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'Black Panther' Continues Dominance in Second Weekend, Topping $700 Million Worldwide

'Black Panther' Continues Dominance in Second Weekend, Topping $700 Million Worldwide
Disney and Marvel's Black Panther continued its box office domination this weekend, becoming only the fourth film to ever deliver over $100 million in its second weekend as well as joining Jurassic World as the second fastest film to top $400 million domestically. Meanwhile, the weekend's new wide releases finished mostly as expected with WB's release of New Line's Game Night leading the way with a second place finish while Paramount's Annihilation landed in fourth and Orion's Every Day finished within the top ten. With an estimated $108 million, Black Panther delivered the second largest second weekend of all-time, improving on Jurassic World's $106.5 million second weekend back in June 2015. Black Panther's domestic gross now stands at $400 million, which places it alongside Jurassic World as the second fastest film to top $400 million domestically. However, given the way Black Panther has been outperforming estimates since release, don't be surprised to
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New ‘Stranger Things 3’ Character Descriptions Surface

New ‘Stranger Things 3’ Character Descriptions Surface
When Stranger Things 2 debuted on Netflix last fall, the memorable cast of characters from the first season of the sci-fi horror series was joined be several new, key characters. The likes of Sean Astin, Brett Gelman, Dacre Montgomery, Sadie Sink and Paul Reiser expanded the world of Stranger Things and each character was key […]

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2018 Cinema Audio Society Awards: ‘Dunkirk’ wins on way to Oscars

2018 Cinema Audio Society Awards: ‘Dunkirk’ wins on way to Oscars
At Saturday’s Cinema Audio Society Awards, “Dunkirk” edged out three of its Oscar rivals for Best Sound Mixing — “Baby Driver,” “The Shape of Water” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” — as well as “Wonder Woman” for the top award. The Cas snubbed “Blade Runner: 2049,” which won big with the Motion Picture Sound Editors on Feb. 18

This win for “Dunkirk” does not guarantee that it will take home the Oscar. Only 12 of the 24 winners with the Cas have repeated at the Academy Awards.

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“Coco” won best sound mixing in an animated feature over “Cars 3,””Despicable Me 3,” “Ferdinand” and “The Lego Batman Movie.” And “Jane” claimed the documentary feature prize over “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” “Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars,” “Gaga: Five Feet Two,” and “Long Strange Trip.”

On the TV front, “Game of Thrones” won on the
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Legendary Bollywood Actress Sridevi Dies at 54

Legendary Bollywood Actress Sridevi Dies at 54
Sridevi Kapoor, best known by her mononym Sridevi and a major Bollywood star, died Saturday night in UAE of cardiac arrest. She was 54.

Her brother-in-law confirmed the news to the Indian Express. Sridevi and her family were in the United Arab Emirates for a wedding, and she was reportedly with her husband, producer Boney Kapoor, and daughter Khushi at the time of her death.

Sridevi worked in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films before debuting in Hindi films. Her success led to other regional actresses like Jaya Prada to follow her to Bollywood.

Her career began at the age of four when she starred in M.A. Thirumugham’s devotional “Thunaivan.” She made her Bollywood debut when she was 12 in “Julie,” and landed her first adult role in the following year in K. Balachander’s “Moondru Mudichu” opposite Kamal Hassan.

She went on to gain Bollywood success after her first leading actress role in 1978’s “Solva Sawna” and 1983’s
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‘The Walking Dead’ Surprises: 24 Times the TV Show Has Strayed From the Comics

‘The Walking Dead’ Surprises: 24 Times the TV Show Has Strayed From the Comics
The AMC TV adaptation of “The Walking Dead” generally follows the path of the graphic novel series it’s adapted from, but it’s often changed things up quite a bit. Here are 23 examples of times the show took a meaningful diversion from the story that “Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman laid out on paper. It’s a formula that’s worked well for the show, which ash become the highest rated cable show in history and regularly posts viewership numbers in the tens of millions. A worthy expense, it turned out, for AMC. “The Walking Dead” has kept viewers guessing by killing characters...
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Gregg Popovich Says Laura Ingraham’s ‘Shut Up and Dribble’ Comments Were ‘Show of Arrogance’

