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‘First Reformed’ Nabs Top Spot; ‘Pope Francis’ Mixed: Specialty Box Office

Paul Schrader's dramatic thriller First Reformed, starring Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried, handily outpaced all new limited release titles over the weekend with a per-theater average of $25,067. The A24 newcomer played four locations Friday to Sunday, grossing $100,270, the second highest gross of any limited-release title reporting numbers this weekend. The top grosser overall was Focus Features doc Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word, which is directed by Wim Wenders… Read

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‘Deadpool 2’ Sets Fox Record With $176M Overseas Bow; ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Tops $1.81B WW – International Box Office

Refresh for latest: Fox/Marvel's Deadpool 2 strutted his stuff into 81 markets this weekend, grossing $176.3M at the international box office. That sets a new benchmark for Fox International as its biggest opening of all time, topping the previous record-holder, X-Men: Days Of Future Past. The offshore opening is also the biggest ever for an R-rated title, clawing away last year's Logan. In all launch markets this session, Ryan Reynolds' Merc with a mouth scored the No… Read

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President Trump Tweetstorm: Back On The Attack After Quiet Period

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After a relatively quiet period, the Commander-in-Tweet was at it again Sunday morning, railing against the New York Times, Hillary Clinton, the Mueller “Witch Hunt” and Tony Podesta. Trump’s ire was back in form after Armed Forces Day, his wife’s illness, and the Texas high school shootings caused a lull in his usual output. Today, he was in attack mode once again, no doubt sparked by the Times story that detailed efforts by foreign governments to help the Trump… Read

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings Tick Up In Season Finale With Host Tina Fey

The May 19 season finale of Saturday Night Live, with host Tina Fey and musical guest Nicki Minaj, averaged a 4.5 Live+Same day household rating in the metered markets and a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating in the markets with local people meters. That was up notch from last week’s episode hosted by Amy Schumer (4.3, 1.8) and SNL‘s best overnights since the April 7 telecast, with host Chadwick Boseman and musical guest Cardi B (4.6, 2.0). Still, last night’s show, which included… Read

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‘Deadpool 2’ Swinging In As Second-Best Opening For R-Rated Pic With $125M

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UPDATED, Sunday 7:33 AM: 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool 2 has slowed, but not in the worst way, and certainly not because moviegoers lost interest. While many yesterday morning predicted a weekend north of $130M for the sequel, Saturday turned out to be not so high, coming in at $40.5M instead of the $45M+ that many were seeing, and that puts the sequel’s weekend estimates at $125M, per Fox (some see it lower at $122M-$123M). Still, at this level, Deadpool 2 is the… Read

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‘SNL’ Finale Highlights: Tina Fey Dusts Off Sarah Palin Impersonation, Takes Celebs’ Questions, Yes-Ands In ‘Chicago Improv’

Tina Fey, who confessed to joining Saturday Night Live as a writer 20 years ago (in case you were feeling young), returned to host the finale to the show’s 43rd season. (Watch select clips below.) The night didn’t prove to be a comedic peak for the show, which has had its ups and downs this year. Even so, Fey gave her fans reason to tune in, dusting off her Sarah Palin impression, taking questions from a number of A-list celebrities during her monologue, and tapping her… Read

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Royal Wedding Ratings: 18M Watch Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Big Day In The UK

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding received blanket positive coverage across media in the UK and around the world and it turns out that it also showed the power of linear television. Around 18M people in the UK watched the big day yesterday across a number of channels. BBC One, which covered the Windsor wedding between 9am and 2pm, averaged 8.7m viewers over the five hours, hitting a peak audience of 13.1m around 12:30pm during the middle of the ceremony. On… Read

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‘SNL’: Donald Trump Gets ‘The Sopranos’ Treatment In Season Finale Cold Open

Tonight’s season finale of Saturday Night Live started in the familiar Holsten’s Restaurant in Bloomfield N.J., the location of the series finale of The Sopranos. The location seems like it wouldn’t be a Trump-centric sketch, but those assumptions were immediately put to rest when Alec Baldwin comes sauntering in with his Donald Trump pout and squinty sneer. As soon as he drops a quarter in the jukebox to play Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'”, you get an idea of what this… Read

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Food Network ‘Ginormous Food’ Host Josh Denny Stirs The Pot Via Twitter

The star of the Food Network show Ginormous Food, which seeks out the biggest and tastiest foods in America, may have bitten off more than he can chew. The caustic standup comedian stirred up a hornets nest of comments on Twitter with some insulting remarks that took aim at Muslims, blacks, Jews, and others in a series of random riffs and off-the-wall comments. Denny veered between bits that seemed to be taken from a gonzo stand-up comedy routine designed to outrage and… Read

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Royal Wedding Draws Hollywood Tweets And Praise – Reactions From Online

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A handful of Hollywood stars rolled out of bed early today to watch the royal wedding. Or at least their Twitter staff did, providing a running commentary on the day’s lengthy activities, which momentarily distracted the world from its cares. Most of the wedding comments were positive, remarking on the sheer elegance of the event. The few caustic notes were mostly about the media saturation coverage, which superceded any other news on a Saturday morning. It certainly… Read

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Royal Wedding: Prince Harry Tells Meghan Markle She “Looks Amazing”, Bishop Curry’s Speech And Other Unforgettable Moments

Millions of royal family fanatics (or Royal-o-philes) around the world were glued to their TVs today — or very early this morning if you watched Stateside — to catch a glimpse of what many people consider the wedding of the year as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made it official by tying the royal knot. There were plenty of moments and ornate fascinators to remember from the day’s fairytale festivities at St. George's Chapel — particularly the moment when Meghan Markle… Read

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Jimmy Kimmel Addresses Santa Fe Shooting, Urges Viewers To Vote For Politicians “Who Will Do Something”

Jimmy Kimmel opened his show on Friday night with a monologue addressing the tragic shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas that took the life of 10 people. He did not mince words, dragging politicians who remain complacent when it comes to gun control. At the same time, he urged viewers to vote for politicians “who will do something.” “Once again our leaders are sending their thoughts and prayers,” said Kimmel in his monologue on Friday night. “President Trump said he… Read