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‘Dune 2’ Nears $700 Million at Global Box Office - variety.com - Australia - France - China - Canada - Germany
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22.04.2024

‘Dune 2’ Nears $700 Million at Global Box Office

Rebecca Rubin Senior Film and Media Reporter Box office sands continue to flow for “Dune: Part Two,” which is nearing $700 million worldwide. Director Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic has grossed $276 million in North America and $419 million overseas, bringing its global tally to $695.8 million after eight weeks of release. It’s an impressive benchmark in post-COVID times; only five movies in 2023, eight in 2022 and five in 2021 managed to cross the $700 million mark.

Box Office: ‘Civil War’ Second Weekend Leading ‘Abigail’ and ‘The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare’ in Tight Race - variety.com
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21.04.2024

Box Office: ‘Civil War’ Second Weekend Leading ‘Abigail’ and ‘The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare’ in Tight Race

J. Kim Murphy It’s a close contest at the domestic box office, with the opening day gross of Universal’s ballerina vampire film “Abigail” leading Lionsgate’s fellow new release “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” and the second frame of A24’s dystopian thriller “Civil War.” “Abigail” earned $4 million from 3,384 theaters across its opening day and preview screenings, making it the top performer of the weekend so far.

Record Store Day 2024’s Most Wanted: Olivia Rodrigo & Noah Kahan, Talking Heads, Laufey, Pearl Jam, Ateez, David Bowie, Beatles, Wilco and More - variety.com
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21.04.2024

Record Store Day 2024’s Most Wanted: Olivia Rodrigo & Noah Kahan, Talking Heads, Laufey, Pearl Jam, Ateez, David Bowie, Beatles, Wilco and More

Chris Willman Senior Music Writer and Chief Music Critic There’s a certain type of vinyl geek that has all 387 exclusives coming out for Record Store Day 2024 committed to memory — color variants, pressing quantities and prices included. The rest of us may need a bit of guidance, which is where this look at 25 wallet-worthy releases comes in. Obviously, our list represents less than 10% of this year’s RSD population, but you can go to the full list — found here — after you get a start (or a reminder) with our rundown, which includes a mixture of the most obviously commercial titles and an assortment of cred or cult items.

‘Civil War’ & ‘Abigail’ Fighting Over First Place With $11M+ Each – Friday PM Box Office Update - deadline.com
deadline.com
21.04.2024

‘Civil War’ & ‘Abigail’ Fighting Over First Place With $11M+ Each – Friday PM Box Office Update

FRIDAY MIDDAY: Mish mosh at the box office with A24’s weekend two of Civil War at $3.5M today/$11M+ and Universal’s Radio Silence R-rated vampire pic, Abigail with $4M today (that includes $1M previews)/$11M vying for No. 1.

Luxury hotel-quality duvet is now £15 on Wowcher - www.dailyrecord.co.uk - Britain
dailyrecord.co.uk
21.04.2024

Luxury hotel-quality duvet is now £15 on Wowcher

A luxury duvet that is designed to be used on hotel beds are currently slashed in price on the Wowcher website.

Warning over Child Benefit mistake that could cost families £6,500 in retirement - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
19.04.2024

Warning over Child Benefit mistake that could cost families £6,500 in retirement

An urgent warning has been issued over fears that up to one million families could lose out on National Insurance credits, potentially costing them a happy retirement due to a Child Benefit error.

'Suffs' Broadway Musical Gets Star-Studded Crowd on Opening Night Led by Hillary Clinton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, & More - www.justjared.com - New York
justjared.com
19.04.2024

'Suffs' Broadway Musical Gets Star-Studded Crowd on Opening Night Led by Hillary Clinton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, & More

The Broadway musical Suffs just officially opened and a star-studded crowd stepped out to check out Hillary Clinton and Malala Yousafzai‘s producing debut!

‘YOLO’ Review: A Megahit Chinese Boxing Movie That Needs More Punch - variety.com - China - USA - Japan - Tokyo
variety.com
18.04.2024

‘YOLO’ Review: A Megahit Chinese Boxing Movie That Needs More Punch

Guy Lodge Film Critic Macho sports-movie tropes meet with bright chick-flick framing to curious effect in “YOLO,” either an ostensible boxing drama that doesn’t pick up the gloves until the third act, or a misfit romcom that takes a late and unusual turn toward transformational self-help territory. Chinese audiences have been delighted by either formulation, as Jia Ling‘s second feature as director-star — following 2021’s popular time-travel comedy “Hi, Mom” — has racked up the year’s second-highest global gross so far, mostly on the strength of its domestic receipts.

