Viacom Discloses Details of Philippe Dauman’s $72 Million Settlement Deal

Philippe Dauman will leave his post as Viacom chairman-CEO next month with a $46 million check in hand as part of a severance package estimated to be worth about $72 million. Dauman will also be eligible for a 2016 bonus of up to $20 million, under the te.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJan 12th, 2017

Viacom Officially Resolves Leadership Dispute: Dauman Out, Thomas Dooley Interim President & CEO

Following unanimous approval by the Boards of Directors of Viacom and National Amusements Inc. of a settlement in the ongoing dispute over Viacom leadership, Philippe Dauman has stepped down as president and CEO of Viacom. Thomas Dooley, Viacom Chief Oper.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineAug 21st, 2016

Former Viacom Chief Tom Freston Goes Public with Criticism of Philippe Dauman

Former Viacom chief Tom Freston is adding to the chorus of critics calling for Philippe Dauman to be replaced as chairman-CEO of Viacom. Preston gave a lengthy interview Wednesday to CNBC in which he didn’t hold back on his assessment of the state o.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 16th, 2016

Viacom Chief Philippe Dauman Predicts Paramount Deal by End of Next Quarter

Calling Paramount Pictures a “crown jewel,” Viacom Chairman and CEO Philippe Dauman said Monday that he hoped to have an agreement to sell a minority stake in the studio behind “Star Trek” and “Transformers” by the end .....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 7th, 2016

Philippe Dauman Will Skip Sun Valley Meet As Moguls Question Viacom’s Fate

Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman won’t have an embarrassing encounter with Vice Chair Shari Redstone this week at investment banker Herb Allen’s annual Sun Valley mogul gathering. Redstone’s already there, and the Viacom chief was invited. But.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineJul 7th, 2016

2017"s Highest Paid Actor Mark Wahlberg Made $42 Million More Than Highest Paid Actress Emma Stone…

Hollywood needs to do better. On Tuesday, Forbes released its 2017 list of highest paid actors in the world, and Mark Wahlberg landed the number one spot with $68 million. Related: Mark Wahlberg Surprises Boston Marathon Runners The 46-year-old Boston-native made tons of dough from his roles in Transformers: The Last Knight and the forthcoming Daddy's Home 2. Dwayne [...] Hollywood needs to do better. On Tuesday, Forbes released its 2017 list of highest paid actors in the world, and Mark Wahlberg landed the number one spot with $68 million. Related: Mark Wahlberg Surprises Boston Marathon Runners The 46-year-old Boston-native made tons of dough from his roles in Transformers: The Last Knight and the forthcoming Daddy's Home 2. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson came in second place by making $65 million, while Vin Diesel finished third with a whopping $54.5 million. As we reported, 2017's highest paid actress Emma Stone made $26 million, which is $42 million less than Wahlberg. In fact, the top 14 actors all made more than the La La Land starlet, including costar Ryan Gosling (#14, $29 million). This is so damn frustrating! Ch-ch-check out the full list (below)! 1. Mark Wahlberg ($68 million) 2. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson ($65 million) 3. Vin Diesel ($54.5 million) 4. Adam Sandler ($50.5 million) 5. Jackie Chan ($49 million) 6. Robert Downey Jr. ($48 million) 7. Tom Cruise ($43 million) 8. Shah Rukh Khan ($38 million) 9. Salman Khan ($37 million) 10. Akshay Kumar ($35.5 million) 11. Chris Hemsworth ($31.5 million) 12. Tom Hanks ($31 million) 13. Samuel L. Jackson ($30.5 million) 14. Ryan Gosling ($29 million) 15. Ryan Reynolds ($21.5 million) 16. Matt Damon ($21 million) 17. Jeremy Renner ($19 million) 18. Chris Evans ($18 million) 19. Chris Pratt ($17 million) 20. Mark Ruffalo ($13 million) [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 22nd, 2017

