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Box Office: 'Transformers: The Last Knight' Opens to Franchise Low $69.1 Million


LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - It seems the "Transformers" franchise is rusty.

Ron Howard enters 'Star Wars' after Han Solo movie directors depart

LOS ANGELES Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is stepping into a galaxy far, far away for the upcoming "Star Wars" Han Solo spin-off movie, Lucasfilm announced on Thursday, after the film's production was thrown into upheaval by the surprise departure of its directors. | Video

Jun 22 2017

Stars come out for European premiere of Edgar Wright's 'Baby Driver'

LONDON Big Hollywood names hit the red carpet in London on Wednesday for the European premiere of British director Edgar Wright's new heist movie "Baby Driver". | Video

Jun 22 2017

Cross-cultural romance under political microscope in 'The Big Sick'

LOS ANGELES When Pakistani actor Kumail Nanjiani and his American wife Emily Gordon wrote a film about the surreal circumstances that brought them together, little did they expect that their love story would be put under a political spotlight. | Video

Jun 21 2017

Parenting expert sues Disney, says it stole 'Inside Out' idea

A parenting and child development specialist has sued Walt Disney Co and its Pixar unit, accusing them of stealing from her the concept for their 2015 blockbuster movie, "Inside Out."

Jun 20 2017

Lynyrd Skynyrd sues ex-drummer over movie about 1977 plane crash

NEW YORK Surviving members of Lynyrd Skynyrd have filed a lawsuit against the Southern rock band's former drummer to halt the production of a movie depicting the 1977 plane crash that killed lead singer Ronnie Van Zant.

U.S., Music Jun 19 2017

Box Office: 'Cars 3' Races Past 'Wonder Woman' to No. 1

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - This weekend featured a heated race between four new films that opened in wide release. As of Sunday morning, it appears some have fared better than others.

Jun 18 2017

John Avildsen, Oscar-winning director of 'Rocky,' dead at 81

John Avildsen, the Oscar-winning director who made Hollywood's quintessential underdog story in 1976 boxing saga "Rocky" with a then-unknown Sylvester Stallone, and crafted another inspiring tale in "The Karate Kid," died on Friday at age 81, his family said.

People Jun 16 2017

Documentary examines struggle of Holocaust survivors to move on

LONDON A documentary opening in British cinemas this week examines the challenges faced by Holocaust survivors in rebuilding their lives after enduring the horrors of World War Two and the Nazi concentration camps. | Video

Jun 14 2017

Box Office: 'Wonder Woman' Repeats Box Office Victory, Tom Cruise's 'The Mummy' Misfires

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Different weekend, similar story: "Wonder Woman" is box office royalty.

Jun 11 2017

British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video