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The Force is under siege. Disney and Lucasfilm’s Solo: A Star Wars Story is struggling in its debut at the Memorial Day box office, where it’s coming in well behind expectations with an estimated three-day debut of $83.3 million-plus and projected four-day debut of $101 million (numbers will be updated Monday morning). That’s even worse than
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Sexual misconduct allegations against the actor are “compelling and devastating,” says the union. In the wake of accusations Thursday that Morgan Freeman subjected eight women to unwanted touching and sexual comments, performers union SAG-AFTRA is reconsidering the lifetime achievement award bestowed on the actor at the annual SAG Awards this past January. “These are compelling and
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This marks his second time as emcee of the show, which will air live June 24 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Jamie Foxx has signed on to host the 2018 BET Awards. When the actor-musician-comedian walks onto the Microsoft Theater stage in Los Angeles on June 24, it will mark the Academy Award
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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is already one of the top-grossing films of all time, while ‘Black Panther’ is the top-grossing superhero pic of all time domestically. Over the May 18-20 weekend, Deadpool 2 debuted to $301 million globally, joining the unprecedented domination that superhero pics are enjoying at the 2018 worldwide box office. Put another way,
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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 sequel doesn’t match the opening of the first ‘Deadpool’ in the U.S., but launches to a record $176 million overseas; the adult-skewing ‘Book Club’ opens to $12.5 million, while ‘Show Dogs’ falters. Superheroes continued to dominate the box office over the weekend as Ryan Reynolds and Fox’s Deadpool 2 bowed to $125 million domestically
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The prizes for the festival sidebar were given out Thursday night. The prizes for Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight sidebar were awarded Thursday evening, with Gaspar Noe’s sex-and-drugs drama Climax taking the Art Cinema Award from among the 17 films in competition. This year’s selections had some big-name directors competing, with Oscar nominee Ciro Guerra’s Summer Birds, Cesar
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