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Thor: Ragnarok closing in on $750 million worldwide

Despite some stiff superhero competition this weekend from Warner Bros.Justice League (which debuted to $281.5 million around the globe), Marvel’s latest superhero blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok continued its impressive box office run as it approaches the $750 million mark worldwide.

The Taika Waititi-directed blockbuster has pulled in $738.1 million, making it the ninth Marvel Cinematic Universe title to cross the $700 million mark. It had already surpassed Thor: The Dark World’s $644.6 million to become the biggest Thor movie to date, and currently sits in eighth place in the list of highest-grossing McU movies behind 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy on $773.3 million.

Ragnarok could potentially become the third McU movie of the year to hit $800 million globally after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($863.6 million) and the year’s highest-grossing superhero movie Spider-Man: Homecoming ($880.1 million).

See Also: Thor: Ragnarok was originally going to feature a romance between Thor and Valkyrie

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,
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Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Stalls with $94 Million Opening Weekend

Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Stalls with $94 Million Opening Weekend
Warner Bros.-D.C.’s “Justice League” is headed for an underwhelming opening weekend, coming in below early predictions with an estimated $94 million at 4,051 North American locations during its opening weekend.

The number marks a nearly 15% drop from early reports, which had pegged “Justice League’s” opening weekend in the $110 million range. With an estimated budget of around $300 million, “Justice League” poses high stakes for Warner Bros. The movie is the fifth installment of its DC Extended Universe, aimed at duplicating the success of Disney-Marvel’s interconnected franchises.

Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman along with Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as the Flash, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. Amy Adams, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, and Willem Dafoe also appear. Zack Snyder began shooting “Justice League” in April of 2016, from a script by Chris Terrio. Joss Whedon — director of Disney-Marvel’s two “Avengers” movies — assumed directing
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Kenneth Branagh discusses the pressure on the first Thor movie

Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok has come in for heaps of praise for its change in direction, taking the Thor franchise fully into the realm of cosmic comedy. However, it’s easy to forget now that, at the time of its release, the first Thor movie also marked a huge tonal shift for the fledgling Marvel Cinematic Universe, introducing cosmic elements after the Earth-based adventures of Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk.

During an interview with Uproxx to promote his latest film Murder on the Orient Express, Thor director Kenneth Branagh spoke about the pressure on the first movie:

“Remember, there were only two pictures in the Marvel Universe. Iron Man, genius, the first one. Hulk hadn’t worked as they’d hoped. And then number three, it was sink or swim before Captain America and then suddenly, oh, it was fine after that. No question that Kevin Feige used to say to me,
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Superhero Bits: Black Lightning Premiere Date, Deadpool 2 Easter Eggs & More

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Superhero Bits: Black Lightning Premiere Date, Deadpool 2 Easter Eggs & More
What villain would Ray Fisher like to take on in a Cyborg movie? How did Chris Hemsworth respond to Jack Black‘s Thor: Ragnarok challenge? How did Gal Gadot hide her most recent pregnancy during the production of Justice League? When will Black Lightning be coming to The CW? How many superheroes will appear in one […]

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Leaked images from the Avengers: Infinity War trailer offer first look at Proxima Midnight and more

As we continue to wait patiently for the first trailer for Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, a selection of screenshots have leaked online by way of Reddit, which give us our first look at Thanos’ Black Order member Proxima Midnight, along with shots of Captain America, Black Widow, Falcon, The Vision, Scarlet Witch, Gamora, Drax and Star-Lord. Check them out here…

See Also: The Russos tease mass destruction with Avengers: Infinity War set photo

Here.. have a leak! Proxima Midnight! more coming… Soon!