Viacom, Sumner Redstone Close to Deal Ousting CEO Philippe Dauman

The media giant's board has given preliminary approval on a deal that would give Dauman an up to $90 million exit package, according to a person familiar with the discussions. The settlement would put an end to a hard-fought legal battle that began in Jun.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterJan 12th, 2017

Viacom CEO Dauman Pursuing Paramount Stake Sale

"We have been approached by several potential strategic investors," CEO Philippe Dauman said during an investment conference Tuesday. Viacom shares surge as much as 5 percent.read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterJan 17th, 2017

‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Is Box Office Champ With Disappointing $45 Million Weekend

Transformers: The Last Knight was the #1 film over the weekend but unfortunately the film made just $45.3 million. Its five day domestic haul was a franchise low $69.1 million, but thankfully its international take is at $196 million. Coming in second was Cars 3 with $25.1 million. Here's this weekend's top 10: 1.Transformers: [...] Transformers: The Last Knight was the #1 film over the weekend but unfortunately the film made just $45.3 million. Its five day domestic haul was a franchise low $69.1 million, but thankfully its international take is at $196 million. Coming in second was Cars 3 with $25.1 million. Here’s this weekend’s top 10: 1.Transformers: The Last Knight - Could a lackluster domestic opening signal the death knell of the franchise? $45.3 million 2. Cars 3 - $25.1 million 3. Wonder Woman - The flick has grossed over $650 million worldwide. This weekend it makes $25.1 million 4. 47 Meters Down - Mandy Moore shark film makes $7.4 million 5. All Eyez On Me - $5.85 million 6. The Mummy - Tom Cruise misfire makes $5.8 million and domestically it has yet to reach the $100 million mark (it’s at $68 million). 7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - $5.2 million 8. Rough Night - Scarlett Johansson comedy collects $4.7 million. Domestically, the movie has made just$16.6 million. 9. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie - $4.3 million 10. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - $3 million Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakJul 17th, 2017

Box Office Champ ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Explodes With $117 Million Weekend

Spider-Man: Homecoming was the resounding winner at this weekend's box office thanks to its $117 million debut. Budgeted at $175 million, the latest Spidey effort amassed the second biggest opening in the franchise (the record goes to Spider-Man 3's $151 million weekend). Coming in second was Despicable Me 3 with $33.9 million. Here's this weekend's [...] Spider-Man: Homecoming was the resounding winner at this weekend’s box office thanks to its $117 million debut. Budgeted at $175 million, the latest Spidey effort amassed the second biggest opening in the franchise (the record goes to Spider-Man 3′s $151 million weekend). Coming in second was Despicable Me 3 with $33.9 million. Here’s this weekend’s top 10: 1. Spider-Man: Homecoming - It may not reach the heights of the Sam Raimi directed trilogy, but at least it has much more promise than the previous two Spidey flicks! $117 million. 2. Despicable Me 3 -  $33.9 million this weekend and with over $447 million worldwide to date, it is one of this year’s most profitable films. 3. Baby Driver - Great word of mouth and critical acclaim is driving this movie. It makes $12.75 million in its second weekend. 4. Wonder Woman - The hit Gal Gadot flick has amassed over $745 million worldwide. This weekend, it takes in $10.1 million domestically. 5. Transformers: The Last Knight - Although it’s made $118 million domestically, it collects just $6.3 million this weekend. 6. Cars 3 - $5.6 million 7. The House - Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler comedy has been a box office disappointment with just $4.8 million in its second weekend. 8. The Big Sick - True life romantic drama takes in $3.6 million, which is a great figure for an indie picture. 9. 47 Meters Down - Mandy Moore shark movie collects $2.77 million 10. The Beguiled - Director Sofia Coppola’s latest film takes in $2 million. Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakJul 17th, 2017

Embattled Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman Takes His Case to the Company"s Employees

Urging the company not to be distracted by his current battle with Sumner Redstone, Viacom's top executive makes his argument for how Viacom's various businesses are moving "rapidly and successfully into the future."read more.....»»

