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Warner Bros distributed feature Gravity starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock has topped the Australian box office on its opening weekend. The film, set in space, has been critically well received and opened to takings of $3,546,776...
Warner Bros distributed feature Gravity starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock has topped the Australian box office on its opening weekend. The film, set in space, has been critically well received and opened to takings of $3,546,776 across 469 screens. In second place was comedy Grown Ups 2. Distributed by Sony, this was the third weekend for the film which stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and Salma Hayek. It took $2,288,947 across 285 screens on what was a long weekend in New South Wales, Queensland, the ACT and South Australia. This was the first weekend since the start of September that two films made for adult audiences have managed to fill out the top end of the box office chart with school holiday favourites Turbo, Smurfs 2 and Planes the biggest winners on recent weekends. It was the second weekend at the box office for Australian film Tim Winton’s The Turning. It saw the number of screens increase by just one to 17. It made $165,532 this weekend, a drop from the $215,000 it made the previous weekend. Rush – starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl as racing drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauder – was sixth in the box office with a weekend opening of $1.2m. THE BOX OFFICE TOP 20 Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O Gravity (Wb) $3,546,776 469 $3,548,216 Grown Ups 2 (Sony) $2,288,947 285 $7,479,603 Turbo (Fox) $2,216,179 312 $10,260,447 The Smurfs 2 (Sony) $1,751,233 315 $11,254,878 Planes (Disney) $1,437,400 432 $5,805,223 Rush (Eone /hopscotch) $1,211,040 223 $1,277,457 Percy Jackson: The Sea Of Monsters (Fox) $1,109,289 288 $6,028,623 Runner Runner (Fox) $664,346 231 $2,573,584 Blue Jasmine (Eone /hopscotch) $454,182 115 $4,514,873 White House Down (Sony) $299,088 149 $6,894,169 One Direction: This Is Us (Sony) $295,909 208 $2,610,715 Now You See Me (Eone /hopscotch) $206,047 58 $16,917,537 2 Guns (Sony) $191,349 152 $206,891 Tim Winton (Madman) $165,532 17 $623,924 Thanks For Sharing (Paramount) $146,095 54 $182,331 Riddick (Roadshow) $119,732 104 $3,366,855 Stories We Tell (Palace) $83,980 17 $333,238 Besharam (Mindblowing Films) $77,941 17 $92,587 Young Detective Dee: Rise Of The Sea Dragon (Chinalion Film) $68,274 8 $68,274 The Best Offer (Paramount) $62,738 56 $1,763,198 Data courtesy of the MPDAA. The post Gravity tops Aussie box office on opening weekend appeared first on mUmBRELLA
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EXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed director Alejandro Monteverde. This comes as his latest film Little Boy got a lot of attention when it was shopped last week for distribution. I’m told there are three distributors that have made offers on...
EXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed director Alejandro Monteverde. This comes as his latest film Little Boy got a lot of attention when it was shopped last week for distribution. I’m told there are three distributors that have made offers on a film about a young American boy who tries to bring his father back from WWII. Little Boy stars Kevin James, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson and Michael Rapaport. Monteverde previously directed the 2006 pic Bella. CAA is assisting in the Little Boy deal, but the point man on it has been producer Mark Burnett. Stay tuned.
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I’ve been down with what is either an incredibly horrible cold or what technically would be considered a mild flu since last Tuesday, although “mild” is definitely not in the eyes of the sufferer – achy and sore, exhausted just doing not...
