The former model, 28, left details of how she wanted her fortune shared out in a suicide note, the details of which have been revealed for the first time.
The handwritten note has detailed how the former model wanted her estate of almost $130,000 (£81,250) divided up.
Gordon, who played a reporter in the third Spider-Man sequel, asked friends to set up a trust fund for her pet with the money set aside for the pooch.
The actress took her own life after a late-night argument with her French boyfriend Jerome Almeras, who discovered her hanging in the apartment they shared the following morning.
Almeras was cleared of any involvement in his late girlfriend's death.
In the note she left for Almeras to find, Gordon wrote she was "of sound mind and body" and requested that a flat she owned in New York be sold with her lover splitting the proceeds with friends.
The former face of cosmetics firm Cover Girl asked for pals to set up a trust fund for Meelon "to take care of her financially to the end of her days".
She won acclaim just before her death with her portrayal of Jane Birkin in Serge Gainsbourg biopic Vie Heroique after trailers for the movie were shown at the Cannes Film Festival in the days leading up to her passing.
The father of British actress Lucy Gordon has paid tribute to his tragic daughter after her suicide at an apartment in Paris on Wednesday.
Richard Gordon described the Spider-Man 3 star as the "light" of her family and told of his pride over her blossoming Hollywood career.
He said, "The whole family is so proud of Lucy, and we always have been... We loved her so much throughout her life. She was the light of mine, her mum's, and her sister's lives.
"She was a lovely, generous person."
The devastated dad also put an end to speculation over the circumstances of 28-year-old Gordon's death by confirming that two suicide notes had been found at her Paris home -- one written to her parents and the other outlining her wishes for the disposal of her estate.
He added, "There is no question of foul play. Lucy committed suicide."
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Actress Lucy Gordon has hanged herself at her Paris apartment.
The British star, who appeared in movies including Spider-Man 3, Frost and Serendipity, was found dead on Wednesday, just two days before her 29th birthday.
She is believed to have been devastated after the recent suicide of a close friend in the U.K.
Gordon's body was found at her apartment at la Rue des Petites Ecuries after her boyfriend alerted a nearby shopkeeper.
An unnamed detective tells the Daily Telegraph Online, "There were no suspicious circumstances. It appears that the young woman took her own life."
Another officer tells Sky News, "It was an horrific scene. The young woman had taken her own life in terrible circumstances. We are not seeking anyone else. It was a clear case of suicide."
Gordon had recently finished filming on Heroic Life, a biopic of singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg in which she played British actress Jane Birkin. Trailers for the movie were broadcast at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this week.
Director Joann Sfar and producers Marc du Pontavice and Didier Lupfer said in a statement: "(The film) owes a lot to the generosity, gentleness and immense talent of Lucy Gordon."
An agent for Miss Gordon confirmed she had "ended her own days."
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All Jackie Chan movies are basically the same right? Jackie is the good
guy who's on the run from or in pursuit of a truly evil bad guy. In
this one Jackie plays an Imperial Chinese guard sent to the American
west during the 1800s to rescue a kidnapped princess (Lucy Liu). He
buddies up with a bumbling outlaw (Owen Wilson) and as you might guess
action and laughs follow.
One reason for Chan's phenomenal success of recent years is that he
seems to realize his own strengths and weaknesses as an actor and plays
up to them. As he did with Chris Tucker in "Rush Hour " Chan plays the
straight guy while Wilson (doing a more slapstick type of comedy than in
"Bottle Rocket" and other films) acts the goof.
Well there's some nice scenery of the Sierra Nevadas and the old west
(where this stuff was actually filmed I have no idea but it looks
great) but other than that this film is a showcase for the actors. For
the most part director Tom Dey doesn't deviate from the tried-and-true
elements of a Hollywood western: Gunfights Indians brothels bounty
hunters barroom brawls hangings damsels in distress and so on. The
final fight between the good guys and bad guys is a lot of fun mixing
up swordplay gunplay martial arts and fighting sticks.
"Shaft" was the man this weekend, easily stealing first place at the box office from "Gone in 60 Seconds."
