Skyfall Breaks U.K. Box Office Record; Peter Jackson Makes Hobbit Airline Safety Video: Biz Break
Also in Friday morning's round-up of news briefs, Jodie Foster will be this year's recipient of the Golden Globes' Lifetime Achievement Award; Jack and Diane and A Late Quartet are among this weekend's previewed Specialty Release newcomers; And Showtime set for new Roman Polanski doc.
Skyfall Passes Last Harry Potter to Break 7-Day UK Record
The latest James Bond pic is now the biggest 7-day gross of all time in the U.K. with $59.86 million, overtaking Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 which grossed $57.4 million. The 23rd Bond pic opened October 26 in Britain and was its biggest 2-D opening weekend, Deadline reports.
Jodie Foster to Receive Golden Globes' Lifetime Achievement Award
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assoc. said it will give the two-time Oscar and Globes winner its Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 70th annual Golden Globes ceremony on January 13th, Huffington Post reports.
Peter Jackson Makes Cameo in Airline Safety Video
Peter Jackson has made a cameo appearance in the on board safety film for Air New Zealand. The airline's new safety video was made as an ode to Jackson's upcoming Hobbit films, BBC reports.
Specialty Release Preview: The Bay, A Late Quartet, Jack and Diane, This Must Be the Place
Box office repercussions of Hurricane Sandy likely will continue this weekend in the Specialty market. Two releases, A Late Quartet and This Must Be the Place were set for launches at the Sunshine Theater in Manhattan’s Lower East Side which is still without electricity. Con Edison notified customers in the area today that power is estimated to return Saturday at 11PM. Magnolia Pictures will roll out Jack And Diane whose director Bradley Rust Gray lured a nice cache of talent, Deadline reports.
Showtime to Debut Roman Polanski Documentary
Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out will bow in 2013. The film is a follow-up to Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired by Marina Zenovich. The latter recounts the filmmaker's arrest in 2009 in Switzerland en route to the Zurich Film Festival, facing extradition to the U.S., THR reports.