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San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich went after Fox News host Laura Ingraham for her comments that NBA star LeBron James should “shut up and dribble” instead of talking about political issues. “Look, there might be a cautionary lesson in LeBron for kids,” Ingraham said earlier this month on her Fox News show “The Ingraham Angle.” “This is what happens when you attempt to leave high school a year early to join the NBA. And it’s always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid a $100-million a year to bounce a ball.” Popovich, who has been vocal about his...
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Kathy Bates (‘Misery’) is your #1 fan after being voted top Best Actress Oscar winner of 1990s [Poll Results]

Kathy Bates (‘Misery’) is your #1 fan after being voted top Best Actress Oscar winner of 1990s [Poll Results]
Kathy Bates just took a big swing at her fellow Best Actress Oscar winners. The legendary actress has won Gold Derby’s poll asking you to vote for your favorite winner of the 1990s, for her iconic role as demented fan Annie Wilkes in the film adaptation of Stephen King‘s “Misery” (1990).

Bates won our poll with 23% of the vote, squeaking out a victory over several beloved actresses. Jodie Foster (“The Silence of the Lambs”) and Jessica Lange (“Blue Sky”) tied for second place with 19% each. Coming in fourth place was Frances McDormand (“Fargo”), who also happens to be the frontrunner to win Best Actress at this year’s Oscars. Hilary Swank (“Boys Don’t Cry”) rounded out the top five at 9%.

SEEStephen King movies best performances: Where does Bill Skarsgard (‘It’) rank in top 10?

From there we have Holly Hunter (“The Piano”) at 6%, Susan Sarandon (“Dead Man Walking”) at
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How to Watch 2018 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony

The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, wrap up Sunday night with its closing ceremony to air on NBC 8 p.m. Et/5 p.m. Pt, until the Olympic torch has been passed. NBCOlympics.com streamed the ceremony live at the crack of dawn eastern time Sunday, as Pyeongchang is 14 hours ahead of the east coast. But NBC will air the festivities during primetime with the figure skating commentary team of Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir offering up their thoughts, along with NBC host Terry Gannon. “It’s a huge honor and privilege,” Lipinski said. “I’m so excited to embark on this new...
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Guillermo del Toro movies: All 10 films ranked from worst to best include ‘Pan’s Labyrinth,’ ‘The Shape of Water’ …

Guillermo del Toro movies: All 10 films ranked from worst to best include ‘Pan’s Labyrinth,’ ‘The Shape of Water’ …
Based on our latest racetrack odds, Guillermo del Toro looks poised to win his first Oscar: Best Director for “The Shape of Water,” a romantic fantasy about a mute janitor (Sally Hawkins) who falls in love with a fish man (Doug Jones). He could also pick up trophies for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay (shared with Vanessa Taylor), which would make him only the 8th person in history to win all three categories for the same film. Will this finally be his golden ticket? And how does it compare with the rest of his filmography? Tour through our photo gallery above of all 10 of del Toro’s films ranked from worst to best.

See Oscars 2018: Guillermo del Toro (‘The Shape of Water’) or Jordan Peele (‘Get Out’) would be 8th winner for writing, directing, And producing

Del Toro received his first Oscar nomination 11 years ago: Best Original Screenplay
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14 Times ‘The Simpsons’ Predicted the Future (Photos)