Category: moviesSource: hollywoodreporterMay 25th, 2016

Sumner Redstone Says He Opposes Sale Of Paramount Stake And Calls Claims He’s Incapacitated “False And Unfair”

UPDATE with Viacom statement: The new war between Viacom and CBS Chairman Emeritus Sumner Redstone — or, depending on whom you believe, the people around him — and Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman just became more intense. Redstone’s camp rel.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineMay 23rd, 2016

‘The Dark Tower’ Takes Top Spot With $19 Million Box Office Debut

Overwhelmingly negative reviews didn't stop The Dark Tower from debuting at #1, as it made $19.5 million at the box office. Considering the flick was budgeted at $60 million, The Dark Tower should make a profit for Sony. Coming in second was Christopher Nolan's epic WWII flick Dunkirk ($17.6 million).  Charlize Theron's [...] Overwhelmingly negative reviews didn’t stop The Dark Tower from debuting at #1, as it made $19.5 million at the box office. Considering the flick was budgeted at $60 million, The Dark Tower should make a profit for Sony. Coming in second was Christopher Nolan’s epic WWII flick Dunkirk ($17.6 million).  Charlize Theron’s Atomic Blonde dropped to seventh place in its second weekend. Here’s this weekend’s top 10: 1. The Dark Tower - $19.5 million 2. Dunkirk - $17.6 million 3. The Emoji Movie - $12.3 million this weekend and to date it’s made over $49 million domestically. 4. Girls Trip - The sleeper hit of the summer makes $11.4 million. Domestically, the $19 million budgeted comedy grossed over $85 million. 5. Kidnap - Halle Berry flick has a weak debut with $10.2 million. 6. Spider-Man: Homecoming - This weekend it makes $8.8 million and it’s closing in on $300 million domestically. 7. Atomic Blonde - $8.2 million 8. Detroit - $7.2 million 9. War for the Planet of the Apes - $6 million 10. Despicable Me 3 - $5.2 million Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakAug 6th, 2017

‘The Dark Tower’ Beats ‘Atomic Blonde’ With $19 Million Box Office Debut

Overwhelmingly negative reviews didn't stop The Dark Tower from debuting at #1, as it made $19.5 million at the box office. Considering the flick was budgeted at $60 million, The Dark Tower should make a profit for Sony. Coming in second was Christopher Nolan's epic WWII flick Dunkirk ($17.6 million).  Charlize Theron's [...] Overwhelmingly negative reviews didn’t stop The Dark Tower from debuting at #1, as it made $19.5 million at the box office. Considering the flick was budgeted at $60 million, The Dark Tower should make a profit for Sony. Coming in second was Christopher Nolan’s epic WWII flick Dunkirk ($17.6 million).  Charlize Theron’s Atomic Blonde absolutely bombed at the box office with a seventh place finish. Here’s this weekend’s top 10: 1. The Dark Tower - $19.5 million 2. Dunkirk - $17.6 million 3. The Emoji Movie - $12.3 million this weekend and to date it’s made over $49 million domestically. 4. Girls Trip - The sleeper hit of the summer makes $11.4 million. Domestically, the $19 million budgeted comedy grossed over $85 million. 5. Kidnap - Halle Berry flick has a weak debut with $10.2 million. 6. Spider-Man: Homecoming - This weekend it makes $8.8 million and it’s closing in on $300 million domestically. 7. Atomic Blonde - $8.2 million 8. Detroit - $7.2 million 9. War for the Planet of the Apes - $6 million 10. Despicable Me 3 - $5.2 million Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakAug 6th, 2017

