| Jul 5, 2013
| 2:00 PM
In 2010, after the animation studio Illumination Entertainment's first film, "Despicable Me," became a surprise hit, its makers faced a quandary.
"Despicable Me" derived much of its appeal from the character of a curmudgeonly supervillain named...
| 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
| 6:27 AM
After the coffee. Before going for Dwight Howard's job at the Lakers.
The Skinny: Spent the weekend watching some of season one of "The Sopranos." Forgot how great that show was. Monday's headlines include the box office recap and a look at "The Lone...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 4:32 PM
A full trailer has been released for "Despicable Me 2," giving a glimpse at the plot of the movie. So what have Gru and the Minions been up to?...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 9:26 PM
Film production powerhouse Legendary Entertainment has struck a financing, distribution and marketing deal with NBCUniversal, according to an executive with direct knowledge of the situation who declined to speak publicly because of the confidential...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Any blockbuster hit is sure to be reincarnated in today's Hollywood. Dual directors Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud teamed up make over $500 million with the animated hit "Despicable Me" in 2010. They repeat the success of their first collaboration with...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:30 AM
If you looked up into the sky over the 101 Freeway last weekend, you might have noticed a massive, yellow, cylindrical aircraft hovering above the traffic. The floating orb was a blimp painted in the image of a minion — the gibberish-speaking...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Another weekend, another big-budget misfire at the summer box office.
Following the failure of the pricey action flicks "After Earth," "White House Down" and "The Lone Ranger," Guillermo del Toro's $190-million "Pacific Rim" also found itself unable...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 1:03 PM
With the low-budget horror film "The Conjuring" poised to win this weekend's box office race, Universal Pictures may soon face a frightening reality.
Of the four new films hitting theaters this weekend, the studio's $130-million 3-D action-adventure "R....
| Jul 21, 2013
| 8:30 AM
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The low-budget horror flick "The Conjuring" outran the "Despicable Me" minions and a racing snail named "Turbo" to win the weekend box office contest at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to studio estimates on Sunday....
| Jul 21, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Will "R.I.P.D." go down as the biggest flop of the summer?
It's hard to make the distinction, given the number of big-budget misfires that have landed in theaters this season. But according to distributor Universal Pictures, the $130-million action-...