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To the disappointment of Chinese fans, who were already aware of the Fox film, the 2016 movie was not given import approval by Chinese regulators and failed to be included as part of the annual revenue sharing quota. No explanation was provided by regulators, though many in the industry concluded that the film was too sexy and too subversive for the regulators’ definition of mainstream acceptability. China has no film rating system and requires all films to be suitable for audiences of all ages.
Contacted by Variety, sources close to Fox confirmed the film’s selection and denied that it would be edited at the request of censors. “All festival films should play in original version,” the source said.
Avengers: Infinity War has already broken ticket seller Fandango's record for fastest-selling superhero movie in the first 24 hours of presales. And it only took six hours, following tickets going on sale at 6 a.m. Pt Friday.
Infinity War tops the record previously held by Warner Bros.' Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, followed by fellow Marvel Studios film Black Panther. The ticket launch coincided with the release of the second trailer for Avengers: Infinity War.
The movie, directed by the Russo brothers, is Marvel's biggest film yet. It combines characters from all of its franchises, including Guardians of the...
The most prolific actor in Hong Kong cinema was named best actor for his performance in action film Paradox. Upon accepting the award, Koo recalled his father's words of "being grateful doesn't mean I have to speak about it all the time" when receiving the award at the gala ceremony. He added that he felt mixed emotions over his first win in a career spanning over 20 years.
Chinese director Feng Xiaogang, dubbed "the Spielberg of China," picked up...
Spearheaded by UniFrance’s executives Gilles Renouard and Delphine Martin, the three-day initiative which kicked off March 10, was created to connect French sales agents from key banners such as Studiocanal, Gaumont, Playtime, Bac Films, Pyramide, Charades and Loco Films, with Latin American distributors outside of a major festival to forge ties and encourage dealmaking.
Like other initiatives organized by UniFrance in Paris, New York, Seoul and Tokyo, several French films were showcased as part of the event, including Xavier Legrand’s “Custody,” Michel Hazanavicius’s “Redoutable” (pictured), Marc Dugain’s “The Royal Exchange,” Olivier Ayache-Vidal’s “The Teacher” and Agnes Jaoui’s “Place Publique.”
Jaie Laplante, Miami film festival
This week, with competition from big-budget, franchise reboot “Tomb Raider” and a pre-Easter showing from a faith-based film, ‘Panther’ was poised to have another close-call for the top spot. However, with an estimated $27 million weekend, “Black Panther” ended up repeating, pretty easily, at #1 for the fifth weekend.
Barkin, who worked with Gilliam on “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” is also well known for her performances in “Diner,” “Ocean’s Thirteen,” and the TV adaptation of “Animal Kingdom.” She also tweeted that Gilliam is “is the last man to admonish a movement that is trying to protect women from abusive men. #MeToo” and “Terry Gilliam, you talk too much” in response to his interview.
Warner Bros. reported that “Tomb Raider” took in nearly 50% of the box office among the top five films in China, where the action-adventure played on 15,500 screens, and notched the studio’s seventh-highest opening weekend in that market. The figure was on par with the openings for “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and “Wonder Woman.”
Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther,” which opened with a leading $66 million in China last weekend, saw its grosses plunge to $12 million in that market. The superhero saga has totaled $96 million in its first 10 days in China, the leading international market, followed by $59.5 million in the U.K. and $42.7 million in South Korea.
“Black Panther” took in a total of $30 million internationally to push its international take to $577 million — making it the
Black Panther became the first film since Avatar in 2009 to hold on to number one for five successive weekends as the tentpole surged to $605.4m following an estimated $27m weekend haul that kept new arrival Tomb Raider in second place.
The superhero smash ranks as the seventh highest North American release and the second highest Marvel Cinematic Universe (McU) release of all time. Only The Avengers stands above it in the McU pantheon on $623.4m – a target Black Panther now has within its sights.
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“If you’re drunk in midtown doing cheap coke off your laundry card, I have just the place for you,” he informs us. “New York’s hottest club is Gauche, Inspired by True Events. This former Cvs — which became a Chase Bank, and then became a Cvs again — has a familiar yet troubling feel, like when Larry King would play himself in a movie.
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Alicia Vikander’s “Tomb Raider” finished second in its opening weekend in line with expectations with $23.5 million from 3,854 sites for Warner Bros. and MGM. Lionsgate-Roadside Attractions’ faith-based drama “I Can Only Imagine” outperformed forecasts with $17.1 million at 1,629 venues.
Disney’s second weekend of time-travel adventure “A Wrinkle in Time” followed in fourth with $16.6 million at 3,980 locations, lifitng its 10-day total to $61.1 million. Fox’s launch of gay teen comedy-drama “Love, Simon” took fifth with $11.5 million at 2,402 venues.
“Black Panther” has become only the seventh title to pass the $600 million milestone at the North American box office, and is the second-fastest film to do so. It’s the fourth-highest fifth weekend of all time, and the first time a film has held the top spot
Tomb Raider defeated Black Panther at the international box office at the weekend as the Warner Bros and MGM action adventure vaulted to the top of the global and international charts.
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Audiences responded strongly to Alicia Vikander in the role of thrill-seeking heiress Lara Croft as the action adventure climbed to an early $102.5m internationally from the first two weekends, powered by $41.1m from its first three days in China, where the film delivered Warner Bros’ seventh highest opening weekend.
The worldwide tally
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Host: Bill Hader
Monologue-wise, Bill Hader did something more “SNL” hosts should do: He explained how things work around here. Specifically, he explained how he only learned how things worked around here after he finally left, after eight seasons and 210 episodes with this cast.
The decision was announced on Sunday by the Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk. “Yes, we did it. ‘Dora’ comes to Queensland,” Palaszczuk said. That is a reference to how each episode of the Nickelodeon animated series ends with the song “we Did It.” The new film sees Dora as a teenager navigating the world with her cousin Diego.
“Dora” will be filmed on the Gold Coast’s Sound Stage 9 at Village Roadshow Studios. It is to be produced through the Paramount Players division of Paramount Pictures and will be directed by James Bobin (“The Muppets,
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