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Justin Timberlake to Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show (Video)

2 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Justin Timberlake announced Sunday that he will perform at the Super Bowl halftime show next year. The musician made the announcement via Twitter in a video clip with NBC late-night host Jimmy Fallon, declaring, “I do halftime!” The network will broadcast the NFL’s championship game on Feb. 4, 2018, from Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium. Also Read: 'Wonder Wheel' Trailer: Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake Take on 1950s Coney Island (Video) The music superstar previously participated in the halftime show for the 2004 Super Bowl, and the moment he tore off part of Janet Jackson’s costume resulted in the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” in which one. »

- Thom Geier

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‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Tops International Box Office With China Debut

6 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Spy spoof “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” has led the international box office with $48.7 million this weekend — most of that coming from an impressive $40.3 million launch in China.

Fox’s sequel to 2015’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is playing in 62 markets abroad and has now topped $250 million worldwide, including $35 million in South Korea and $30 million in the U.K. The original grossed $286 million two years ago in overseas markets.

The action comedy was directed by Matthew Vaughn and stars Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, and Taron Egerton. In China, the opening weekend led that market and was 73% ahead of “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”

With $95 million in the U.S. after five weeks, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is nearing $350 million worldwide. The original wound up with a worldwide total of $415 million.

Warner Bros.Geostorm,” starring Gerard Butler, is finishing in second place with $36.4 million at 13,000 screens with first-place finishes in 36 territories to lift its international total to $49 million. South Korea was »

- Dave McNary

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‘Only the Brave’ and 2 More Bomb, Tyler Perry’s ‘Boo 2’ Will Break Even: It’s Another Troubling Box-Office Weekend

6 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Geostorm,” “Only the Brave,” “The Snowman” — it’s another in a series of terrible box-office weekends. Last year, the same weekend saw three new releases gross a total of $65 million; this year, four new releases totaled $44 million. “Boo 2: A Madea Halloween” performed best, but at the lower end of expectations.

This is a performance that might be expected in January, the dumping ground for loser films. But October is the month where we’ve seen films like “Gravity,” “Gone Girl,” and “The Martian” thrive.

Is it a crisis yet? It’s clear there’s still an audience when a September release like “It” can hit $320 million domestic so far. However, it’s clear that even franchise fans are unreliable.

Read More:‘Geostorm’ Review: Brace for Category 5 CGI Boredom

With a $22 million opening weekend and a $25 million budget, “Boo 2!” could break even: Figure less than $30 million in marketing/distribution costs, »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2!' Tops Weekend While Fellow Newcomers Struggle All Around

10 hours ago | Box Office Mojo | See recent Box Office Mojo news »

As expected, Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween topped the weekend box office becoming the seventh of eight Madea films to open over $20 million. Meanwhile, it was rough going for the weekend's four other new wide releases as Geostorm, Only the Brave and The Snowman essentially bombed while Pure Flix's Same Kind of Different as Me failed to meet the low end of expectations after strong group sales on opening day. Overall, the top twelve generated just $81.3 million, over $30 million less than the same weekend last year as October is currently pacing ~13% behind last year. With an estimated $21.65 million, Boo 2! finished atop the weekend box office while falling nearly $7 million short of the original's opening one year ago. The film did receive an "A-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences, just a notch below the original Boo!'s "A" and it will be interesting to see what kind of run Boo 2! can leg out. »

- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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‘The Killing Of A Sacred Deer’ Slays Weekend; Doc ‘Jane’ Bows Solid – Specialty Box Office

9 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

A24's The Killing Of A Sacred Deer sailed to the top the Specialty box office in its debut, grossing over $114K in four theaters in another crowded weekend of newcomers. There were over a dozen new limited releases this weekend, though not all reported numbers as of Sunday morning. Brett Morgen's latest documentary Jane about famed primatologist Jane Goodall opened strong in three locations, grossing $55,712. On its heels was Amazon Studios/Roadside Attractions Wonderstruc… »

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‘Pacific Rim 2’ Director Teases Future Crossover With King Kong, Godzilla Franchise

21 October 2017 2:14 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Judging by its trailers, the “Pacific Rim” sequel looks amazing, with “Force Awakens” star John Boyega joining as the new lead — but fans might already have a reason to look forward to the franchise’s films down the line. With “Pacific Rim: Uprising” coming out next March, director Steven S. DeKnight shared with Collider that the movie might be followed up with a full-on crossover with King Kong and Godzilla joining in on the action. “I won’t say there’s an Easter Egg but there’s been a lot of discussion about that possibility ,” DeKnight told Collider. »

- Sean Burch

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Zehao Gao's 'To Kill a Watermelon' Wins Grand Prix at Warsaw Film Festival

21 October 2017 9:11 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Sha Gua (To Kill a Watermelon), from Chinese director Zehao Gao, was awarded the Grand Prix of the 33rd Warsaw International Film Festival, which drew to a close Saturday in the Polish capital.

