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Streaming: curate your own Max von Sydow season

The late, great actor’s career is easier than most to honour with a streaming marathon…When the great Swedish actor Max von Sydow died last week at the age of 90, it was the mark of a robust and catholic career that there was little consensus between news outlets over which of his performances should lead […]

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Box Office: ‘Star Wars’ Unwraps Huge $35M Christmas Day, ‘Little Women’ Opens

J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is crushing the Christmas Day box office with as much as $35 million, the second best showing of all time behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($49.3 million), according to early estimates.Once presents are unwrapped on Dec. 25th, the most concentrated corridor of the year commences for […]

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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Generates $90 Million on Friday, ‘Cats’ Stumbling

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” will crush the box office this weekend with an enormous $195 million after taking in $90 million on Friday.“The Rise of Skywalker’s” Friday total represents the sixth-highest opening day of all time, behind “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” which generated $91 million when it opened in […]

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Decimates Record Books with $1.2 Billion Global Debut

Heading into the weekend it was a foregone conclusion that Avengers: Endgame would deliver the largest opening weekend of all-time, both domestically and globally, but to deliver a three-day domestic gross totaling an estimated $350 million and a global weekend over $1 billion was almost inconceivable.Today that figure has become a reality as Endgame not […]

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Scores Record-Setting $156.7 Million on Friday

“Avengers: Endgame” is on its way to a record-breaking debut — to put it mildly — with an estimated $345 million from 4,662 North American locations.The final installment in the Avengers saga landed an enormous $156.7 million on Friday after a stunning international debut on Wednesday, which included a $107 million opening day in China. […]

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Soars to Record-Breaking $60 Million Opening in North America

Disney-Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” has opened astronomically in North America with a record $60 million in Thursday night preview showings.It’s the top domestic preview number of all time, besting “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $57 million in 2015.Anticipation has been sky high this year for fourth and final Avengers movie. “Avengers: Endgame” will open in […]

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Advance Ticket Sales Set New Record

Marvel and Disney’s Avengers: Endgame has sold more advance ticket sales in its first week than Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the previous Fandango record holder. And it’s outpacing Avengers: Infinity War 5 to 1.That’s after the superhero extravaganza, directed by the Russo brothers, sold more tickets in its first 24 hours than any other […]

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Lupita Nyong’o Is at the Height of Her Powers, Even Before John Woo’s Remake of ‘The Killer’

For Lupita Nyong’o, the years immediately following her Best Supporting Actress Oscar win for “12 Years a Slave” were charged with concerns about her Hollywood viability. Her next two roles had her playing computer-generated alien Maz Kanata in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and voicing white wolf Raksha in “The Jungle Book” — as opposed […]

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Lawrence Kasdan To Script & Direct Film Adaptation Of Lou Berney Novel ‘November Road’

Exclusive: Though the past several years have left Lawrence Kasdan focused in space writing Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Solo: A Star Wars Story, Kasdan will now focus on the period surrounding the JFK assassination. Kasdan has made a six-figure acquisition of the film rights to November Road, the upcoming novel from Edgar Award-winning […]

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