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Box Office: Matt Damon's 'The Great Wall' Is A Chinese Hit But A Domestic Miss

The good news is that the three big openers had halfway decent multipliers over the weekend, implying that bad weather did play a role in Friday’s underwhelming numbers. The bad news is that the overall figures are still in the realm of “not great.” Oh well, the other good news is that all three …

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Weekend Box Office: One Dud, One Underperformer, And One DOA

This weekend saw three new wide releases vie for President’s Day box-office dollars, but each also had to compete with three huge hits from last weekend, and the holdovers ultimately came out on top, drubbing all three newcomers in their opening weekends.<p><i>LEGO Batman</i> once again topped the weekend, …

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Box Office: Vin Diesel's 'xXx: Return Of Xander Cage' Tops $300M Worldwide

As the headline suggests, <i>xXx: Return of Xander Cage</i> continued to be an overseas monster. The Vin Diesel/Donnie Yen/Kris Wu/Deepika Padukone action sequel bombed in North America with just $43.5 million thus far (less then first <i>xXx</i>‘s $44m opening weekend back in 2002) but went nuts in China last …

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‘Mission Impossible 6’ Will Include Some Unexpected Folks From The Franchise’s Past

As long as there are things for Tom Cruise to precariously dangle from, the <i>Mission: Impossible</i> franchise will never die. A sixth instalment of the cinematic spin on the CBS spy drama is on its way and director Christopher McQuarrie has offered up some tasty detail chunklets to gobble up as we wait. …

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Why Matt Damon's 'The Great Wall' Became a Great Big Bomb

After years of hype, Legendary’s would-be China-U.S. crossover epic “The Great Wall” crumbled at the box office, earning just $18.1 million during …

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Newswire: HBO picks up David Bowie documentary The Last Five Years

HBO has announced that it has picked up the U.S. TV rights to <i>David Bowie: The Last Five Years</i>, a BBC documentary directed by Francis Whately that we last heard about back in November. According to a press release, the film will include “a wealth of rarely seen Bowie interviews, archival footage, …

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Brie Larson couldn’t resist posing with her own movie poster prop, and tbh neither could we

With its upcoming release in March, Brie Larson is feeling nostalgic about <i>Kong: Skull Island</i> <i></i>and all the good times she had with the cast and crew …

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Big Little Lies: Shailene Woodley explains Jane's new 'badass' attitude

Did you watch the premiere of HBO’s <i>Big Little Lies?</i> If you haven’t, stop what you are doing and go fix that situation immediately. We’ll wait. If you have, then congratulations and welcome to the club for those of us who are getting obsessed with the fun, froth, excitement, and all those …

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‘The Great Wall’ Topples at North American Box Office

LOS ANGELES — In an embarrassment for Dalian Wanda Group, the Chinese conglomerate determined to become a global film superpower, its first mega-budget production, “The Great Wall,” fizzled in North American release over the weekend.<p>Costing at least $150 million to make and tens of millions more to …

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John Wick: Chapter 2 review – adrenaline-pumping perfection

Keanu Reeves is back in full force for an elegantly violent sequel<p>“John Wick is a man of focus, commitment and sheer will. The stories you hear about this man, if nothing else, have been watered down”, or so the legend goes. In the follow-up to the slick 2014 action-thriller, former hitman Wick …

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Star-Lord's Dad Looks Like A Badass Space Cowboy In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

One of the biggest questions lingering as the credits rolled for <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> had to do with Peter Quill (a.k.a. Star-Lord)'s daddy issues …

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Most Americans haven't seen a single movie nominated for best picture, according to survey

Movie lovers often go out of their way to see every film nominated in the best picture category before the Oscar ceremony goes down. And you'd think that once a movie wins the revered best picture trophy, people would leap to see it as soon as possible.<p>But that's not so. According to a survey …

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Zack Snyder Confirms That Justice League Trailer is Coming 'Soon'

For those fans chomping at the bit to get your next glimpse at Justice League in action, Director Zack Snyder has good news.

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After success of ‘11.22.63,’ Hulu signs up again with Stephen King & J.J. Abrams for ‘Castle Rock’

Last year, the streaming service Hulu had one of its biggest success with the limited series “11.22.63,” which starred Oscar nominee <b>James Franco</b> as a …

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Newswire: Samuel L. Jackson wants Nick Fury to be in Black Panther

The cast of Marvel’s <i>Black Panther</i> movie is ridiculously stacked, with Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Sterling K. Brown joining Chadwick Boseman’s superhero king in the fictional country of Wakanda, but one established Marvel actor is a little disappointed that he hasn’t gotten a call. …

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Lindsay Lohan Really Wants to Play Ariel in Disney's The Little Mermaid Reboot

