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  • New Jersey Nov 19, 2019

    Meet the Host of the ‘Blue’s Clues’ Reboot

    Joshua Dela Cruz has gone from having a genie as a sidekick to a bright blue puppy — and he couldn’t be happier. The actor is the host of a new reboot of the pre-school TV show “Blue’s Clues” and hopes people who grew up on the original come to check it out with their kids.

  • China Jul 21, 2019

    ‘The Lion King’ Rules and ‘Endgame’ Scores All-Time Record

    If there was any doubt that the 2019 box office belonged to the Walt Disney Co., this weekend put an end to it. Not only did its photorealistic remake of “The Lion King” devour opening weekend records for the month of July and PG-rated films, but “Avengers: Endgame” also crept past “Avatar” to become the highest-grossing film of all time....

  • Canada Jul 7, 2019

    ‘Spider-Man’ Soars With $185.1M Over Six-Day Holiday Weekend

    “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” the first Marvel movie after “Avengers: Endgame,” swung past any franchise fatigue to dominate the July Fourth holiday weekend, raking in an estimated $185.1 million since opening Tuesday and earning $93.6 million from Friday to Sunday in North American theaters. The opening gave Sony Pictures one of its best weeks ever. “Far From Home,” which opened...

  • Canada Jul 7, 2019

    ‘Spider-Man’ Soars With $185.1M Over Six-Day Holiday Weekend

    “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” the first Marvel movie after “Avengers: Endgame,” swung past any franchise fatigue to dominate the July Fourth holiday weekend, raking in an estimated $185.1 million since opening Tuesday and earning $93.6 million from Friday to Sunday in North American theaters. The opening gave Sony Pictures one of its best weeks ever. “Far From Home,” which opened...

  • China Jun 30, 2019

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    “Toy Story 4” hung onto the top spot in its second week in theaters and the horror sequel “Annabelle Comes Home” opened in line with expectations, but the Cinderella story of the weekend was actually the third place movie: “Yesterday.” The Danny Boyle-directed musical romantic comedy featuring the music of the Beatles debuted well over industry expectations, earning an estimated...

  • China Jun 30, 2019

    ‘Toy Story 4’ Repeats at No. 1 Over ‘Annabelle,’ ‘Yesterday’

    “Toy Story 4” hung onto the top spot in its second week in theaters and the horror sequel “Annabelle Comes Home” opened in line with expectations, but the Cinderella story of the weekend was actually the third place movie: “Yesterday.” The Danny Boyle-directed musical romantic comedy featuring the music of the Beatles debuted well over industry expectations, earning an estimated...

  • Canada Jun 23, 2019

    ‘Toy Story 4’ Opens Big But Below Expectations With $118M

    “Toy Story 4” brought the box office to life with a $118 million opening weekend after a three-week slump of underperforming sequels, but the Pixar film’s below-expectations debut didn’t quell continuing concerns about a rocky summer movie season. The “Toy Story 4” opening, according to studio estimates Sunday, ranks as the fourth highest animated film opening ever, not accounting for...

  • Canada Jun 23, 2019

    ‘Toy Story 4’ Opens Big But Below Expectations With $118M

    “Toy Story 4” brought the box office to life with a $118 million opening weekend after a three-week slump of underperforming sequels, but the Pixar film’s below-expectations debut didn’t quell continuing concerns about a rocky summer movie season. The “Toy Story 4” opening, according to studio estimates Sunday, ranks as the fourth highest animated film opening ever, not accounting for...

  • Canada Jun 16, 2019

    Franchise Fatigue Continues With ‘Men in Black’ and ‘Shaft’

    Brand familiarity isn’t everything when it comes to attracting audiences to the multiplex, and Hollywood is learning that lesson the hard way this summer with a slew of underperforming sequels and reboots. That so-called franchise fatigue came to a head this weekend with the releases of “Men in Black: International” and “Shaft.” The writing may have been on the wall...

