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comScore released the official box-office results for this past with the number one film worldwide going to 20th Century Fox and Dreamworks Animation's "Kung Fu Panda 3" for a second weekend in a row with $44.0 million. The film stars Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, J.K. Simmons, Kate Hudson, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu and David Cross.
20th Century Fox's Oscar-frontrunner "The Revenant" starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy took second place worldwide with $31.1 million. Shoebox's "A Violent Prosecutor" rounded out the top three films worldwide with $19.5 million.
"Kung Fu Panda" scored the number one spot at the Us box-office as well with $21.0 million. Universal Pictures' "Hail, Caesar!" starring George Clooney and Josh Brolin debuted at second place with $11.4 million. The ensemble comedy, directed by Joel and Ethan Cohen, also stars Ralph Fiennes, Scarlet Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Francis McDormand, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Elden Ehrenreich. »
- J.B. Casas
The Coen Brothers and a star-studded cast couldn’t compete with an animated panda that knows martial arts. “Hail, Caesar!” underwhelmed at the box office this weekend with a disappointing $11.4 million haul — the lowest-grossing wide release of Joel and Ethan Cohen’s celebrated directing career — that was crushed by last week’s release, “Kung Fu Panda 3,” which won its second consecutive weekend by raking in $21 million. Hollywood’s latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation, “The Choice,” also failed to ignite much passion from audiences, who only coughed up $6.1 million to see it, but the romance still beat the $5.2 million earned »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Classic film director Laurence Lorenz (Ralph Fiennes) is having a terrible time in the brand new trailer for the Coen Bros.’ Hollywood comedy Hail, Caesar!
The ensemble comedy features a cast of our favourite actors – George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Frances McDormand, and Fiennes – in this Hollywood mystery. Eddie Mannix (Brolin) is a studio fixer, hired to keep Captiol Pictures’ contracted film stars in line and free of tabloid controversy. When leading man Baird Whitlock (Clooney) is kidnapped and held for ransom, it’s up to Mannix to get him back while keeping gossip columnists like Hedda Hopper (Swinton) off the scent of scandal.
Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Cohen, Hail, Caesar! teased some back-lot movie magic in the film's first trailer, while this time around, they’re going for the laughs. Actor Alden Ehrenreich goes up against Fiennes in the latest trailer for Hail, »
- Rachel West
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