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The film has taken in nearly $30 million in Japan, topping the director’s ‘Like Father, Like Son’, which also picked up a prize at the Cannes film festival. Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku) has become Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s biggest domestic box-office hit, pulling in $29.2 million (¥3.2 billion) from 2.65 million admissions as
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It was a competitive weekend at the world’s second-biggest film market, with both Hollywood holdovers and Chinese new releases pulling in substantial earnings. Chinese thriller Animal World officially kicked off the summer blockbuster season in the world’s second-biggest film market over the weekend, opening to $38.2 million and topping the China box-office champion of the
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The involvement of Legendary, which is owned by Chinese conglomerate Wanda, may have helped the action thriller score a slot during the lucrative summer window, which Beijing usually reserves for domestic Chinese releases. Legendary Entertainment and Universal’s upcoming Dwayne Johnson action thriller Skyscraper has locked down a July 20 release date in China, securing a
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Revenue for both tentpoles was muted slightly by local broadcasts of the World Cup, which commands a huge following in China. Universal and Amblin’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom roared again in China, adding $32.4 million in its second weekend for a healthy total of $202.6 million. The J.A. Bayona-directed dinosaur tentpole also fended off some strong
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Universal and Amblin have claimed Hollywood’s fourth-biggest opening ever in China. Universal and Amblin’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opened with a roar at the Chinese box office over the weekend, earning $111.9 million. It was Universal’s second-biggest debut ever in the market, behind only The Fate Of The Furious. The opening was also considerably better than the $99.2
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The massive China market has been instrumental in helping the Joe and Anthony Russo-directed juggernaut edge towards the $2 billion mark worldwide. Marvel and Disney’s global box-office smash Avengers: Infinity War has received a 30-day release extension in China, where it has already earned a whopping $358.3 million. Such extensions are customary for films that
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He was in charge of syndication for such programs as ‘Wheel of Fortune,’ ‘Jeopardy!,’ ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ and ‘Entertainment Tonight.’ Sid Cohen, a veteran television executive who handled the syndication business for MGM, King World Productions and Paramount Pictures, died Tuesday in Marina del Rey after a long illness, a publicist announced. He was
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The Marvel tentpole is now the fourth-biggest Hollywood release ever in China. Marvel Disney’s Avengers: Infinity War again dominated all challengers at the Chinese box office. The mega-tentpole added $53.7 million in its second weekend, holding off some respectable competition from local romantic comedy How Long Will I Love U, which debuted to $36.7 million,
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The breakout comedian was previously repped by the agency just for touring. Ali Wong has signed with UTA in all areas, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. The agency previously repped the breakout comedian, who last month dropped 3 Arts and has been without official acting representation since 2016, solely in comedy touring. After about
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Notable figures on the 16-person group include Common, Sheryl Crow, Andra Day, Jimmy Jam, BET’s Debra Lee and founder director of USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, Dr. Stacy L. Smith. The Recording Academy’s 16-member task force on diversity and female inclusion was announced Wednesday, with members ranging from several Grammy winners and network CEOs to executives
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The coming-of-age romance made a strong start to China’s long Labor Day weekend, while ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ won’t open for another two weeks thanks to one of Beijing’s usual blackouts on Hollywood imports. Different economic super power, different blockbuster. While most of the known universe was watching Disney and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War over the weekend,
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The exec acknowledged the accusations lodged on Thursday against Tom Brokaw. A day after network legend Tom Brokaw was accused of sexual misconduct, NBC News chairman Andy Lack emailed his employees to update them on an organizational review launched after Matt Lauer was ousted in November. Lack acknowledged the accusations against Brokaw, which were published
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The Disney and Lucasfilm tentpole will open simultaneously in the world’s two largest film markets, North America and China. Han Solo has charted his course for China.  Disney and Lucasfilm’s hotly anticipated Solo: A Star Wars Story has locked down its release date in the world’s second-largest box-office territory. The stand-alone Star Wars film will descend
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