I’ve been down with what is either an incredibly horrible cold or what technically would be considered a mild flu since last Tuesday, although “mild” is definitely not in the eyes of the sufferer – achy and sore, exhausted just doing nothing but unable to sleep enough to wake up feeling like I slept, coughing up disgusting stuff from inside my chest, a nose that is either stuffed or running depending on the time of day, alternately hungry and nauseous in the same minute… Anyway, my brain is definitely not completely “there” this week, but here are some thoughts. So far not terrifically excited by Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. I thought the pilot episode was basically meh and if it wasn’t for the involvement of the combined powerhouse of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) and Joss Whedon it would never have been picked up by ABC, much less been given a full season of episodes. For one thing the new agents (meaning those we haven’t seen in the MCU) are too homogenously Hollywood; everybody is the same pretty face and body, as though the casting office went to the Paris and New York fashion shows instead of the theaters in their search for new talent. Note to ABC: Marvel’s universe is not DC’s universe. It’s built around imperfect people having imperfect lives, super powered or not. It wouldn’t have been a bad idea to hire a Melissa McCarthy or Kevin James as agents. Y’know, some imperfect people. Imperfect people who can… act. But maybe I’m being too hard on a new show that has had the weight of high expectations around its neck like the proverbial albatross. Isn’t there anything I’ve liked about AOS? Of course. Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson. Oh, and Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson. And then there’s Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson. I also like Lola, Phil Coulson’s 1961 red Chevrolet Corvette C1. (Phil Coulson is played by Clark Gregg.) I like that Lola has a little bit of DeLorean in her. I like Sam Jackson showing up as Nick Fury and dressing down Phil Coulson (who is played by Clark Gregg.) I liked seeing J. August Richards – Charles Gunn on Angel – on TV again, playing the manipulated and man-made superhero/supervillain of the pilot. Whedon has a good, no, great, eye for talent and he often hires and rehires actors he has worked with and brought to stardom…maybe we’ll be seeing other Wheedon “school” alumni on AOS? Alexis Denisoff – yes, I know he played “the Other” in The Avengers, but so what? – Elisha Dushku, Tom Lenk, Amy Acker, Gina Torres, Nathan Fillion…. Actually, those are the kind of actors I would have liked to see making up the Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D on ABC, Tuesdays at 8 PM, EDT. Still, the pretty faces of Hollywood might grow on me. TUESDAY MORNING: Emily S. Whitten TUESDAY AFTERNOON: Michael Davis Originally published on ComicMix as Mindy Newell: The SHIELD Bug
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Happy Sunday! It’s been an exciting week, including our first pickups and cancellation of the new season. Our first renewal of the new fall season is Sleepy Hollow! And NBC has ordered a full season of The Blacklist. Our first canc...
