Disney's 'Beauty' Delivers Beastly Second Weekend, While 'Power Rangers' Opens with $40.5M
Disney's Beauty and the Beast delivered a monster second weekend, pulling in enough to make it the fourth largest second weekend of all-time and pushing the film over $315 million in a matter of just ten days. Added to that, Lionsgate's release of Saban's Power Rangers debuted in second place and proved there was still an audience for the franchise that began in the early '90s. Meanwhile, Sony's Life didn't show much of it and WB's CHiPs finished mostly as expected, settling in the lower half of the weekend top ten. All that said it was a great weekend at the domestic box office with the top twelve delivering $192.3 million a 63% improvement over the same weekend last year. With an estimated $88.3 million, Disney's Beauty and the Beast finished atop the box office for a second weekend in a row. It's the fourth largest second weekend of all-time and pushes the »
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‘Westworld’: Stars, Producers Talk Season One Surprises at PaleyFest
Fans of HBO’s “Westworld” weren’t the only ones fascinated by the show’s continuous twists and turns. During Saturday’s PaleyFest session at the Dolby Theater, stars of the fantasy drama revealed that they were kept in the dark throughout the production process on season one.
Ed Harris, who plays the mysterious Man in Black, got a big surprise early in during filming.
“I walked by my trailer and someone told me that Jimmi (Simpson) was the guy playing the younger me and I was like, ‘What?’ ” said Harris.
Evan Rachel Wood, who plays Dolores, had just as much fun as many fans guessing what potential storylines for rest of the season would be.
“One of my theories was that Arnold was at the center of the maze or that all of our human versions were going to be locked in there! I didn’t know Bernard was a host when we were doing our »
- Maria Cavassuto
Jean Rouverol, Blacklisted Screenwriter, Dies at 100
Jean Rouverol, who played W.C. Fields' daughter in It's a Gift and then became a screenwriter who was blacklisted in Hollywood and driven with her husband to self-exile in Mexico, has died. She was 100.
Rouverol died Friday at a nursing home in Wingdale, N.Y., Rick Lertzman, co-author of the 2015 book The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney, told The Hollywood Reporter.
In recent years, Rouverol had been living with actor Cliff Carpenter, who also had been blacklisted, in Pawling, N.Y. He died in 2014 at age 98.
- Mike Barnes
Watch Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' Public Memorial
Following Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' private joint funeral in January, fans will pay tribute to the actresses Saturday afternoon as part of a family-sponsored public memorial in Los Angeles. That memorial will be available to live-stream via Debbie Reynolds' site starting at 1 p.m. Pst.
The public ceremony will be held at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills, where Fisher and Reynolds were laid to rest; Fisher's ashes were placed in a giant Prozac pill-shaped urn.
Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Passes $150 Million Worldwide
Universal and Blumhouse’s “Get Out” will cross yet another milestone, as it is on track to reach a $154 million global cume at the box office after making another estimated $10 million domestically in its fifth weekend in theaters. Most of the film’s total comes from its $147.5 million domestic total, which earlier this week passed the $137 million domestic studio record set by Blumhouse’s other big 2017 hit, “Split.” Unlike that film, “Get Out” had a limited overseas release, only making $7 million from nine markets, including the U.K., compared to the $128 million “Split” enjoyed from a wide »
- Jeremy Fuster
I. Marlene King Says ‘the Majority of People Will Be Happy’ With ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Finale
Nostalgia and anticipation filled the air at the Dolby Theatre Saturday afternoon at the “Pretty Little Liars” panel for PaleyFest La. In front of a rowdy crowd, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, Tyler Blackburn, and almost all of the show’s stars sat down for a discussion about the Freeform drama’s seven-year history, while also looking forward at the series’ final 10 episodes, which begin airing next month.
The event started with a sneak peek at the first minute of the final season and then proceeded with a moderated conversation with the cast and two producers. The conversation, peppered with impromptu scene-readings by cast members, focused mainly on the long journey they had all taken with the show. The actors, who reunited after finishing shooting in October, shared stories about when they were cast and the friendships that developed on set.
Benson, who sat near the middle in between Mitchell and Blackburn, revealed »
- Daniel Grzywacz
Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Dazzles Again, ‘Power Rangers’ Off to Solid Start
Disney’s second weekend of blockbuster “Beauty and the Beast” is dominating moviegoing in North America with $88.3 million at 4,210 locations — capping the best March ever.
