Weekend Film News Roundup: Oz theatres set to upgrade accessibility, Dinner For Schmucks number 1, Disney sells Miramax

The four main Australian cinema chains have agreed to install accessibility upgrades to more than 240 theatres. The upgrades will include audio descriptive and captioning technology, and the Federal Government has already pledged $470,000 in support of the upgrades.

Source: Inside Film

The Steve Carell and Paul Rudd comedy Dinner for Schmucks has taken the top spot at the US box office, beating out mind-bender Inception and spy-thiller Salt to take in $8.4 million on its opening Friday night despite average reviews (51% on RottenTomatoes.com and 57 on MetaCritic.com).

Finally, Disney has finalized the sale of Miramax Films to an investment group called Filmyard Holdings. The group paid $660 million plus for the rights to the name, books, development projects and other assets, beating out Miramax founders the Weinstein brothers (who also held an interest in the purchase).

Source: Variety


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