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Jumanji Stays No. 1 With $27M

The Post came in second and The Commuter was third

(Newser) - Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Paddington the bear, and Taraji P. Henson all rushed into movie theaters over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, but Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle roared the loudest with an estimated $27 million in ticket sales. According to studio estimates Sunday, Jumanji easily remained the No. 1... More »

Paddington 2 Is Getting Crazy Good Reviews

It's 'completely delightful,' says one critic

(Newser) - Since 2014's Paddington , the cuddly bear has settled into his new home with the Brown family in London, but his adventures are by no means over. In Paddington 2 , he gets a job so he can buy a rare book for his aunt but is wrongly imprisoned for its... More »

Paddington Bear's Creator Dies

Michael Bond was 91

(Newser) - It was a last-minute Christmas gift for his wife that inspired Michael Bond to create Paddington bear, the marmalade-loving teddy in a duffel coat and floppy hat. Bond would go on to see his creation enchant children for more than half a century and become an icon immortalized in print,... More »

College to Show American Sniper After All

University of Michigan says cancellation was 'mistake'

(Newser) - The University of Michigan bowed to pressure and canceled an upcoming screening of American Sniper , replaced the movie with Paddington, and took some flak for caving. So the college announced last night it's going back to its original plan to air the controversial Bradley Cooper movie, with the VP... More »

Paddington, at 50, Gets a Very 2008 Makeover

Immigration becomes bear necessity in forthcoming update

(Newser) - Paddington Bear is celebrating his 50th birthday with a comeback, the Daily Telegraph reports, as the first new book in 30 years arrives soon. Though the marmalade-loving furball will be charming as ever, Paddington Here and Now might raise controversy: It’s about immigration. More »

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