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Box Office Report: The Choice Was Clear At Box Office: Coens Over Zombies.

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Here's your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded): 1. Kung Fu Panda 3 - $21.0 million ($69.0 million total) 2. Hail, Caesar! - $11.4 million ($11.4 million total) 3. The Revenant - $7.1 million ($149.7 million total) 4. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens - $6.8 million ($905.9 million total) 5. The Choice - $6.0 million ($6.0 million total) 6. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - $5.2 million ($5.2 million total) 7. The Finest Hours - $4.7 million ($18.3 million total) 8. Ride Along 2 - $4.5 million ($77.2 million total) 9. The Boy - $4.09 million ($26.8 million total) 10. Dirty Grandpa - $4.05 million ($29.3 million total)   The Big Stories One way or another, moviegoers rejected this weekend's new offerings. This could be...

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The Force Is So Awakened in Rick Rubin, He Made a Stars Wars–Themed Album With Help From J.J. Abrams and Lin-Manuel Miranda

45 minutes ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Eminem once called himself Rick Rubin's "little Padawan" — and wouldn't you know it, now Rubin's making an entire album inspired by Star Wars. The rap game's Yoda has curated Star Wars Headspace, a compilation out February 19 that will sample sounds and dialogue from the entire franchise. In other words, you can now hopefully look forward to cute Bb-8 noises looped together with Wookiee talk and heavy breathing. Flying Lotus, Rustie, A-Trak, Baauer, Röyksopp, Kaskade, Shlohmo, GTA, Galantis, and more have contributed to the production. But the two names that really boost the project's Star Wars cred are Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams and cantina songwriter (among many things) Lin-Manuel Miranda, who made the song "Jabba Flow" for Force Awakens together (under the name Shag Kava) — now that song is getting the Rubin treatment with a remix called "Jabba Flow: Rick Rubin Re-Work," which is apparently a Jabba »

- Dee Lockett

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The Force Awakens joins Avatar and Titanic in the $2bn club

2 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In this week’s roundup of the global box-office scene:

Star Wars: Episode VII also passes $900m in the States

• Coen brothers’ Hail, Caesar! follows in footsteps of tepid results for inside-Hollywood films

• Korean comedy-thriller A Violent Prosecutor manages country’s second-highest debut for a local film

Nearly two months after release, two major milestones for The Force Awakens: it hit $2bn worldwide – only the third film in history to do so after Titanic and Avatar – and $900m (£626m) in the States. The latter feat is the more impressive: $150m more than the next most successful film, Avatar, this crushing performance means this blockbuster is slanted an uncommon 45% towards the Us. In contrast, it hasn’t straddled the international landscape quite as domineeringly. Of the top five territories, it’s the No 1 film of all time in the UK ($177.8m), 24th of all time in China ($124.5m), fourth of »

- Phil Hoad

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Super Bowl Movie Trailers: Captain America: Civil War, X-Men: Apocalypse and more during the big game

4 hours ago | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Updated: Check out the best trailers of the night! As much as we love football, the most exciting part of Super Bowl Sunday is definitely all of the high profile movie trailers that are about to drop. While the big event is a highlight of the year for sports fans, it also delivers for movie lovers.

We already have good insight as to what may be dropping on Super Bowl Sunday. Disney is making waves with their recently released Alice Through the Looking Glass teaser, and also promise a closer look at the up-coming live-action reboot of The Jungle Book. We’re also going to bet that we’ll see something epic for Captain America: Civil War, and if we’re really lucky, maybe even a sneak peek at the Star Wars prequel, Rogue One.

With Deadpool and Zoolander 2 out next Friday, it’s pretty much a guarantee that »

- Adriana Floridia

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On Being an Independent Filmmaker and Watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens Six Times

4 hours ago | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Like a lot of people, I went to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens when it opened in December. By my fourth screening, I started to feel embarrassed. By my sixth, I was at peace again. Most times, I went with combinations of family and friends (though that third screening was definitely solo) because Star Wars had helped shape these relationships years ago. Just as important, it was the series that hooked me and so many of us on filmmaking. In 1983, PBS aired From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga during their December telethon. I was […] »

- Tom Quinn

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Independence Day Resurgence: What we learned on set, interviews, & more!

5 hours ago | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

I was fourteen years old in the summer of 1996. Like many kids that age, I was there opening night to see Independence Day, having been counting the days until it’s arrival since Entertainment Tonight aired the iconic teaser that showed the White House being blown up by an alien ship. At the time I was obsessed with two things – Star Trek and Star Wars – and Independence Day played into my... Read More »

- Chris Bumbray

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10 Scenes That Must Be In Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

11 hours ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The biggest blockbuster releases are usually accompanied by video game tie-ins, yet fans are still waiting for a title based entirely around The Force Awakens. Well, in June, Tt Games will remedy this with the release of a new Lego adventure across multiple platforms. It seems strange that this wasn’t finished in time to coincide with the film’s opening, especially when audiences have been positively bombarded with irresistible merchandise across almost every other product imaginable.

