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Taiwanese tearjerker 'More Than Blue' knocks 'Captain Marvel' off the top of the China box office

Taiwanese tearjerker 'More Than Blue' knocks 'Captain Marvel' off the top of the China box office
The film’s Chinese title literally means ’A Story Sadder Than Sadness’.

Taiwanese romantic drama More Than Blue knocked Captain Marvel off the top spot at the Chinese box office in the seven-day period of March 11 -17 .

With a Chinese title which literally means ‘A Story Sadder Than Sadness’ the melodrama about a terminally ill man who hides his conditon from his girlfriend has grossed $47.3m since opening on Thursday March 14. It is is expected to surpass 2015’s Our Times to become the biggest Taiwanese film in China of all time.

More Than Blue is Singapore-based mm2’s first wide release in China.
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'Captain Marvel' stays top in North America, zips past $250m

Pantelion’s No Manches Frida 2 debuts at number six.

Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson soared past $200m in its second session, adding an estimated $69.3m to leave new openers Wonder Park and Five Feet Apart in its wake.

The Marvel Studios tentpole has reached $266.2m in North America and $760m worldwide. Only 20 films have crossed $200m in North America in less time, and only 19 have been faster to the $250m mark.

Jordan Peele’s SXSW hit Us will pose a challenge this week, although even if its slides down the order, Captain Marvel will hit $300m by next weekend.

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UK box office preview: 'What Men Want', 'Fisherman’s Friends' up against ‘Captain Marvel’

UK box office preview: 'What Men Want', 'Fisherman’s Friends' up against ‘Captain Marvel’
Captain Marvel had grossed £15.8m in the UK as of Thursday morning.

Disney’s Captain Marvel looks set to dominate the UK box office this weekend after an impressive £12.8m opening.

The film was up to an estimated £15.8m in the UK as of Thursday morning, and £414.6m ($550.2m) globally.

Opening against the Marvel blockbuster are two wide releases this weekend: Paramount’s Us comedy What Men Want and Entertainment Film Distributor’s UK musical comedy-drama Fisherman’s Friends. Both titles will open in 300+ venues.

What Men Want is the latest feature from Hairspray director Adam Shankman, and stars Taraji P. Henson
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'Captain Marvel' to hit $750m worldwide by end of second weekend (update)

Paramount unleashes Wonder Park in multiple territories day-and-date with North America.

March 15 Update: Captain Marvel will surge towards $750m worldwide this weekend after Disney executives reported the Brie Larson tentpole hit $575.5m through the end of Thursday (14).

The 21st entry in Marvel Studios’ $18bn-plus hit factory shot out of the gates last weekend in a $456.7m global launch, although executives are tempering expectations, given the tendency for considerable second-weekend box office drops for blockbusters of this size.

Captain Marvel opens in Japan on March 15 and as of Friday it stood at $378.7m internationally through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International and $107.8m in China.
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'Captain Marvel' to cross $750m worldwide by end of second weekend

Paramount unleashes Wonder Park in multiple territories day-and-date with North America.

Captain Marvel should surge past $750m worldwide by the end of this weekend after Disney executives reported the Brie Larson tentpole hit $550.2m through the end of Wednesday (13).

The 21st entry in Marvel Studios’ $18bn-plus hit factory shot out of the gates last weekend in a $456.7m global launch, although executives are tempering expectations, given the tendency for considerable second-weekend box office drops for blockbusters of this size.

Captain Marvel stood at $324.2m internationally through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International and $104.1m in China as of Thursday. South Korea has delivered $27.3m,
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Will Captain Marvel Hold Strong Against Wonder Park and Captive State This Weekend?

Last weekend, Marvel gave the box office a much-needed shot in the arm with Captain Marvel, which brought in a truly impressive $153.4 million domestically, on its way to a $455 million global opening. The hot streak for Marvel Studios is set to continue as their newest hero will once again win the weekend as a trio of newcomers will fall well short of taking the box office crown. This weekend's new releases include Paramount's Wonder Park, Lionsgate's Five Feet Apart and Focus Features' Captive State.

Captain Marvel, which comes from directing duo Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, will easily win its second weekend at the box office. The question is, by how much? Either way, it's going to be a landslide, but it's a matter of how steep the drop off is going to be. Estimates have its total landing between $70 and $85 million, which is a pretty major difference.
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Ralph Fiennes Would Love To Play Alfred In Matt Reeves’ The Batman

Though most of the recent conversations around Matt ReevesThe Batman have concerned the question of who the next Caped Crusader will be, Ralph Fiennes has now thrown his hat in the ring to star as the next live-action Alfred Pennyworth.

Of course, one major obstacle to Fiennes landing the part is that the Dceu already has a perfectly fine Alfred in Jeremy Irons. And since we’ve seen no indication that Irons is about to depart from the role, the question of whether Fiennes might want to fill his shoes is purely hypothetical at this point.

