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  • Box Office: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' tops, 'Boyhood' shines

    It took a set of evolved primates to end the dominance of colossal transforming robots at the box office. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” became king of the multiplex after taking in $73 million over the weekend in the U.S. and Canada, according to...
  • Box Office: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Rules With $73 Million

    "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" swung into theaters and snagged an estimated $73 million domestic debut this weekend from audiences looking for a blockbuster with brains. The 20th Century Fox release unspooled across 3,967 U.S. theaters and was fueled...
  • New York IPO of China's Alibaba May Expand To $130 billion

    HONG KONG - Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce and Internet giant, has expanded the size of its imminent IPO in New York. The company updated the draft prospectus on file with the Securities & Exchange Commission Friday, and indicated that it might raise...
  • Hot Japanese Stars Sometani Shota and Maeda Atsuko Say 'Sayonara Kabukicho'

    TOKYO -- Hot young stars Sometani Shota ("Himizu," "Wood Job!") and Maeda Atsuko ("Tamako in Moratorium," "The Drudgery Train") star in Ryuichi Hiroki's new pic, "Sayonara Kabukicho." Sometani plays a "love hotel" manager in the title Tokyo red-light...
  • Mumbai Mantra To Continue Without Sundance

    HONG KONG - Mumbai Mantra, the Indian-themed screenwriting program, is to go solo, following the expiry of its relationship with the Sundance Institute. The event is backed by Mahindra, the multinational Indian industrial conglomerate whose interests...
  • 'Black Orpheus' Musical to Bring Bossa Nova to Broadway

    Pulitzer-winning playwright Lynn Nottage (pictured above) and director George C. Wolfe ("Lucky Guy," "Angels in America") have signed on to a brewing Broadway musical adaptation of Marcel Camus' 1959 film "Black Orpheus." The score of the production will...
  • China's Fosun and Yu Dong To Buy Fox's Stake in Bona Film

    HONG KONG -- Fosun International, the Chinese conglomerate that is poised to back Jeff Robinov's upstart Studio 8 company, is to increase its stake in producer, distributor Bona Film Group. At the same time Bona's chairman and CEO Yu Dong is to buy out...
  • A decade after 'Garden State,' Braff is still a wandering soul

    A decade after 'Garden State,' Braff is still  a wandering soul
    LOS ANGELES — Blame Zach Braff. The Shins are warbling at Cucina inside the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, a power lunch spot frequented by Hollywood's most cold-blooded players. Over the restaurant's speakers, "The Simple Song" — the...
  • Il Cinema Ritrovato: Cinematic Treasures Lost and Found, Back on the Bigscreen

    A large crowd queues impatiently outside the cinema and, when the doors open, rushes in. In an instant, every available seat is taken. Toward the back of the auditorium, a dispute breaks out between two passholders over who was there first. It's a...
  • Russia's Arena Acquires Sundance Audience Winner 'Green Prince'

    KARLOVY VARY, Czech Rep. -- Nadav Schirman's "The Green Prince," which opened the World Cinema Documentary Competition at Sundance and won the audience award there, has been sold to Russian distributor Arena Film. The film won the audience award at...
  • Chad Hartigan Talks Next Feature 'Morris In America' In Karlovy Vary

    This time last year, Chad Hartigan hit Karlovy Vary midway through an extensive festival tour for his soph feature "This is Martin Bonner." Beginning at Sundance 2013 and only wrapping up at Poland's Off Plus Camera last May, the warm, intimate...
  • First Look of Trailer from Karlovy Vary Fest Player 'Kebab & Horoscope' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Variety has been given exclusive access to the trailer for black comedy "Kebab & Horoscope," which world premieres in competition at the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival. The pic is the debut feature from Polish director Grzegorz Jaroszuk, whose 2011...