Alec Baldwin was a no show in court Friday to what was supposed to be the first hearing since his nasty telephone tirade against his daughter, Ireland, became public.

Even though parental rights supporters stood outside and held up signs supporting Baldwin, the screen-stealing actor remained in New York.

Instead, ex-wife Kim Basinger snuck into the Los Angeles courthouse to hear the judge rule on reinstating Baldwin’s visitation rights.

His rights have been suspended since the tape – in which he called his 11-year-old a “thoughtless little pig” – was leaked and became a media sensation.

Baldwin has since made a public apology, blaming Basinger for leaking the recording and insisting the vicious voicemail was meant for her, not Ireland.

Meanwhile, “Extra” is breaking news about the couple’s next showdown outside the courtroom.

The bitter exes will next meet for battle…at the box office!

Their two new movies open on the very same day, and “Extra” got a sneak peak at the films.

Baldwin plays a foul-mouthed mobster who controls his neighborhood in “Brooklyn Rules.”

Basinger is a red-headed compulsive gambler starring in “Even Money” with “L.A. Confidential” co-star Danny DeVito.

The silver screen showdown begins May 18.

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