Entertainment News November 25 - TOP 3 Stories for Sunday
'PILLOWGIRL' FILM A VERY 'TRIPPY' MOVIE
It could be the most polarizing film screened in WILDsound history. PILLOWGIRL was considerd by most people in attendance at WILDsound's November Film Festival a tremendous exercise of humanity. Others thought it was too long and just wanted it to end.
WATCH THIS FILM NOW! and watch it again because each time you view it you'll see a completely different film.
'ENCHANTED MAKING MAGIC AT BOX OFFICE
The $14.4 million Friday haul for Disney's "Enchanted" was one for the Mouse House storybooks. Its take yesterday at 3,730 sites marked the second highest Friday for a Disney film playing over the Thanksgiving frame, ranking just behind the $22.6 million chalked up by the wide expansion of "Toy Story 2" in 1999. According to Rentrak, "Enchanted's" Friday B.O. is also the highest among Disney live-action fare playing over the Thanksgiving frame, outstripping the $13.1 million generated by "101 Dalmatians" in 1996.
Since its Wednesday debut, "Enchanted" has wooed $29.2 million and is pacing ahead of previous Disney turkey day titles like 2004's "National Treasure," 2000's "Unbreakable," 1998's "A Bug's Life" and 1996's "Dalmatians" -- all of which coincidentally grossed $46 million each over the Wednesday through Sunday holiday frame.
BARRY DILLER'S IAC EXPANDS TO CHINA
Media mogul Barry Diller said Friday his Internet conglomerate, IAC/InterActiveCorp, will invest $100 million to expand in China by creating services designed for local users. IAC also will launch its Ask.com search engine in China within two years, Diller told reporters in a meeting over breakfast.
AC is looking for opportunities to develop or buy businesses geared to Chinese users, Diller said. He said it wants to avoid the fate of Internet outfits that have struggled in China with offerings developed for the U.S. and other foreign markets. New York-based IAC's 30 web brands include dating site Match.com, directory service Citysearch and portal Excite.
"I think what we're going to try and do is completely different than any of the other processes," Diller said. "I know that we have learned a methodology of starting Internet businesses and relating Internet ideas one to the other and having a different kind of discipline."