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Box Office: 'Dunkirk' conquers weekend with $50.5 million, 'Valerian' flops


LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Dunkirk" and "Girls Trip" are opening above expectations at the domestic box office, while "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" looks like a huge flop.

Marvel brings hammerless Thor, new king Black Panther for Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO Thor has lost his invincible hammer and Black Panther shoulders the responsibility of being a new king, in exclusive scenes shown from Disney's Marvel studios' upcoming superhero movies at San Diego's Comic-Con.

Jul 23 2017

'Blade Runner' sequel a siren song for director Villeneuve

SAN DIEGO Canadian director Denis Villeneuve had fended off numerous requests to direct big-budget sequels until he was approached to make a follow-up to Ridley Scott's 1982 neo-noir sci-fi film "Blade Runner."

Jul 22 2017

Wonder Woman the star among Warner Bros' expanding superhero franchise

SAN DIEGO After smashing box office records this year, Wonder Woman received the loudest cheers among the DC superheroes gathered on Saturday at San Diego's annual Comic-Con to present new footage and trailers for Warner Bros' expanding comic book film franchise.

Jul 22 2017

Television amps up, movies simmer down at Comic-Con

LOS ANGELES From the dragons of Westeros and the "Walking Dead" zombies to the deadly humanoid robots of "Westworld," the golden age of television is dominating the limelight at San Diego's annual Comic-Con. | Video

Television, U.S. Jul 21 2017

Nolan's 'Dunkirk' builds suspense of war without the gore

LOS ANGELES For the filmmaker who re-imagined Batman as "The Dark Knight" and explored deep space in "Interstellar," the story of British troops trapped on a French beach during World War Two may seem like an unlikely draw. | Video

Jul 19 2017

Is this eight-hour sheep epic `the dullest movie ever'?

LONDON An eight-hour, slow-motion film with no actors, dialogue or narrative - and branded the dullest movie ever made by one of its own producers - is looking for an audience that wants to count sheep. Or at least watch them. | Video

Jul 19 2017

Charlize Theron on a mission to defy gender norms in 'Atomic Blonde'

BERLIN Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron said she hoped to even the playing field in the male-dominated spy film genre with her latest role as a deadly agent in action-thriller movie "Atomic Blonde." | Video

Jul 18 2017

George A. Romero, father of zombie movies, dies at 77

NEW YORK George A. Romero, creator of the zombie film genre with "Night of the Living Dead" and a series of sequels that left a lasting impact on horror movies, died of lung cancer in a Toronto hospital on Sunday, his business partner said. He was 77. | Video

Jul 17 2017

Family of crew member killed on Allman movie set awarded $11.2 million

ATLANTA A Georgia jury has awarded more than $11.2 million to the family of a film crew member who was killed in 2014 on the set of a biographical movie about rock singer Gregg Allman, court records show.

U.S. Jul 18 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