Happy Sunday! It’s been an exciting week, including our first pickups and cancellation of the new season. Our first renewal of the new fall season is Sleepy Hollow! And NBC has ordered a full season of The Blacklist. Our first cancellation of the new season: Lucky 7 Fox has ordered more scripts for Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Renewed: Covert Affairs, Cedar Cove Nikita‘s final set of six episodes will premiere on November 22nd. Wilfred has been renewed for a fourth and final season, which will air on FXX. ABC has picked up the second season of Canadian procedural Motive. Canceled: Camp NBC is not going forward with its Hillary Clinton miniseries. Ordered to series: Fox: Comedy Mulaney The Hallmark Channel: Signed, Sealed & Delivered (formerly known as Dead Letters) IFC: Comedy Garfunkel & Oates Pilot orders: Amazon: three comedies NBC: Futuristic crime thriller Tin Man In development: ABC: A limited series based on A Slave in the White House, CIA drama Clandestine, mob drama Beverly Kills, musical fairy tale comedy Galavant, high-concept family drama Conviction, crime procedural Just Rewards, comedy Raising Mom, Brad Garrett comedy When the Balls Drop CBS: Two Sony comedies, legal drama Tigers, James Patterson thriller adaptation Zoo, a family comedy The CW: High school drug drama Exp Fox: Bill Lawrence bounty hunter comedy Chasing Skips, family-friendly comedy Kindergarten Heroes, comedy Torched, an adaptation of Israeli spy drama Shkufim, comedy Last Man on Earth, drama How to Live a Life of Crime, sibling comedy Winners, a Harry Connick, Jr. comedy, Diablo Cody teen drama Prodigy HBO: Comedy These Things Happen Lionsgate: A Kevin James comedy NBC: Legal drama Vega v. Vega, Rob Lowe comedy The Pro, comedy The Mason Twins, comedy The Money Pit, diner comedy The Bright Side Pilot directors: The Lottery: Danny Cannon Unreal: Roger Kumble Promoted to series regular: Two and a Half Men: Amber Tamblyn Guest stars! Baby Daddy: Bailey Buntain The Big Bang Theory: Bill Nye Community: Nathan Fillion The Crazy Ones: Ed Asner CSI: Sherry Stringfield Ground Floor: John McEnroe Hart of Dixie: Danielle Bradbery Hot in Cleveland: Jason Priestley, Thomas Lennon The Michael J. Fox Show: Sting The Mindy Project: Vanessa Bayer, Larenz Tate Suits: Patrick Fischler Trophy Wife: Dennis Haysbert Us & Them: John Carroll Lynch Witches of East End: Joel Gretsch Returns: The Big Bang Theory: Bob Newhart Criminal Minds: Paget Brewster Elementary: Rhys Ifans, Natalie Dormer, maybe Sean Pertwee and Malcolm Goodwin Hot in Cleveland: Susan Lucci Casting: 24: Live Another Day: Kim Raver, William Devane The After: Jamie Kennedy, Adrian Pasdar, Aldis Hodge Arrow: Jimmy Jean-Louis The Black Box: Ditch Davey, David Ajala, Ali Wong Broadchurch (U.S. version): David Tennant (reprising his role from the original British show) Deadbeat: Tyler Labine Deliverance Creek: Christopher Backus Extant: Halle Berry Fargo: Colin Hanks The Following: Leslie Bibb, Montego Glover Grimm: Sharon Leal HR: Peter Fonda Intelligence: Laura Wiggins Jennifer Falls: Dylan Gelula Justified: Alicia Witt, Edi Gathegi, AJ Buckley The Knick: Grainger Hines The Money: David Harewood, Andrea Riseborough, Patrick Kennedy, Dominique McElligott, Laila Robins Mystery Girls: Jennie Garth (maybe?) Nurse Jackie: Julie White People in New Jersey: Sarah Silverman, Topher Grace, Patti LuPone Remedy: Sara Canning, Sarah Allen, Dillon Casey The Royals: Jim Piddock Shameless: Brad Schmidt Switched at Birth: RJ Mitte Those Who Kill: Kyle Bornheimer Unreal: Freddie Stroma, Josh Kelly Work Mom: Emily Rutherfurd (Image courtesy of Fox.)
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Catch up with the best of Deadline’s Top TV stories you may have missed this week: BROADCAST PREMIERE WEEK: How Did The Networks Do, What Did We Learn? By Nellie Andreeva — The broadcast premiere week started off with fireworks as ...
