Walt Disney Co.’s Pixar animation “Monsters University” took first place at U.S. and Canadian theaters this past weekend with $82.4 million in ticket sales, overcoming Brad Pitt’s zombie apocalypse tale “World War Z,” which was second with $66.4 million.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” rolled out to the screams of sleepless fans in London yesterday, the final production in a film franchise that has made $6.37 billion at the global box office so far.
Movies about musicians starring Justin Timberlake and Matt Damon are among the 20 contenders for the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Steven Spielberg will steer a nine-member jury.
Michael Douglas plays Liberace, Justin Timberlake a 1960s folk singer and Ryan Gosling a Bangkok drug smuggler in three of the 19 contenders for the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, which starts on May 15.
Burberry Group Plc said Chief Financial Officer Stacey Cartwright is leaving after nine years in the job, ruffling investors at a time when the company has to contend with slowing growth in luxury-goods sales.
“ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 1” was the top movie of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday weekend, taking in $49.1 million in ticket sales over three days for Time Warner Inc.’s Warner Bros.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2,” the final movie in the series based on J.K. Rowling’s books about a boy wizard, opened with a record $169.2 million in weekend ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada.