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Jumanji Wins Box Office for Third Straight Weekend

(NEW YORK) — “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” outdid another weekend’s worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time for Sony Pictures.

“Jumanji,” starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, sold $20 million in tickets, according to studio estimates Sunday, bringing its five-week domestic total to $317 million. That makes Sony’s reboot the studio’s best non-Spider-Man movie domestically, not adjusting for inflation.

The film’s unexpectedly strong staying power has lent a boost to the January box office but kept new releases from reaching the top of the box-office chart. “Jumanji” has also reigned overseas, where it has grossed $450.8 million and topped all films internationally for three straight weeks.

The war drama “12 Strong,” starring Chris Hemsworth, debuted in second with $16.5 million in ticket sales. The Warner Bros. release, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, is a fact-based tale, adapted from Doug Stanton’s best-seller “Horse Soldiers,” about a group of Special Forces soldiers sent into northern Afghanistan just weeks after Sept. 11.

“12 Strong” appealed largely to an older crowd. Seventy-nine percent of its audience was over the age of 25, said Warner Bros.

The heist thriller “Den of Thieves” slotted in at third place with an opening weekend of $15.3 million. The STXfilms release stars Gerard Butler and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.

Though “Paddington 2” disappointed last weekend in its debut, the acclaimed sequel slid just 25 percent in its second week. “Paddington 2,” which has set a new record for the most widely reviewed 100-percent fresh movie on Rotten Tomatoes, grossed $8.2 million in its second week of domestic release thanks in part to good word of mouth. Warner Bros. acquired the film’s North American distribution from The Weinstein Co. in November.

Also showing unexpected legs was “The Greatest Showman,” the Hugh Jackman-led musical about P.T. Barnum. It dipped just 12 percent in its fifth week of release. With another $11 million, “The Greatest Showman” has now grossed $113.5 million for 20th Century Fox.

Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread” expanded nationwide, taking in $3.4 million from 896 theaters. The Focus Features release, starring Daniel Day-Lewis in what the actor has said will be his final performance, has grossed $6.2 million.

Also notable: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” crossed the $600 million mark domestically with $6.6 million in its sixth week of release. The Disney release stands at $604.3 million domestically — or no. 9 all-time, not accounting for inflation — and $1.296 billion worldwide.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final four-day domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” $20 million ($32.6 million international).

2. “12 Strong,” $16.5 million ($2.5 million international).

3. “Den of Thieves,” $15.3 million ($1.3 million international).

4. “The Post,” $12.2 million ($6.6 million international).

5. “The Greatest Showman,” $11 million ($11 million international).

6. “Paddington 2,” $8.2 million ($2.4 million international).

7. “The Commuter,” $6.7 million ($10.2 million international).

8. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” $6.6 million ($9.9 million international).

9. “Insidious: The Last Key,” $5.9 million ($18.4 million international).

10. “Forever My Girl,” $4.7 million.

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Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to comScore:

1. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” $32.6 million.

2. “Secret Superstar,” $25.9 million.

3. “Forever Young,” $22.5 million.

4. “Insidious: The Last Key,” $18.4 million.

5. “Coco,” $18.3 million.

6. “Ferdinand,” $17.5 million.

7. “Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” $15.2 million.

8. “Wonder,” $12.6 million.

9. “Darkest Hour,” $12.1 million.

10. “The Greatest Showman,” $11 million.

Source: http://time.com/5111809/jumanji-tops-box-office/

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Peter Dinklage is ready for ‘Game of Thrones’ to be over

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Peter Dinklage is out in Utah to rep his new movie I Think We’re Alone Now at the annual Sundance Film Festival and — of course — he’s fielding questions about Game of Thrones.

HBO’s hit series is set to conclude with its eighth season in 2019, Dinklage seems like he’s ready to bid farewell to Tyrion Lannister in an interview with Variety.

“It’s time,” he said. “Storywise, not just for all our lives. It’s the perfect time to end it. Sometimes shows stay on a little too long, the jumping-the-shark thing.”

Dinklage admits there are “bittersweet” feelings in saying goodbye to a cast and crew he’s come to know over the course of eight seasons. But the “not just for all our lives” comment is telling of the show’s success, and the fame that’s followed each of its stars over the years. Read more…

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Source: http://mashable.com/2018/01/21/peter-dinklage-game-of-thrones-sundance-interview/

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Big Brother: Sources deny Channel 5 show is being axed later this year

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The Daily Star claimed that the show would be cancelled due to a slump in ratings, which sources at its production company deny

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/big-brother-celebrity-cancelled-2018-series-contestants-air-date-end-ratings-a8170936.html

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Amazon Prime takes the next step toward becoming a cable TV alternative

Amazon is adding a Channel Guide and live TV programming feed to its Fire TV streaming devices, which will allow Amazon Prime subscribers to browse live content on select premium channels.

The post Amazon Prime takes the next step toward becoming a cable TV alternative appeared first on Digital Trends.

Source: https://www.digitaltrends.com/movies/amazon-prime-live-channels-fire-tv-alexa-news/

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David Letterman’s Netflix talk show snags Obama as the first guest

10502_02_0661.jpgWhile Chelsea Handler’s talk show on Netflix is on its way out, the company is taking a different approach with a new attempt featuring David Letterman as shown by its first trailer. My Next Guest Needs No Introduction is scheduled for six 60-minute…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/01/05/david-lettermans-netflix-talk-show-snags-obama-as-the-first-gue/

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Rose Marie remembered as ‘one of the original … wisecracking women in comedy’

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Star of stage and screen Rose Marie, best known for her work as comedy writer Sally Rogers on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” died Thursday at age 94.

Throughout her career, which spanned nine decades, beginning as a child performer in vaudeville, Marie garnered many high-profile fans, several of whom…

Source: http://www.latimes.com/la-et-mog-rose-marie-twitter-reactions-20171229-story.html