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought
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Sexiest Man Alive Blake Shelton: "I Had Been Fat and Ugly My Whole Life"

Sexiest Man Alive Blake Shelton:
Even Blake Shelton can't believe he's been named People's Sexiest Man Alive. "The room just got hotter," Ellen DeGeneres told him on her show Thursday. "It really did." "I mean, you know, you can't be the Sexiest Man Alive unless you're the Sexiest Man Alive," the "I'll Name the Dogs" singer joked of his newfound status. "You know, I said this in the magazine—when I did my interview for Sexiest Man Alive—that I'd been fat and ugly my whole life, and if only for one year I get to be sexy, I'm going to milk this for everything that it's worth." Shelton succeeds Dwayne Johnson (2016), David Beckham (2015), Chris Hemsworth...
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The Russos tease mass destruction with Avengers: Infinity War set photo

As we wait with bated breath for our first official glimpse at Avengers: Infinity War, directors Anthony and Joe Russo have taken to Twitter to tease a scene of mass destruction from the hotly-anticipated Marvel blockbuster (or perhaps its as-yet-untitled sequel). The image is somewhat vague, but we’d have to assume this is some kind of battleground where Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have went up against Thanos…

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Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) November 13, 2017

See Also: Sebastian Stan talks about the difficulties of filming Avengers: Infinity War

See Also: Marvel’s Kevin Feige found Avengers: Infinity War an “emotional” experience

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones,
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People Had a Lot to Say About Blake Shelton Being Crowned Sexiest Man Alive

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People Had a Lot to Say About Blake Shelton Being Crowned Sexiest Man Alive
Image Source: Getty / Emma McIntyre Blake Shelton was named People's Sexiest Man Alive this year, and let's just say people had a lot of feelings about it. While a select few were thrilled with the news, a majority of people just couldn't believe it. Some even went as far as to offer their own picks for who they think should have won. Keep reading for a look at some of the most hilarious Twitter reactions, and just remember there's always next year. Blake Shelton won the sexy electoral vote but Idris Elba won the sexy popular vote. - The Levine Machine (@Eitanthegoalie) November 15, 2017 Blake Shelton has been named the Sexiest Man Alive... pic.twitter.com/SaIYVrudVO - Lucy on the Ground (@lucyo21) November 15, 2017 Blake Shelton was named People magazine's sexiest man alive because apparently Morgan Freeman was unavailable - Sohail (@SohailBuddy) November 15, 2017 I completely agree with @blakeshelton being #SexiestManAlive Long overdue!
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Blake Shelton Announced as People's Sexiest Man Alive -- See His Smokin' Hot Cover!

Blake Shelton Announced as People's Sexiest Man Alive -- See His Smokin' Hot Cover!
Blake Shelton is the Sexiest Man Alive!

The 41-year-old singer is People's new Sexiest Man Alive, the magazine announced on Tuesday night.

"Thank you @people!!!!" Shelton wrote alongside a shot of his cover on Tuesday. "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful..."

The country crooner follows 2016's honoree, Dwayne Johnson, as well as David Beckham (2015), Chris Hemsworth (2014), and Shelton's fellow Voice coach Adam Levine (2013).

Related: Adam Levine Jokingly Says Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani Are 'So In Love, It's Disgusting'

“I can’t wait to shove this up Adam’s ass,” Shelton reveals in his People cover story. “As proud as I am and honored that you guys asked me, that’s really the only thing I care about.”

According to the "Came Here to Forget" singer, however, it was his girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, who really convinced him to embrace his new title.

"She goes, ‘Listen to me, you’re going to regret this for the rest of your
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It's Official - Blake Shelton Is People's Sexiest Man Alive!

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It's Official - Blake Shelton Is People's Sexiest Man Alive!
Blake Shelton has been crowned People's Sexiest Man Alive! After much speculation, People announced on Tuesday that the 41-year-old country singer received this year's coveted title. Following the news, Blake celebrated by jokingly tweeting, "Thank you @people!!!! Don't hate me because I'm beautiful . . ." So what did Blake think when he found out about the news? "That y'all must be running out of people," Blake told the publication. "Wow, we're down to somebody who is somewhat symmetrical." Blake also said that his longtime girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, helped him embrace the title. "She goes, 'Listen to me, you're going to regret this for the rest of your life if you don't take this gift and just live in the moment." Still, Blake is most looking forward to rubbing it in his fellow Voice judge and 2013 Sexiest Man Alive Adam Levine's face. "I can't wait to shove this up Adam's ass,
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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Editor Zene Baker on Deleted Scenes, Joining Marvel, and That Runtime Rumor

