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Avatar 2 Wins Seventh Weekend
Avatar 2 Hits Fourth All-Time
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Avatar 2 Hits Fourth All-Time

Oscar nominations lead to rereleases

(Newser) - Avatar: The Way of Water claimed the No. 1 spot on the domestic box office charts for the seventh weekend in a row with another $15.7 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday. It was a quiet weekend overall, notable mostly for the Hindi language blockbuster Pathaan, which broke...

A Sci-Fi Indie Film Leads Oscar Nominations

'Everything Everywhere All at Once' leads with 11

(Newser) - The Oscar nominations are out, and the sci-fi indie hit Everything Everywhere All at Once leads the way with 11 nominations. We won't know the big winners until the March 12 awards show, but here are the contenders in the main categories, per the AP and People :
  • Best film:
...

Avatar Extends Winning Streak
Avatar Climbs
All-Time List

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Avatar Climbs All-Time List

Little new competition surfaces over the weekend

(Newser) - James Cameron's Avatar: The Way of Water led ticket sales in movie theaters for the sixth straight weekend, making it the first film to have such a sustained reign since 2009's Avatar. The Walt Disney Co.'s The Way of Water added $19.7 million in US...

Brooke Shields Details Struggle After Rape

In documentary, actress says she hopes her account helps others

(Newser) - In a new documentary, Brooke Shields says that when she was raped in a hotel room in her 20s, she called on her experience as a sexualized child star. "God knows I knew how to be disassociated from my body," she says. "I'd practiced that."...

New Films Can't Touch Avatar, M3GAN
New Films Can't
Touch Avatar, M3GAN
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New Films Can't Touch Avatar, M3GAN

'Plane,' 'House Party' finish well back for the weekend

(Newser) - New movies like Plane and House Party were no match for Avatar: The Way of Water and the killer doll horror M3GAN at the box office this weekend. The two holdovers topped the charts again, according to studio estimates Sunday. In first place for the fifth weekend in a row...

Coppola Film Has Reportedly 'Descended Into Chaos'

'Megalopolis' set in Atlanta said to be mired in mass firings/resignations, spiking costs

(Newser) - Just a few weeks ago, all seemed to be chugging along on the set of Megalopolis, the latest film in the works by Francis Ford Coppola, with a star-studded cast that includes Adam Driver, Aubrey Plaza, Talia Shire, Dustin Hoffman, and Forest Whitaker. But appearances were apparently cloaking what's...

Avatar Keeps M3gan at Bay


M3gan Goes
After Avatar
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M3gan Goes After Avatar

Movie about evil doll does well, but can't overtake the James Cameron flick

(Newser) - The Blumhouse evil-doll horror film M3gan got off to a killer start, debuting with $30.2 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates, while Avatar: The Way of Water continued its box-office reign in the top spot. Universal Pictures' M3gan, about a robot companion built for a young girl...

Avatar 2 Shows No Slippage


Avatar 2 Shows
No Slippage
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Avatar 2 Shows No Slippage

'Babylon' ticket sales drop, despite nominations

(Newser) - Avatar: The Way of Water is the box office king for a third straight week and shows no sign of slowing down. James Cameron's long-awaited sequel brought in an estimated $63 million over the holiday weekend, roughly the same as the previous week, and now has collected more than...

Kate Hudson Doesn't Like 'Nepo Baby' Label

Actor, herself the daughter of actors, says nepotism is more common outside Hollywood

(Newser) - The phrase "nepo baby" entered the lexicon in a big way in 2022, the lingo short for "nepotism baby" and the phrase referring to children of famous people who've become famous themselves. New York magazine brought all this into a focus with a year-end "Year of...

Avatar 's Showing Suggests It Could Meet Expectations
Avatar's Showing Suggests
It Could Meet Expectations
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Avatar's Showing Suggests It Could Meet Expectations

'Babylon,' on the other hand, opens in a distant fourth place

(Newser) - Avatar: The Way of Water sailed to the top of the box office in its second weekend, bringing in a strong $58 million in North America that suggests it may stay afloat into the new year and approach the high expectations that met its release. James Cameron's digital extravaganza...

