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‘Operation Red Sea’ Tops Newcomers; ’The Shape of Water’ Crosses $55M – Specialty Box Office

Thriller debuts were ubiquitous this weekend among the Specialties, and China's Operation Red Sea took the highest gross, taking in $510K in 45 theaters. The Orchard communed The Young Karl Marx in a trio of runs this weekend taking in a decent gross of $28,599. Other openers included Oscilloscope's November in an exclusive run with $4,300 and IFC Films' sci-fi thriller The Cured with Ellen Page in three locations landing at $5,332. Sony Pictures Classics widened Russian… Read

Business

Michelle Obama Memoir ‘Becoming’ Set For November Release

Michelle Obama’s memoir will be titled Becoming and is set for a November release. The news was released via Markus Dohle, CEO of Penguin Random House, the publisher. It was also tweeted by the former first lady, who called the book “a deeply personal experience.” Obama will promote the book with a US and international tour, according to the publisher, with one million copies of the book donated to the educational nonprofit First Book. Former president Barack Obama is… Read

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Olympics Ratings Slide To Icy 2018 Low, Slightly Up From Sochi 2014 On Last Night

In the end, the final day of primetime competition for the XXIII Winter Olympics was both a winner and loser to the XXII Winter Olympics of just over four years ago. On its last Saturday, the often tractionless PyeongChang games hit a new low, dipping 5% from the previous rock bottom of February 23 with 8.7/16 metered market results on both NBC and NBC Sports Networks. As harsh as that is, last night's results were up just over 1% from the final Saturday of Sochi 2014. A… Read

Box Office

‘Black Panther’ Runs Past $300M Offshore, $700M WW; ‘Red Sea’ Rises In China – International Box Office

Refresh for latest: After shattering expectations in his opening frame last weekend, Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther tore up another $83.8M in 55 material markets this session. That lifts the international box office to $304M and the global cume to $704M. Overall overseas, the Ryan Coogler-helmed superhero movie is now running 40% ahead of Doctor Strange, 15% above Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 and 6% higher than Thor: Ragnarok at the same stage of play and in the same… Read

Box Office

‘Black Panther’ Breaks More Records: $108M Second Weekend Is Second-Best Ever As Marvel Movie Heads For $400M

Update, Sunday AM: Disney has confirmed this morning what industry estimates saw last night: Black Panther will hit $400M  at the domestic box office by end of today, making the Ryan Coogler-directed Marvel movie the second-fastest to that point, along with Jurassic World, in 10 days. Black Panther gets to $400M in four days less than The Avengers (14 days) and ranks behind the Star Wars: Force Awakens record of eight days. The Disney release posted $47.6M on Saturday… Read

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Top BBC Presenter Claims Class Pay Gap As Wide As Gender Pay Gap

The BBC, which is in the middle of dealing with a gender pay row at the corporation, has now found itself under attack for class bias after one of its most-high profile presenters said "posh" women were paid a "hell of a lot more than me." Steph McGovern, who presents the breakfast news on BBC One and has hosted a number of series including Shop Well For Less?, made the claims in an explosive interview with the Sunday Times newspaper. She said, "It's not as simple as a… Read

Awardsline

‘Dunkirk’, ‘Game Of Thrones’ Lead Cinema Audio Society Awards — Complete Winners List

The Cinema Audio Society rode the sound waves of awards season tonight by celebrating outstanding achievement in film and TV sound mixing for 2017. Dunkirk won the trophy in the Motion Picture Live Action, and on the TV side, Game of Thrones won for One-Hour series while Silicon Valley walked away with a win in the half-hour category. Hosted by Daily Show correspondent and comedian Michael Kosta, the 54th annual CAS Awards, which took place at the Omni Los Angeles… Read

TV

‘The Simpsons’ Predicted USA’s Olympic Gold Medal Win In Curling Eight Years Ago

The Simpsons again proves itself a pop culture oracle. Eight years ago, the animated sitcom aired an episode where the USA defeated Sweden in curling at the Olympics for the gold medal. And on Friday, Team USA beat — you guessed it — Team Sweden in Pyeongchang for the gold medal in curling. In the episode titled “Boy Meets Curl,” Homer and Marge lead USA’s curling team to Olympic gold which is another notch on the Fox series’ belt when it comes to predicting events. Some… Read

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‘Darkest Hour’, ‘I,Tonya’ Claim Trophies At Make-Up Artists And Hair Stylist Guild Awards — Complete Winners List

Darkest Hour

The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) were handed out tonight at LA Live’s Novo Theater. As the guild’s name suggests, the ceremony celebrated the best in hair and makeup on the big and small screen. Among the 23 categories, Oscar frontrunner Darkest Hour and I, Tonya were winners on the film side, while Big Little Lies and American Horror Story: Cult took home trophies for their finely done ‘dos and make-up. Gary Oldman, who’s… Read

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Omarosa Talks About Writing A Tell-All on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, Says She Has To “Tell Her Truth”

As Celebrity Big Brother rolls along, Omarosa Manigault continues to give her fellow housemates — and viewers — little bits and pieces of her experience in the White House. This week’s recap episode will feature her greatest hits as she teases a tell-all as well as dishes on her struggle as a black woman in the Trump administration. “I'm thinking of writing a tell-all sometime,” she says in one clip. “He's going to come after me with everything he has. Like, I'm going up… Read

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Sridevi Kapoor Dies: Bollywood Superstar In Multiple Languages Was 54

Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor, known simply as Sridevi to her legions of fans, has passed away in Dubai from a heart attack. She was 54 and her death was confirmed by her family, who were attending a wedding with her in that country. Her husband, Boney Kapoor, and daughter Khushi were with her when she died, according to reports. Born Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Sridevi started acting at age four, appearing in the Tamil… Read

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MSNBC Analyst Michael Steele To Conservative Honcho: “I’ve Taken Crap You Have No Idea About”

Republican MSNBC political analyst Michael Steele confronted the head of the American Conservative Union over controversial comments made at CPAC yesterday suggesting Steele had previously been chosen the Republican National Committee chairman because “he was a black guy.” “I've taken crap you have no idea about,” Steele said to ACU chairman Matt Schlapp on Steele’s SiriusXM radio show today. (Watch the segment below). Schlapp, himself a familiar MSNBC pundit, attempted… Read