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Pesci: One Home Alone Scene Really Hurt

He says he was seriously burned when character's hat was set on fire

(Newser) - Joe Pesci has fond memories of making two Home Alone movies—and a not-so-fond memory of sustaining a real injury from one of the many booby traps Macaulay Culkin's character set for the bumbling burglars played by Pesci and Daniel Stern. In an interview with People to mark the...

Wakanda Tops Quiet Holiday Weekend
Wakanda
Profits From
Strange World's
Slow Start
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Wakanda Profits From Strange World's Slow Start

Disney's animated film comes in a distant second

(Newser) - Thanksgiving often serves up a feast of new family movies at the box office, but the Walt Disney Co.'s animated offering Strange World fizzled with audiences out of the gates. The production, which carried a reported $180 million budget, grossed just $18.6 million in ticket sales in...

Love Actually Cast Has Holiday Surprise for Us

Diane Sawyer sits down with Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, and more in TV special on ABC, Hulu

(Newser) - The short sequel to holiday favorite Love Actually didn't go over so well. But perhaps a holiday special five years later will go over better. The one-hour special, to air Tuesday on ABC and stream later on Hulu, will feature interviews with cast members Hugh Grant (Prime Minister David),...

Wakanda Plunges but Stays No. 1
Wakanda
Swamps
Newcomers
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Wakanda Swamps Newcomers

'She Said' has positive reviews but a rough opening

(Newser) - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever extended its box office reign in its second week of release with $67 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, while She Said, about the journalistic investigation of Harvey Weinstein, struggled in wide release. After its $180 million launch, Ryan Coogler'...

A Christmas Story House Up for Sale
An Iconic Ohio
Home Is Up for Grabs

An Iconic Ohio Home Is Up for Grabs

Cleveland house used in 'A Christmas Story,' plus a museum and gift shop, has been listed

(Newser) - You could spend Christmas—and every other day of the year—in the house made famous by A Christmas Story. The century-old home in Cleveland, used to house the family of Ralphie Parker in the 1983 film, is up for sale as part of a listing that includes a museum,...

Black Panther Sequel Posts Big Opening
Black Panther Sequel
Posts Big Opening
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Black Panther Sequel Posts Big Opening

'Wakanda Forever' records strong first day

(Newser) - The box office roared back to life over the weekend with the long-awaited release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The Marvel sequel earned $180 million in ticket sales from more than 4,396 theaters in the US and Canada, according to estimates from the Walt Disney Co. on Sunday, making...

Black Adam Wins in Lull Ahead of Black Panther
Black Adam Wins in Lull
Ahead of Black Panther
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Black Adam Wins in Lull Ahead of Black Panther

Industry expects major opening Thursday

(Newser) - On a quiet weekend in movie theaters before the upcoming release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Warner Bros.' Black Adam topped the box office for the third straight weekend with $18.5 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Black Adam, Dwayne Johnson's bid to launch...

Black Adam Easily Tops Ticket to Paradise
Superheroes Keep
Romance at Bay
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Superheroes Keep Romance at Bay

Horror films follow, setting the stage for Halloween

(Newser) - Black Adam, the Dwayne Johnson-fronted DC superhero film, kept its hold on the No. 1 spot at the North American box office in its second weekend in theaters. Down 59% from its launch and facing little new competition, Black Adam added $27.7 million in ticket sales, bringing its domestic...

Black Adam Surpasses Big-Name Rom-Com
Poor Reviews
Don't Slow
Black Adam
box office

Poor Reviews Don't Slow Black Adam

'Ticket to Paradise' does better than recent rom-coms

(Newser) - Warner Bros.' Black Adam opened with an estimated $67 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, handing Dwayne Johnson his biggest box-office weekend as a leading man and launching the DC Comics character he spent a decade bringing to the big screen. Black Adam was a $200 million bid to...

Streaming Halloween Ends Tops Field at Theaters
Halloween Ends
Revives
Debate on
Streaming

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Halloween Ends Revives Debate on Streaming

Results show audience prefers theaters, analyst says

(Newser) - No matter how you look at the numbers, Halloween Ends had a good opening weekend. Touted as the final showdown between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, the slasher pic earned $41.3 million in ticket sales from 3,901 theaters in North America, according to studio estimates Sunday. It's...

