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‘Batman v Superman’ To Get Day-And-Date China Release

25 minutes ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros.’ superhero duel “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is to be released in China on Mar 25.

The news emerged on a Chinese social media account for the film. It was subsequently confirmed to Variety by sources close to Warner.

The date of the China outing means that the picture can get a near simultaneous day-and-date release with North America and many other major territories.

That in turn minimizes the erosive effects of piracy in the world’s second largest theatrical marketplace, and maximizes the effect of the global publicity and marketing campaigns.

Chinese regulators have often appeared to want to throttle or limit the box office performance of Hollywood movies, in order to ensure that Chinese productions have a majority market share – but that is not always the case.

China was the last country in the world to open “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opening on January 9, three »

- Patrick Frater

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Did 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Cost 'Mockingjay Part 2' $50-$100M?

12 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If you're going to blame someone, blame the terrorists. And if that doesn't work, blame Star Wars. That's Lionsgate's position this weekend as it tries to explain why franchise closer The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 underperformed to expectations at the box office. During a conference call this past Saturday morning, Lionsgate execs agreed that Mockingjay Part 2 did underperform by at least $100M. But they also claim that their TV division helped make up for the loss.

The conference call kicked off with Lionsgate executives announcing that they are increasing their 2017 release slate. Next year, they will bump up their output to four additional movies, from 13 to 17 feature films that will get a wide release. They also confirmed that they are aiming for overall lower film costs. The studio plans to focus on 'discipline production spends and a diverse portfolio'. While this was seen as good news by most, »

- MovieWeb

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Promo images and clip from Star Wars Rebels season 2 episode 13 – ‘The Call’

13 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney Xd has released a batch of images and a clip from Wednesday’s thirteenth episode of Star Wars Rebels season two, entitled ‘The Call’. Check them out here…

 

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While on a mission to obtain fuel for the rebel fleet, the crew works to protect space creatures called Purrgills from the mining operation that threatens the creatures’ lives.

Find out how Ezra deepens his connection to the Force when an all-new episode of “Star Wars Rebels” debuts Wednesday, February 10 (9:00 p.m., Et/Pt) on Disney Xd.

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- Gary Collinson

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Claudia Gray’s Star Wars: Bloodline to focus on Leia Organa

15 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

USA Today has revealed the cover and first details about the upcoming Star Wars: Bloodline, the new novel from Star Wars: Lost Stars author Claudia Gray.

Bloodline will take place prior to the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and focusses on Leia Organa, “who is professionally at a good place, as a senator and leader in a peaceful New Republic decades after the fall of Vader and the Emperor’s stranglehold on the galaxy. However, a new generation doesn’t remember the lessons of the Rebellion or recognize the wrongs of the Empire, and Leia begins to see the cracks in the foundation that could lead to a dangerous future for the galaxy.”

Star Wars: Bloodline is set for release on May 3rd.

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- Gary Collinson

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Oscar’S Year Of Visual Effects, and The Art Of Seeing And Believing

17 hours ago | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

If you have been living and routinely interacting with other human beings over the last month, you’ve probably heard one or two words involving this year’s Academy Awards and the heated controversy over the startling lack of both films and people of color among the nominees. Personally, I think that the real focus of concern ought to be less on the back end-- awards handed out for films which were financed and/or studio-approved, scheduled for production and filmed perhaps as much as two or three years ago-- and more on addressing the lack of cultural and intellectual and experiential diversity among those who have the power to make the decisions as to what films get made in the first place. This is no sure-fire way to ensure that there will be a richer and more consistent representation of diverse creative voices when it comes time for Hollywood »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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'Star Wars: Rogue One' Gets Supermodel Eunice Olumide, New Details Emerge

17 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has been shrouded in almost as much mystery as Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Though we do know the basics of the plot. Rebel soldiers infiltrate the Empire and steal plans to the original Death Star. Today, we have some new details about this infamous raid, which leads directly into Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. And we have news of a very intriguing new cast member.

Jedi News reports that Scottish supermodel Eunice Olumide is playing a nomadic Rebel Leader in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Her part is said to be very small. The burgeoning actress has worked for Vivienne Westwood, Mulberry and Henry Holland. And she is extremely excited about her new found acting career kicking off with something as monumental as the first ever big screen Star Wars spinoff. About her role in the movie, she shares this. »

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'Star Wars: Force Awakens' First Ever to Cross $900 Million Domestically

22 hours ago | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

With an estimated $1.76 million yesterday, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become the only film to cross $900 million domestically and it has achieved that milestone in only fifty days. In addition to this watershed moment, by the end of today, Saturday, February 6, Star Wars is expected to become only the third film in history to cross the $2 billion mark worldwide and it will have done so in only 53 days. Considering how quickly Force Awakens has achieved these accomplishments, putting them into any kind of comparable context is nearly impossible. It took Star Wars only 20 days to beat the previous all-time domestic record of $760.5 million held by Avatar. It took Avatar not only 318 days to achieve that number, but two separate releases. As for the worldwide number, Star Wars and Avatar are the only two films to actually cross $2 billion worldwide upon their initial release while it took Titanic two separate releases to cross $2 billion. »

- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Best of the Week: First Look at Chris Hemsworth in 'Ghostbusters,' 'Fast and Furious' Forever and More

5 February 2016 11:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Important News First Looks: We got our first glimpse of Chris Hemsworth's Ghostbusters role, plus more new images. Vin Diesel shared new images from XXX: The Return of Xander Cage. And he shared some more. Star Wars Mania: Gwendoline Christie confirmed Captain Phasma will return in Star Wars Episode VIII. Franchise Fever: Vin Diesel revealed release dates for Fast and Furious movies through 2021. Channing Tatum revealed how he was almost in the Fast and Furious movies. Sequelitis: The Coen Brothers want to make a sequel to Barton Fink. The next Three Stooges movie will feature them as children.   Remake Report: Bryan Singer will helm the new version...

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Harlock Space Pirate 3-D

5 February 2016 9:13 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Ray guns! Space armadas! Storm troopers! Toei's manga became a pricey 3-D animated motion capture epic just three years ago, but was denied a release stateside. This collector's disc set gives us rude 'n' raucous space battles, along with a pirate's bounty of original Japanese extras. Don't worry, the 3-D visuals are excellent. Harlock: Space Pirate 3-D 3-D + 2-D Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 2013 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 115 (Japanese) 111 (International) min. / Kyaputen Harokku / Ship Date January 19, 2016 / available through Twilight Time Movies / 34.95 Original Music Tetsuya Takahashi Written by Harutoshi Fukui, Kiyoto Tareuchi from the manga by Leiji Matsuimoto Produced by Joseph Chou, Yoshi Ikezawa, Rei Kudo (Toei Animation) Directed by Shinji Aramaki

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Suppose they had a space war and nobody came? Toei Animation's 3-D extravaganza Harlock: Space Pirate 3-D was prepped and primed to take the world by storm, but like too many foreign super-productions it didn't even get a U. »

- Glenn Erickson

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Napoleon Dynamite Cut As An Inspirational Drama Is Bizarre And Funny, Watch It Now

5 February 2016 4:29 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The magic of the internet means that you can now slice and edit famous movie footage into anything you desire. Want to know what R2-D2 was thinking throughout Star Wars? You got it. What about a compilation of various movie characters uttering, "I should have killed him when I had the chance?" That.s there too. And that.s just what we found today. Yet another YouTube video that we stumbled upon today is Napoleon Dynamite re-cut as an inspirational drama, and, rather oddly, it actually works.  I think I.d still rather see Jared Hess. original droll 2004 comedy, but I found myself being a tad inspired and impressed by the potential this dramatic version of Napoleon Dynamite. That abruptly came to an end when I remembered this was the same film that featured the quote, "Tina, you fat lard, come get some dinner." The dramatic incarnation of Napoleon »

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'Indiana Jones' Easter Egg Discovered in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

5 February 2016 4:14 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been in theaters for 50 days. And new Easter eggs are still being discovered. Today's big reveal is actually pretty cool. Especially since it's tied into Indiana Jones. And it comes at a crucial point in the movie involving Han Solo and Chewbacca. It literally ties Harrison Ford's two iconic characters together in one fail swoop. You just need to know what to 'listen' for.

Director J.J. Abrams has decided to cram so many hidden nods and references in The Force Awakens, that it has become a virtual game for some. And it's a game that requires multiple viewings. Some of the Easter Eggs are so well hidden, though, that they are likely to fly right over your head. Luckily, those involved with the behind-the-scenes work on the film have been eager to share some of their more obscure references. And the Raiders of the Lost Ark »

- MovieWeb

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Box Office: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Dominates ‘Caesar,’ ‘Zombies,’ ‘Choice’

5 February 2016 3:10 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Po the Panda will rule the U.S. box office again with Fox’s “Kung Fu Panda 3″ nabbing at least $20 million at 3,955 theaters this weekend, early estimates showed Friday.

The animated comedy will leave a trio of new entries in the dust during a typically subdued Super Bowl weekend, led by Universal’s George Clooney comedy “Hail, Caesar!” with $9.5 million at 2,231 sites. The Coen Brothers’ look at 1950s Hollywood commanded a moderate $3.5 million on Friday, including $543,000 in Thursday night previews.

Sony’s horror-drama spoof “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” was headed for $9 million at 2,930 sites with a $3 million opening day on Friday. The movie is based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s parody of  Jane Austen’s iconic 1813 novel.

Only a modest number of moviegoers were choosing “The Choice,” which opened Friday with about $2.5 million at 2,631 sites on its way to a $6.5 million weekend for Lionsgate’s romancer.

Fox’s seventh weekend »

- Dave McNary

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General Leia's 'Force Awakens' Backstory Revealed in New 'Star Wars' Book

5 February 2016 1:55 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

How did Princess Leia become a General in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Why isn't she a Jedi? Where is her place in the Force? Some, if not all, of the questions you've been asking about Carrie Fisher's iconic character after seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be answered in a new tie-in novel titled Star Wars: Bloodlines. The book offers Leia a whole new story, giving her a journey and adventure that is all her own.