Also among the winners were French director Joan Chemla, who received best director honors for Si tu voyais son coeur (If You Saw His Heart).

The special jury award went to Allen Dizon and Angelie Sanoy, the stars of Bomba (The Bomb) by Philippine director Ralston Gonzales Jover.

A special mention was given to the Slovenia/Croatia co-production Rudar (The Miner), helmed by Hanna Slak.


- Vladimir Kozlov

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I Think ‘The Walking Dead’ Might Be Good Now (Commentary)

16 minutes ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

(Spoilers ahead for the season 8 premiere of AMC’s “The Walking Dead”) It’s only been a year since “The Walking Dead” hit its emotional nadir when it made us watch Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) beat two fan favorite characters to death with a baseball bat — not to mention the rest of that hour of television that consisted almost entirely of Negan trying to psychologically break Rick (Andrew Lincoln). The season 7 premiere was, to be quite honest, just a thoroughly miserable episode, both in terms of content and as a viewing experience. It sucked. Also Read: 'The Walking Dead »

- Phil Owen

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‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8 Premiere Recap: It’s Time for War

27 minutes ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

(Obviously, since this is a recap, there are many spoilers ahead for the Season 8 premiere of “The Walking Dead”) It’s time for war in the premiere of “The Walking Dead” Season 8. The Kingdom, the Hilltop and Alexandria are all aligned in the battle against Negan and the Saviors, and we’re finally going to see what this battle actually looks like with Rick and Friends fighting it at full strength. And for once, things are actually not all horrible, sad and depressing on “The Walking Dead.” It’s pretty exciting. The episode opens some out-of-order shots of Rick looking sad and Rick-ish, »

- Phil Hornshaw

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'The Walking Dead' Season Premiere Recap: Life During Wartime

29 minutes ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The closing credits of The Walking Dead's season premiere dedicates the episode to George Romero, who died this past summer at age 77, after essentially inventing the post-apocalyptic zombie genre with his cult classic Night of the Living Dead and its myriad sequels, reboots and rip-offs. And yet just about everything that happened in the hour leading up to that little tip o' the cap to the master was a reminder of how much this show has moved beyond Romero. What started as a epic riff on the Dead movies has become … well, »

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'The Deuce' Recap: Welcome to New York

34 minutes ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Let's get this out of the way: What we have just witnessed was, hands down, the best episode of The Deuce yet. By a lot. Titled "Au Reservoir," it's funny, scary, sad, sexy and entertaining as hell from start to finish. How did this so-so show get so damned good so suddenly?

The answers may lie behind the scenes. This episode was directed by co-star James Franco, who previously helmed one of the series' better installments. Judging from his two turns in the driver's seat, he's got a knack for »

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Mark Cuban Hints He May Challenge Trump in 2020 as a Republican (Video)

51 minutes ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks and “Shark Tank” panelist, hinted that he may challenge President Donald Trump in 2020 — as a Republican. “I think there is a place for somebody who is socially a centrist, but I’m fiscally conservative,” Cuban told TMZ boss Harvey Levin Sunday night on Fox News’ “OBJECTified.” “But I think there’s better ways now to make government smaller than the traditional Republican ways — again, using technology,” he said. “Government as a service can have a real impact on how we live our lives,” Cuban said, sounding very much like a politician. »

- Thom Geier

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China Box Office: 'Kingsman 2' Wins Weekend With $40M, 'Never Say Die' Crosses $300M

1 hour ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Fox's spy sequel The Kingsman: Golden Circle debuted to a strong $40.3 million at the Chinese box office over the weekend.

That's a sizable improvement over the $22.5 million opening its predecessor, The Kingsman: The Secret Service, made in the Middle Kingdom in 2015.

The cheeky action-comedy, again directed by British filmmaker Matthew Vaughn, dominated screen shares while also earning $3.5 million on Imax. Worldwide, Golden Circle has brought in $250.3 million from 61 markets.

Viewer reviews in China are mostly positive — the film holds an average score of 7.3 on Douban and 8.4 on Maoyan — suggesting a »

- Patrick Brzeski

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Sgt. La David Johnson’s Widow Victim of Fake Facebook Post That Defends Trump

2 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who died earlier this month in Niger, has said a Facebook post that claimed to be written by her and criticized Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) while defending President Donald Trump, is fake. Mrs. Johnson confirms to ABC News that she did not write this post. It is fake. https://t.co/yN9P8M2fYL — Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) October 22, 2017 Also Read: 'Morning Joe' Slams Trump's 'Complete Disconnect' From Humanity After Call to Combat Widow “I want to set the record straight! I’m getting sick and tired of this »

- Rosemary Rossi

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