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Star Wars Swashbuckler ‘Rogue One’ Blasts into Earnings Top Spot

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No surprise which movie blasted its way to the top of the revenue lists over the weekend. Despite the publicity push for the Oscar-bound Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling musical La La Land, U.S. audiences went in droves to see the latest Star Wars swashbuckler Rogue One, the well-reviewed eighth movie in the series begun by George Lucas in 1977. Called …

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Critics Go Gaga for ‘La La Land’ as Audiences Wait in the Wings

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How do you generate Oscar buzz? It turns out, one of the basic strategies is to offer a film for limited release and let the nationwide audience suffer a bit – or, let’s say, stew in their own juices – in anticipation of a movie like La La Land that is being awarded generous accolades from reviewers. The mysterious film of …

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Movie Review: ‘Moana’ Sings and Sails with Adventurous Animation

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Read our Moana movie review to get the full scoop on Disney’s newest animated hit: It has been exactly a week since I saw Moana and the musical number “You’re Welcome” is still stuck in my head. I don’t remember it being a particularly great song at the time, sung by Dwayne Johnson who wasn’t exactly born to sing. But here I …

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‘Moana’ Out-Muscles ‘Fantastic Beasts’ in Weekend Revenue Race

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them had another bountiful week at U.S. theaters – with a take of $45.1 million – but the latest from the world of witches and wizards was muscled out of the No. 1 slot with the release of Disney animation Moana, starring Dwayne Johnson as the ripped shapeshifting demi-god Maui. Moana took in $55.5 …

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‘Fantastic Beasts’ Lands at #1 with $75 Million Weekend

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J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them scalded the competition over the weekend in U.S. theaters, earning a solid $75 million (right on the nose) in domestic theaters and raking in $143.3 million in international theaters. That gave the post-Harry Potter startup a healthy $218.3 million take Thursday through Sunday, allowing Warner Bros. to turn a profit in …

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‘Finding Dory’ Swamps Competition With Record Weekend

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A Disney animation and a long overdue sequel Finding Dory slammed into first place on the domestic money list on its first weekend out of the box, earning a record $136.2 million at the box office, a new peak for an animated film. The Pixar/Disney film, starring Ellen DeGeneres as the voice of Dory, a short-term memory-challenged tropical fish (a regal …

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Trailer: ‘Moana’ Stars Disney’s First Polynesian Princess

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Release date: November 23, 2016 (3D/2D theaters) Studio: Walt Disney Animation Studios Directors: John Musker, Ron Clements MPAA Rating: N/A Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Auli’i Cravalho, Alan Tudyk, Phillipa Soo Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and …

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