Van driver, 62, in serious condition in hospital after crash near Ayr Hospital - www.dailyrecord.co.uk - Scotland
dailyrecord.co.uk
18.04.2024

Van driver, 62, in serious condition in hospital after crash near Ayr Hospital

A man is in hospital with serious injuries following a crash involving two vans near Ayr Hospital this morning.

‘Transformers One’ Trailer: Chris Hemsworth Is Optimus Prime in Animated Prequel With Scarlett Johansson, Brian Tyree Henry - variety.com
variety.com
18.04.2024

‘Transformers One’ Trailer: Chris Hemsworth Is Optimus Prime in Animated Prequel With Scarlett Johansson, Brian Tyree Henry

Selena Kuznikov Autobots, assemble: Paramount has released a trailer for “Transformers One,” the animated prequel film led by the voices of Chris Hemsworth, Brian Tyree Henry and Scarlett Johansson. Hemsworth voices young Optimus Prime, when he was just known as Orion Pax. Henry is D-16, before he became Optimus’ rival Megatron.

‘I won The Apprentice - I thought I’d lost because of one unaired scene’ - www.ok.co.uk - London
ok.co.uk
18.04.2024

‘I won The Apprentice - I thought I’d lost because of one unaired scene’

After just over two months on our screens, on Thursday, 18 April a new individual will be crowned winner of The Apprentice and will walk away with a £250,000 investment from Lord Sugar. This year’s winners will follow in the footsteps of Marnie Swindells who won last year’s series and has since been busy working on her Bronx Boxing Club in London. But despite coming out on top, in an exclusive interview with OK! Marnie has revealed that she did not think she was going to win after having a “slight meltdown” while in the final boardroom of the series.

Hollywood producer Carol Baum hits out at Sydney Sweeney: “She can’t act” - www.nme.com - New York
nme.com
17.04.2024

Hollywood producer Carol Baum hits out at Sydney Sweeney: “She can’t act”

Sydney Sweeney, claiming that “she can’t act”.Baum made the comments in a conversation with New York Times film critic Janet Maslin following a screening of her 1988 film Dead Ringers, beginning: “There’s an actress who everybody loves now – Sydney Sweeney.”“I don’t get Sydney Sweeney,” she continued. “I was watching on the plane Sydney Sweeney’s movie [Anyone But You] because I wanted to watch it.

Box Office: Dracula’s Daughter ‘Abigail’ Tries to Take a Bite Out of ‘Civil War’ With $12 Million Debut - variety.com - USA
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17.04.2024

Box Office: Dracula’s Daughter ‘Abigail’ Tries to Take a Bite Out of ‘Civil War’ With $12 Million Debut

Rebecca Rubin Senior Film and Media Reporter Talk about nepo babies. “Abigail,” a blood-sucking thriller about the daughter of Dracula, arguably the most famous vampire in history, is poised to lead at the domestic box office. The R-rated movie, from Universal Pictures, is aiming for $12 million to $15 million from 3,300 North American theaters in its first weekend of release.

Shoppers rush to buy 'brilliant' £40 garden storage solution as price drops below B&Q and The Range - www.ok.co.uk - Manchester
ok.co.uk
17.04.2024

Shoppers rush to buy 'brilliant' £40 garden storage solution as price drops below B&Q and The Range

For those seeking to organise their green haven in preparation for the blooming season, consider Wowcher's enticing garden storage solution.This nifty black storage box with a 320-litre capacity, initially priced at £90, is now unbelievably available for just £38.99, offering a remarkable saving of more than £50.The storage box boasts an impressive array of features, including a lockable lid for securing valuables, a gorgeous wooden fence panel effect, handles for effortless transportation, and weather-resistant material, ensuring its durability throughout the seasons. Moreover, the box, measuring approximately 117 x 54 x 51 cm, arrives flat-packed for easy assembly at your convenience.

‘The Wiz’, ‘Cabaret’ Among Week’s Top-Earning Newcomers – Broadway Box Office - deadline.com
deadline.com
16.04.2024

‘The Wiz’, ‘Cabaret’ Among Week’s Top-Earning Newcomers – Broadway Box Office

Broadway‘s spring newcomers continued pulling in the city’s tastemakers, tourists and the merely curious last week, with overall box office down about 10% from the previous week but most new shows filling at least 90% of their seats.