Still, having voiced the character in The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, Fiennes certainly has the track record to suggest he’d be a good fit. And in an interview with HeyUGuys at the premiere of The White Crow, the actor made it clear that he’d
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Box Office Report for March 8-10

Welcome back to the weekly box office report! Each Sunday, expect a look at what made the most money in theaters, as well as just how all of the new releases fared. This week, Carol Danvers and the Marvel Cinematic Universe entered the marketplace with a bang, debuting Captain Marvel. The hope was not just to beat back the competition and become the box office champion but to dominate it in the process. Considering how almost nothing else opened against the film, it was a safe bet. Just how well did it do, however? Let us take a look right now at just that… The top spot this weekend, unsurprisingly and in a blowout, went to the latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Yes, we had Captain Marvel dominate the box office, taking in an estimated $153 million. This is a top ten opener for the McU and the third best March debut ever.
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Captain Marvel Soars to Record Breaking Box Office Debut with $455M Worldwide

Captain Marvel Soars to Record Breaking Box Office Debut with $455M Worldwide
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has another hit on its hands. Captain Marvel, which stars Brie Larson, was easily able to take the number one spot at the box office this weekend with an impressive $153 million domestic haul. However, it's the global numbers that make the Carol Danvers standalone movie the highest grossing debut for a female-led movie of all time, both worldwide and domestically, thanks to earning $455 globally. The movie easily beats the previous record, which was Disney's live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast with $357 million. Additionally, the Marvel Cinematic Universe adventure now has the record for second-largest global debut of a comic book adaptation behind Avengers: Infinity War at $640.5 million. Domestically, Captain Marvel easily beat Wonder Woman's $103 million for highest domestic opening of a female-led movie.

Captain Marvel was also the latest victim of review bombing on Rotten Tomatoes earlier this week from trolls who were trying
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Box Office: ‘Captain Marvel’ Soars to $153 Million Launch

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Box Office: ‘Captain Marvel’ Soars to $153 Million Launch
Brie Larson’s “Captain Marvel” is soaring to a heroic opening weekend of $153 million in North America at 4,310 sites, reviving what had been a slumbering 2019 box office.

Captain Marvel” took in $302 million internationally, giving it an estimated global opening weekend of $455 million — the sixth highest global debut of all time.

The 21st installment of Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe propelled total domestic moviegoing to $210 million — nearly $70 million above the same frame last year. It was the first weekend of 2019 to outperform the same frame of 2018.

Captain Marvel” will wind up with the 18th biggest domestic opening weekend of all time. Disney’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” has the 17th-highest launch frame with $155.1 million in 2016. It will be the biggest opening title since “Incredibles 2” launched with $182 million in June and should post the best start for a standalone superhero film since Marvel’s “Black Panther” launched with $202 million
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Warner Bros. was “puzzled” by The Lego Movie 2’s box office underperformance

After scoring a critical and commercial hit back in 2014 with The Lego Movie, Warner Bros. decided to follow standard Hollywood protocol by announcing a slate of sequels and spinoffs in this Lego universe.

2017 saw the arrival of The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie, both to diminishing box office returns, while this year’s sequel The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part failed to halt the slump, opening soft with just $53.2 million worldwide in its first weekend and grossing just $154.3 million to date (a far cry from the original’s $469.2 million haul).

Speaking to The L.A. Times, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara has admitted that the box office underperformance came as a surprise, and – much like they have with DC after Justice League – the studio will need to rethink its approach to the franchise.

“It didn’t do as well as tracking would’ve suggested, which was a little puzzling,
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How High Can Captain Marvel Fly at the Box Office This Weekend?

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World won its second straight weekend at the box office with $30 million last weekend, but DreamWorks found a bright spot in an otherwise grim month. It was a very bad February at the box office. Revenue, overall, was down 26 percent when compared to this same time in 2018. But who, one might ask, is going to come in and save the day? The answer to that question is Captain Marvel, which is poised to give a much-needed boost to box office revenue this weekend. The only question is, just how high can Marvel's latest fly?

Captain Marvel, which stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, aka the titular superhero at the center of this new entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is poised to have a massive box office debut this weekend. Industry estimates have the superhero flick bringing in anywhere between $125 to $145 million through Sunday.
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Tiffany Haddish Signs With UTA

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Tiffany Haddish Signs With UTA
Comedy star Tiffany Haddish has signed with UTA for theatrical representation.

The Emmy-winning actress-comedian left her long-time agents at Apa about two weeks ago and took meeting with all top agencies before choosing UTA as her new home. She remains with her longtime manager at Artists First and law firm Del Shaw, while Apa will continue to represent her for touring.

Haddish has been on a roll since her big break in 2017 with Girls Trip, co-starring with Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Regina Hall. The film has grossed more than $140 million worldwide. That same year she starred in her first stand-up special, Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From The Hood to Hollywood on Showtime and became the first black female stand-up comedian to host Saturday Night Live, winning an Emmy for her her stint on the NBC sketch comedy program.

Haddish went on to star opposite Tracey Morgan on the
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Can ‘Captain Marvel’ Save the Box Office?

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Can ‘Captain Marvel’ Save the Box Office?
Captain Marvel” is gearing up to recharge the box office.

