Blue Jasmine

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Cate Blanchett in a scene from the film, "Blue Jasmine." (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Classics, file)

Spirit Awards to give dressed-down Oscar preview

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Oscars will get a dressed-down, beach-side rehearsal at Saturday’s 29th annual Spirit Awards. As the final award show before Sunday’s Oscars, the Spirit Awards are a looser affair held in a […]

03/01/2014

Box Office

‘Riddick’ illuminates box office with $18.7M debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) – “Riddick” is seeing light at the box office. The sci-fi thriller starring Vin Diesel as an intergalactic criminal with built-in night vision debuted in first place with $18.7 million, according to […]

09/08/2013

This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines, left, and Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines in a scene from "Lee Daniels' The Butler." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Anne Marie Fox)

‘The Butler’ stays on top with $17 million

NEW YORK (AP) – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” served up a second helping at the box office, topping the weekend with $17 million according to studio estimates Sunday. That was enough to lead all films […]

08/25/2013