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China Box Office: ‘Monster Hunter’ Opens Fifth Despite Being Pulled From Theaters

Patriotic Chinese viewers flexed their muscles this weekend to topple Paul W.S. Anderson’s “Monster Hunter,” which grossed just $4.8 million before it was pulled from cinemas due to complaints that interpreted a line of dialogue to be racist and “insulting to China.”In a slow week, however, that was enough to net it a fifth place […]

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‘Resident Evil’ Stuntwoman Wins South African Court Ruling Following Horrific On-Set Accident

U.K.-based stuntwoman Olivia Jackson has won the latest stage in a long battle for damages following life-changing injuries she sustained during the filming of “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” in 2015.Standing in for Milla Jovovich, Jackson was driving a motorcycle that collided head-on with a camera attached to a boom that extended from a motor […]

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Box Office: ‘Hellboy’ Powers to $1.4 Million on Thursday Night

Lionsgate’s “Hellboy” remake launched to $1.4 million at 2,700 North American locations on Thursday night.The number compares favorably with 2017’s “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter,” which scored $1 million in previews and opened with $13.6 million.Universal’s body-swap comedy “Little” opened with $735,000 at 2,200 sites during Thursday previews.“Shazam!” will probably repeat as the box office […]

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Constantin Sets September Shoot for Paul W.S. Anderson’s ‘Monster Hunter’(Exclusive)

Constantin Film’s “Monster Hunter,” the video game adaptation budgeted at around $60 million, will go into production starting in September, re-teaming Constantin with its “Resident Evil” star Milla Jovovich, director Paul W. S. Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt.Meanwhile, Constantin is still working on a “Resident Evil” reboot, the shingle’s topper Martin Moszkowicz said at Cannes.Like […]

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Netflix Swoops In on Female-Led Action Thriller ‘Close’ With Noomi Rapace (Exclusive)

Netflix has marked World Women’s Day with the pickup of “Close,” a female-led, adrenaline-charged action-thriller starring Noomi Rapace. The streamer has sealed a multi-territory deal for the film that includes the U.S., U.K. and Australia.Netflix picked up “Close” from WestEnd Films, which had it under the banner of its female-skewed WeLove brand, which is aimed […]

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