Avatar 2 's Opening Falls Short of Huge
Avatar 2's Opening
Falls Short of Huge
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Avatar 2's Opening Falls Short of Huge

Industry expectations were high for $350 million sequel

(Newser) - Avatar: The Way of Water didn't make quite as big a splash as many assumed it would, but James Cameron's big-budget spectacle still helped breathe life into the box office this weekend. The sequel earned $134 million from North American theaters and $300.5 million internationally for a...

Hollywood Should Be Worried About a Box Office Trend

Films directed at 'grownups' are fizzling

(Newser) - Studios have been putting out a lot of movies of late that have wowed the critics, writes Brooks Barnes in a New York Times analysis. The problem is that Barnes sums up the box office results for these movies—think "Oscar-oriented films" and "films for grownups," as...

Organization Honors Actors and Films, Starting With Top Gun

'The Banshees of Inisherin' collects most awards from National Board of Review

(Newser) - Top Gun: Maverick, 2022's biggest box-office hit, has been named the best film of the year by the National Board of Review. Though the National Board of Review, a long-running organization comprised of film enthusiasts and academics, has no overlap or correlation to other awards bodies, the win adds...

With Rival Pulled, Wakanda Repeats
With Rival Pulled,
Wakanda Repeats
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With Rival Pulled, Wakanda Repeats

Netflix decides to cut back theatrical run of 'Glass Onion'

(Newser) - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever kept the box-office crown for the fourth straight weekend, and the comic holiday thriller Violent Night debuted with $13.3 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. But the biggest talking point was a movie conspicuously absent from theaters. Had Netflix kept Rian Johnson's whodunit sequel...

Wakanda Tops Quiet Holiday Weekend
Wakanda
Profits From
Strange World's
Slow Start
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Wakanda Profits From Strange World's Slow Start

Disney's animated film comes in a distant second

(Newser) - Thanksgiving often serves up a feast of new family movies at the box office, but the Walt Disney Co.'s animated offering Strange World fizzled with audiences out of the gates. The production, which carried a reported $180 million budget, grossed just $18.6 million in ticket sales in...

Ice Cube: Refusing the 'Jab' Cost Me $9M

He confirms he lost out on movie role because of his vaccination status

(Newser) - "I don't know how Hollywood feels about me right now," said Ice Cube in a Sunday podcast appearance, but he made it crystal clear how he feels about the COVID vaccine. While appearing on "Million Dollaz Worth of Game," Variety reports he confirmed murmurings that...

Wakanda Plunges but Stays No. 1
Wakanda
Swamps
Newcomers
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Wakanda Swamps Newcomers

'She Said' has positive reviews but a rough opening

(Newser) - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever extended its box office reign in its second week of release with $67 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, while She Said, about the journalistic investigation of Harvey Weinstein, struggled in wide release. After its $180 million launch, Ryan Coogler'...

Black Panther Sequel Posts Big Opening
Black Panther Sequel
Posts Big Opening
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Black Panther Sequel Posts Big Opening

'Wakanda Forever' records strong first day

(Newser) - The box office roared back to life over the weekend with the long-awaited release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The Marvel sequel earned $180 million in ticket sales from more than 4,396 theaters in the US and Canada, according to estimates from the Walt Disney Co. on Sunday, making...

Black Adam Wins in Lull Ahead of Black Panther
Black Adam Wins in Lull
Ahead of Black Panther
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Black Adam Wins in Lull Ahead of Black Panther

Industry expects major opening Thursday

(Newser) - On a quiet weekend in movie theaters before the upcoming release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Warner Bros.' Black Adam topped the box office for the third straight weekend with $18.5 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Black Adam, Dwayne Johnson's bid to launch...

Black Adam Easily Tops Ticket to Paradise
Superheroes Keep
Romance at Bay
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Superheroes Keep Romance at Bay

Horror films follow, setting the stage for Halloween

(Newser) - Black Adam, the Dwayne Johnson-fronted DC superhero film, kept its hold on the No. 1 spot at the North American box office in its second weekend in theaters. Down 59% from its launch and facing little new competition, Black Adam added $27.7 million in ticket sales, bringing its domestic...

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