‘Annabelle: Creation’ Is Tops At The Box Office With $35 Million

Annabelle: Creation was the #1 film at the box office with an excellent $35 million debut. Dunkirk was a distant #2 with $11.2 million and The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature had a disappointing third place finish with $8.9 million. Here's the top 10: 1. Annabelle: Creation [...] Annabelle: Creation was the #1 film at the box office with an excellent $35 million debut. Dunkirk was a distant #2 with $11.2 million and The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature had a disappointing third place finish with $8.9 million. Here’s the top 10: 1. Annabelle: Creation - $35 million 2. Dunkirk - To date, the feature has grossed over $153 million domestically. This weekend it takes in $11.2 million. 3. The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature - $8.9 million 4. The Dark Tower - Epic film has a weak second weekend with just $7.87 million. 5. The Emoji Movie - $6.6 million 6. Girls Trip - It makes $6.5 million this weekend and it’s already collected $97 million domestically. 7. Spider-Man: Homecoming - This Spider-Man reboot has been a monumental success for Sony, as it’s amassed over $700 million in worldwide receipts. This weekend it takes in $6.1 million domestically. 8. Kidnap - $5.2 million 9. The Glass Castle - $4.875 million 10. Atomic Blonde - $4.57 million Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakAug 13th, 2017

It"s War: Sumner Redstone Ousts Philippe Dauman From Trust That Will Control Viacom and CBS

Dauman and director George Abrams are being removed as trustees of the board that will have voting control over both companies. read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterJan 15th, 2017

‘It’ Continues Dominant Box Office Run With $60 Million Weekend

It beat out all comers with another strong weekend as it made $60 million at the box office. The action thriller American Assassin, headlined by Dylan O'Brien, came in at #2 with a solid $14.8 million weekend. Unfortunately director Darren Aronofsky and Jennifer Lawrence didn't drum up a sizable audience for mother! which, though #3, [...] It beat out all comers with another strong weekend as it made $60 million at the box office. The action thriller American Assassin, headlined by Dylan O’Brien, came in at #2 with a solid $14.8 million weekend. Unfortunately director Darren Aronofsky and Jennifer Lawrence didn’t drum up a sizable audience for mother! which, though #3, made just $7.5 million. Here’s the top 10: 1. It - It’s #1 for the second week in a row and makes $60 million this weekend. Total domestic gross is over $218 million! 2. American Assassin - $14.8 million 3.mother! - It’s a bomb for Darren Aronofsky and Jennifer Lawrence. $7.5 million. 4. Home Again - Reese Witherspoon comedy earns $5.5 million. 5. The Hitman’s Bodyguard - $3.5 million 6. Annabelle: Creation - Hit film makes $2.6 million and it’s collected over $99 million domestically. 7. Wind River - $2.5 million 8. Leap! - $2.1 million 9. Spider-Man: Homecoming - The feature, which has made over $330 million domestically, takes in $1.8 million. 10. Dunkirk - $1.3 million Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakSep 17th, 2017

‘It’ Floats To $117 Million With Stellar Box Office Debut

Considered one of the best adaptations of a Stephen King work, It was the #1 film at the box office with $117 million. Reese Witherspoon's latest comedy Home Again had a weak opening at #2 with just $9 million in business. Here's this weekend's top 10: 1. It - $117 million 2. Home Again - Reese Witherspoon [...] Considered one of the best adaptations of a Stephen King work, It was the #1 film at the box office with $117 million. Reese Witherspoon’s latest comedy Home Again had a weak opening at #2 with just $9 million in business. Here’s this weekend’s top 10: 1. It - $117 million 2. Home Again - Reese Witherspoon film is one of the weekend’s top grossers but the bad news it was a slow weekend for every movie other than It. 3. The Hitman’s Bodyguard - To date this action comedy has made $64 million domestically. This weekend it takes in $4.9 million. 4. Annabelle: Creation - $4 million 5. Wind River - This $11 million budgeted drama has made over $25 million domestically. It makes $3.2 million this weekend. 6. Leap! - Animated flick collects $2.5 million. 7. Spider-Man: Homecoming - $2 million 8. Dunkirk - $1.95 million 9. Logan Lucky - Heist movie has made just $25 million domestically and cost $29 million to make. It makes $1.8 this weekend. 10. The Emoji Movie - $1 million Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakSep 10th, 2017

