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Doctor Strange Plunges but Stays on Top
Doctor Strange
Drops 68% but
Remains No. 1
box office

Doctor Strange Drops 68% but Remains No. 1

Film already ranks as the second biggest of the year

(Newser) - Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness stayed on top of the box office charts during its second weekend in theaters, earning an additional $61 million from North American theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday. With $688 million in global grosses, it's already one of the highest-grossing films of...

40 Years Later, the Sequel We've All Waited For

Rob Reiner to direct follow-up to 1984's 'Spinal Tap,' with Shearer, Guest, McKean all on board

(Newser) - Get ready to turn it up to 11 , because there's a Spinal Tap sequel in the works. Rob Reiner will once more take the director's seat in the follow-up to his 1984 mockumentary, This Is Spinal Tap, with Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, and Christopher Guest all set to...

Finally, After Years of Delays, a Peek Into Avatar Sequel
Footage for 
Avatar Sequel
Is Out, With
One Big Tease
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Footage for Avatar Sequel Is Out, With One Big Tease

Could it be that one of Jake and Neytiri's kids are human?

(Newser) - It's been 13 years in the making, but Avatar fans finally can see a sequel on the horizon. Variety reports that 20th Century Studios is offering a sneak peek of James Cameron's Avatar: The Way of Water via a new trailer that tracks down Jake Sully, Neytiri, and...

Doctor Strange 2 Has Year's Biggest Opening
Doctor Strange 2 Is
Twice as Big as Part 1
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Doctor Strange 2 Is Twice as Big as Part 1

December's Spider-Man may deserve part of the credit

(Newser) - The summer movie season is off to a blockbuster start thanks to Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. The superhero extravaganza grossed an estimated $185 million in ticket sales in its first weekend in US and Canadian theaters, the Walt Disney Co. said Sunday. Not only did it more...

The Bad Guys Repeats
Liam Neeson Film Can't
Catch The Bad Guys
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Liam Neeson Film Can't Catch The Bad Guys

'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' holds onto second place

(Newser) - The DreamWorks animated heist movie The Bad Guys was the top film in US and Canada theaters for the second straight weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, while the latest Liam Neeson thriller suggested the actor's particular set of skills may be wearing thin with audiences. The Bad Guys,...

Bill Murray Discusses Gaffe That Halted Movie

'I did something I thought was funny, and it wasn’t taken that way'

(Newser) - Bill Murray isn't revealing exactly what happened, but the actor is acknowledging that he acted badly toward a woman on a movie set—behavior serious enough that it has shut down production . “I did something I thought was funny, and it wasn’t taken that way,” Murray...

'The Bad Guys' Leaves Nicolas Cage Behind
The Bad Guys Leaves
Nicolas Cage Behind
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The Bad Guys Leaves Nicolas Cage Behind

3 new releases compete at theaters

(Newser) - On an unusually crowded weekend at movie theaters that featured a pricey Viking epic and Nicolas Cage playing himself, DreamWorks Animation's The Bad Guys bested the field, signaling a continued resurgence for family moviegoing after a downturn during the pandemic. The Bad Guys, released by Universal Pictures, debuted with...

The Secrets of Dumbledore Sets a Low for the Franchise

Film is the third chapter in Harry Potter spinoff

(Newser) - Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore got off to a less than magical start in its first weekend in US and Canadian theaters. The third installment in the Harry Potter spinoff opened to $43 million in North America, according to studio estimates Sunday. It was enough to secure the top...

Ali Wong and Husband Justin Hakuta Are Divorcing

A source says it's amicable

(Newser) - Comedian-actress Ali Wong and husband Justin Hakuta are getting a divorce. People magazine confirmed through a source that "it’s amicable and they will continue to co-parent lovingly." The couple met in 2010 at a friend’s wedding; he was a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Business, and she...

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Roars Past Ambulance
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 
Roars Past Ambulance
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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Roars Past Ambulance

(Newser) - Sonic the Hedgehog 2 sped to the top of the charts in its opening weekend, earning $71 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Paramount's PG-rated sequel easily bested the weekend's other major newcomer, Michael Bay's Ambulance, which faltered in theaters, the AP reports. Sonic 2, which brings...