Paramount's R-rated urban appeal remake kicked off to a muscular ESTIMATED $21.1 million at 2,337 theaters ($9,029 per theater).
"Shaft's" per-theater average was the highest for any film playing in wide release this weekend.
"It's great. It's a good opening," Paramount distribution president Wayne Lewellen said Sunday morning.
"We're very pleased with it, obviously. Early on, we thought it would be $18-22 million, so it fell right in the range that we were looking at, and it's a little bit on the high side of it."
Asked who the film's audience was, Lewellen noted, "I haven't seen the exit polls yet. I think it must have played young, at least that's what our research told us up front. Young males are the primary audience. The picture plays well, at least it did in all of our research screenings."
The original "Shaft" opened in 1971, long before Hollywood began focusing on box office statistics and many years before studios began keeping computer databases of their grosses. Directed by Gordon Parks, it starred Richard Roundtree in the title role. It was followed by "Shaft's Big Score" in 1972, also directed by Parks and also starring Roundtree. A third film, "Shaft in Africa," directed by John Guillermin and again starring Roundtree, was released in 1973.
The average admission price in 1971, according to a table of statistics in the National Association of Theater Owners' 1986 Encyclopedia of Exhibition, was $1.65. Distribution executives said they believed the original "Shaft" grossed about $25 million, which would have represented 15.2 million admissions. At today's average ticket price of about $4.87, the film's gross would be about $74 million.
Lewellen said he did not have details about what the original "Shaft" grossed but that, "I want to say something like $25 million - in that neighborhood. Someone made a comment that this picture could out-gross the original in three days. That (film opened) before people kept up with that stuff as closely as we do today. Of course, if you think about it, you can't relate those dollars to these dollars (today) for admissions. The first one initially wasn't even that successful. It was after the music became so popular that it sort of took off."
Directed by John Singleton, "Shaft" stars Samuel L. Jackson and Vanessa Williams.
Buena Vista/Touchstone's PG-13-rated action thriller "Gone In 60 Seconds" slid sharply to second place in its second weekend with a slower ESTIMATED $14.7 million (-42%) at 3,049 theaters (+43 theaters; $4,824 per theater). Its cume is approximately $51.9 million.
Directed by Dominic Sena and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Mike Stenson, "Gone" stars Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie.
20th Century Fox's PG-13 comedy "Big Momma's House" held on to third place in its third week with a still hefty ESTIMATED $11.3 million (-35%) at 2,853 theaters (-1 theater; $3,961 per theater). Its cume is approximately $70.7 million, on its way to $90 million or more.
"It's going towards $90 million now," Tom Sherak, 20th Domestic Film Group chairman and senior executive vice president of Fox Filmed Entertainment, said Sunday morning.
"Can it get to $100 million? Depends on what happens in the next couple of weeks."
Directed by Raja Gosnell, it stars Martin Lawrence and Nia Long.
Paramount's blockbuster "Mission: Impossible 2" skidded two notches to fourth place in its fourth week with a less exciting ESTIMATED $10.9 million (-37%) at 3,633 theaters (-36 theaters; $3,000 per theater).
The PG-13-rated action adventure sequel's cume is approximately $176.1 million, heading for $210-220 million in domestic theaters. The first "Mission" did $181 million domestically.
"It's $200 million-plus," Paramount's Lewellen predicted. "This is a little better hold, frankly, than I had projected. I had projected about $10 million for this weekend, so it's about $1 million above my projection. This puts it in the $210-220 million range. But it's always difficult to call, because if it happens to hold on better or continue to hold on better than we thought, obviously it would go beyond that."
Directed by John Woo, "M:I-2" was produced byTom Cruise and Paula Wagner through their Cruise/Wagner production company, which also produced the 1996 blockbuster "Mission: Impossible." Besides Cruise, the sequel stars Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Richard Roxburgh, John Polson, Brendan Gleeson, Rade Sherbedgia and Ving Rhames.
20th Century Fox's PG-rated animated feature "Titan A.E." arrived quietly in a fifth place orbit with an ESTIMATED $9.5 million at 2,733 theaters ($3,476 per theater).