The cover for Star Wars: Bloodlines shows Darth Vader looming in the background, as Leia crosses her arms, pensive, thoughtful. Why is she sharing this latest art with her absentee father? Author Claudia Gray had this to say about the story that awaits viewers eager to learn more about the former princess turned war hero.

"I find myself remembering the Episode I posters, where you see the boy Anakin »

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Star Wars: What Do Boba Fett, Imperial Costumes and Eels Have To Do With 'Rogue One?'

5 February 2016 1:50 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

This is a column about speculation, spoilers, rumors, hearsay and analyzing the Star Wars Universe. Spoilers, real or imagined, might be found within.  

Let's start by congratulating ourselves : big claps to The Force Awakens for making all that money. I’m not going to be able to say it more concisely than the official press release:

Today, in its 50th day of release, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is expected to cross the $900 million mark at the domestic box office. It is the only film in history to reach this milestone.

In addition, on Saturday (53rd day of global release), Star Wars: The Force Awakens is expected to reach the $2 billion mark worldwide, becoming only the third film ever to do so and just the second to do it in original release.

We did it, Star Wars fans and creators, we revived the property once again! This time, maybe »

- Da7e

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes the first movie to hit $900 million at the domestic box office

5 February 2016 1:13 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It had already taken the crown of the highest-grossing North American release of all time back in early January, and now after fifty days on screens Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become the first film in history to pass $900 million at the domestic box office.

“The film’s achievements are truly astounding, and it’s our great honor to relaunch this cinematic galaxy not only for all the devoted decades-long fans but for a new generation who will keep the Star Wars legacy alive for many years to come,” states Disney’s Alan Horn.

Worldwide, The Force Awakens is expected to become only the third film ever to reach $2 billion this Saturday after James Cameron’s Titanic ($2.18 billion) and Avatar ($2.78 billion).

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning »

- Gary Collinson

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Marvel to answer burning question from Star Wars: The Force Awakens with Star Wars Special: C-3Po #1

5 February 2016 12:31 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This March, Marvel is set to answer the burning question from Star Wars: The Force Awakens… no, not the identity of Rey’s parents, but rather how did C-3Po get his red arm! Here’s a teaser image for the one-shot Star Wars Special: C-3Po #1…

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Star Wars Special: C-3Po #1 is set for release on March 30th, with James Robinson writing and Tony Harris providing the artwork.

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- Gary Collinson

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Hilarious Star Wars Video Guesses What R2-D2 Was Actually Saying

5 February 2016 12:04 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

R2-D2.s beeps and sounds have been the topic of much discussion amongst Star Wars fans. What did the droid mean with his utterances? Was he just passively joining in the conversation? Or was he responding like a petulant child? Well, one Star Wars fan has created a video guessing what R2-D2 was actually saying to Anakin Skywaler, Padme Amidala, Luke Skywalker, and C3PO. And it.s downright hilarious.  Kudos to YouTube stalwart My Insane Reality for creating such a terrific video, which suggests that R2-D2 has a much sharper wit, and quite a bit of rage, programmed into him than we first thought. There was obviously an awful lot of Star Wars footage for My Insane Reality to choose from while creating this video. And he did a sterling job picking bits that were ripe for comedy. Starting off with Hayden Christensen.s Anakin Skywalker »

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' fell fall short of 'Avatar's' box office record. Here's why.

5 February 2016 11:39 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The latest press release from Disney confirms once again the following irrefutable fact: Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a massive box office hit. But the numbers put forth today also confirm the predictions of the box office experts we surveyed several weeks ago: there's simply no way J.J. Abrams' franchise reboot can touch Avatar's worldwide record of more than $2.7 billion. It would take a great cynic indeed to sniff at these Star Wars numbers. The film is by far the domestic box-office champ, having now racked up over $900 million in North American receipts in its 50th day of release (Avatar made $749 million). It will also pass the $2 billion mark globally on Saturday. But it's still a whopping $700 million off from Avatar's worldwide take, thanks to a less-robust-than-expected performance in several key international markets including Russia, China and South Korea.  In Korea, for example, Avatar made over »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cosbaby Bobble-Heads

5 February 2016 11:35 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot Toys has released a batch of promotional images for its latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens product line, with two series of Cosbaby Bobble-Heads based on characters from the recent blockbuster; check them out here…

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Each Cosbaby Bobble-Head stands approximately 11cm tall with base. The first series is led by Kylo Ren, and features the First Order Stormtrooper Officer, First Order Heavy Gunner Stormtrooper, First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper, and Finn (Fn-2187) in stylish and adorable baby form.

 

This series is commanded by Captain Phasma, and features the First Order Stormtrooper, First Order Flametrooper, First Order Snowtrooper, and First Order Tie Pilot in stylish and adorable baby form.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ to Cross $2 Billion Mark

5 February 2016 11:02 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is expected to cross the $2 billion worldwide mark on Saturday, becoming only the third film to ever do so. It will also likely hit the $900 million mark at the domestic box office — the only film in history to reach that milestone. “This is a historic moment for ‘Star Wars,’ for Lucasfilm, and for Disney, and all of us here are extremely gratified to be a part of this journey with fans around the world who have made ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ such an extraordinary success,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “The. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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