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Seven Reasons Why ‘Booksmart’ May Turn Out to Be a Box-Office Hit

Olivia Wilde’s high school comedy “Booksmart” will gross about $11 million in its first week in 2,505 theaters. That’s good enough for sixth place, which inspired a bevy of commenters to rail about what its failure reveals about the fate of review-driven, quality, small-scale original movies in today’s market.Fact is, not every film lives or […]

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‘Deadpool 2’ Launches with Over $300 Million Worldwide

Even though Deadpool 2 didn’t deliver a record opening domestically for an R-rated movie it still captured a few record of its own as well as delivered a couple studio records en route to an impressive $301.3 million worldwide debut. Meanwhile Avengers: Infinity War continued it’s impressive run becoming the fourth largest global release of […]

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‘Deadpool 2’ Heads for Heroic $130 Million Opening Weekend

Ryan Reynolds’ “Deadpool 2” is heading for a heroic opening weekend of $130 million in North America, early estimates showed Friday.First Friday estimates ranged from $128 million to $137 million. “Deadpool 2” started its run by smashing the record for a Thursday night preview gross for an R-rated film with $18.6 million, topping the previous […]

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Can ‘Book Club’s’ Star Power Lure Older Moviegoers From ‘Deadpool 2’?

Jane Fonda and Candice Bergen were some of the most seductive stars of the 1970s, with boundary-pushing fare like “Klute,” “Barbarella,” and “Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice” winning critical acclaim and filling theaters.Five decades later, the question is whether their fanbase will turn for the decidedly more commercial “Book Club,” set to open […]

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‘Book Club’ Trailer: Jane Fonda and Diane Keaton Read ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and Are Forever Changed

The “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie franchise may have ended with the release of this year’s “Fifty Shades Freed” — the climax, and don’t you forget it — but the cultural reach of E.L. James’ bestselling novels has not yet petered out in the cinematic realm. In Bill Holderman’s upcoming “Book Club,” the first book […]

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