Michael Douglas Asked Marvel to Kill Him Off in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ and Pitched a ‘Fantastic’ Death: ‘I Can Shrink to an Ant Size and Explode’ - variety.com
variety.com
16.04.2024

Michael Douglas Asked Marvel to Kill Him Off in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ and Pitched a ‘Fantastic’ Death: ‘I Can Shrink to an Ant Size and Explode’

Zack Sharf Digital News Director Micheal Douglas went viral last year when he told THR on the “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” red carpet that he would only be interested in returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Hank Pym in a fourth “Ant-Man” movie “as long as I can die.” It turns out that was actually Douglas’ wish for “Quantumania.” Appearing on “The View” (via Entertainment Weekly) to promote his new Apple TV+ historical drama series “Franklin,” Douglas revealed that he actually wanted to be killed off from the MCU in the third “Ant-Man” movie. He even asked for a huge special effects bonanza to help send Hank Pym into the great beyond.

‘The First Omen’ Filmmakers Arkasha Stevenson & Tim Smith Ink With WME - deadline.com - Los Angeles - USA
deadline.com
16.04.2024

‘The First Omen’ Filmmakers Arkasha Stevenson & Tim Smith Ink With WME

EXCLUSIVE: The First Omen director and co-scribe Arkasha Stevenson and the pic’s screenwriter/EP Tim Smith have signed with WME for representation in all areas. 

Plans for three public defibrillators in ‘communication hubs’ thrown out and described as ‘street clutter’ - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Manchester
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
16.04.2024

Plans for three public defibrillators in ‘communication hubs’ thrown out and described as ‘street clutter’

Plans for three town centre ‘communication hubs’ including public defibrillators and phone charging ports have been thrown out by Bury Council. Planning permission was sought to put the hubs at Haymarket Street and outside the Rock and Millgate shopping centres.

'I found a way to get full-size £8 MAC makeup products at Boots without £10 Tuesday' - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
16.04.2024

'I found a way to get full-size £8 MAC makeup products at Boots without £10 Tuesday'

Money savvy Boots shoppers are snapping up full-sized MAC products for just £7.50 each - beating Boots' popular £10 Tuesday price drop prices. Through the deal, customers are grabbing £103-worth of bestselling MAC makeup items for the bargain price of £30.

Amy Winehouse Biopic ‘Back to Black’ Tops U.K., Ireland Box Office - variety.com - Britain - USA - Ireland - India - county Tate - Boston - city Paris, Usa
variety.com
16.04.2024

Amy Winehouse Biopic ‘Back to Black’ Tops U.K., Ireland Box Office

Naman Ramachandran Studiocanal’s Amy Winehouse biopic “Back to Black” debuted atop the U.K and Ireland box office with £2.77 million ($3.4 million), according to numbers from Comscore. It was neck-and-neck for the second spot. Entertainment Film Distributors’ “Civil War,” directed by Alex Garland and starring Kirsten Dunst, debuted with £1.82 million, including previews.

Cult Beauty’s £40 Set for Sun beauty box worth £200 sold out in 24 hours – and it’s finally back in stock - www.ok.co.uk
ok.co.uk
16.04.2024

Cult Beauty’s £40 Set for Sun beauty box worth £200 sold out in 24 hours – and it’s finally back in stock

Beauty lovers rejoice because the answer to your summer skin worries is finally back. When Cult Beauty first launched its summer skin beauty box it sold out in less than a day, but now it’s back by popular demand and ready to give your complexion the sun-shielding love it deserves.The Set for Sun Edit, £40 here, landed back on Cult Beauty on Tuesday 16 April and this time round it contains more than £200 worth of skin-loving, sun-protecting products to help keep your skin healthy and safe as the weather warms up.The edit is packed with everything you need to protect your skin from top to toe, whether it's shielding it from sun damage or protecting your thighs from the dreaded chafe, with high performance SPFs, hydrating heroes and glow-boosting formulas – all for £40.