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens will convert Rey, Finn, Poe, Bb-8, and the other stars of the story into the adorable block-formed style we all know so well. Lego games based on such licences as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Batman have all been huge successes, selling millions of copies to adults and children alike.

Accessibility for the whole family is a major part of these games’ attraction, »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens passes $2bn at global box office

13 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes only the third film ever to take $2bn at the box office. It won't be toppling Avatar, though.

A month and a half after it stormed into cinemas worldwide, Jj Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become only the third film ever - and the first not to be directed by James Cameron - to pass $2bn at the global box office.

The movie is by distance the biggest film of all time at the American box office, where it's taken $905m (comfortably ahead of Avatar's $760m Us haul). Elsewhere in the world, it's now added $1.1bn, to give the film a running total of $2.008bn and counting. It should still attract a few more quid, before the film finally heads to disc this April.

What it won't do is dislodge Avatar as the biggest grossing movie of all time. »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens passes $2bn at global box office

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes only the third film ever to take $2bn at the box office. It won't be toppling Avatar, though.

A month and a half after it stormed into cinemas worldwide, Jj Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become only the third film ever - and the first not to be directed by James Cameron - to pass $2bn at the global box office.

The movie is by distance the biggest film of all time at the American box office, where it's taken $905m (comfortably ahead of Avatar's $760m Us haul). Elsewhere in the world, it's now added $1.1bn, to give the film a running total of $2.008bn and counting. It should still attract a few more quid, before the film finally heads to disc this April.

What it won't do is dislodge Avatar as the biggest grossing movie of all time. »

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Megyn Kelly Talks Trump During Colbert's Post-Super Bowl Special

15 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Stephen Colbert hosted the first live late-night show to air in the post-Super Bowl timeslot when he kicked off The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Sunday night. After the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 — and Coldplay rocked the halftime show with Beyonce and Bruno Mars — CBS turned to Colbert and his slew of A-list guests. During his opening monologue, Colbert threw a football off-screen to introduce a few special guests, including Astronaut Scott Kelly and Star Wars’ Chewbacca, before tossing the pigskin to President Barack Obama. After fielding questions about

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Reaches $2 Billion Mark Worldwide

21 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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On Friday, in its 50th day of release, Star Wars: The Force Awakens crossed 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), the film reached the $2 billion mark worldwide, becoming only the third film ever to do so and just the second to do it in original release.

According to this weekend’s official estimates from comScore (formerly Rentrak), the seventh episode brought in $6.9 million at the box office. Worldwide the film took in $2,008,361,000 billion with $905.9 million in domestic ticket sales.

“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, »

- Michelle McCue

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The Dressmaker sails past $20 million, Spotlight strong, Steve Jobs weak

21 hours ago | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Spotlight. . Zac Efron and Robert De Niro exercised their collective muscle over the weekend to bring in $1.5 million, again making Dirty Grandpa number one at the local box office with $4.6 million after two weeks. . The Revenant placed second, dropping thirty-three percent to pull in close to $1.1 million, bringing its cume to $17.5 million after five weeks. . Spotlight came in third on 132 screens, dropping only fifteen percent in its second week. Tom McCarthy's film made around $758,000 over the weekend to bring its total to just over $2 million.. . Star Wars has now made $91.7 million after eight weeks, while Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight has made close to $6.9 million after three.. . The biggest debuting film was The Choice, the latest adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks weepie, this time co-starring Australia's Teresa Palmer.. . The Choice opened on 205 screens and rang up $596,951 over the weekend, with a per-cinema average of $2,912. . It beat the much-buzzed The Big Short, »

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Box Office: Caesar wasn't quite hailed

21 hours ago | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

A somewhat quiet week for moviegoing as all eyes turn towards the Superbowl. Well, not all eyes. I don't know who's playing other than Beyoncé. Kung Fu Panda had no trouble fending off newcomers. Star Wars recently crossed the $2 billion mark worldwide (though it's still behind Titanic and Avatar globally) but the new movies didn't make enough of an impression for ticket buyers. Unfortunately Hail, Caesar! opened significantly below the gross of the last widescreen comedy from the Coen brothers Burn After Reading.

