| Jul 7, 2013
| 9:31 AM
With "Despicable Me 2" dominating the Fourth of July box office, it was no holiday for "The Lone Ranger."
The animated 3-D film had a lot to celebrate over the long Independence Day weekend as it took in an explosive $142.1 million between its debut...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 10:25 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The minions of "Despicable Me 2" ran away with the July 4th box office, leaving the Johnny Depp Western "The Lone Ranger" in the dust.
According to studio estimates Sunday, the Universal animated sequel took in $82.5 million over...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Publicity preceding last week's release of "Despicable Me 2" carried over into DVD sales for its predecessor. Three years after its own theatrical release, Universal's "Despicable Me" cracked the top-10 DVD sales chart at No. 9 for the week.
| Jul 5, 2013
| 3:31 PM
The Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles, which kicks off Wednesday, will showcase more than 100 independent features, documentaries and shorts at various locales, including the Downtown Independent, the AT&T Center Theater, the Grammy Museum Clive Davis...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Universal has extended its contract with Stephanie Sperber re-upping the executive's deal to remain as president of Universal Partnerships & Licensing through 2016.
New deal comes a year and a half before her current contact was set to expire.
| Jun 15, 2013
| 2:30 PM
An unexpected toon hit back in 2010, "Despicable Me" capitalized on the idea that the hole in a would-be villain's heart might be perfectly filled by three adorable orphan girls. Bound to exceed its predecessor at the box office, Universal/Illumination'...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Committing to the genre after years of fits and starts, Warner Bros. on Monday said it will produce one animated movie per year beginning in 2014.
Every other major studio in Hollywood has established an animation strategy in the past few years, with...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:30 PM
For an early poster teasing "Despicable Me 2," Universal Pictures went with a more minimalist approach: two Minions stand above the date July 2013. It didn't need to say more because since the first film hit big in 2010, the yellow Twinkie-shaped...
| May 15, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Angry Birds will be flying into movie theaters in July 2016 with Sony announcing Wednesday that it has acquired the worldwide rights to the ubiquitous game franchise.
The 3-D CG-animated movie will be developed and financed by Rovio Entertainment, the...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 5:52 AM
Parade lovers will have one less option at Orlando's theme parks soon. The Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun, an afternoon staple at Disney's Hollywood Studios, calls it quits on Saturday.
Walt Disney World decided last month that the Countdown, which...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 2:20 PM
"Universal's Superstar Parade" and "Universal's Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movie Memories" will debut May 8, Universal Orlando announced Tuesday.
The daily parade will feature characters from "Despicable Me," "Hop," "SpongeBob SquarePants" and...