Allu Arjun’s ‘Pushpa 2,’ Ram Charan’s ‘Game Changer,’ Prabhas’ ‘Kalki,’ NTR Jr’s ‘Devara’ Snapped Up for India Distribution by AA Films (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - India
variety.com
16.04.2024

Allu Arjun’s ‘Pushpa 2,’ Ram Charan’s ‘Game Changer,’ Prabhas’ ‘Kalki,’ NTR Jr’s ‘Devara’ Snapped Up for India Distribution by AA Films (EXCLUSIVE)

Naman Ramachandran Anil Thadani’s AA Films has acquired the Hindi-language distribution rights for four highly anticipated 2024 southern Indian titles. The films are: Sukumar’s “Pushpa: The Rule – Part 2,” starring Allu Arjun; Shankar’s “Game Changer,” headlined by Ram Charan; Nag Ashwin’s “Kalki 2898 AD” led by Prabhas; and Koratala Siva’s “Devara,” starring NTR Jr. All these films are originally made in the Telugu language but will also be released across India and the world in several Indian languages, including Hindi.

Keanu Reeves to Voice Shadow in ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 3’ - variety.com - state Idaho
variety.com
15.04.2024

Keanu Reeves to Voice Shadow in ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 3’

Brent Lang Executive Editor From hit man to hedgehog. “John Wick” leading man Keanu Reeves will voice Shadow in “Sonic the Hedgehog 3,” a source confirmed to Variety. He joins a cast that includes Ben Schwartz as Sonic, as well as Jim Carrey as the villainous Dr.

The 'huge' Ferrari improvement that has seen Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes sidelined - www.dailyrecord.co.uk - Japan - county Hamilton
dailyrecord.co.uk
15.04.2024

The 'huge' Ferrari improvement that has seen Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes sidelined

Carlos Sainz has revealed that the secret to Ferrari's strategic improvement this year is simply because they now "have a car that is better on tyres".

Tragedy as police find body of man in woodland - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - county Marathon - city Manchester, county Marathon
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
15.04.2024

Tragedy as police find body of man in woodland

Police found the body of a man in woodland north of Bolton on Sunday night (April 14). A concern for welfare call was made to police at around 9.45pm.

'We can hear rodents scratching in our walls - it's so bad I've had to pay hundreds for a hotel' - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - county Oldham
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
15.04.2024

'We can hear rodents scratching in our walls - it's so bad I've had to pay hundreds for a hotel'

Beverley Wood and her two teens have spent the last week in a caravan. But it’s no Easter getaway - just a temporary escape from the “absolute terror” they experience at their rodent-infested home in Oldham.

Boxer Willie Limond dies a week after being found unresponsive in his car - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Britain - Scotland
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
15.04.2024

Boxer Willie Limond dies a week after being found unresponsive in his car

Willie Limond has tragically died ahead of his return to the ring following a seizure while driving.

Pierce Brosnan And Amir El-Masry Join Boxing Drama ‘Giant’ From AGC Studios, Shoot Moves To UK For Indie Movie Tax Credit - deadline.com - Britain - Malta - county Hunt - city Media
deadline.com
15.04.2024

Pierce Brosnan And Amir El-Masry Join Boxing Drama ‘Giant’ From AGC Studios, Shoot Moves To UK For Indie Movie Tax Credit

Pierce Brosnan And Amir El-Masry have signed on to star in the sports drama Giant from AGC Studios about the life of British-Yemeni boxer Prince Naseem “Naz” Hamed and his rags-to-riches ascent to a world championship under the tutelage of his Irish-born boxing trainer Brendan Ingle.

Get glowing skin with the new £7.50 OK! Beauty Box – containing £90 worth of products - www.ok.co.uk
ok.co.uk
15.04.2024

Get glowing skin with the new £7.50 OK! Beauty Box – containing £90 worth of products

Spring is finally here, and this month’s OK! Beauty Box is just the thing to get your skin looking its glowy best this season.The latest box is the The Ready, Set, GLOW Edit, and it contains £90’s worth of top radiance-boosting skincare and make-up selected by our beauty editors.The five products inside have been picked for both the instant and long-term effects they have on the skin, and include treats like a 15-minute miracle face mask and a deliciously fruity lip conditioner. It’s your five steps to a fresh-faced look in time for summer.

