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Cannes 2017: 'The Square' wins Palme d'Or; full list of winners

8 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

There were also wins for Sofia Coppola, Joaquin Phoenix and Diane Kruger.

The Competition prizes for the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival have been handed out tonight (28 May) in the Lumiere Theatre, with Ruben Östlund’s The Square winning the coveted Palme d’Or.

Pedro Almodóvar presided over this year’s jury that also included Will Smith, Maren Ade, Park Chan-wook, Paolo Sorrentino, Jessica Chastain, Fan Bingbing, Agnès Jaoui and Gabriel Yared.

Full list of winners below:

Palme D’Or

The Square (Ruben Östlund)

Grand Prix

120 Beats Per Minute (Robin Campillo)

Best Director

Sofia Coppola (The Beguiled)

Best Actor

Joaquin Phoenix (You Were Never Really Here)

Best Actress

Diane Kruger (In the Fade)

Jury Prize

Loveless (Andrey Zvyagintsev)

Best Screenplay

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer and You Were Never Really Here

Camera D’Or

Jeune Femme (Léonor Sérraille)

Best Short Film

A Gentle Night (Qui Yang)

Short Film Special Mention

Katto (Teppo Airaksinen)

70th Anniversary »


- orlando.parfitt@screendaily.com (Orlando Parfitt)

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'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' Top Memorial Day Weekend Box Office as 'Baywatch' Struggles

12 hours ago | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales led the way this Memorial Day weekend while Paramount's Baywatch struggled to match expectations. Meanwhile, Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues to deliver while the studio's Beauty and the Beast became only the eighth film to cross $500 million domestically. Overall, the weekend was down ~15% compared to Memorial Day weekend last year when both X-Men: Apocalypse and Alice Through the Looking Glass delivered underwhelming openings. With an estimated $62 million for the three-day and $76.6 million for the four-day weekend, Disney's fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise finished atop the holiday weekend box office. Additionally, the film brought in an estimated $208.4 million internationally, the 12th largest overseas opening of all-time, as it opened in virtually the entire overseas marketplace. This includes a $67.8 million debut in China and an industry record opening in Russia of an estimated $18.6 million. Additional »


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‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Sails Toward $300 Million Opening Weekend Worldwide

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

Disney’s latest crack at the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise appears to be a global hit.

The fifth installment, subtitled “Dead Men Tell No Tales” is sailing to $270.6 million at the international box office. That, combined with the $77 million it’s expected to pull in over the four-day holiday domestically, should easily put the film over $300 million globally during its opening frame.

In China alone the movie will make an estimated $67.8 million. The third highest opening for any Disney movie is partially attributed to the opening coinciding with the country’s Dragon Boat Festival holidays.

The film saw the largest opening of all time in Russia with $18.1 million ($18.6 million including previews). The rest of the top five territories are Korea ($11.6 million); France ($9.3 million); and Germany ($8.4 million).

“Dead Men Tell No Tales” centers on Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow battling deadly ghost sailors, »


- Seth Kelley

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‘Long Strange Trip’ Has One of 2017’s Best Doc Debuts; Richard Gere’s ’Norman’ Crosses $3M — Specialty Box Office

8 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Deadheads toked to Long Strange Trip: the Untold Story of The Grateful Dead in its theatrical release in New York and Los Angeles over the Memorial Day weekend on the heels of one-night event screenings leading up to the holiday. The film, by Amir Bar-Lev and released by Abramorama, grossed $34,131 in two theaters. The company also released fellow documentary Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan in two locations Friday, doing a pretty solid $21,127. Following limited runs… »


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Patty Jenkins Talks ‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel Plans and Deleted Scenes

7 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Wonder Woman doesn’t hit theaters until the end of the week, but fans are already wondering (no pun intended) if the film will follow suit from the previous DC Extended Universe releases of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad by having alternate cuts available on home video. The good news is, the […]

The post Patty Jenkins Talks ‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel Plans and Deleted Scenes appeared first on /Film. »


- Ethan Anderton

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Drone Focus Film Festival Flies Into Fargo (Video)

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

Move over, Cannes: a first-year film festival in Fargo, North Dakota that is part of an annual drone conference “aims to highlight the possibilities of art from above,” according to the Associated Press. The Drone Focus Film Festival will take place from May 31 through June 1 and all films must be less than five minutes long with 50 percent or more shot using a drone or Uav. Over 600 people are expected to attend. North Dakota has invested $40 million in the unmanned aircraft industry, according to the AP. The film festival attracted 42 entries from 21 countries with categories including narrative, »


- Brian Flood

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China Box Office: 'Pirates 5' Sails Off With $67.8M in Treasure

23 minutes ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has thrown open its sails to strong winds in China, making off with $67.8 million in treasure during its first three days along the Middle Kingdom's shores.

The three-day total is already more than the entire local runs of the preceding two Pirates pictures. And with China celebrating the annual Dragon Boat Festival — a major national holiday in the country — until Tuesday, the latest installment should hit $100 million by midweek.

Local word of mouth for the Johnny Depp-starring juggernaut has been effusive. The film currently has a »


- Patrick Brzeski

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Watch Seal Being Swallowed Whole by Giant Shark (Video)

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

Sharks don’t usually eat humans, but they do like a tasty seal every now and then, which poses the question: would they eat Seal the singer-songwriter? According to Discovery’s new Shark Week promo, the answer to that would be yes. The creative agency Av Squad did their magic in preparation for Discovery’s Shark Week, which begins Sunday, July 23. They put Grammy-winning singer Seal on a jetty to perform his hit song “Kiss From a Rose.” He’s belting it out and fans are loving it, when out of the water comes the biggest, nastiest looking shark you’ve ever. »


- Rosemary Rossi

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Dan Rather Urges Donald Trump to Denounce Muslim Hate Crime in Oregon

1 hour ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Dan Rather penned an open letter to President Trump on Facebook Sunday, asking him to take notice of the two men who were killed defending a teenage girl in a hijab from a man allegedly spewing hate speech. “Their names were Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and Ricky John Best,” Rather wrote. “I wish we would hear you say these names, or even just tweet them. They were brave Americans who died at the hands of someone who, when all the facts are collected, we may have every right to call a terrorist.” Namkai-Meche and Best were stabbed and killed Friday on a. »


- Rosemary Rossi

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