Catch up with the best of Deadline’s Top TV stories you may have missed this week: BROADCAST PREMIERE WEEK: How Did The Networks Do, What Did We Learn? By Nellie Andreeva — The broadcast premiere week started off with fireworks as several breakout hits emerged Monday and Tuesday — The Blacklist, Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Sleepy Hollow — and some veteran series returned up year-to-year. But the euphoria subsided as the days went on and the week ended on a whimper, with a weak series launch (ABC’s Betrayal) and across-the-board ratings losses for everyone on Sunday. Kevin James To Topline 10/90 Comedy Series For Lionsgate & Debmar-Mercury By Nellie Andreeva — The King of Queens star Kevin James is returning to his sitcom roots. I’ve learned that as part of the overall film and TV deal James just signed with Lionsgate, he will star in and executive produce a multi-camera comedy under the 10/90 model crafted by the Lionsgate-owned Debmar-Mercury. Golden Age Of TV Still Directed By White Guys By Lisa De Moraes — This Golden Age of Television we keep hearing about is — just like the un-Golden Age before it — directed almost entirely by white guys, according to the Directors Guild of America‘s latest study about director diversity in episodic TV. Broadcasters Ambushed By Hysteria Around ‘Breaking Bad’ Finale By Lisa De Moraes — It may be too much to say last night was the night cable overtook broadcast TV for good — as some media have claimed –  but it sure felt that way today. It’s not like broadcasters have never competed on Sunday against numbers like the 10.3 million Breaking Bad attracted in its series finale, but they definitely did not anticipate the media hysteria over the Breaking Bad wrapup. Walter White’s Odyssey Completed In ‘Breaking Bad’ Finale By Mike Fleming Jr. — The unfinished business of the hapless chemistry teacher Walter White, who becomes the ruthless meth magnate Heisenberg, get wrapped up tonight. And there are some stunning surprises thrown in on the score-settling tour. ‘The Butler’ Effect? ABC Eyes Limited Series About James Madison’s Slave Servant By Nellie Andreeva — Following the success of Lee Daniels’ The Butler, ABC has put in development a limited series about another famous black White House servant. A Slave In The White House, from filmmakers Sheldon Candis and Justin Wilson (LUV) and Deborah Spera and Maria Grasso’s One-Two Punch Prods, is a 12-hour limited series based on the true story of Paul Jennings, a Virginia-born slave who served as personal valet to President James Madison while at the same working behind the scenes as a subversive anti-slavery activist. Strap In For ‘SNL’ Rebuilding Year By Lisa De Moraes — In last night’s season opener of Saturday Night Live, the running joke was that we will all have to suffer through a rebuilding year after the exit of stalwart cast members. Host Tina Fey said as much in her upfront monologue, and then trotted out the six newcomers for freshman hazing in the form of a humiliating song and dance number. Keshet & Dick Clark Prods. Launch Reality TV Production Company, Will Adapt Hot ‘Rising Star’ Format For U.S. By Nellie Andreeva — Keshet International, the global distribution and production arm of leading Israeli media company Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark prods., have formed Keshet DCP, a joint venture focused on developing, financing and delivering unscripted programs to English- and Spanish-speaking U.S. audiences and beyond. NBC Digital Layoffs Underway After Restructuring By Lisa De Moraes — NBC Digital began laying off employees this morning. According to insiders, about 4 out of a staff of 100-ish got the axe. NBC declined to comment.
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In this week's installment of 10 Stories You Might Have Missed: James McAvoy promises "X-Men: Days of Future Past" will be the franchise's "biggest, most epic yet." Also: Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Legend of Conan" finds a n...
In this week's installment of 10 Stories You Might Have Missed: James McAvoy promises "X-Men: Days of Future Past" will be the franchise's "biggest, most epic yet." Also: Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Legend of Conan" finds a new writer, Marc Forster and Brad Pitt working on "World War Z" sequel, "Wilfred" moves to FXX for its final run, Kevin James is returning to TV, NBC starts a "Space Race," and more.http://www.hitfix.com
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EXCLUSIVE: I’ve learned that Lionsgate-owned company Debmar-Mercury is finalizing a deal with TV station owner E.W. Scripps to partner on a syndicated legal panel talk show with The View alumna Star Jones as one of the co-hosts. Th...
