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‘Wolverine’ bow stalled in Mexico

Hollywood went on high alert Monday for signs of whether swine flu might sicken the boxoffice, with the spreading epidemic already curtailing moviegoing in Mexico.


Three new wide releases will face off against "Fast & Furious" in this weekend's boxoffice drag race, but even if "Fast" downshifts into second gear, the Universal action pic again should cross the finish line in first place.

‘Fast & Furious’ hits theaters running

Two big pics open wide today — Universal's hot-rodding action sequel "Fast & Furious" and Miramax's R-rated youth comedy "Adventureland" — but only one will burn rubber at the domestic boxoffice.

WGA taps ‘Slumdog,’ ‘Milk’

Fox Searchlight's Indian drama "Slumdog Millionaire" put another notch in its kudos- season win column Saturday, copping a WGA Award for best adapted screenplay for Simon Beaufoy.

Par ads finish 1-2 in big game poll

It looks like Paramount's pricey Super Bowl spots for a pair of summer tentpoles worked well as surveys found TV viewers responding positively to trailers for "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and "Star Trek."

Heat of the ‘Knight’

Warner Bros.' "The Dark Knight" continues to gain awards-season cred as the DGA on Thursday included the Christopher Nolan-helmed Batman sequel among five feature film nominations. The other nominees are Danny Boyle for Fox Searchlight's drama "Slumdog Millionaire," David Fincher for the Paramount/Warner Bros. literary adaptation "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Ron Howard for Universal's political drama "Frost/Nixon" and Gus Van Sant for Focus Features' Harvey Milk biopic "Milk."

A raider is at the Lionsgate

When Carl Icahn becomes one of your company's biggest shareholders, speculation over its future heats up pretty quickly.

Spielberg shifts focus to Par exit, distribution deal

Steven Spielberg finally has his rupees, but now comes the tricky bit.

‘Dark Knight’ fuels sunny day at Imax

Imax has been thisclose to breaking big on the exhibition scene, well, seemingly forever. So it might ring a bit hollow when execs predict that favorable publicity from Imax's role in the record success of "The Dark Knight" will prove to be a watershed for the giant-screen vendor.

Fire strikes Uni backlot

An early-morning fire broke out on the Universal Studios backlot Sunday, destroying important cityscape but no soundstages.

Cruise in ‘M:I-4’: It’s possible

"Mission: Impossible 4" could be coming — just not anytime soon.