Mike Hopkins, who won Academy Awards for sound editing on one of Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” films and “King Kong,” died while rafting in the Waiohine River in New Zealand yesterday, police said.
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.’s “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” buoyed by social media, has a shot at the weekend’s box office crown over News Corp.’s “Prometheus,” the sci-fi epic favored by most analysts.
Iceland has won praise from Nobel laureate Paul Krugman and the International Monetary Fund for its ability to dig itself out of financial ruin. Now, the island is turning to Hollywood for the next chapter in its recovery.
DreamWorks Animation SKG’s “Madagascar 3” opened as the top film at U.S. box offices with $60.4 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters, edging out “Prometheus,” a science-fiction thriller from Ridley Scott.