14 Times ‘The Simpsons’ Predicted the Future (Photos)
The Simpsons” has an eerie knack for predicting the future, from Donald Trump’s presidency to the U.S. Winning an Olympic Gold Medal in Curling. Here are 14 times the long-running comedic series got it right. Lady Gaga On the episode “Lisa Goes Gaga,” Lady Gaga is shown suspended by cables flying over the audience at a concert. Well surprise, surprise because at the Super Bowl Li’s halftime show, Gaga descended from the stadium’s roof with suspension cables wearing pretty much the same outfit on her episode. 2016 Nobel Prize Winner In a 2010 episode, Milhouse predicted that Bengt R. Holmstrom would win the...
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‘Dancing with the Stars’ Olympics wish list: Top 7 athletes we’d love to see include Adam Rippon, John Shuster …

‘Dancing with the Stars’ Olympics wish list: Top 7 athletes we’d love to see include Adam Rippon, John Shuster …
The 2018 Winter Olympics come to a close on Sunday, February 26 after more than two weeks of competition. Some athletes already had high expectations going into the Games, but sometimes Olympic stars come from unexpected places. With “Dancing with the Stars” set to air a shortened all-athletes season starting on April 30, figure skater Mirai Nagasu has already lobbied for a spot in the ballroom. here are seven other top names I’d love to see hit the dance floor after getting off the ice and snow.

1. Adam Rippon (Figure Skating) — He won a bronze medal during the figure skating team event. Because of the lower difficulty level of his routines he wasn’t considered a top medal contender in the individual men’s event — indeed, he finished 10th — but he delivered technically consistent and artistically graceful performances throughout. And off the ice he was so charismatic that Sally Field even tried
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Oscars Flashback: In 1953, Academy Voters Loved the Anti-War Short 'Neighbours'

Oscars Flashback: In 1953, Academy Voters Loved the Anti-War Short 'Neighbours'
The 25th Academy Awards in 1953 saw a veritable parade of Hollywood immortals being honored. Mary Pickford presented the best picture award to Cecil B. DeMille. John Wayne accepted the director statuette for John Ford. And Walt Disney was given his 18th Oscar. (It was the first televised Oscars, and The Hollywood Reporter was excited that NBC used nine cameras to cover the show.)

In the midst of all the heavy-hitters, a Canadian short film called Neighbours, which had been nominated in two categories, won for best documentary short subject. It should have been considered a live action short, and...
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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi': How Kylo Ren and Rey Skyped Across the Galaxy

When Skywalker Sound’s supervising sound editor, designer and rerecording mixer Ren Klyce first read director Rian Johnson’s script for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, he knew some challenging work would be required for sequences during which Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) share a unique connection, communicating across the galaxy.

“We read the script and said, ‘Ok, this is going to be interesting,’ and one of the first things that we asked Rian was how he wanted it to sound,” says Klyce, who is Oscar-nominated for both sound editing and mixing. “It took a long time to arrive at...
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Michelle Obama Says Writing Her Memoir ‘Has Been a Deeply Personal Experience’

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Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s memoir “Becoming” will be released Nov. 13, she announced Sunday on Twitter. “Writing Becoming has been a deeply personal experience,” she tweeted. “I talk about my roots and how a girl from the South Side found her voice. I hope my journey inspires readers to find the courage to become whoever they aspire to be. I can’t wait to share my story.” Writing Becoming has been a deeply personal experience. I talk about my roots and how a girl from the South Side found her voice. I hope my journey inspires readers to find the courage...
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Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of Feb. 26, 2018

Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.

Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week, “Atlanta” returns for its much-anticipated second season and the Academy Awards will crown the best films of the year.

Good Girls,” NBC, Monday, 10 p.m.

Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman star in this new NBC drama. When three suburban moms get tired of trying to make ends meet, they decide it’s time to stick up for themselves by robbing the local grocery store. But when the manager catches a glimpse of one of them and the loot is far more than they expected, it doesn’t take long for the three best friends to realize the perfect getaway will be harder than they think.

“Unsolved: The Murders
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Cinema Audio Society 2018 winners: Best prediction scores by our Experts, Editors and Users

Congratulations to our User Kevin Jacobsen for a perfect score of 100% when predicting the 2018 Cinema Audio Society Awards winners on Saturday. He is actually tied with four other people — our Editor Daniel Montgomery, thethirdcrouch, KingJay and AviChristiaans — but has the better point score total of 3,900 by using the 500 super bets wisely.

