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Weekend Box Office: 'Kung Fu Panda 3' Dominates, 'The Force Awakens' Crosses $2 Billion

2/8/2016 8:46am EST
Kung Fu Panda 3
"Kung Fu Panda 3" easily beat the competition at the weekend box office for the second consecutive weekend. The animated film, featuring the voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, and Kate Hudson, generated $21 million in ticket sales.

George Clooney comedy "Hail, Caesar!" debuted at number two with $11.4 million, followed by Leonardo DiCaprio's "The Revenant" with $7.1 million.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which came in fourth with $6.8 million, has earned over $900 million in North America and a whopping $2 billion internationally. Only James Cameron's "Titanic" and "A...
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'Kung Fu Panda 3' Chops Its Way To The Top

2/1/2016 8:46am EST
Kung Fu Panda 3
"Kung Fu Panda 3" debuted at number one over the weekend with $41 million in ticket sales. The film features the voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, and Kate Hudson.

In the film, the evil Kai (J.K. Simmons) steals the chi from China's kung fu masters, leaving Po (Black) with the impossible task of turning a village full of fun-loving, clumsy pandas into a powerful team of warriors.

Also at the box office, "The Revenant" took second place with $12.4 million, just one day after Oscar favorite Leonardo DiCaprio won the SAG Award for his role as wilderness man Hugh Glass.

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What's With The Lack Of Star Wars Toys Featuring Rey?

1/9/2016 5:50pm EST
J.J. Abrams Calls Out 'Star Wars' Toy Makers For Lack Of Rey Mer
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is without a doubt a force to be reckoned with at the box office, having already set multiple records for ticket sales. The same can likely be said about the sale of 'Star Wars' merchandise, as die hard fans have been scooping up action figures and other trinkets featuring the film's characters as quickly as they've hit the shelves.

There's one character, however, that some have noticed seems to be missing from a lot of those toy packages: the film's main star, Rey, played by actress Daisy Ridley. Now, 'The Force Awakens' director J.J. Abrams is also speaking...
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Did 'The Force Awakens' Have A Hidden Agenda?

1/4/2016 1:28pm EST
Men's Rights Group Laughably Says Its 'Star Wars' Boycott Cost '
An online activist group centered around "men's rights" is claiming that its boycott of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' cost Disney more than $4 million in ticket sales. But considering that's less than one percent of the total box office to date, we're wondering why they even bothered speaking up.

The group, which calls itself "Return of Kings" had called for a boycott of the new 'Star Wars' because of its alleged "social justice nature" and use of "SJW propaganda".

SJW stands for "Social Justice Warrior" and is used as a derogatory term in some dark corners of the Internet to describe ...
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Does Leonardo DiCaprio's New Movie Have A Bear Rape Scene?

12/2/2015 1:05pm EST
20th Century Fox Wants You To Know That Leonardo DiCaprio Does N
Conservative news blog The Drudge Report caused a stir on Tuesday when it reported that Leonardo DiCaprio's upcoming movie 'The Revenant' features a scene where the actor is raped by a bear. But now, a spokesperson for 20th Century Fox has said that Drudge's report is just unbearable. (Sorry.)

The Drudge Report's sensational post claimed Tuesday morning that some moviegoers ran for the exits because the scene in question was so graphic.

"The story of rural survivalism and revenge reaches new violent levels for a mainstream film," Drudge writes. "The bear flips Leo over and thrusts and thr...
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Did Steve Jobs' Widow Try To Stop The New Biopic?

10/9/2015 12:35pm EDT
Steve Jobs Widow Laurene Powell Reportedly Told Leonardo DiCapri
'Steve Jobs', the long-awaited biopic of the late Apple CEO of the same name arrives in theaters today. Early reviews state that the movie gives Jobs credit for his many innovations but does not paint a flattering picture of his personal life. Which might explain why Jobs' widow, Laurene Powell, apparently tried to keep the movie from happening.

That's the allegation made by several figures close to the movie in a feature by The Hollywood Reporter this week.

"They haven't helped," said Danny Boyle, the film's director of Powell Jobs and current Apple CEO Tim Cook. "There's been some tough...
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'Steve Jobs' Star Michael Fassbender: 'I Studied Ashton Kutcher'

10/6/2015 1:52pm EDT
'Steve Jobs' Star Michael Fassbender Throws Shade At Previous 'J
There's potentially a new celebrity beef going on, and while it isn't exactly Drake vs. Meek Mill, it's still pretty funny. Unless your name is Ashton Kutcher.

Michael Fassbender, who plays the role of Steve Jobs in the upcoming movie of the same name, is currently making the rounds promoting the Universal Pictures flick.

Fassbender has had to answer the question of how he prepared for the role of playing the late Apple founder and CEO numerous times, but it's what he said during a press conference in New York this week that's getting a few laughs across the Internet.

"I studied Ashton K...
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Yes 'Back To The Future Fans,' There Is A 'Jaws 19' Trailer

10/6/2015 11:37am EDT
'Back To The Future' Inspires Trailer For 'Jaws 19'
'Back to the Future' fans will have to wait a couple more weeks to see if Marty McFly really does arrive in the future on October 21, 2015, but Universal Pictures is making at least one prediction about that date come true with a new trailer for 'Jaws 19.'

Confused? When Marty McFly/Michael J. Fox arrived in the future Hill Valley in the year 2015 in 'Back to the Future II,' the movie spent the next couple of scenes making a few jokes about what the future would be like. Predictions included a new drink called Pepsi Perfect and a Chicago Cubs World Series championship. Mixed in with all of...
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Kirsten Dunst: 'Creative People Are Blossoming On Television'

10/5/2015 6:10pm EDT
Kirsten Dunst Slams The Movie Business, Says Best Opportunities
Kirsten Dunst has had a long and successful career in Hollywood, and she's probably best remembered for her role as Mary Jane in the 2002 'Spiderman' movie some 13 years ago. But despite her success in some major blockbusters, Dunst now says she feels the best opportunities for creatives in Hollywood are in television, not film.

Dunst was interviewed by the U.K.'s Guardian for a piece that was published Sunday.

"People don't go to the cinema unless it's an event any more," the actress said. "The movie industry is a weird place, for sure, and the creative people are blossoming on televisio...
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'The Martian' Takes Top Spot

10/5/2015 2:52pm EDT
Matt Damon's 'The Martian' Takes Top Spot At Weekend Box Office
It was a good weekend for Matt Damon as his film, 'The Martian,' brought in box office receipts that were out of this world.

The critically-acclaimed film also starring Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig earned $55 million through Sunday. The 20th Century Fox flick tells the story of an astronaut who is left for dead on The Red Planet and must use his wits to survive. 'The Martian' dethroned last weekend's winner, 'Hotel Transylvania 2', which brought in $33 million in its 2nd place showing.

'Sciario', a drug war drama starring Emily Blunt took the bronze medal with $12.1 million.

Some in...
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