Marvel’s upcoming comic-book adventure starring Brie Larson is heading toward a massive debut, and is expected to earn over $125 million when it launches this weekend across 4,100 North American locations. Some box office sages predict that number could soar north of $145 million over its first three days of release. If those estimates hold, “Captain Marvel” will deliver the first triple-digit opening weekend of the year and the best start for a standalone superhero film since Marvel’s “Black Panther” ($202 million). “Captain Marvel” will also ignite the international box office this weekend when it opens in all major territories except Japan, where it debuts later this month.

Expectations are sky-high for “Captain Marvel,” and the comic-book empire’s first standalone movie to spotlight a female heroine couldn’t be arriving at a better time. This February has been glacial compared to
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Tiffany Haddish Signs With UTA

Tiffany Haddish Signs With UTA
Tiffany Haddish has signed with UTA, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The agency will represent her theatrically, while her longtime agency Apa will continue to handle her touring business.

A comedy A-lister since her 2017 breakout in Girls Trip, Haddish most recently voiced Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, while she continues to star opposite Tracy Morgan on TBS' The Last O.G., whose second season returns in April.

Her upcoming projects include Warner Bros.' 1970s mob drama The Kitchen opposite Melissa McCarthy, Illumination's The Secret Life of Pets 2 and the Paramount comedy Limited Partners, opposite Rose Byrne ...
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Fighting With My Family wrestles top spot from Lego Movie 2 at UK box office

Stephen Merchant’s knockabout comedy about a real-life WWE wannabe is the unlikely victor as Oscar winners reap rewards

A British comedy about a family of wrestlers from Norwich, starring Florence Pugh, Jack Lowden, Vince Vaughn, Nick Frost and Lena Headey, and written and directed by Stephen Merchant? There is nothing about Fighting With My Family that screams commercial slam dunk, yet it has knocked The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part off the top of the UK box office, with debut takings of £1.62m (£2.02m including previews).
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How to Train Your Dragon 3 keeps Madea’s swansong from the top of the Us box office

Toothless and Hiccup managed to stay circling high above the competition at the Us box office this weekend, as How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World fought off Tyler Perry’s latest Madea movie, A Madea Family Funeral, to take the top spot with an estimated $30 million.

Universal’s trilogy capping adventure dipped -45% during its sophomore frame, for a running total of 97.6 million after ten days on release, which is an improvement on How to Train Your Dragon 2, which stood at $94 million at the same stage. Globally HTTYD3 now has $375 million in the bank, a total boosted by its $33.4 million opening weekend in China.

In second place is the ninth, Ninth!, installment in Tyler Perry’s Madea franchise, A Madea Family Funeral, which delivered the fourth largest opening for his phenomenally successful creation, and might yet convince Lionsgate to talk Perry out of retiring the character for good.
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‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Tops Overseas Box Office

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Universal and DreamWorks’ “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” is soaring atop the international box office, thanks in part to its $33.4 million debut in China.

The third and final installment in the animated series has now crossed $275 million overseas, bringing its global haul to $375 million. “How to Train Your Dragon 3” brought in another $52 million from 61 foreign markets this weekend, including $5 million in Russia, $2 million in France, and $1.6 million in Spain. Its start in China was enough to land the No. 1 spot in the Middle Kingdom, as well as both DreamWorks and Universal’s second-best debut for an animated film.

Fox’s “Alita: Battle Angel” fell not far behind, pocketing $40.4 million in 81 international territories. The sci-fi adventure has generated $278.2 million overseas, along with $72.5 million at the domestic box office. It had the best showing in China, earning $24.2 million in that territory. “Alita: Battle Angel” also had solid performances this
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How to Train Your Dragon 3 Soars to 2nd Weekend Box Office Win with $30M

DreamWorks has reason to celebrate as How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World has come out on top of the competition at the box office for the second weekend in a row. The third entry in the studio's very popular and successful franchise brought in $30 million in its second frame to pretty easily best this weekend's newcomers. The Dean DeBlois-directed finale to the epic animated trilogy has now already grossed $375 million worldwide, which puts it on track to possibly best the total grosses of its predecessors.

As expected, Tyler Perry's a Madea Family Funeral, which is positioned as the final entry in his long-running movie series centered on the popular Madea character, landed in the number two spot. The movie did slightly better than expected, bringing in $27 million. Perry has proved time and time again over the years that his built-in audience will show up and the
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Box Office: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Stays Victorious, ‘Madea Family Funeral’ Scores Strong Debut

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After a close race for the top spot in North America, Universal and DreamWorks’ “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” pulled ahead to secure the domestic box office crown.

The final installment in the “Dragon” trilogy stayed strong, adding another $30 million in its second weekend of release. The animated adventure is just shy of the $100 million mark in North America with its domestic tally currently sitting at $97.6 million. “The Hidden World” is performing in line with the first two entries in the franchise, which ended their domestic box office runs with $217 million and $177 million, respectively.

While “How to Train Your Dragon 3” fended off newcomers to repeat No. 1, Tyler Perry’s “A Madea Family Funeral” still had a solid start of its own. Perry bid a farewell to his long-running Madea character in the 11th and final installment in the 15-year franchise. It opened ahead of expectations, pocketing $27 million from 2,442 theaters.
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