Over 600 people worldwide predicted these Cas winners in two film and three television categories. The awards ceremony was held on February 24 in Los Angeles and was hosted by Michael Kosta. Our top scorer got all five categories correct: “Dunkirk,” “Coco,” “Game of Thrones,” “Black Mirror” and “Silicon Valley.”

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You can see how your score compares to all others in our leaderboard rankings of all contestants, which also includes links to see each participant’s predictions. To see your own scores, go to the User menu in the top
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'Last Man in Aleppo's' Feras Fayyad Talks Being the First Oscar-Nominated Syrian

'Last Man in Aleppo's' Feras Fayyad Talks Being the First Oscar-Nominated Syrian
When he was a student in film school, Feras Fayyad listed on a card the awards ceremonies he planned to attend one day and kept it in his wallet. Years later, when war broke out, the Syrian filmmaker was arrested, held for nine months and tortured. He escaped to Turkey when he was finally released and is now based in Copenhagen and California. With his latest movie, Last Men in Aleppo, about the fearless White Helmets, a citizen collective dedicated to rescuing bombing victims from rubble, Fayyad ticked off the lead item on the card in his wallet — he is...
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‘Black Panther’ Powers Past $300 Million at International Box Office

Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” has grossed an impressive $83.8 million in its second weekend in about 83% of international markets, lifting the superhero tentpole to $304 million overseas.

Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman as the king of a fictional African nation, now has a worldwide total of $704 million through Sunday — making it the 10th largest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having already passed “Doctor Strange” and “Ant-Man.”

The U.K. has led the way for “Black Panther” on the foreign front with $41.2 million, followed by South Korea with $36 million.

Russia opened this weekend solely in Imax/Deluxe formats with $2.6 million, close to the same level as “Thor: Ragnarok,” and opens wide on Feb. 26. Vietnam launched with $2.5 million, including previews, the fifth biggest opening weekend in industry history.

The best holds came in West Africa, where the gross rose 7% from the record-setting opening weekend. In South Africa, the second weekend declined only 4% and was the third biggest weekend ever, behind
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Berlin Film Review: ‘America: Land of the Freeks’

Berlin Film Review: ‘America: Land of the Freeks’
Ulli Lommel, director and Mc of the gonzo mockumentary “America: Land of the Freeks,” is the sort of scurrilous Euro art scavenger you’d be happy to see a real documentary about. Born in Germany in 1944, he started off as an actor, becoming part of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s mutating stock company (he was the Godardian gangster at the heart of Fassbinder’s startling 1969 debut feature, “Love Is Colder Than Death”). He then began to direct his own outsider B-movies, like the Fassbinder-produced serial-killer drama “The Tenderness of Wolves” (1973), the scraggly drug noir “Cocaine Cowboys” (1979), the punk docudrama “Blank Generation” (1980), and “The Boogeyman” (1980), a low-budget ghost story that was enough of a fluke schlock horror hit to foster a couple of sequels. Lommel became a friend and collaborator of Andy Warhol’s and continued to make films up until this past December, when his death by heart failure provoked headlines like “Ulli Lommel: Cult horror director with lowest
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Yance Ford Reveals Why He's Glad He Waited to Make 'Strong Island'

Yance Ford Reveals Why He's Glad He Waited to Make 'Strong Island'
Yance Ford’s older brother William was killed in 1992, an unarmed African- American shot by a white man during an argument at a New York auto body shop on Long Island. The shooter claimed he’d feared for his life and was never even brought to trial. Ford’s parents passed away in the stressful aftermath.

It took 14 years for Yance Ford to begin making his documentary, Strong Island, and 10 years to complete it. The passage of time helped the first-time director come to grips with what makes the story more than just a deeply personal one — and gain...
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