| May 16, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend's new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the...
| May 17, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The King of the Monsters is also king of the box office.
"Godzilla" obliterated the competition with a $38.5 million Stateside opening on Friday, the largest debut day of the year. This includes $9.3 million from Thursday night screenings. At $6.2...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Get ready for giant monsters vs. colossal robots, Round 2: Writer-director Guillermo del Toro is working on a script for a sequel to his 2013 sci-fi film "Pacific Rim."
"I'm working very, very hard with Zak Penn," Del Toro told BuzzFeed at the Austin...
| May 8, 2014
| 10:30 AM
HONG KONG - "Godzilla" will stomp its way into China in mid-June.
The June 13 release in the Middle Kingdom will be roughly a month after its debut in much of the world from this weekend, but will be some six weeks ahead of its release in Japan, the...
| May 6, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Hollywood can be a beast for anyone looking to establish a business.
Movies and TV shows frequently fail. Financing can dry up instantly. And the outsized egos and conflicting agendas of insecure executives can drive anyone mad. So the long odds overcome...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Johnny Depp's new artificial-intelligence thriller probably lacks the processing power to top the U.S. box office charts this weekend.
The $100-million "Transcendence," in which Depp plays a brilliant researcher, is expected to gross $20 million to $22...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Now that the summer box-office proceeds have been tallied, with the hits ("Iron Man 3") and misses ("R.I.P.D") identified, social media measurement firm Fizziology has weighed in with the season's social media standouts.
Fizziology has generated its...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Sacha Baron Cohen stole the show at the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards Saturday evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The outrageously fearless British comic actor of "Borat," "Bruno" and "The Dictator" fame was this year's recipient of the...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Aboard the USS Truxtun last spring, Tom Hanks and director Paul Greengrass were about to shoot what they hoped would be a powerful scene in their new movie, "Captain Phillips," when a Navy captain intervened.
"He said, 'You know that would never happen,...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 8:00 AM
British actor Idris Elba is having what he describes as a "beautiful moment" in his career. His off-screen life, though, is another story.
This summer, Elba starred in Guillermo del Toro's special-effects action thriller "Pacific Rim," in which he...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:09 AM
One of the weekend's top box-office performers, Disney's "Frozen," was among the nominees for the 2013 Annie Awards, which are presented by the International Animated Film Society.
The following is a complete list of nominees:
| Oct 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Magnolia, $26.98; Blu-ray, $29.98
Available on VOD beginning Oct. 15
The Tom Hanks hijacking-at-sea thriller "Captain Phillips" is sure to be one of the year's most talked-about films, but cinephiles also should check out director Tobias...