The Pate Brothers

Josh and Jonas Pate, the twin writer-directors of the low-budget indies The Grave and the upcoming Deceiver (starring Tim Roth and Renée Zellweger), have inked a deal with Interscope Communications to make the reportedly $50 million sci-fi thriller Earl Watt.

Loser of the Week

David Duchovny

The dismal performance of his Playing God — which dropped 57 percent in its second week and never cracked the top 10 — calls to mind another David who couldn’t turn his TV clout into box office muscle: David Caruso.