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.
Three years ago, Suntory Holdings Ltd. pulled out of a merger that would have created a business bigger than Coca-Cola Co. Now it’s back at the global drinks table, selling up to $4.7 billion of shares to fund acquisitions.
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.
Sofia Coppola ’s “Somewhere” and Julian Schnabel ’s movie about the creation of Israel are two of the 23 contenders at this year’s Venice Film Festival . Quentin Tarantino heads the jury that will pick the winner.