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On Thor: Ragnarok, editors Zene Baker and Joel Negron worked with director Taika Waititi to breathe a new and undeniably hilarious life into the franchise’s third installment. In the film, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself having to get back to Asgard to stop the destruction of his homeworld and the end of civilization there, at the hands of the scarily powerful Hela (Cate Blanchett). Utilizing a refreshing level of humor and fun throughout the story, Thor must get his duplicitous adopted brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and the fierce warrior Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) all fighting on …
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Celebrities Celebrate Jimmy Kimmel's 50th Birthday by Reading Mean Tweets About Him

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Celebrities Celebrate Jimmy Kimmel's 50th Birthday by Reading Mean Tweets About Him
Some people celebrate their birthday by blowing out candles on a cake, but Jimmy Kimmel rang in his big 5-0 by getting completely roasted on TV. During Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night, the host sat on a party horn-covered throne as celebrities read awful things about him for a special edition of "Mean Tweets." Everyone from Chris Hemsworth to Jennifer Lawrence took part in the hilarious birthday surprise. Kim Kardashian even read one of her husband Kanye West's tweets for the segment. Catch the whole thing above!
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Happy 50th, Jimmy Kimmel! Here Are Famous Friends Reading ‘Mean Tweets’ About You (Video)

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Happy 50th, Jimmy Kimmel! Here Are Famous Friends Reading ‘Mean Tweets’ About You (Video)
Happy Birthday, Jimmy Kimmel! Your celebrity friends all came together to insult you in a secret “Mean Tweets” session. Talk about birthday punches. Ray Romano, Michael Keaton, Halle Berry, Anthony Anderson, Howard Stern, David Spade, Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Bell, Jon Stewart, Tracy Morgan, Amy Schumer, Liam Neeson, Larry David, Mike Tyson, Jeff Bridges, Zach Galifianakis, Kim Kardashian West, Stephen Colbert, Jennifer Lawrence, David Letterman and Will Ferrell all gathered together for the worst 50th birthday celebration of all time. Our Top 3 are below this “Also Read,” which itself is very much worth the click. Also Read: Jimmy Kimmel Wrote a Comic.
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See David Letterman, Kim Kardashian Read Mean Tweets About Jimmy Kimmel

See David Letterman, Kim Kardashian Read Mean Tweets About Jimmy Kimmel
In honor of Jimmy Kimmel's 50th birthday, a slew of celebrity guests from Ray Romano to Mike Tyson roasted the host with a special edition of mean tweets – about Kimmel.

Most of the tweets were, as expected, hilariously bland. "I thought I saw Jimmy Kimmel at Home Depot. Turns out it was just a sloppy dude with dimples," Michael Keaton said. "Is Jimmy Kimmel crosseyed or just ridiculously ugly?" Howard Stern said as he rolled his eyes. The tweet David Letterman got simply read: "Jimmy Kimmel is not funny.
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Kim Kardashian Reads Kanye West’s ‘Mean Tweet’ About Jimmy Kimmel for Birthday Show

Kim Kardashian Reads Kanye West’s ‘Mean Tweet’ About Jimmy Kimmel for Birthday Show
Nothing says “Happy Birthday” like a bunch of celebrities reading mean messages!

Jimmy Kimmel turned 50 on Monday, and to celebrate, stars taped a special edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live's popular “Mean Tweets” segment with a Kimmel-centric twist.

“’@jimmykimmel is a comedy god. Like a deformed, lame, hideous god, such as ancient Greece’s Hep…hep.. hepatitis?’” Chris Hemsworth read, struggling to pronounce Hephaestus. “’But that ugly bozo is still a god.’ Jimmy, you don’t have hepatitis. I would know.”

Amy Schumer threw in another hater’s tweet, reading, “’@jimmykimmel, you still look like a potato. Now you’re just a hairy potato. So you’re extra gross.”

