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'Underworld Awakening' No. 1 at box office

'Underworld Awakening' No. 1 at box office

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The supernatural fantasy horror-thriller "Underworld Awakening" was No. 1 at the U.S. box office during the weekend with $25.4 million in receipts.
'Sherlock' to return for third season

'Sherlock' to return for third season

LONDON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The British drama series "Sherlock" has been renewed for a third season, the show's producers said.

'Contraband' rakes in $24M for No. 1 spot

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- "Contraband," starring Mark Wahlberg, was No. 1 at the U.S. box office during the weekend with $24.1 million in receipts.
'Tintin' leads with 6 nods for FX awards

'Tintin' leads with 6 nods for FX awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Visual Effects Society nominated Steven Spielberg's animated film "The Adventures of Tintin" for a leading six awards Monday.

'Devil' tops U.S. box office with $34.5M

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- "The Devil Inside" took the No. 1 spot at the U.S. box office during the weekend with $34.5 million in gross box office receipts.
Warner wants Burton, Downey in 'Pinocchio'

Warner wants Burton, Downey in 'Pinocchio'

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Talks are reportedly heating up on plans to unite Robert Downey Jr. with director Tim Burton in a new "Pinocchio" movie, sources told The Hollywood Reporter.

Movie attendance slipped in 2011

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. movie business saw ticket sales slide in 2011, despite a strong week to close out the year, Hollywood.com reported.

'Mission' takes No. 1 for second weekend

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," with Tom Cruise, was No. 1 at the U.S. box office for the second straight weekend with $31.25 million in receipts.

'Mission' cruises to U.S. box office lead

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol," with Tom Cruise, was No. 1 at the U.S. box office during the Christmas weekend with more than $26.53 million.
'Sherlock Holmes' dominates box office

'Sherlock Holmes' dominates box office

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" with Robert Downey Jr. debuted at No. 1 at the box office this weekend with more than $40 million in gross U.S. receipts.
15 films qualify for Visual Effects Oscar race

15 films qualify for Visual Effects Oscar race

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Monday 15 films released in 2011 are eligible for nomination for the Visual Effects Oscar.
Harry Potter tallies 6 Scream awards

Harry Potter tallies 6 Scream awards

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Harry Potter-mania was alive and well in Hollywood this weekend where the teenage wizard's blockbuster film franchise was saluted at the annual Scream Awards.

Arthur Conan Doyle's first novel published

LONDON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The previously unpublished first novel of Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle has been published in London more than a century after it was written.
'Sherlock' wins two BAFTA awards

'Sherlock' wins two BAFTA awards

LONDON, May 23 (UPI) -- "Sherlock," a contemporary mystery series about private investigator Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Watson, has won two BAFTA TV Awards in London.

Actor Edward Hardwicke dead at 78

LONDON, May 17 (UPI) -- British actor Edward Hardwicke has died, his family said. He was 78.
Guy Ritchie's girlfriend pregnant

Guy Ritchie's girlfriend pregnant

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- Guy Ritchie's publicist told People.com the British filmmaker's girlfriend, model Jacqui Ainsely, is pregnant with their first child.
Jude Law to hand out Oscars

Jude Law to hand out Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- British actor Jude Law will be a presenter at the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, the telecast producers said Wednesday.
Robert Downey Jr. to be Oscar presenter

Robert Downey Jr. to be Oscar presenter

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr. is to be a presenter at the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony, telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced.
Downey to lead voice cast in 'Peabody'

Downey to lead voice cast in 'Peabody'

GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Robert Downey Jr. is to lend his voice to the dog character Mr. Peabody in the animated feature "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," DreamWorks Animation said.
Fry lands 'Sherlock' sequel role

Fry lands 'Sherlock' sequel role

LONDON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- British author and actor Stephen Fry has been cast in the role of Sherlock Holmes's older brother in Guy Ritchie's sequel to his 2009 film "Sherlock Holmes."
Sherlock Holmes to return to big screen

Sherlock Holmes to return to big screen

HOLLYWOOD, May 28 (UPI) -- It's elementary, dear moviegoers, "Sherlock Holmes" will have a sequel with U.S. actor Robert Downey Jr. reprising the title role.
'Avatar' tops U.S. DVD sales, rentals

'Avatar' tops U.S. DVD sales, rentals

LOS ANGELES, May 13 (UPI) -- "Avatar" is No. 1 on the DVD sales and rental charts in the United States, Rentrak reported Thursday.
'Avatar' tops U.S. DVD sales chart

'Avatar' tops U.S. DVD sales chart

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) -- The science-fiction blockbuster "Avatar" is the top-selling DVD in the United States, Rentrak reported Thursday.
'Sherlock' tops DVD sales, rental charts

'Sherlock' tops DVD sales, rental charts

LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- "Sherlock Holmes" is No. 1 on the DVD sales and rental charts in the United States, Rentrak said Thursday.
'Squeakquel' is top-selling DVD in U.S.

'Squeakquel' is top-selling DVD in U.S.

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" is the top-selling DVD in the United States, Rentrak said Thursday.
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