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‘The Croods 2’ Leads Depleted U.S. Box Office

Need a reminder of just how imperiled moviegoing, at least in the U.S., remains due to the pandemic? Look no further than domestic box office charts. “The Croods: A New Age,” which debuted theatrically in November, was the No. 1 movie in North America.The Universal Pictures animated sequel nabbed $1.7 million from 1,913 venues between […]

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Cloris Leachman, Oscar-Winning Star of ‘Young Frankenstein’ and ‘Phyllis,’ Dies at 94

Cloris Leachman, the Oscar-winning actress known for “The Last Picture Show” and “Young Frankenstein” and who had an equally long career on television in shows like “Phyllis,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Facts of Life,” has died. She was 94.Leachman died in her sleep Tuesday at her home in California of natural causes, […]

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Box Office: ‘The Croods 2’ Leads Sluggish Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the most popular times to go to the movies. Crowd pleasers like “Frozen,” “Coco” and “Knives Out” have propelled attendance and generated many, many millions in ticket sales over the holiday weekend in years past, cementing various box office records to boot.This year, studios and movie theater owners are settling […]

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New Movies to Watch This Week: ‘Happiest Season,’ ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,’ ‘Superintelligence’

Stuck inside on Black Friday, stuffed with turkey, what are Americans supposed to do to distract themselves? All year, it’s been a battle of the streamers to fill the void left by cinemas, and this week finds nearly all the big brands are stepping up with big titles to serve the stay-at-home set.Netflix debuts Oscar […]

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‘The Croods: A New Age’ Production Designer on Giving the Prehistoric Setting a Modern Twist

In the animated feature “The Croods: A New Age,” which bowed Nov. 25 in select theaters, the first prehistoric family encounters the Bettermans, a family a few steps evolved beyond the cave people. When the Croods stumble on their lush treehouse compound, it looks like paradise to them. It’s so appealing, in fact, that even […]

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As Bond Vacates 2020, Universal Offers Theaters Short Windows on ‘The Croods’ and ‘Freaky’

Adding to the Friday-afternoon dump of movie delays, Universal announced that “F9,” the latest entry in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, will move from April 2 to May 28, 2021. That means it will no longer compete with James Bond film “No Time to Die,” which, as of October 2, MGM also moved to April […]

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Harrison Ford’s ‘Call of the Wild’ Casts Omar Sy (Exclusive)

“The Intouchables” star Omar Sy is set to join Harrison Ford and Dan Stevens in “Call of the Wild,” sources tell Variety.Colin Woodell is also on board.Ford plays John Thornton, a prospector searching for gold in the unforgiving Yukon, in the adaptation of the classic Jack London novel. It is unknown who Sy will play […]

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