"We wish it would have been more, but every day is summer now, so hopefully we will get back some of this money during the week," Tom Sherak, 20th Domestic Film Group chairman and senior executive vice president of Fox Filmed Entertainment, said Sunday morning.
"The market's down about 25% from last year. The market being down, all these movies are caught in a period where people are doing something else. We have to turn the market back on to moviegoing. If you're looking for good news, every day's a holiday (in the summer) and, hopefully, it will get a little bit better."
Dimension Films' PG-13-rated teen appeal romantic comedy "Boys and Girls" opened in sixth place with a not so sexy ESTIMATED $7.0 million at 1,983 theaters ($3,530 per theater).
Directed by Robert Iscove, "Boys" stars Freddie Prinze, Jr., Claire Forlani, Jason Biggs and Amanda Detmer.
Buena Vista/Disney's PG-rated, computer-animated feature "Dinosaur" fell three notches to seventh place in its fifth weekend with a slow ESTIMATED $5.8 million (-33%) at 2,938 theaters (-337 theaters; $1,985 per theater). Its cume is approximately $120.5 million, heading for $140 million or more in domestic theaters.
Directed by Ralph Zondag and Eric Leighton, "Dinosaur" features such voices as D.B. Sweeney, Ossie Davis, Joan Plowright, Della Reese and Alfre Woodard.
DreamWorks' R-rated action adventure "Gladiator" dropped three pegs to eighth place in its seventh week with a less exciting ESTIMATED $4.9 million (-30%) at 2,266 theaters (-440 theaters; $2,179 per theater). Its cume is approximately $158.6 million, heading for $170 million or more in domestic theaters.
"Gladiator" is half owned by Universal, which is releasing it internationally.
Directed by Ridley Scott, it stars Russell Crowe.
Buena Vista/Touchstone and Spyglass Entertainment's PG-13-rated action comedy "Shanghai Noon" fell three rungs to ninth place in its fourth weekend with a dull ESTIMATED $3.6 million (-39%) at 2,126 theaters (-625 theaters; $1,685 per theater). Its cume is approximately $47.8 million, heading for $50 million in domestic theaters.
Directed by Tom Dey, it stars Jackie Chan, Owen C. Wilson and Lucy Liu.
Rounding out the Top Ten was DreamWorks' R-rated youth appeal comedy "Road Trip," down three notches in its fifth week with a slow ESTIMATED $3.1 million (-37%) at 2,151 theaters (-435 theaters; $1,428 per theater). Its cume is approximately $60.2 million.
Directed by Todd Philips, it stars Breckin Meyer and Sean William Scott.
Buena Vista/Disney's G-rated animated feature "Fantasia 2000" appeared in 11th place with an unexciting ESTIMATED $2.8 million at 1,313 theaters ($2,151 per theater).
Earlier this year, "Fantasia 2000" grossed $54 million from its very successful big-screen IMAX domestic release.
Lions Gate Films' R-rated drama "Jesus' Son" opened at one theater in New York (the Unio Square), placing 18th with an encouraging ESTIMATED $37,000.
"It did really well," Lions Gate co-president Tom Ortenberg said Sunday morning. "We open up Los Angeles June 23, and we go into our spread on July 7. It's really a great launch. Even with the $37,000, we sold out five or six shows. We still could use more seats. We're looking at a film that would have grossed $40,000 or $50,000. I think we're really off and running."
Directed by Alison Maclean, it stars Billy Crudup, Samantha Morton, Holly Hunter and Dennis Hopper.
Miramax's R-rated drama "Butterfly" opened in New York and Los Angeles, placing 19th with a calm ESTIMATED $30,000 at 3 theaters ($10,000 per theater).
Directed by Jose Luis Cuerda, it stars Fernando Fernan Gomez.
"This weekend 'Butterfly' goes to the Top Ten markets, so about another 10 or 12 runs," Miramax senior vice president, marketing David Kaminow said Sunday morning.
20th Century Fox gave its opening weekend of "Titan, A.E." a boost by holding 1,400 sneaks Saturday night of its R-rated Jim Carrey comedy "Me, Myself & Irene" at theaters playing "Titan."