Lionsgate’s rebooted “Power Rangers” is launching with a solid $40.5 million this weekend while Sony’s space-thriller “Life” showed only moderate traction with $12.6 million. Warner Bros.’ action-comedy “Chips” opened with a disappointing $7.6 million at 2,464 sites.
The “Beauty and the Beast” weekend is one for the record books as the fourth-largest second weekend of all time, trailing only “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $149 million, “Jurassic World” at $106 million, and “Marvel’s The Avengers” at $103 million.
“Beauty and the Beast,” starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, declined just 49% from its opening weekend, which was the seventh-best ever. And after just 10 days in North American theaters, “Beauty and the Beast” is already 55th on the all-time domestic list at $317 million. It »
- Dave McNary
‘Beauty and the Beast’ Tramples ‘Power Rangers’ With $88 Million 2nd Weekend
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” continued to charge towards the $1 billion mark in its second box office weekend, easily holding on to the No. 1 spot with an estimated $88 million to reach a global cume of $690 million after just ten days in theaters. This makes “Beauty” the fourth straight Disney film to cross the $600 million global mark, following “Doctor Strange,” “Moana,” and “Rogue One.” It also now ranks in the top 5 for ten-day box office totals and second weekend totals. Also Read: 'Beauty and the Beast' Remake Already Passed the Original's Box Office Total “Beauty” staved off »
- Jeremy Fuster
Watch Ted Koppel Tell Sean Hannity That Hannity Is ‘Bad for America’ – to His Face (Video)
Veteran TV journalist Ted Koppel analyzed the media’s role in the political divide in Trump-era America on “CBS Sunday Morning” — and had a pointed moment interviewing Fox News host Sean Hannity. “We have to give some credit to the American people that they are somewhat intelligent and that they know the difference between an opinion show and a news show,” Hannity told Koppel on camera, registering the veteran newsman’s doubt. “You’re cynical. … You think we’re bad for America? You think I’m bad for America?” “Yep,” Koppel replied. “In the long haul, I think that all these opinion shows… »
- Thom Geier
Box Office: 'Beauty and the Beast' Conquers With $88M; 'Power Rangers' Pleases With $40.5M
Nostalgia works in mysterious ways at the box office.
Beauty and the Beast, Disney's live-action remake of the classic 1991 animated film, continued to make history in its second weekend, declining a scant 49 percent to an estimated $88 million from 4,210 locations, the fourth-biggest sophomore outing of all time. And its North American cume of $317 million is the fourth-biggest 10-day total in history. Overseas, Beauty likewise stayed atop the chart, grossing $119.2 million for a foreign tally of $373.3 million and $690.3 million globally.
Lionsgate and Saban's Power Rangers, an edgier adaptation of the kids TV show »
- Pamela McClintock
'Life' Screenwriters Share Sequel Details and Offer 'Deadpool 2' Update
[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Life].
Life, which features their Deadpool leading man Ryan Reynolds alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson, is in theaters now and tells the story of a group of astronauts who encounter the first proof of life outside of Earth.
True to the tradition of films like Alien, this first close encounter is disastrous, »
- Aaron Couch
'Power Rangers' Director on Scrapped Post-Credits Tease and Surprise Cameos
[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Power Rangers]
The new Power Rangers put its own spin on the group of teen superheroes, but there were also a few doses of '90s nostalgia included in Lionsgate's reboot.
Original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers stars Amy Joe Johnson (the original Pink Ranger) and Jason David Frank (the Green Ranger) made a brief cameo during the film's climactic battle, while the theme song to 1995's Power Rangers: The Movie also made a cheer-worthy appearance. And at the end of the film, the moment everyone had been waiting for: a nod to Tommy, the Green »
- Aaron Couch
Pro-Trump Rally in Huntington Beach Leads to Violence, Arrests
A rally in support of President Donald Trump in the Los Angeles suburb of Huntington Beach turned violent Saturday, as fans of the president fought with protesters after one allegedly attacked one of the event’s female organizers with pepper spray. The Los Angeles Times reported that a group of Trump supporters waving flags tackled and started punching and kicking a masked protester after organizer Jennifer Sterling was pepper sprayed. A Times reporter on the scene provided video of the brawl, which was one of several that broke out among demonstrators at the Make America Great Again rally. Capt. Kevin Pearsall of the California State. »
- Matt Pressberg
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