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‘The Family Fang’ & ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ Top Mixed Weekend: Specialty Box Office

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Starz Digital gave an exclusive one-theater run to The Family Fang, Jason Bateman's second feature directorial, starring Christopher Walken, Nicole Kidman and Bateman himself over the weekend. The title had a decent start ahead of its expansion into 40 markets and VOD this coming week. Fang bit off the weekend's highest per theater average among the Specialty newcomers, edging out IFC Films' The Man Who Knew Infinity starring Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel, which played a… Read

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ Blasts Off With $200.2M In First Overseas Weekend; ‘Jungle Book’ Still A Beast – Intl Box Office

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Refresh for latest Before taking the fight to the U.S. on May 6, Disney/Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War began its offshore campaign this frame in 37 territories. With an estimated $200.2M, Team Cap and Team Iron Man came in just behind Avengers: Age Of Ultron's international start last year and set all-time opening weekend records in Brazil, Mexico and the Philippines. In total, CACW stepped out this weekend in 63% of its international footprint with China, Russia… Read

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‘Jungle Book’ King Again, Reigns On Newcomer Parade: ‘Keanu’, ‘Mother’s Day’ & ‘Ratchet & Clank’ – Sunday Update

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6th UPDATE, Sunday 8:18 AM: With a roaring Saturday that saw attendance rise 92%, Disney’s The Jungle Book swung easily over the $250M mark this weekend to bring in another big $42.4M to $43.8M — outgrossing the next six pictures combined (including the openings of three newcomers). And this, in its third weekend of release. Disney will dominate the box office over the next few frames as well when Marvel title Captain America: Civil War marches into theaters next… Read

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White House Correspondents Dinner: The Five Best Moments

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President Obama’s Final White House Correspondents Dinner will go down as one of the more memorable. Not necessarily for the right reasons: Carrie Fisher’s Dog Upstages Hollywood Celebs At Red Carpet While Hollywood starlets demonstrated their over-the-shoulder red carpet poses to mystified Washingtonians, Carrie Fisher’s dog Gary Fisher stole their spotlight. Carrie and Gary were guests of The Guardian, as was Tom Hiddleston. “Is Gary going into the dinner?” CBS News… Read

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Larry Wilmore Savages Media, Ignites Controversy During White House Correspondents Dinner Skewering

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Don Lemon gave Larry Wilmore’s performance the middle finger tonight at the White House Correspondents Dinner while the other 2,699 attendees appeared to wish they’d had the nerve. But, after lambasting the media packed into Washington’s Hinkley Hilton, Wilmore capped his set with a head snapping pivot, paying tribute to Obama’s White House legacy that ended with a gasp inducing, “You did it, my n*gga!” “Welcome to Negro Night here, or as they say at Fox, ‘two thugs… Read

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Watch Obama Blast Trump, Clinton & CNN At Final White House Correspondents’ Dinner – Update

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[UPDATED 9:32 PM with video of President Obama’s full remarks.] “I'm sorry I was a little late tonight, I was running on CP time,” said President Barack Obama tonight kicking off his remarks at his final White House Correspondents’ Dinner. "Which stands for ‘Jokes white people should not make,’" he added in what was the first clear blast of the night in reference to the ill considered and racially themed routine Hillary Clinton and NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio did onstage in… Read

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Geno Havens Dies; ‘The Jerk,’ ‘Switchblade Sisters’ Casting Director Was 75

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Veteran casting director Patrick “Geno” Havens, whose credits include the Steve Martin classic The Jerk but who might most fondly be remembered for such ’70s cult classics as Switchblade Sisters, The Swinging Cheerleaders and Brian de Palma’s The Phantom of the Paradise, died Thursday at USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 75 and had recently suffered a stroke. Though he had a few acting and producing credits, it was as a casting director that Havens left his mark… Read

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Obama’s Final White House Correspondents’ Dinner Kicks Off With Will Smith, Priyanka Chopra, Bryan Cranston, WME & UTA Brass

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With Hollywood A-listers from WME's Ari Emanuel, UTA's Jay Sures, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Quantico's Priyanka Chopra, Shonda Rhimes and cast members of Scandal and House of Cards in attendance, President Barack Obama's final White House Correspondents Dinner is kicking off in D.C right now. POTUS and the First Lady aren't expected to show up at the Washington Hilton for the 2,700-guest strong Larry Wilmore-hosted nerd prom for about another hour, but the red… Read

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‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Finale Ratings Steady With 2015, ‘Shark Tank’ & ‘Originals’ Rise

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There were NBA Playoffs on ESPN and Day 2 of the 2016 NFL Draft on the NFL Network last night but neither seemed to score much over the Big 4 and the CW. Though on another level, things will be simmering a bit less on Friday nights with the Season 15 finale of Hell's Kitchen (1.0/4). Up a tenth from last week among 18-49, the Gordon Ramsay cooking competition picked a winner but also held pretty steady with its last ender too. Usually dropping a show onto Fridays is the… Read

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‘The Jungle Book’ Swings Past $600M Global; Crossing $400M Overseas Today

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Safe to say there’s more than the bare necessities coming to Disney this weekend. Swinging along with the international debut of Captain America: Civil War, the Mouse’s The Jungle Book is crossing $400M today overseas. That’s after the Jon Favreau-helmed Jungle-naut passed $600M globally yesterday. The Jungle Book is winning the domestic weekend with an expected $38.8M 3rd frame. The overall totals through yesterday are $219.9M for North America, $386M for international… Read

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ Shoots To $84M In 3 Days At Offshore Box Office – Saturday Update

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UPDATE Saturday, 8:38 AM: With another eight international territories opening Friday, Captain America: Civil War‘s launch frame is still running on par with the performance of Avengers: Age of Ultron last year and has now taken in $84M in three days of release. Team Cap and Team Iron Man are currently busting it up in 38 offshore markets. In Mexico yesterday, they beat Ultron‘s start to log the best industry opening of all time, according to Disney, with a haul of $7.3M… Read

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Daytime Emmys Creative Arts Winners: PBS & CBS Dominate

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Winners were named tonight in 66 categories at the Creative Arts portion of the two-night Daytime Emmy Awards, with CBS and PBS dominating with a total of 26 wins between them. CBS came in with 11 wins, among them 5 for The Young and the Restless, and a win for This Morning in the talk show/morning program directing category. The Creative Arts ceremony was held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The second night of Emmy bestowing, which will not be… Read