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Monday, September 24, 2007

"HollyBeej" -Monday September 24, 2007

Live from Hollywood...
News From Inside the Hollywood Machine

  • The official announcement was made - AMC will renew its first original scripted drama "Mad Men" for a sophomore season. Produced by Lionsgate, Mad Men's season one finale will air October 18 at 10pm.
  • NBC has given a 13-episode commitment to the horror skein “Fear Itself,” which the Peacock plans to air sometime next summer.
  • Kevin Spacey, Laura Dern, Denis Leary, John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson, Ed Begley Jr. and Bob Balaban have been set by HBO Films to star in “Recount,” the drama about the controversial Florida results in the 2000 presidential election.
  • Denzel Washington will re-team with frequent collaborator Tony Scott on a remake of "The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3" for Columbia Pictures. Washington will take on the role of Zachary "Z" Garber, which was played by Walter Matthau in the original 1974 Joseph Sargent-helmed film. The story, based on a novel by John Godey, also spawned a 1998 TV movie starring Edward James Olmos. The latest incarnation takes place in contemporary New York and is set in motion when four hijackers take over a subway train and hold the passengers for ransom.

Weekend Box Office Estimates: September 21-23, 2007
  • Resident Evil:Extinction (ScreenGems) $24.0 million - opening weekend
  • Good Luck Chuck (Lionsgate Films) $14.0 million - opening weekend
  • The Brave One (Warner Bros.) $7.4 million - 2 wk total $25.1m
  • 3:10 to Yuma (Lionsgate) $6.4 million - 3 wk total $37.9m
  • Eastern Promises (Focus) $5.7 million - 2 wk total $6.5m
  • Sydney White (Universal) $5.3 million - opening weekend
  • Mr. Woodcock (NewLine) $4.9 million - 2 wk total $15.7m
  • Superbad (Sony) $3.1 million - 6 wk total $116.2m
  • The Bourne Ultimatum (Universal) $2.8 million - 8 wk total $220.2m
  • Dragon Wars (Freestyle) $2.5 million - 2 wk total $8.4m
  • Source: Box Office Mojo
  • NBC has ordered up another season of The Biggest Loser and will schedule it for some time midseason. NBC ordered an additional 14 episodes and in this rendition, the contestants will be in pairs, teamed up with a family member or significant other.

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