| 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 23, 2013
| 5:10 PM
The animated film "Despicable Me 2" has been denied a release in China, a spokesperson for distributor Universal Pictures has confirmed.
The 3-D movie, a sequel to the 2010 hit, has grossed $584 million worldwide. And it has been a huge success...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Kristen Wiig and beau Fabrizio Moretti have reportedly called it quits.
The "Saturday Night Live" alum and Moretti, the drummer for the Strokes, have ended their 18-month relationship, according to Us Weekly and People.
"It was very amicable and...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley, who assumed her post after Adam Fogelson was ousted from the position last fall, has had her contract renewed through 2017.
Her role at the Comcast Corp.-owned studio is also expanding. Langley, who currently...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 10:46 AM
The Grammy Awards are first and foremost a celebration of pop music, but Sunday night's ceremony also had copious connections to the world of movies. Here's a look at some of the subtle and shameless film hyping, trailer dropping and Oscar campaigning....
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:03 AM
Cable giant Comcast Corp. proved why it is the envy of the cable industry Tuesday, announcing that profit soared 26% in the fiscal fourth quarter and that it had put the brakes on a troublesome trend of customer losses.
For the three months ended Dec....
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
First the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences disqualified a song. Now it could be facing the music.
For the first time in its history, the academy this week revoked an Oscar nomination on ethical grounds, citing improper campaigning by the...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 11:51 AM
The Motion Picture Academy released its first statement Saturday since revoking the Oscar nomination of Bruce Broughton, the composer of "Alone Yet Not Alone," which would have been one of the five contenders for original song at this year's Academy...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Cheryl Boone Issacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, clarified Saturday why the academy revoked the original song Oscar nomination of composer Bruce Broughton earlier this week.
"It's not about a punishment," Isaacs told...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Steve McQueen's historical drama "12 Years a Slave" earned best picture, and the film's newcomer, Lupita Nyong'o, snagged supporting actress. Meanwhile, David O. Russell's con-artist comedy "American Hustle" picked up several wins, including ensemble,...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:54 AM
It looks like plenty of stockings will be stuffed with minions DVDs this year.
The computer animated family film "Despicable Me 2" sold $80 million worth of DVDs, Blu-ray discs and digital copies in its first week in release, according to its...