Pierce Brosnan, Amir El-Masry Join AGC’s Biopic of Boxer Prince Naseem Hamed ‘Giant,’ Sylvester Stallone to Executive Produce - variety.com - Malta - city Media
variety.com
15.04.2024

Pierce Brosnan, Amir El-Masry Join AGC’s Biopic of Boxer Prince Naseem Hamed ‘Giant,’ Sylvester Stallone to Executive Produce

Leo Barraclough International Features Editor Pierce Brosnan will star with Amir El-Masry in the sports drama “Giant,” based on the true-life story of British-Yemeni boxer Prince Naseem “Naz” Hamed and his rags to riches ascent to a world championship under the tutelage of his Irish-born boxing trainer Brendan Ingle. El-Masry will play Naz and Brosnan is set to portray Ingle. The film will be written and directed by Rowan Athale (“The Rise,” “Gangs of London,” “Strange But True”), and produced by Mark Lane of Tea Shop Productions and Kevin Sampson of White Star Productions.

‘The Goldfinger’ Snags Six Prizes at Hong Kong Film Awards - variety.com - China - Centre - Berlin - Hong Kong - city Hong Kong
variety.com
15.04.2024

‘The Goldfinger’ Snags Six Prizes at Hong Kong Film Awards

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Crime drama “The Goldfinger” was the numerical winner at the Hong Kong Film Awards, where it won six prizes on Sunday. But it missed out on the best film prize, which went to box office record breaker “A Guilty Conscience.” “The Goldfinger,” a retro financial thriller starring Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Andy Lau Tak-wah, earned a slew of technical award (cinematography, art direction, costume and make up, sound design and visual effects) as well as the lead actor prize for Leung. Two films took three prizes each: “In Broad Daylight,” an investigation into abuse at a care home, and “Mad Fate,” Soi Cheang’s grungy examination of superstition in the city.

China Box Office: ‘The Boy and the Heron’ Reaches $93 Million After Second Weekend - variety.com - China - Japan
variety.com
15.04.2024

China Box Office: ‘The Boy and the Heron’ Reaches $93 Million After Second Weekend

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Oscar-winning Japanese animated fantasy “The Boy and the Heron” held on to top spot at the mainland China box office to record a second weekend win. The film, which opened triumphantly on April 3, in time for a family-oriented long weekend, fell steeply in its second, non-holiday, frame. It earned $12.8 million (RMB90.6 million), according to data from consultancy firm Artisan Gateway.

Korea Box Office: ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ Opens on Top, Deposes ‘Exhuma’ - variety.com - South Korea - Japan
variety.com
15.04.2024

Korea Box Office: ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ Opens on Top, Deposes ‘Exhuma’

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief “Kung Fu Panda 4” took top spot at the South Korean box office becoming the film that finally pushed aside local champion “Exhuma,” which had dominated for seven consecutive weeks. But it was an understated victory, rather than a triumphant one, and the exhibition industry’s $5.6 million nationwide haul was among the lowest scoring weekends this year. “Kung Fu Panda 4” earned $2.81 million between Friday and Sunday with a 50.1% market share. Over its full five day run since a Wednesday opening, it enjoyed a $5.96 million total. “Exhuma” slipped to second place in its eight weekend of release.

‘Civil War’ succeeds at the box office with $25.7M opening weekend - nypost.com - New York - Los Angeles - USA - Texas - California - New York - Washington - county Dallas - county El Paso
nypost.com
14.04.2024

‘Civil War’ succeeds at the box office with $25.7M opening weekend

Alex Garland’s provocative “Civil War” didn’t only ignite the discourse.The film also inspired audiences to go to the cinemas this weekend where it surpassed expectations and earned $25.7 million in ticket sales in North America, according to studio estimates Sunday.It’s the biggest R-rated opening of the year to date and a record for A24, the studio behind films like “Everything Everywhere All At Once” and “The Iron Claw.”“Civil War” also unseated “Godzilla x Kong” from its perch atop the box office. The titan movie from Warner Bros.

Warner Bros Tops $1B At International Box Office In Own Record Time; First Studio To Milestone In 2024 - deadline.com - Britain - China - Germany - Japan
deadline.com
14.04.2024

Warner Bros Tops $1B At International Box Office In Own Record Time; First Studio To Milestone In 2024

Led by Dune: Part Two and Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, Warner Bros has crossed the $1B mark at the international box office, becoming the first studio to reach the milestone this year. Getting there in just 15 weeks, this also sets a new speed record for WB, besting the 17 weeks it took in 2018. The full international estimate through today is $1.04B.

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