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‘Black Panther’ Rips Apart Box Office Records: 3-Day Opening Rises To $194M+; 4-Day At $223M+

Sunday, 12:31AM: Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther is even more ferocious than ever imagined. Late night estimates (not from Disney) indicate that T’Challa is headed to $194M over three-days after a super Saturday night between $66.8M-$68M which is only 11% down from Friday on the high-end. Also if you back out $25.2M Thursday previews from Friday’s $76.4M, Saturday’s business is still technically +33%.  So that means business for Black Panther wasn’t front-loaded. Four-day… Read

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ASC Awards: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Wins For Theatrical, ‘The Crown’ Tops TV — Complete Winners List

The American Society of Cinematographers celebrated their 32nd annual ASC Awards and Blade Runner 2049 walked away with the marquee Theatrical Picture Prize while Netflix's The Crown, Genius, and 12 Monkeys won on top TV honors Blade Runner 2049 winning the theatrical trophy puts it ahead in the Oscar race. In the past 32 years, 13 ASC winners went on to receive the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. Lion won the ASC award last year, but La La Land ended up taking the… Read

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‘Unbanned: The Legend Of AJ1’ Trailer Looks At Sneaker Culture

The story of a shoe that became a cultural phenomenon is being released during the National Basketball Association’s all-star game weekend. The feature documentary Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1,  explores the journey of the Air Jordan 1 shoe and its role in disrupting the NBA, birthing sneaker culture and influencing social and cultural factors in  in sports, music, fashion, art, and social behavior.   . Featuring commentary from director and Knicks superfan Spike Lee… Read

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Skier Lindsey Vonn Trolled For Super-G Loss, But Finds Defender In ESPN’s Foudy

Lindsey Vonn is down but not out after losing in the Super-G race at the Winter Olympics. Her first Olympics moment in eight years saw her make a mistake in the upper half of the course, winding up in a tie for sixth place. Vonn won a bronze in the event in 2010 at Vancouver, but sat out the Sochi games because of a knee injury. She is a four-time overall World Cup champion and will have another shot at a medal in the women’s downhill race later in the Olympics. Vonn said… Read

Business

President Claims Media Ignoring Certain Russia Facts, Evidence Notwithstanding

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Though he’s reportedly refraining from golf today out of respect for the grieving students of Florida, this day of mourning hasn’t stopped President Donald Trump from his other favorite hobbies: Tweeting and complaining about the media. “Funny how the fake News Media doesn’t want to say that the Russian group was formed in 2014, long before my run for President,” Trump tweeted this afternoon. “Maybe they knew I was going to run even thought I didn’t know!” Trump’s claim… Read

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TV Station WLS Confuses PyeongChang, South Korea With P.F. Chang’s Restaurants

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One is the location where the Winter Olympics are taking place. The other is a chain of Chinese restaurants. Chicago station WLS briefly confused the two during a news segment. The station apologized for the gaffe, but suffered the major embarrassment of the mistake being noticed by the world. A station spokesperson claimed the graphic was prepped for a satirical piece by sports anchor Mark Giangreco but somehow found its way onto the broadcast. Weekend news anchor Mark… Read

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Laura Ingraham Invites LeBron James To Fox News Over “Shut Up And Dribble” Comments

Fox News host Laura Ingraham has invited basketball star LeBron James to her show, The Ingraham Angle, to talk about their war of words. Ingraham started things on Thursday when she told James and fellow hoops star Kevin Durant to “shut up and dribble” when they criticized President Donald Trump in a video published that day by the Uninterrupted site. Ingraham attacked James on his credentials to comment on politics, since he bypassed college to go directly to the NBA… Read

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CNN To Air Town Hall With Florida Students, Parents; Donald Trump Invited

UPDATE with politician responses CNN’s Jake Tapper will moderate a town hall event Wednesday with students of the Florida high school devastated – and angered – by this week’s deadly shooting. At least two elected officials will be in attendance. Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action will air live nationwide on Wednesday at 9 pm ET. “The school shooting in Florida this week has sparked a renewed call for lawmakers to take action, and some of the loudest… Read

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Apple Workers Literally Hit The Wall, As New Campus Has Glass Hazard

Apple has a design flaw – employees at its new space-age campus keep walking into its glass walls. The new $5 billion Apple Park campus, which opened last fall, has had at least two incidents of men walking into glass and sustaining injuries that required emergency services, according to a story by MarketWatch, which did a public records request. Both of the incidents resulted in minor cuts and no hospitalization. However, there’s a more serious issue than a couple of… Read

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Bill Maher Ponders Hollywood Romantic Comedies In The MeToo Era

In the era of MeToo, how, Bill Maher wonders, is Fifty Shades Freed the Number 1 movie in the country? (It’s not, but go with it for a moment). Maher used the movie “about a woman on a leash” to kick off a New Rules riff last night on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher, pondering the mixed messages of Hollywood rom-coms, which, he said, have three basic plots: she married her boss, stalking is romantic and “I hate you and then I love you.” “Now it’s true,” Maher continued… Read

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‘Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle’ Crossing $900M WW Box Office This Weekend

EXCLUSIVE: When Saturday and Sunday grosses are factored in, Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle will have topped $900M worldwide. The current cume through Friday is $895.37M with $371.57 domestic and $523.8M at the international box office. And the movie still has yet to debut in Japan. There was a moment there where projecting $900M was an iffy proposition, but this surprise holiday season hit and holdover has had some crazy legs. The Jake Kasdan-helmed follow-up to… Read

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Three Billboards From Florida To England: Movie’s Protest Tactic Spreads

Whatever trophies the Oscar-nominated Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri comes away with next month, Martin McDonagh’s film about a grieving mother calling out police inaction by erecting three blood-orange, blame-giving billboards can take credit for at least some real-world impact: A form of protest. From Miami to London and beyond, activists have adopted the Three Billboards approach to, in one case, call out Florida Senator Marco Rubio for his money-taking from… Read