"Irene" was sneaked at 10 p.m. performances, following the early evening showings of "Titan."
"They went well," Tom Sherak, 20th Domestic Film Group chairman and senior executive vice president of Fox Filmed Entertainment, said Sunday morning.
"The majority of the people who went were 25-34 (years old), about 52% (of those on hand). The 15-24 (age group) was 30%, so the majority was where it should be. It was 60% male, 40% female. The top two boxes (excellent and very good) were 75%."
"Irene," from "There's Something About Mary" writer-directors Peter & Bobby Farrelly, opens June 23 at about 2,800 theaters.
DreamWorks held sneak previews Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. of its G-rated animated feature "Chicken Run." No details were available Sunday morning.
Directed by Peter Lord and Nick Park, it features such voices as Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha and Miranda Richardson.
On the expansion front, Miramax's PG-rated romantic musical comedy "Love's Labour's Lost" went wider in its second week, placing 20th with a quiet ESTIMATED $0.024 million at 8 theaters (+6 theaters; $3,062 per theater).
Directed by Kenneth Branagh, it stars Branagh, Alicia Silverstone, Alessandro Nivola and Natascha McElhone.
Key films -- those grossing more than $500,000 for the weekend -- took in approximately $97.17 million, down about 21.28% from the comparable weekend last year when key films grossed $123.44 million.
This weekend's key film gross was up about 4.67% from this year's previous weekend when key films grossed $92.83 million.
Last year, Buena Vista's opening week of "Tarzan" was first with $34.22 million at 3,005 theaters ($11,388 per theater); and New Line's second week of "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" was second with $31.41 million at 3,314 theaters ($9,477 per theater). The top two films one year ago grossed $65.6 million. This year, the top two films grossed an ESTIMATED $35.8 million.
STUDIO MARKET SHARES
Based on business by key films (those grossing $500,000 or more), last weekend's top six distributors were:
Paramount was first with two films ("Shaft" and "Mission: Impossible 2"), grossing an ESTIMATED $32.0 million or 32.9% of the market.
Buena Vista (Disney and Touchstone) was second with four films("Gone in 60 Seconds," "Dinosaur," "Fantasia 2000" and "Shanghai Noon"), grossing an ESTIMATED $26.9 million or 27.7% of the market.
20th Century Fox was third with two films ("Big Momma's House" and "Where the Heart Is"), grossing an ESTIMATED $20.80 million or 21.4% of the market.
DreamWorks was fourth with three films("Gladiator," "Road Trip" and "Small Time Crooks"), grossing an ESTIMATED $8.94 million or 9.2% of the market.
Miramax (Miramax and Dimension) was fifth with one film ("Boys and Girls"), grossing an ESTIMATED $7.00 million or 7.2% of the market.
New Line was sixth with one film ("Frequency"), grossing an ESTIMATED $0.91 million or 0.9% of the market.
(11)FANTASIA 2000/Buena Vista/Disney: (see OTHER OPENINGS above)
(12)Small Time Crooks/DreamWorks: Theaters: 612 (-274) Gross: $0.94 million (-32%) Average per theater: $1,535 Cume: $14.8 million
(13)Frequency/New Line: Theaters: 777 (-442) Gross: $0.91 million (-38%) Average per theater: $1,165 Cume: $41.8 million
(14)U-571/Universal: Theaters: 688 (-484) Gross: $0.62 million (-41%) Average per theater: $905 Cume: $74.1 million
(15)Erin Brockovich/Universal: Theaters: 485 (-158) Gross: $0.34 million (-37%) Average per theater: $690 Cume: $123.8 million
(16)The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas/Universal: Theaters: 566 (-307) Gross: $0.31 million (-40%) Average per theater: $555 Cume: $32.7 million
(17)Up at the Villa/USA Films: Theaters: 110 (-2) Gross: $0.13 million (-32%) Average per theater: $1,175 Cume: $2.3 million
(18)JESUS' SON/Lions Gate: (see OTHER OPENINGS above)
(19)BUTTERFLY/Miramax: (see OTHER OPENINGS above)
(20)Love's Labour's Lost/Miramax: (see EXPANSIONS above)