Entertainment

'Beauty' stays on top, but much-maligned 'Rangers' shows box-office power - 03/27/2017

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES- Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" continued its blockbuster ways this weekend, dominating North American movie screens with a three-day take of $88.3 million, according to...

'Trainspotting' returns after 21 years with punchy sequel - 01/23/2017

EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM, Mark McLaughlin- It was the shocking, surreal, drug-fuelled movie that defined a generation. Two decades later, the ageing Scottish lowlifes of "Trainspotting" are back...

The spy who quit? Lovers keep 007 passive smoking risk up - 01/17/2017

PARIS, FRANCE- James Bond may have quit smoking 14 years ago, but he remains at high risk from the puffing habits of his many sexual partners, researchers warned Tuesday. Delving into the British...

Disney enjoys best ever year at box office - 01/01/2017

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES- Walt Disney Studios is celebrating its biggest ever year at the global box office after posting $5.9 billion in ticket sales during 2016. Hits such as "Finding Dory,"...

Fans keep faith as critics take sabres to Star Wars 'Rogue One' - 12/14/2016

PARIS, FRANCE, Fiachra Gibbons and Emmanuel Cherki- Thousands of fans finally got to see the new Star Wars spin-off film on Wednesday as it opened across Europe, dividing critics. "Rogue One: A Star...

Disney's 'Moana' conquers N. American box office again - 12/13/2016

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES- The animated sea-faring musical adventure "Moana" triumphed for its third-straight weekend, topping the North American box office with $18.5 million, industry data showed...

Disney's 'Moana' tops N.American movie charts - 11/28/2016

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES- The animated sea-faring musical adventure "Moana" sailed to success in its debut weekend, taking in an estimated $55.5 million to top the North American box office, an...

A touch of 'Game of Thrones' magic on small Spanish town - 11/16/2016

OSUNA, SPAIN, Marianne Barriaux- When the mayor of the small southern Spanish town of Osuna called Jesus Cansino to tell him "Game of Thrones" was coming to shoot part of season five, he wouldn't...

New Zealand economy milks clamour for Middle Earth - 10/30/2016

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND, Neil Sands- Peter Jackson's "Lord Of The Rings" and "Hobbit" series have proved to be as precious to New Zealand's economy as any magical ring as millions flock to the...

"The Girl on the Train" starts off big in North American box office - 10/10/2016

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES- The psychological thriller "The Girl on the Train" topped the North American box office in its opening weekend with $24.7 million in revenue, an industry group estimated...
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