  • CEO Jun 9, 2019

    ‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ Bests ‘Dark Phoenix’ at Box Office

    After nearly 20 years and a dozen films, the current manifestation of X-Men movies is going out with a whimper. Scorched by poor reviews, the $200 million “Dark Phoenix” earned a franchise low of $33 million from 3,721 North American locations over the weekend for a second place finish, according to studio estimates Sunday. First place went instead to “The...

  • director Jun 2, 2019

    A Diminished ‘Godzilla’ Still Bests ‘Rocketman,’ ‘Ma’

    The latest iteration of the Godzilla franchise took over the top spot from “Aladdin” and roared louder than Elton John at the weekend box office, but it still left a notably smaller footprint on North American theaters than its city-wrecking predecessors. “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment’s sequel to 2014’s “Godzilla,” was brought down to size...

  • director Jun 2, 2019

    A Diminished ‘Godzilla’ Still Bests ‘Rocketman,’ ‘Ma’

    The latest iteration of the Godzilla franchise took over the top spot from “Aladdin” and roared louder than Elton John at the weekend box office, but it still left a notably smaller footprint on North American theaters than its city-wrecking predecessors. “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment’s sequel to 2014’s “Godzilla,” was brought down to size...

  • New York May 24, 2019

    Little Girl Says Princess Jasmine Shouldn’t Need Aladdin to See the World

    A little girl has a message for Disney: Princess Jasmine shouldn’t have to rely on Prince Aladdin to “see the world.”

  • Los Angeles May 26, 2019

    ‘Aladdin’ Soars, but ‘Booksmart’ Barely Passes at Box Office

    Moviegoers voted with their dollars and chose the familiar over the new this Memorial Day weekend. The Walt Disney Co.’s live-action remake of “Aladdin” crushed the competition at the box office.

  • president May 23, 2019

    Rotten Tomatoes to Link Audience Ratings to Ticket Purchases

    Rotten Tomatoes is taking another step to verify that users posting a rating of a movie have actually seen it.

  • actor May 21, 2019

    Recreating ‘Aladdin’s’ Magic With Will Smith, Fresh Faces

    In 1992, Disney transported audiences to the mythical land of Agrabah, where they met a street rat with a heart of gold, a flying carpet, a headstrong princess and a magical genie with some oddly current pop culture references. With the music and lyrics of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, “Aladdin” would go on to win the hearts...

  • Canada May 20, 2019

    ‘John Wick 3’ Dethrones ‘Avengers: Endgame’ With $57 Million Opening

    The box office has a new king and his name is John Wick. The third installment of the hyper violent Keanu Reeves franchise has taken the top spot at the North American box office and ended the three-week reign of “Avengers: Endgame.”

  • Captain May 12, 2019

    ‘Pikachu’ Tries to Dethrone the ‘Avengers,’ But Just Misses

    “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” gave “Avengers: Endgame” a run for its money this weekend at the box office, but the superheroes managed to hold onto the throne once again. The Walt Disney Co. said Sunday that the Marvel blockbuster earned an estimated $63.1 million from its third weekend in North American theaters, bringing its domestic grosses to $723.5 million, surpassing the...

  • Los Angeles May 3, 2019

    Summer Movie Preview: The Women Behind ‘Booksmart’

    If you’ve heard anything about the film “Booksmart,” you’ve probably also heard the words “female ‘Superbad’.” The high school comedy is about two best friends over the course of one epic 24-hour period. And, yes, the friends are women played by Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein (incidentally, Jonah Hill’s sister).

  • director Apr 30, 2019

    Summer Movie Preview: ‘The Lion King’ Roars Again

    Director Jon Favreau has just left a scoring session for “The Lion King ” with Hans Zimmer and an orchestra. It was for the stampede (yes, THAT stampede). And it will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the 1994 animated classic that, with Favreau’s footage playing in the background, it got a little emotional in that room.

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