Foran says he is leaving Warriors

first_imgForan has told his teammates that he will not be staying at the club, but will move to Sydney to be closer to his children.Foran has been heavily linked with a switch to the Bulldogs.”It has been an incredibly tough decision to make but it has reached the point where I had to make a call and I’ve done that today,” Foran said in a statement.”I love it so much here at this club and I have so many people to thank for helping me to get my life and my football career back on track.”I really wanted to find a way of staying and spending more time here because it’s so good being around the boys and the people here. Every day I have a smile on my face when I come to training.”But, in the end, it came down to my kids and what’s best for them. I need to be back in Sydney to be closer to them.”Before I do there’s plenty to do here. I want to finish here as well as I possibly can. We can do something this year and I want to play my part in that.”Warriors managing director Jim Doyle said Foran’s decision is understandable.”Of course, we would have liked Kieran to stay longer and we looked at ways of making that possible,” he said.”I know how much he likes it here and how much he wanted to extend his time but his kids’ welfare is paramount. We support him in what he has decided to do and wish him all the best.”For us, it has been great to see how far he has come getting his life back in order and now being in a position to be able to help the team on the field. He wants to finish the season strongly.”Doyle said the club had options to consider now Foran’s future has been clarified.”While we were hoping Kieran would stay we also knew there was a chance he would return to Sydney so we considered that in our planning,” he said.Since making his Warriors debut against Gold Coast on April 2, Foran has played in each of the team’s last five matches. His last outing against the Sydney Roosters on April 30 provided the 100th win in his 161 NRL appearances so far.Photo By: SCOTT BARBOUR/Getty Images (Kieran Foran looks set to be signing with the Bulldogs).last_img read more

6/6/06: ‘Omen’ of Fox bonanza

first_imgThe decision by 20th Century Fox to release its horror remake “The Omen” on 6/6/06 paid off: The thriller scared up the largest Tuesday gross in history with an eerie first-day take of $12,633,666, the studio said Wednesday. “The Omen” edged past 2004’s “Meet the Fockers,” which opened at $12,629,620 on Christmas Day that year. “We got some numbers that are hard to believe,” said Bruce Snyder, Fox’s president of distribution. “It’s remarkable and sets the picture up for the weekend as a giant success already.” The film, directed by John Moore, stars Julia Stiles, Liev Schreiber, Mia Farrow and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick and is an updated version of the 1976 film of the same name. “Remember, there’s a little picture called `Cars’ coming out, so I’ll cede No. 1 to them,” he said, chuckling. “Cars” is the latest computer-animated film from hit-maker Pixar Animation Studios with release by Walt Disney Pictures. It is widely expected to be one of the summer’s biggest box office hits because of Pixar’s streak of six consecutive blockbusters – the most recent of which was “The Incredibles” in 2004. (818)713-3758160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2It’s extremely rare for a movie to hit theaters on a Tuesday, but Fox wanted to capitalize on the 6/6/06 date, which indicates the Mark of the Beast. In “The Omen,” parents are unaware that their little boy, Damien, is destined to become the Antichrist. “It was a smart marketing maneuver from the beginning,” said Gitesh Pandya, editor of the Web site “There have been so many remakes of classic horror films over the last couple of years, so (Fox) really needed something to differentiate themselves. By releasing it on this date, it became an event for horror fans. If you open this movie on a Friday, it becomes yet another horror movie remake.” “The Omen” opened in 2,660 theaters nationwide, and Snyder said many showings were sellouts, much to his surprise and relief. “Releasing it on June 6 was a great idea initially, but as we got closer to it, we got a little concerned about whether or not anyone would know it is out on a Tuesday,” he said. “But the marketing department did a terrific job.” Fox is already having a terrific summer, thanks to the blockbuster success of “X-Men: The Last Stand,” which had earned $181.3 million as of Tuesday. But Snyder doesn’t expect to top the box office charts this weekend with “The Omen.” last_img