Many of us had dreams of becoming a Disney princess. <b>Lindsay Lohan</b> <i>really</i> wants to make hers a reality—and revive her long-stalled acting career.<p>Disney …

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SEE PICS: Makers of 'Zootopia' release funny spoof posters of Oscars 2017 contenders

<i>Zootopia</i> makers spoofed some of the 2016 movies that are contenders for Oscars 2017 by replacing the main characters of those movies with Zootopia …

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Britney Spears Fans Did NOT Like Lifetime's Biopic, Britney Ever After

There was no way a Britney Spears biopic was going to premiere quietly.<p>Lifetime's new biopic <i>Britney Ever After</i> is a fictionalized retelling of the pop star's often-tumultuous time in the spotlight. Spears did not approve of the network's venture (because, really, why would you?) which makes the …

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ROGUE ONE Gets a Sequel With STAR WARS: INFERNO SQUAD Novel

Kathleen Kennedy of Lucasfilm was adamant in the build up to the release of <i>Rogue One</i> that there would be no sequel to the film, which at the time …

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Top-grossing films at the box office for the weekend of Feb. 17-19, 2017

<b>Top 10 films</b><p>“The Lego Batman Movie” held onto the top of the box office for the second week in a row. The number of weeks open for each release is in parentheses.<p>Weekend<p>total<p>in millions of dollars<p>1.<p>The Lego Batman Movie (2)<p>34.2<p>98.8<p>2.<p>Fifty Shades Darker (2)<p>21.0<p>89.7<p>3.<p>The Great Wall (1)<p>18.1<p>18.1<p>4.<p>John …

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Watch the Trailer for Ana Lily Amirpour's Second Feature Film The Bad Batch

Ana Lily Amirpour made a dramatic, critically-acclaimed first impression with her moody Iranian vampire film <i>A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night</i> (2014). …

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Hollywood star Tom Cruise can put an end to Scientology, claim critics Leah Remini and Bill Maher

Ex-Scientologist Remini revealed that members are 'self-brainwashing' with long hours of studying.<p>Former Scientologist Leah Remini has brought to …

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The Great Wall review – lavish Chinese spectacle

The country’s most expensive co-production to date is a visual treat, complete with a grizzled Matt Damon, but don’t expect any complex plotting<p>On the hunt for precious “black powder”, rogue mercenaries William Garin (a grizzled-looking Matt Damon) and Pero Tovar (<i>Game of Thrones</i>’s Pedro Pascal) …

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‘The Great Wall,’ Isn’t: Why All Three President’s Day Releases Flopped

This was a terrible weekend for new releases, but what it means for the year could be worse.<p>“The Great Wall” (Universal) fared best among the three …

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Box Office: 'Lego Batman,' 'Fifty Shades Darker' And 'John Wick 2' Dominate The Competition

For the second weekend in a row, the top movie is <i>The Lego Batman Movie</i>. The Warner Bros./Time Warner Inc. release earned $34.2 million (-35%) in weekend two for a possible $44m Fri-Mon frame. That gives the $80m animated action comedy a $98m 10-day and likely $108.5m 11-day total. While <i>The LEGO</i> …

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‘Fifty Shades’ Dominant With $277M WW; ‘La La’ Lands $200M+ Overseas; ‘XXX’ Tops In China – International Box Office

<b>Refresh for latest…</b>: In a big holdover weekend at the international box office, Universal Pictures’ <i>Fifty Shades Darker</i> maintained its grip on the No. …

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Here's what the critics are saying about Logan

Last year, Fox's gamble with an R-rated, full-throttle <i>Deadpool</i> paid off handsomely - now it was Wolverine's turn, hoping to give Hugh Jackman a truly …

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Reese Witherspoon on her motivation for producing Big Little Lies

<i>This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com.</i><p>Reese Witherspoon was tired of working in a man’s world.<p>“So often I’m the only woman on a set full of men,” the Oscar winner tells PEOPLE.<p>But through her production company Pacific Standard, the actress is now bringing Liane Moriarty’s female-driven …

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The Latest Clips From ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Confirm That Monsters Exist And They Will Battle

Monsters are plentiful in the upcoming <i>Kong: Skull Island</i>, but we have to ask ourselves… who are the <i>real</i> monsters? *watches a clip of King Kong getting into a donnybrook with a giant lizard creature* Oh! It’s those two. That’s a relief. I was worried I’d have to have a hard think about my life.<p>Next …

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Lindsay Lohan Really Wants to Play Ariel, and Just Pitched Herself to Disney On Instagram

She also has some other casting suggestions, because why not?<p>Lindsay Lohan has some thoughts about Disney's live-action <i>The Little Mermaid</i> remake and she just laid them all out on Instagram. The redheaded actress is pitching herself as the lead, spunky mermaid princess/casual hoarder, Ariel. But …

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