THR travels to Chicago to visit R.S. Owens & Co., the makers of the Oscar statues. From casting the mold, polishing it up for future winners and plating it in copper then silver then an final coating in extra thick 24k gold.
The first official trailer for Lars Von Trier's drama starring Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stellan Skarsgard. The film about a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac can be seen on Demand on March 6 and in select theaters March 21.
Other guests who made the scene at Monday night's Spago party included Sumner Redstone, Jeffrey Katzenberg, "Gravity" director Alfonso Cuaron, breakout stars Lupita Nyong'o and Barkhad Abdi, "Nebraska's" Bruce Dern, and "Before Midnight" adapted screenplay contenders Ethan Hawke, Richard Linklater and Julie Delpy.
An overall soft weekend sees Dwayne Johnson's "Snitch" place No. 2 with $13 million, while micro-budgeted "Dark Skies" debuts to $8.9 million; holdover kids pic "Escape from Planet Earth" rises up the chart. READ MORE
The Bruce Willis action pic now is expected to top the Valentine's Day-Presidents Day stretch; "Safe Haven" is on course for five-day opening of $35 million but was beaten by holdover "Identity Thief" for the weekend itself. READ MORE
The R-rated comedy exceeds expectations despite Winter Storm Nemo in the Northeast; Steven Soderbergh's "Side Effects" Opens No. 3 With $9.4 million, while "Argo" makes a comeback in its 18th week of release. READ MORE
The Universal comedy -- pairing McCarthy with Jason Bateman -- should win the weekend race easily, but the looming blizzard in the Northeast could dampen grosses as Steven Soderbergh's "Side Effects" also opens. READ MORE