Creepy Smile Repeats
New Releases Can't Touch Smile
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New Releases Can't Touch Smile

'Amsterdam' and 'Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile' don't do much

(Newser) - David O. Russell's star-studded 1930s mystery Amsterdam flopped, and the children's book adaptation Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile debuted softly, allowing the horror thriller Smile to repeat atop the box office in US and Canada theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday. Neither new release caught fire with moviegoers, the AP...

You No Longer Have to Guess at Velma's Sexual Orientation
You No Longer Have to Guess
at Velma's Sexual Orientation
in case you missed it

You No Longer Have to Guess at Velma's Sexual Orientation

'Scooby-Doo' character crushes hard on a woman in new Halloween flick

(Newser) - The sexual orientation of Scooby-Doo character Velma Dinkley has been as hot a topic as that of any actual celebrity—and perhaps more so, given that fans haven't received clear confirmation of their suspicions for "generations," per Deadline —until now. In the animated HBO Max flick...

Smile Tops Pioneering Rom-Com
October
Opens With
Horror Film
on Top
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October Opens With Horror Film on Top

'Smile' easily defeats ' Bros' in its debut

(Newser) - Moviegoing audiences chose the horror movie over the romantic comedy to kick off the month of October. Paramount's Smile topped the North American charts with $22 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday, leaving Billy Eichner's rom-com Bros in the dust. Universal's Bros launched with...

Don't Worry Darling Audience Sees What the Fuss Is About

Olivia Wilde's film tops weekend, though it's less than a hit

(Newser) - After off-screen drama threatened to consume Olivia Wilde's Don't Worry Darling, the Warner Bros. release opened No. 1 at the box office, debuting with $19.2 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, Don't Worry Darling was engulfed by...

Woody Allen: I Never Said You'd Seen the Last of Me

Filmmaker denies report that he's done with films

(Newser) - Update: Woody Allen says reports of his retirement are untrue. "Woody Allen never said he was retiring, (nor) did he say he was writing another novel," the filmmaker says in a statement cited by Deadline . "He said he was thinking about not making films as making films...

UK Channel Showed Terrible Film Instead of Queen's Funeral

Channel 5 decided abysmally rated 'Emoji Movie' would be a good substitute for royal coverage

(Newser) - Although it was expected that almost every channel in the UK would air some kind of coverage about Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, offering a look at her funeral or her life in general, EW.com notes it also "makes sense" that Channel 5 decided to opt out of...

The Woman King Reigns in Debut
The Woman King
Easily Defeats
a Crowded Field
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The Woman King Easily Defeats a Crowded Field

Several films debut over a slow weekend

(Newser) - The Viola Davis-led action epic The Woman King easily conquered the North American box office in its first weekend in theaters, against a crowded market of new releases. The film, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, surpassed expectations and earned $19 million in ticket sales, according to estimates from Sony on Sunday....

Unconventional Horror Film Wins Weekend
Unconventional
Horror Film
Wins Weekend
box office

Unconventional Horror Film Wins Weekend

Hindi-language fantasy finishes second on far fewer screens

(Newser) - The horror film Barbarian won the weekend by bringing in $10 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, as the late-summer doldrums at the box office persisted. Director Zach Cregger's debut from Disney's 20th Century Studios premiered at San Diego Comic-Con in July and opened Friday on 2,340...

Spider-Man Wins Weekend in Rerelease
Spider-Man
Returns to Top
With New Footage
box office

Spider-Man Returns to Top With New Footage

Film industry celebrates success of $3 promotion

(Newser) - Spider-Man: No Way Home has swung back on top of the box office during a holiday weekend where American theaters aimed to lure moviegoers with discounted $3 tickets. The first National Cinema Day nationwide promotion appeared to work with the highest-attended day of the year, drawing an estimated 8.1...

For One Day Only, Your Movie Date Just Got a Lot Cheaper

Tickets are $3 for 'National Cinema Day' on Saturday

(Newser) - Most Americans are looking forward to the approaching long weekend to commemorate Labor Day. For those who don't yet have plans solidified, one option is a (much cheaper) day at the movies. The AP reports that Saturday marks the first "National Cinema Day," in which more than...

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