EXCLUSIVE: I’ve learned that Lionsgate-owned company Debmar-Mercury is finalizing a deal with TV station owner E.W. Scripps to partner on a syndicated legal panel talk show with The View alumna Star Jones as one of the co-hosts. There isn’t a full-fledged pilot for the project yet, but I hear segments with Jones have been filmed. I hear the format calls for five hosts, and she is the only talent locked in so far. Jones mentioned in an interview with FishbowlNY this week that she had filmed a panel talk show pilot but withheld further information. “I’m more excited about this than I’ve been in long time,” she told the site. “It’s right in my wheelhouse.” Before her nine-year stint on The View, which made her a household name, Jones — an attorney by trade who served as ADA in Brooklyn — was a legal correspondent and commentator for NBC News, Court TV and Inside Edition and led the syndicated court show Jones & Jury. While best known for its 10/90 sitcom template, which has produced a number of series to sell to cable and go into syndication including Anger Management, Debmar-Mercury also produces and distributes first-run syndication fare, including The Wendy Williams Show and Family Feud. Meanwhile, Scripps, which owns 19 TV stations, mostly ABC affiliates, has been experimenting with original programming. It developed and successfully launched two shows last season, game show Let’s Ask America, developed in conjunction Warner Bros.’ Telepictures, and pop culture show The List. A rep for Debmar-Mercury declined comment. Related: Kevin James Tops 10/90 Comedy Series For Lionsgate & Debmar-Mercury
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Here is a catchup of the posts you may have missed over the past 24hrs. SpoilerTV Readers Cancellation/Renewal Predictions Table 2013/14Alternative TV Ratings Scorecard 2013/14Arrow - Episode 2.01 - City of Heroes - Full Set of Promotion...
Here is a catchup of the posts you may have missed over the past 24hrs. SpoilerTV Readers Cancellation/Renewal Predictions Table 2013/14Alternative TV Ratings Scorecard 2013/14Arrow - Episode 2.01 - City of Heroes - Full Set of Promotional PhotosFull Ratings Tables 2013/14Homeland - Episode 3.03 - Tower of David - Promotional PhotosHomeland - Episode 3.04 - Game On - Full Set of Promotional Photos Promotional PhotosReaders' Pilot Ratings Table - 2013/2014SpoilerTV Cancellation Predictor Table 2013/14The Millers - Episode 1.01 - Pilot - Advance Review2 Broke Girls - Episode 3.03 - And The Kitty Kitty Spank Spank - Promo24: Live Another Day - To be filmed in LondonAgents of SHIELD - Episode 1.04 - Eye Spy - Promotional PhotosAmerican Horror Story - Episode 3.02 - Boy Parts - SynopsisArrow - Episode 2.02 - Identity - Promotional PhotosArrow - Season 2 - New PromoArrow - Season 2 - UK Promo and BTS FeaturetteBeauty and the Beast - Season 1 - Full Gag ReelBeauty and the Beast - Season 2 - Kristin Kreuk Interview [VIDEO]Beauty and the Beast - Season 2 - Sendhil Ramamurthy Interview [VIDEO]Bones - Episode 9.05 - The Lady on the List - Promotional PhotosBones - Episode 9.11 & 9.13 - Titles RevealedBroadchurch (US) - David Tennant joins castCastle - Episode 6.03 - Need To Know - 6 TeasersCastle - Episode 6.03 - Need To Know - Sneak PeekCastle - Episode 6.09 - Possible Recurring Character being castChasing Life - Casting News - Andy Mientus to RecurComedy Starring and Produced by Kevin James gets 10/90 Order at FXCougar Town - Season 5 - BTS photo - October 2, 2013Covert Affairs - Renewed for fifth seasonCriminal Minds - Episode 9.03 - Final Shot - PromoCriminal Minds - Episode 9.04 - To Bear Witness - Promotional PhotosCSI - Episode 14.03 - Torch Song - PromoCSI: Las Vegas - Season 14 - Casting News - Sherry Stringfield to GuestDracula - UK Promo 2Dracula - UK PromoElementary - Episode 2.02 - Solve for 'X' - Sneak PeekElementary - Episode 2.04 - Poison Pen - Promotional PhotosFargo - Colin Hanks joins castFirst look photos from AMC's "Halt & Catch Fire" and "Turn"Glee - Episode 5.02 - Tina in the Sky With Diamonds - Sneak PeekGlee - Episode 5.02 - Tina in the Sky With Diamonds - Full Set of Promotional Photos Grey's Anatomy - Episode 10.04 - Puttin' on the Ritz - Promotional PhotosGrey's Anatomy - Season 10 - BTS Video of TV Guide Cover PhotoGrey's Anatomy - Season 10 - Sara Ramirez and Jessica Capshaw TV Guide InterviewGrimm - Episode 3.09 - Title Revealed + SnippetHart of Dixie - Episode 3.02 - Friends in Low Places - Promotional PhotosHaven - Episode 4.04 - Lost and Found - Promotional PhotosHelix - First Look Promotional PhotosHomeland - Episode 3.02 - Uh... Oh... Ah... - Short ReviewHomeland - Episode 3.04 - 3.05 - Short SynopsisHow I Met Your Mother- Episode 9.03 "Last Time in New York" Review- Things are getting tense; in a good wayHow I Met Your Mother - Season 8 - Gag Reel ICYMI - 2nd October 2013Ironside - Episode 1.02 - Sleeping Dogs - PromoIronside - Episode 1.03 - Action - Promotional PhotosJustified - Season 5 - Various Casting NewsLast Man Standing - Episode 3.03 - Pledging - Sneak PeekLatest from E! Online - Various Shows - 3rd October 2013Latest from TV Guide - Various Shows - 1st October 2013Law and Order SVU - Episode 15.04 - Internal Affairs - PromoLaw and Order : SVU - Episode 15.04 - Internal Affairs - Promotional PhotosLaw and Order : SVU - Episode 15.05 - Wonderland Story - Promotional PhotosMasters of Sex - Episode 1.04 - Thank You For Coming - Promotional PhotosMom - Episode 1.03 - A Small Nervous Meltdown and a Misplaced Fork - PromoMotive - Picked up for 2nd Season by ABCMulaney (Working Title) - Ordered to Series by FOXNashville - Episode 2.03 - I Don't Wanna Talk About It Now - PromoNCIS: Los Angeles - Episode 5.02 - Impact - Best Scene PollNew Girl - Episode 3.04 - The Captain - PromoNew Girl - Episode 3.05 - The Box - Promotional PhotosNo Angels - Adaptation of British Dramedy put in development at ABCNu
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As “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” continues its sleeper hit success, ABC has decided (per Deadline) to produce a limited series focused on a different White House servant, Paul Jennings. Adapted from Elizabeth Dowling Taylor’s “A Slave in the...
As “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” continues its sleeper hit success, ABC has decided (per Deadline) to produce a limited series focused on a different White House servant, Paul Jennings. Adapted from Elizabeth Dowling Taylor’s “A Slave in the White House,” the show would focus on Jennings, a Virginia-born slave, as he simultaneously acts as President James Madison’s personal valet and as an anti-slavery activist. The show will be written and co-executive produced by “LUV” filmmakers Sheldon Candis and Justin Wilson, with Candis also handling directorial duties as he did on their first film. For now, the show’s only eyed as a 12-hour limited series though, as...
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Actor Kevin James’ overall deal with Lionsgate will bring the ‘Kings and Queens’ star back to TV. Similar to a deal Charlie Sheen brokered with his hit series ‘Anger Management’, James will be doing the same as he is set to produce and s...
Actor Kevin James’ overall deal with Lionsgate will bring the ‘Kings and Queens’ star back to TV. Similar to a deal Charlie Sheen brokered with his hit series ‘Anger Management’, James will be doing the same as he is set to produce and star in a 10/90 comedy for the Lionsgate leg, Debmar-Mercury. The deal gives the upcoming comedy a 10-episode order with the possibility of a 90-episode back order if the show manages to score promising ratings. So far the studio has yet to reveal details behind the script with Deadline suspect that Kevin James is sure to have a hand in the project’s storyline. Since becoming an actor  [ Read More ]The post Kevin James Returning To TV In New Comedy Series appeared first on Shockya.com.
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