Box Office

01 Kung Fu Panda 2 $21 (cum. $69)

02 Hail, Caesar! $11.4 new Coen Brothers - 17 Films, Interview: Score

03 The Revenant $7.1 (cum. $149.7) Interview: Costumes, Interview: Production Design 

04 Star Wars: The Force Awakens $6.9 (cum. $905.9) Review, Podcast

05 The Choice $6 new

06 Pride & Prejudice & Zombies $5.2 new Review

07 The Finest Hours  $4.7 (cum. $18.3)

08 Ride Along 2  $4.5 (cum. $77.2) 

09 The Boy $4 (cum $26.8)

10 Dirty Grandpa  $4 (cum $29.3)

What did you see this weekend? 

I rewatched Silence of the Lambs (for »

- NATHANIEL R

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12 Movie Spoilers We Didn’t Know Last Week (6th Feb)

22 hours ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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With all eyes turned towards the Super Bowl and its slew of exciting new trailers, it seems the world of movie news and spoilers has been on something of a go slow. There’s been very little teased about Star Wars, the McU is mostly still in the same shape as it was last week and nobody is trying to make any more childhood killing remakes. Yet.

Obviously the silence on the LucasFilm and Marvel front have inspired the assumption that something Big is just about to be unveiled, but it might genuinely just be that the graveyard slot for movies has lived up to its billing a little more this week.

Even with few massive stories sending the Ace Scoopers into a frenzy, there have still been some big revelations for the near future of Hollywood and its small screen cousins, with more Deadpool, more Batman V Superman, »

- Simon Gallagher

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'Kung Fu Panda 3' Tops Super Bowl Weekend; 'Hail, Caesar!' Leads Newcomers

7 February 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Kung Fu Panda 3 topped Super Bowl weekend, finishing #1 for a second weekend in a row while the weekend's three newcomers didn't exactly inspire upon release. The Coens' Hail, Caesar! performed as expected, though that isn't saying much, while The Choice ended up topping Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which couldn't even reach $6 million. Meanwhile, the big winner of the weekend is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which crossed $900 million domestically and became only the third film to ever make over $2 billion worldwide. With an estimated $21 million, Kung Fu Panda 3 took home the #1 position for a second weekend in a row. The 49% drop is a bit steeper than expected, but could also have to do with some hesitation with predicting too high a Sunday gross. Nevertheless, with no serious competition arriving until Zootopia on March 4, this one still has a lot of time to rake in a few dollars. »

- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Han Solo

7 February 2016 3:14 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Despite Star Wars fans being split on whether we actually need the upcoming Han Solo prequel movie, for Disney and Lucasfilm it’s a no-brainer, capitalising on one of the franchise’s most beloved characters. And in a series where nearly every character, main or supporting, is beloved (well, the characters from the original trilogy anyway) that is really saying something.

While Luke is the audience identification figure and Vader and the Emperor are the personification of evil (for the most part), Han is the loveable rogue caught in the middle of it all. Along with Harrison Ford’s other big character Indiana Jones, Han is one of the most iconic heroes in all of cinema who has transcended beyond the film’s limits. Even if people don’t know Star Wars, they know Han Solo.

But a lot about the character – behind the scenes info or his adventures »

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

7 February 2016 2:30 AM, PST | 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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The Week in Star Wars – The Force Awakens to hit $2 billion, Captain Phasma returning for Episode VIII, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Kevin Smith talks Stormtrooper cameo and more

7 February 2016 2:26 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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In this edition of The Week in Star Wars, we’ve got news on The Force Awakens reaching $2 billion, a confirmation of a returning character for Episode VIII, an announcement for Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Kevin Smith talking his Stormtrooper cameo and more…

Our top story this week surrounds the ambiguous Captain Phasma, played by Gwendoline Christie in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While the character was featured heavily in the marketing for the movie, the character didn’t end up doing a lot in the movie. Well, perhaps she’ll be given more to do in the Episode VIII, which the actor confirmed she would be appearing in this week. “I will be in the next Star Wars movie. I think that’s an exclusive, actually,” Christie said at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. She »

- Luke Owen

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Star Wars Sequels: 11 Huge Surprises That Could Still Happen

7 February 2016 1:26 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The hype-train for The Force Awakens is finally slowing down, ready to make its final stop, but you’d be foolish for thinking it ended there when it comes to a galaxy far, far away, and a bigger fool for following that line of thinking and not getting aboard for the next few years of films.

The calendar is full for Star Wars fans: there’s Rogue One this year, Episode VIII the next. Then there’ll be an as-yet-unconfirmed spin-off (Boba Fett? Obi-Wan? Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes?), before the new trilogy comes to a close with Colin Trevorrow’s Episode IX. Even after all of that, you can bet it won’t be long before the confirmation of Episodes X-xii, more spin-offs, and probably a TV series or two. There’s already been a big hint of that from Disney.

For all the talk of Anthology films and spin-offs, »

- James Hunt

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

6 February 2016 2:28 PM, PST | 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, »

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