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‘Star Trek Beyond’ Takes $30M In Debut; ‘Lights Out’ Opens To $8.3M – International Box Office Sunday

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In conjunction with its domestic release, Paramount launched Star Trek Beyond in 37 markets this weekend, including in the U.K., Germany and Australia — territories where the franchise has traditionally performed extremely well. Lights Out, the horror offering from Warner Bros. and New Line also opened this weekend in major markets after an impressive $21.6M domestic as this summer breakout nabbed $8.3M for a global take of $29.9M — on a $5M production budget. Also… Read

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‘Star Trek Beyond’ Launches To $59.6M, Third Best Debut In The Series – Sunday Update

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UPDATED, Sunday AM:  After a fantastic Saturday that was off just -7% from Friday, Paramount/Skydance/Bad Robot’s Star Trek Beyond is accelerating toward $59.6 weekend. Before the Independence Day holiday, when Star Trek Beyond hit the tracking boards, analysts had a keen sense that the threequel could hit these numbers, which on a three-day basis are the third best ever for a Star Trek movie, and it was always destined to outstrip Ghostbusters (which declined -53% with… Read


Donald Trump Ducks Roger Ailes Question Posed By Chuck Todd On ‘Meet The Press’

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GOP nominee Donald Trump dodged Chuck Todd’s question as to the accuracy of reports that ousted Fox News chief Roger Ailes is advising on his campaign. Here is how the exchange aired on NBC’s Meet The Press: CHUCK TODD: Finally, Roger Ailes. Is he helping you? Is he advising you? DONALD TRUMP: Well, I don’t want to comment. But he’s been a friend of mine for a long time. And I can tell you that some of the women that are complaining, I know how much he’s helped them. And… Read


Los Angeles Area Emmys: NBC4 Leads With 8 Wins; KMEX, KVEA & Time Warner Cable SportsNet L.A. Follow With 5 Each

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NBC4 was the big winner at the 68th annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards handed out today with eight nods. KMEX, KVEA and Time Warner Cable SportsNet L.A. followed with five wins each and KTLA5 snagged four. NBC4’s eight wins included Live Coverage of an Unscheduled News Event for the San Bernardino Shooting, Outstanding Hard News Reporting for Joel Grover, reporter and Matthew Glasser, producer; and Outstanding Sports Reporting for Fred Roggin. Among its five wins, KMEX… Read


‘Conan’ Returning To Comic-Con In 2017

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Warner Bros. Presentation panel, Comic-Con International, San Diego, USA - 23 Jul 2016

TBSConan and its host Conan O’Brien will return to Comic-Con next year, the network confirmed tonight. It will mark the third year his late-night show will tape from San Diego during the convention. This year, O’Brien’s show has taped in the afternoons at Spreckles Theater since Wednesday and wraps tomorrow with the cast of HBO’s Game Of Thrones. Tonight, Conan hosted the cast of Suicide Squad — including Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Cara Delevingne, Joel… Read


Sly Stallone Confirmed, Star Lord’s Parents’ Sex Life Discussed In Hilarious ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 2’ Trailer – Comic-Con

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'Marvel Studios' Presentation panel, Comic-Con International, San Diego, USA - 23 Jul 2016

Shocking no one, rumors about Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 turned out to be true: Kurt Russell is playing Star Lord’s dad who turns out to be Ego, the Living Planet. Oh, and Sylvester Stallone is in the film too. In other words, Tango & Cash are reuniting in the Marvel Universe. The reveals came courtesy of a new trailer for Guardians 2 tonight near the end of Marvel’s Hall H panel capping off the Guardians Of The Galaxy portion of the event. You’ll be able to watch the… Read


Lee Majors Makes His Comic-Con Debut At ‘Ash Vs Evil Dead’ Panel

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Lee Majors made his first ever Comic-Con appearance today at Starz's Ash Vs. Evil Dead panel. As previously reported, he'll play the father of Bruce Campbell's Ash Williams, the one-handed chainsaw man. "This is a guy who had two series go over 100 episodes," beamed Bruce Campbell in his introduction to Majors. Said co-creator Sam Raimi, "We get to learn about Bruce's character through Lee Majors." "We get to see where Ash got all of his bad habits," said Campbell in the… Read


Brie Larson (Finally) Confirmed As Captain Marvel – Comic-Con

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Near the end of Marvel’s supersized Hall H panel this evening at Comic-Con, the studio made official what the rest of the world has taken for granted as a fact since reports of her casting first emerged back in June: Brie Larson will be playing Carol Danvers — aka Captain Marvel — in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel’s Kevin Feige made the announcement, and Larson surprised the crowd by showing up onstage. He called her the newest member of the Marvel family but did… Read


‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Disney Theme Park Ride Set For Summer 2017 – Comic-Con

Guardians of the Galaxy Ð Mission: BREAKOUT! -- Debuting in summer 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy Ð Mission: BREAKOUT! will take Disney California Adventure park guests through the fortress-like museum of the mysterious Collector, who is keeping his newest acquisitions, the Guardians of the Galaxy, as prisoners. Guests will board a gantry lift which launches them into a daring adventure as they join Rocket Raccoon in an attempt to set free his fellow Guardians. The new attraction will transform the structure currently housing The Twilight Zone Tower of Terrorª into an epic new adventure, enhancing the breathtaking free fall sensation with new visual and audio effects to create a variety of ride experiences. Guests will experience multiple, random and unique ride profiles in which the rise and fall of the gantry lift rocks to the beat of music inspired by the filmÕs popular soundtrack. (Artist Concept/Disneyland Resort)

UPDATE with artist renderings, more info: Director James Gunn brought the crew of the Milano to Hall H tonight during Marvel’s big Comic-Con panel for a discussion of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 and the first-ever showing of footage from the film. Marvel Stuidos president Kevin Feige also used the occasion to break the news that a Guardians theme park attraction is in the works at Disney’s California Adventure Park. The attraction, called Guardians of the Galaxy… Read


‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ First Look: It’s John Hughes With Super Powers – Comic-Con

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Marvel Studios’ Hall H panel tonight consistently crushed it in a breakneck pace of reveals and first looks but the hands-down winner of the event was the first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, sadly a comic-con exclusive at the moment, that lives up to all the hype as well as the promises from the film’s producers that it will be, first and foremost, a high school movie. Sony Pictures’ latest reboot of the franchise stars Tom Holland and is directed by Jon Watts and… Read


New ‘Doctor Strange’ Trailer: The Sorcerer Supreme Comes To Mindbending Life – Comic-Con

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Benedict Cumberbatch spirited into Hall H this evening to talk up Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange during the studio’s lengthy Comic-Con panel. With him he brought a new trailer for the film that has a November 4 release date. Joining Cumberbatch onstage were director Scott Derrickson and co-stars Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, and Mads Mikkelsen. Marvel also unveiled the official… Read


‘Arrow’ Season 5: Evelyn Sharp & Wild Dog First Look – Comic-Con

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The CW’s Arrow previewed Season 5 in a sizzle reel during the show’s panel today at San Diego Comic-Con. The clip gives us the first look at Team Arrow 2.0 recruits Evelyn Sharp (Madison McLaughlin) and Wild Dog (Rick Gonzalez) and closes with the shocking revelation of its Season 5 “Big Bad” Prometheus. McLaughlin portrayed Evelyn Sharp/Black Canary in Season 4 episode “Canary Cry.” In Season 5 she goes on to form her own identity as Artemis. Arrow Season 5 returns… Read