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Winter the dolphin may have no tail, but she has legs at the box office. ‘Dolphin Tale,’ which opened at No. 3 last week, swam to first place with an estimated $ 14.2 million. That was enough not only to dethrone the 3D re-release of ‘The Lion King’ after two weeks, but also to outperform all four of this weekend’s new wide release movies: ’50/50,’ ‘Courageous,’ ‘Dream House’ and ‘What’s… Continue reading 'Dolphin Tale' Dethrones 'Lion King': Box Office Report, September 30-October 2

For some filmmakers, the idea of working with children and animals — not to mention the entire family film genre, for that matter — is an abhorrent proposition. But ‘Dolphin Tale’ director Charlies Martin Smith says he learned from the best — from the likes of George Lucas and Carroll Ballard. Thanks to those influences and Smith’s familiarity with animal-centered stories (he directed Disney’s franchise-setting ‘Air Bud’), ‘Dolphin Tale’ is… Continue reading 'Dolphin Tale' Director Dishes On Working With Its Real-Life Star, Winter

As the number-crunching characters in ‘Moneyball’ could tell you, a player’s stats don’t always mesh with his actual earning power. Indeed, ‘Moneyball’ was favored to win the box office competition this weekend, but the contest saw the 3D version of ‘The Lion King’ repeat at No. 1, earning an estimated $ 22.1 million and fending off the Brad Pitt-led baseball flick and three other newcomers — ‘Dolphin Tale,’ ‘Abduction,’ and… Continue reading Box Office Report: 'Lion King' Rules 'Moneyball' and 'Dolphin Tale'

August 16, 2011

gospel for teens Illumination Plans True Harlem Teen Gospel Choir TaleIllumination Entertainment is planning its first fully live-action feature, Deadline reports. The production company, housed at Universal, has secured the rights to the true story of gospel singer Vy Higginsen and her Harlem-based choir program “Gospel for Teens”.

Stephen Belber (Tape, Management) will provide the screenplay, based on a recent “60 Minutes” segment.

Illumination Entertainment was founded in 2007 and, until now, is











Next week, moviegoers will thrill to the tale of Conan, a sophisticated chap from the upper echelons of high society … wait, what’s that? That’s not true? He’s a “barbarian”? That seems like a harsh title, doesn’t it? Well, in any case, the tale of Conan “the Barbarian” reenters the zeitgeist next week thanks to a new film starring Jason Momoa. How does Momoa stack up against the… Continue reading Conan the Barbarian Tale of the Tape: Arnold Schwarzenegger vs. Jason Momoa