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Box Office: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Takes Off With $3 Million

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” flew to $3 million at about 3,200 North American location on Thursday night.The figure doubled the preview gross for “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part,” which pulled in $1.5 million two weeks ago on Feb. 8.Universal has predicted an opening weekend for “How to Train Your […]

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‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Death Rumors Were Exaggerated, but 2019 Box-Office Struggle is Real

In what could be the final release from 20th Century Fox before it becomes subsumed by Disney, “Alita: Battle Angel” was clearly the #1 film this weekend. It performed better than expected, with $41.7 million anticipated for the four-day weekend.“Alita” bested the second weekend of “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” and two films […]

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UK box office preview: ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ faces battle to conquer ‘The Lego Movie 2’

Joe Cornish returns with his second feature.Joe Cornish’s sophomore feature The Kid Who Would Be King opens in UK cinemas this weekend, with Warner Bros’ sequel The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part currently holding the number one spot.Cornish previously directed 2011 inner city sci-fi Attack The Block starring Screen Star of Tomorrow 2011 John […]

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‘Lego Movie 2’ Builds $1.5 Million, ‘What Men Want’ Close Behind on Thursday Night

“The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” has opened with $1.5 million from Thursday night preview showings in North America and another $600,000 from Jan. 26 screenings.Paramount Pictures’ comedy “What Men Want” launched with $1.3 million in previews. Lionsgate’s Liam Neeson thriller “Cold Pursuit” took in $540,000 from Thursday previews at 2,050 locations.Thursday previews for […]

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‘The Lego Movie 2’ is Set in the Post-Apocalypse Because Everyone Misunderstood ‘Everything is Awesome’

Everything is not so awesome in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. The sequel to the acclaimed 2014 hit transforms the cheery Bricksburg into a post-apocalyptic wasteland — and screenwriters Phil Lord and Chris Miller reveal that this was for more than just a Mad Max reference. The drastic transformation of The Lego Movie […]

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‘Lego Movie 2’ and ‘What Men Want’ To Lead Weekend Newcomers

Following last weekend’s poor showing at the domestic box office, February gets underway in earnest this weekend with four new releases including The Lego Movie 2 and What Men Want, both of which are looking at strong starts. Additionally, Lionsgate release of Summit’s Cold Pursuit and Orion’s The Prodigy will hope for solid starts, given […]

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‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’ Review: Everything Isn’t Awesome, But It’s Pretty Good

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is a sequel that’s sometimes as unwieldy as its title. Almost all of the major characters from the 2014 original have returned, and the same weirdly anarchic spirit that ran through the first film revives itself every so often in this follow-up. But where The Lego Movie was […]

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Movie Talk: Did ‘Bird Box’ Get More Viewers Than ‘Black Panther’?

On this episode of Movie Talk, Mark Ellis, John Rocha and Mark Reilly discuss the following: Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. is pushing back the production start of Fantastic Beasts 3 in order to give the production more “prep time”. Fox Searchlight announced the cast, release date, and synopsis for their J.R.R. Tolkien biopic […]

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