'A Streetcar Named Desire' Oscar winner Karl Malden dies at 97, 'Ice Age 3' freezes the box office dominance of 'Transformers 2' with a $14M opening day, Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie top Forbes' list of Hollywood's biggest female moneymakers, and more of today's top movie headlines. Oscar-winning actor Karl Malden has died of natural causes at his home in California at the age of 97. He starred in some of the most iconic movies of the mid-20th century, including 'On the Waterfront,' 'Patton,' 'Birdman of Alcatraz' and 'A Streetcar Named Desire,' for which he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. [PopEater]
The 3-D cartoon sequel 'Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs' has cooled 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen''s box office dominance, opening to an impressive $14M on Wednesday to beat out its robotic competition's $10M haul. 'Public Enemies' also got off to a promising start with $8M. [Variety]
Angelina Jolie narrowly edged out Jennifer Aniston to top Forbes' list of Hollywood's biggest female moneymakers in the past year. Between June 2008 and last month, Angie earned a cool $27 mil to Jen's also stellar $25 million. Meryl Streep was a close third with $24M. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Sony has given Adam Sandler's upcoming comedy 'Grown Ups' a big vote of confidence, movie the film's release from March 2010 to a prime summer slot on June 25 of that year. Seth Rogen's superhero comedy 'The Green Hornet,' which Sony had slated to open on the 25th, will now bow on July 9, 2010. [Variety]
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Actor Harve Presnell died Tuesday in Santa Monica, Calif., after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 75. Presnell, who is known mostly for his musical theater work in 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown' and 'Annie,' also appeared on the big screen in 'Fargo,' 'Paint Your Wagon' and the movie adaptation of 'Molly Brown.' [The Hollywood Reporter]
Universal has blown away bids from three other studios to win the rights to make a film version of the classic 1979 Atari video game 'Asteroids,' which basically consisted of using a triangular spaceship to blow up asteroids and the occasional UFO. Hopefully the movie's plot will be a bit more elaborate than that. [The Hollywood Reporter]