‘Dunkirk’ Bests Box Office Comers With $50.5 Million Debut

The good news is the critically revered Dunkirk was the #1 box office flick of the weekend, debuting with a solid $50.5 million. Fellow newcomer Girls Trip also did well with a second place finish ($30.3 million), but unfortunately Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (which I absolutely loved) managed just $17 million [...] The good news is the critically revered Dunkirk was the #1 box office flick of the weekend, debuting with a solid $50.5 million. Fellow newcomer Girls Trip also did well with a second place finish ($30.3 million), but unfortunately Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (which I absolutely loved) managed just $17 million for the #5 spot. Here’s this weekend’s top 10: 1. Dunkirk - Director Christopher Nolan has another hit on his hands with this WWII epic. It debuts at $50.5 million 2. Girls Trip - Comedy, featuring Queen Latifah and a scene stealing Tiffany Haddish, takes in $30.3 million 3. Spider-Man: Homecoming - $22 million 4. War for the Planet of the Apes - Though it’s critically acclaimed, the feature has performed slightly below expectations with a worldwide take of $149 million. It made $20.4 million over the weekend. 5. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets - $17 million 6. Despicable Me 3 - $12.7 million 7. Baby Driver - $6 million 8. The Big Sick - $5 million 9. Wonder Woman - Flick has made over $780 million worldwide. This weekend, it takes in $4.6 million 10. Wish Upon - $2.47 million Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakJul 23rd, 2017

‘Cars 3′ Drives To First With $53 Million Box Office Debut

Cars 3 had an excellent box office debut with a $53.5 million opening besting Wonder Woman which still had an amazing #2 outing with $40.8 million. The Tupac Shakur drama All Eyez On Me also had a solid weekend with a #3 finish ($27.1 million). Here's this weekend's top 10: [...] Cars 3 had an excellent box office debut with a $53.5 million opening besting Wonder Woman which still had an amazing #2 outing with $40.8 million. The Tupac Shakur drama All Eyez On Me also had a solid weekend with a #3 finish ($27.1 million). Here’s this weekend’s top 10: 1. Cars 3 - $53.5 million 2. Wonder Woman - Another great weekend with $40,8 million and to date it’s amassed over $275 million domestically. 3. All Eyez On Me - Featuring Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Tupac, the flick made $27.1 million in its opening weekend. 4. The Mummy - With just $13.9 million, this flick is one of Tom Cruise’s biggest box office disappointments. 5. 47 Meters Down - $11.5 million 6. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - To date the flick has made $150.1 million domestically. This weekend it takes in $8.5 million 7. Rough Night - $8.1 million 8. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie - $7.4 million 9. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - $5 million 10. It Comes At Night - First rate thriller takes in $2.6 million Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakJul 17th, 2017

‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Is #1 In Weak Box Office Weekend

It was an extremely weak box office weekend, as The Hitman's Bodyguard was the only movie to break the $10 million mark to take the top spot. Newcomer Leap!, though it finished in third place, managed just $5 million. Here's this weekend's top 10: 1. The Hitman's Bodyguard - It makes $10.1 million this [...] It was an extremely weak box office weekend, as The Hitman’s Bodyguard was the only movie to break the $10 million mark to take the top spot. Newcomer Leap!, though it finished in third place, managed just $5 million. Here’s this weekend’s top 10: 1. The Hitman’s Bodyguard - It makes $10.1 million this weekend and to date it’s collected $39 million domestically. 2. Annabelle: Creation - $7.3 million 3. Leap! - Elle Fanning animated flick has a $5 million debut. 4. Wind River - $4.4 million 5. Logan Lucky - Steven Soderbergh’s latest takes in $4.36 million 6. Dunkirk - $3.9 million 7. Spider-Man: Homecoming - This latest iteration of the oft-rebooted series has been a box office success. This weekend it makes $2.7 million. 8. Birth of the Dragon - Newcomer does dismal business with just $2.5 million. 9. The Emoji Movie - Critically drubbed flick takes in $2.3 million and to date it’s collected over $130 million worldwide. 10. Girls Trip - The summer’s biggest surprise (it’s made over $108 million domestically) collects $2.3 million. Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakAug 27th, 2017