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Mark Hamill Says ‘The Mandalorian’ Is the Smartest Way Forward for Star Wars

When “The Mandalorian” debuted on Disney+ last fall to strong buzz among “Star Wars” fans, it was a much-needed victory for the space franchise after the rocky receptions of “Solo” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The reaction to “Star Wars” movies has only gotten more dire in the months since “The Mandalorian” premiered, as […]

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Disney Has ‘Star Wars’ Decisions to Make Beyond Questions of Fan Service

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” closes the book on the Skywalker Saga and marks the end of an era for Lucasfilm, the company that series creator George Lucas founded almost five decades ago. It also marks seven years under Disney, a period defined by big box-office successes, creative struggles, and a major role in […]

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‘Aladdin’ Pops Up With Stronger Box-Office Debut As ‘Booksmart’ Disappoints

“Aladdin,” the latest Disney retread of a key title, took in an estimated $86 million for the three-day weekend, with $105 million projected for four days. This is a surprisingly strong result; after “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum,” it suggests the summer will follow the optimists’ path.Memorial Day weekend, once the official start of […]

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Domestic Box Office Hits New Record High in 2018

For all the talk of people fleeing movie theaters for streaming services and staying home, the domestic box office continues to hit new records. Variety reports that the domestic box office hit a new high by reaching $11.383 billion with over a week to go left in the year. The previous record of $11.382 billion […]

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‘Deadpool 2’ seeks to reclaim top spot from lacklustre ‘Solo’

Lucasfilm tentpole inching towards $200m worldwide after disappointing first week.After the lacklustre debut by Solo: A Star Wars Story last weekend there is a real chance that Deadpool 2 can reclaim the international title and sit atop the Hollywood pile.Lucasfilm’s latest tentpole stands at $82.3m heading into its second session and most observers will be […]

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