Yo ho ho, and a pile of money.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, the Johnny Depp sequel that opened with $135 million last weekend, is coming to port on the USA Network. The deal gives the network exclusive rights to air the movie on TV from fall 2008 until 2013.
The cable network, which is owned by NBC Universal, will pay between $20-25 million, or about 12 perecent of the film's projected box-office gross, according to Broadcast & Cable.
"We are thrilled about this acquisition, especially since we already own the rights to the original! USA is a prime destination for major blockbuster theatricals on television and no film fits our brand better than Pirates," Jane Blaney, senior vice president of programming at USA, said in a statement.
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Sex and the City
The Complete Series (Collector's Gift Set
One of this year's most highly anticipated DVD releases is finally here! Clad in a sophisticated photo-album-style package of pink suede, every single episode of Sex and the City is now at your fingertips. Join Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Sam as they comb the streets and bars of Manhattan in search of the perfect relationship...be it a lifelong partnership or a hot one-night stand. Laughter, tears, fun, fashion, and general fabulousness burst at the seams of each of the six memorable seasons comprised by this set, so call your best girlfriends and settle in for a long night of great Sex!
Special features include "Sex Essentials," a "video jukebox" of advice, quips, and quotes from the show; "Location, Location, Location," a guide ...Read more
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The Complete First Season
At long last: Lost! OK, it's been less than a year since Lost's first season premiered on ABC, but the surprise hit series nabbed an army of viewers within its first few exciting minutes. Fans became instantly wrapped up in the intriguing world of the mysterious Lost island and its stranded castaways, and this incredible DVD set certainly won't disappoint.
Meet the 48 survivors of Oceanic Airlines Flight 815 and learn a little more about one of them in each enthralling episode. Explore the lush but threatening jungle that holds them captive, and ask new questions as quickly as the old ones are answered. The realistic trials of surviving on the island intertwine with seemingly supernatural occurrences such as a 16-years-running SOS transmission, the strange beast lurking in the ...Read more