Liam Neeson chimed in, “’@jimmykimmel, I disagree. I think Jimmy Kimmel looks like a slightly bloated Carson Daly. But not as funny.”

More: Kim Kardashian Has Epic Baby Shower for Baby No. 3 -- See the Pics!

Larry David could hardly contain his laughter while reading one particularly viscous tweet: “’This
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Kim Kardashian Reads Kanye West’s Tweet During Jimmy Kimmel-Themed Mean Tweets for Host’s Birthday

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Kim Kardashian Reads Kanye West’s Tweet During Jimmy Kimmel-Themed Mean Tweets for Host’s Birthday
To celebrate Jimmy Kimmel‘s 50th birthday, the team at Jimmy Kimmel Live! surprised the late-night host with a special edition of their popular segment, “Mean Tweets.”

While Kimmel is used to having celebrities read the internet’s harshest disses about themselves, this time stars, including Kim Kardashian West, Stephen Colbert and Jennifer Lawrence, repeated tweets about the birthday boy.

Most A-listers read tweets from fans but the Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality star, 37, read a tweet from her husband Kanye West when the rapper was feuding with Kimmel back in September 2013.

Jimmy Kimmel put yourself in my shoes
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Superhero Bits: Ninja Turtles Join Injustice 2, Jack Black Challenges Chris Hemsworth & More

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Superhero Bits: Ninja Turtles Join Injustice 2, Jack Black Challenges Chris Hemsworth & More
Are you ready for the heroes in a half-shell to join Injustice 2? How did Thor: Ragnarok result in some innovative new technology being used? How low were the ratings of the Inhumans season finale? Will Captain America become Nomad in Avengers: Infinity War? What did Melissa Benoist have to say about executive producer Andrew […]

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Thor: Ragnarok was originally going to feature a romance between Thor and Valkyrie

When it was first revealed that Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster would be absent from Thor: Ragnarok, many assumed that Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie would be taking the spot of Thor’s new love interested in the Marvel blockbuster. However, as it turned out, that wasn’t the case – although screenwriter Eric Pearson has revealed to Yahoo! that it was originally intended for romance to be in the air.

“It was like, let’s give Valkyrie her own story that connects with Thor, and if it makes sense for them to get together, then great,” said Pearson. “You’ve got two really good-looking people who can fight and who’d probably be [good together] if the story went there, but it just didn’t. It became more about the mutual respect, and also dealing with her Ptsd. She’s someone who’s drowning her sorrows in the bottle, and I just thought
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Sebastian Stan talks about the difficulties of filming Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War is being touted as one of the biggest, and most impressive comic book films ever made. We have heard this repeatedly from the cast, crew, and head of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige himself, and while we still don’t have a trailer to chew on, we do have yet another cast member talking about the filming process for Avengers: Infinity War. Recently speaking at the Rhode Island Comic Con, Sebastian Stan discussed the difficulties of filming such a massive, and daunting project (via comicbook.com):

“It’s not something you always deal with. I feel like you always kind of have a script. But I guess, what I would say is, because we’ve done these characters for a bit now, there’s a little bit of a telepathic kind of knowledge between us and the writers. And you kind of can sometimes guess where they’re going to take it,
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Marvel’s Kevin Feige found Avengers: Infinity War an “emotional” experience

The Marvel Cinematic Universe celebrates its 10th anniversary in style next year as it brings together the majority of its characters for the superhero epic Avengers: Infinity War, and during an interview with Collider, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has been describing the “emotional” experience of seeing the entire McU coming together.

“It is overwhelming,” said Feige. “I guess what has surprised me is how emotional it all is. Every day, every dailies, every time an actor that has never interacted with a character comes in contact with a character they’ve never interacted with, it’s amazing. It’s both funny, it’s moving and just seeing all those people together in one spot is—you know me, I like to look ahead. I like to focus on, I’m already in Black Panther world, even though we’re talking about Ragnarok. We keep going. There is something very
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