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Box office: 'The Lion King' rules with $185 million debut

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LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - Simba and Mufasa reigned supreme this weekend as Disney's "The Lion King" dominated box office charts. Director Jon Favreau's remake of the animated classic collected a massive $185 million from 4,756 North American theaters during its first three days of release.

Jolie in 'Eternals', Ali as 'Blade' highlight Marvel's star-studded slate

SAN DIEGO Walt Disney Co's Marvel Studios on Saturday unveiled a star-packed slate of superhero films for the next two years that includes Angelina Jolie in "The Eternals," Mahershala Ali in a remake of "Blade" and Natalie Portman as a female "Thor."

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Marvel's 'Avengers: Endgame' to set all-time box office record

SAN DIEGO Marvel Studios superhero movie "Avengers: Endgame" will claim the top of the global box office charts by Sunday, distributor Walt Disney Co said. | Video

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New 'Cats' movie trailer brings out the claws

LOS ANGELES The star-laden movie version of hit stage musical "Cats" released its first trailer on Thursday, but first impressions were far from cuddly.

Jul 19 2019

Tom Cruise delights fans with first look at 'Top Gun: Maverick'

LOS ANGELES "Top Gun" roared back on Thursday when Tom Cruise made a surprise appearance at Comic-Con to show the first trailer for the long-awaited sequel to his military action movie.

Jul 18 2019

'Wonderful Life' stage adaptation gets a little help from Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney is adding another string to his bow - writing his first musical.

Music, People, Arts Jul 18 2019

Box Office: 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' crushes 'crawl,' 'stuber'

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Sony's "Spider-Man: Far From Home" claimed victory again during its second weekend in theaters, dominating over new releases, Paramount's gator thriller "Crawl" and Disney's R-rated comedy "Stuber."

Jul 15 2019

New 'Lion King' movie lands with a critical whimper

LOS ANGELES The much-anticipated new version of animated movie classic "The Lion King" landed with a whimper rather than a roar on Thursday with critics hailing it as visually impressive but tame in terms of character and storytelling.

Jul 11 2019

Beyonce leads red carpet stars as 'The Lion King' roars back to life

LOS ANGELES Beyonce led the stars behind the voices of "The Lion King" down the red carpet on Tuesday at the world premiere of the remake of the 1994 Disney movie which uses computer-generated imagery to bring a realistic look to Pride Rock. | Video

Music, People Jul 10 2019

Ticket resellers settle New York charges over inflated concert ticket prices

NEW YORK Two companies in the ticket resale industry agreed to pay $1.55 million to settle a lawsuit by New York Attorney General Letitia James accusing them of tricking tens of thousands of people into buying tickets for concerts, shows and other live events that they never owned.

U.S., Music, Arts Jul 10 2019
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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