On Bruce Willis, 'a Health Line Seems to Have Been Crossed'

Joe Ferullo writes for the Hill that Hollywood 'needs to do better' after reveal of actor's aphasia

(Newser) - Over the past couple of years, Bruce Willis acted in more than a dozen films. It's a fact that, in the wake of his family's disclosure of his aphasia —a brain condition that can lead to language and communication issues—has many now wondering what exactly was...

Morbius Opening Isn't Typical for Marvel
Morbius Opening
Isn't Typical for Marvel
box office

Morbius Opening Isn't Typical for Marvel

Jared Leto film wins weekend despite poor reviews

(Newser) - Sony Pictures' Marvel adaptation Morbius landed with dismal reviews but still managed to debut with $39.1 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. That was enough to easily hand the film, which stars Jared Leto as a vampire-transforming biochemist, the top spot at the box office—even...

Jim Carrey Is 'Fairly Serious' He's Leaving Hollywood
Jim Carrey:
'I've Done
Enough'

Jim Carrey: 'I've Done Enough'

Actor, 60, tells 'Access Hollywood' he's retiring after new 'Sonic the Hedgehog' film comes out

(Newser) - Jim Carrey is just one of the many , many , many , many people who've weighed in this week about the Will Smith-Chris Rock kerfuffle (and he's also taking some flak for his thoughts), but the Dumb and Dumber and Truman Show actor is now making headlines for a very...

Tim Cook Just Dunked on Netflix, Amazon

Oscar win for his platform's 'CODA' gives him bragging rights ahead of older rivals

(Newser) - When CODA won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, it handed a huge victory to Tim Cook and his Apple+ streaming platform. After all, Cook "triumphed just two and a half years after formally entering the film and TV business," writes Matthew Belloni at Puck . He trumped...

Big Names Beat The Batman
Big Names Beat
The Batman
box office

Big Names Beat The Batman

Stars' chemistry helps 'The Lost City' Take No. 1

(Newser) - Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum led the action-adventure comedy throwback The Lost City to a $31 million debut in US and Canadian theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, dethroning The Batman from the No. 1 spot the superhero film had held for most of March. The Lost ...

The Batman Holds Steady at the Top
The Batman
Holds Steady
at the Top
box office

The Batman Holds Steady at the Top

Film beats expectations in topping $300M

(Newser) - The Batman is still going strong three weeks into its theatrical run, with a tight grip on the top spot at the box office. Robert Pattinson's debut as the Dark Knight earned an additional $36.8 million over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. It also slid past...

The Batman Reigns, but BTS Concert Is a Hit
The Batman
Reigns, but
BTS Concert
Is a Hit
box office

The Batman Reigns, but BTS Concert Is a Hit

Live broadcast of Seoul performance packs theaters

(Newser) - In its second weekend of release, Warner Bros.' The Batman easily remained the No. 1 movie in North American theaters with $66 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday, while a live BTS concert broadcast was one-day-only blockbuster. Matt Reeves' Caped Crusader reboot starring Robert Pattinson and...

Zoe Kravitz: I Was Rejected as Too 'Urban'

Current Catwoman says a previous Batman movie wasn't as welcoming

(Newser) - Zoe Kravitz may be the new Catwoman , but nabbing that dream movie role was a lengthy process—one that involved a rejection based on the color of her skin, the biracial actor-musician tells the Observer . A decade before her debut as Selina Kyle in Matt Reeves' The Batman, which topped...

The Batman Opens Strong Without Russia
The Batman Has
Strong Opening
box office

The Batman Has Strong Opening

Latest chapter still lags ' Spider-Man: No Way Home'

(Newser) - Batman has his fair share of pressures, from saving Gotham to saving movie theaters. And while they're both still decidedly works in progress, The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson, managed to give a little glimmer of hope to both by grossing $128.5 million in North America, according to studio...

After SAG Awards Win, Oscar Buzz Spikes for Will Smith

'King Richard' role may earn him first Academy Award; same for Jessica Chastain for Tammy Faye biopic

(Newser) - It's not a guarantee that if you win a Screen Actors Guild Award you'll also be taking home an Academy Award, but your odds do shoot up. That's why there's now Oscar buzz around Will Smith and Jessica Chastain, who both took home the top acting...

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