Christine Peters

Lessons From One of Hollywood’s “King and Queen Makers”, Christine Peters

$AEMC I had the pleasure of interviewing Christine Peters. Since Christine arrived in Los Angeles from London as Vice President of Foreign Sales and Distribution for the Intercontinental Releasing Corporation, Peters has worked her way up the ladder to her current post as head of CFP Productions, based on the Paramount lot, where she continues to […]

Box Office: ‘The Upside’ Beats ‘Aquaman’ With $19.6-M; ‘Replicas’ DOA

Box Office: ‘The Upside’ Beats ‘Aquaman’ With $19.6-M; ‘Replicas’ DOA

$TWX, $SNE, $DIS, $VIA, $CMCSA ‘The Upside’ is a win for Kevin Hart and STXfilms; ‘Replicas’ marks a career worst for Keanu Reeves. Kevin Hart is proving his power at the box office again with the better-than-expected launch of The Upside. The dramedy beat Aquaman at the weekend with $19.6-M in a surprise victory. The Upside is also […]

Wanda Group in Talks for Minority Viacom Interest

Wanda Group in Talks for Minority Viacom Interest

Wanda Group in Talks for Minority Viacom Interest $VIA, $CBS, $$AMC Chinese real estate and entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group has held talks with Viacom Inc (NASDAQ:VIA) about acquiring a minority stake in its Paramount Pictures unit, according to 2 people familiar with the situation. Wanda’s interest adds new urgency to deliberations over Paramount’s future, […]

Box Office: ‘The Conjuring 2’ Beat Video Game Adaptation ‘Warcraft’

Box Office: ‘The Conjuring 2’ Beat Video Game Adaptation ‘Warcraft’

Box Office: ‘The Conjuring 2’ Beat Video Game Adaptation ‘Warcraft’ $TWX, $CMCSA, $ATVI, $LGF, $VIA New Line and Warner Bros.’, a unit of Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) spooky The Conjuring 2 easily beat big-budget video game adaptation Warcraft and Now You See Me 2 at the domestic box office this weekend with a $40.4-M debut from […]

Shari Redstone To The Paramount Battle

Shari Redstone To The Paramount Battle

Shari Redstone To The Paramount Battle $VIA, $CBS Shari Redstone, is upping pressure on Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) Chairman Philippe Dauman, 62 anni, as a board struggle looms and Sumner Redstone’s granddaughter join the family battles. Shari Redstone, 62 anni, has shown she has the stomach for fight, she potentially could do a lot if she flexes […]