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U.S. Box Office: 'Beauty and the Beast' dazzles again, 'Power Rangers' off to solid start

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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney's second weekend of blockbuster "Beauty and the Beast" is dominating moviegoing in North America with $88.3 million at 4,210 locations - capping the best March ever.

Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds lauded at public memorial service

Mother-daughter-mother actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, who died in December just a day apart, were remembered by fans and friends on Saturday at a public memorial service in the Hollywood Hills, where they were laid to rest side-by-side in January. | Video

People Mar 27 2017

Rebooted Power Rangers return to big screen

LOS ANGELES The latest reboot of the 1990s "Power Rangers" children's television series held its world premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. | Video

Mar 24 2017

Charlize Theron joins racing 'Fast and Furious' series with 'badass jet'

BEIJING Fast car chases, daring stunts and explosions return to the big screen in the eighth installment of the "Fast and Furious" racing film franchise and Oscar winner Charlize Theron joins the cast with her own "badass jet". | Video

Mar 23 2017

U.S., Canada lift global box office as international sales flat

LOS ANGELES Worldwide movie ticket sales increased by 1 percent to a record $38.6 billion in 2016 as theaters in the United States and Canada rung up higher sales and overseas returns were flat, according to industry statistics released on Wednesday.

Mar 22 2017

Disney stole 'Zootopia,' writer claims in U.S. lawsuit

Walt Disney Co was sued on Tuesday by a longtime Hollywood screenwriter and producer who accused the studio of copying its blockbuster, Oscar-winning animated film "Zootopia" from his work without permission. | Video

Mar 22 2017

'Gay moment' stays put as Malaysia to release 'Beauty and the Beast' without cuts

KUALA LUMPUR Walt Disney blockbuster "Beauty and the Beast" will be released in Malaysia this month without any cuts, the company said on Tuesday, after censors had earlier asked for the removal of a "gay moment" in the movie.

Mar 21 2017

'I Am Not Madame Bovary' wins best film at Asian Film Awards

HONG KONG, Chinese film "I Am Not Madame Bovary" took home three awards at the 11th Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong on Tuesday, winning best film, best cinematographer and best actress. | Video

Mar 21 2017

Box Office: 'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - This is what makes Disney such a powerhouse. | Video

Mar 20 2017

'Trophy' film tackles African hunting and conservation

AUSTIN, Texas The new documentary "Trophy" opens in a sprawling corner of South Africa run by John Hume, who is praised by some as protecting the continent's rhinos from extinction and vilified by others for trying to turn the animals into cash spinners.

Environment, Mar 15 2017
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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