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‘Twisters’ whips up $80.5 million at box office, while ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ looms

Jul. 21, 2024 13:58 PM EDT

Moviegoers ran toward the tornadoes this weekend, propelling “ Twisters ” to a blockbuster opening. The standalone sequel to the 1996 hit made $80.5 million in ticket sales from 4,151 theaters in North America, according to studio estimates Sunday. That’s about $30 million more...

‘Despicable Me 4’ debuts with $122.6M as boom times return to the box office

Jul. 07, 2024 13:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After a historically bad first half of the year, the box office is suddenly booming. “Despicable Me 4,” the Illumination Animation sequel, led the way over the holiday weekend with $75 million in ticket sales Friday through Sunday and $122.6 million since...

Movie Review: More Minion mayhem in 'Despicable Me 4'

Jul. 03, 2024 09:33 AM EDT

Should a review of a “Despicable Me” movie be a thoughtful analysis or just a list of the funny stuff the Minions do in it? As much as I might believe in the value of film criticism, I kind of suspect that even the finest points of assessment would be dismantled about as fast as a Minion can...

AP picks 2024's best movies so far, from 'Furiosa' to 'Thelma,' 'I Saw the TV Glow' to 'Challengers'

Jun. 28, 2024 12:06 PM EDT

The movie year, jumbled a bit by 2023’s strikes, might feel like it’s only just getting going. The box office is, finally, booming thanks to “Inside Out 2.” But at the year’s midway point, a lot of terrific movies have already come out – more, maybe, than you might realize. ...

From DVF to Star Wars, filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy charts her own path in Hollywood

Jun. 26, 2024 12:01 PM EDT

Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s oeuvre defies simple categorization. She’s made documentaries about acid attack victims and child refugees. She’s focused her lens on the extraordinary life of designer Diane von Furstenberg. She’s spearheaded animated films for and about...

'Inside Out 2' scores $100M in its second weekend, setting records

Jun. 23, 2024 13:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Weekend number two was just as joyous for “Inside Out 2.” The Pixar sequel collected $100 million in ticket sales in its second weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, setting a new record for an animated movie in its follow-up frame in theaters. The...

An emotional win for theaters, Hollywood: ‘Inside Out 2’ scores massive $155 million opening

Jun. 16, 2024 14:54 PM EDT

Hollywood’s summer movie anxieties gave way to joy this weekend with the massive debut of Disney and Pixar’s “ Inside Out 2.” The animated sequel earned $155 million in ticket sales from 4,440 theaters in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates Sunday. Not only is...

Noted Japanese author Haruki Murakami is happy with first animated adaptation of his short stories

Jun. 16, 2024 06:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Renowned Japanese author Haruki Murakami expressed joy with how several of his short stories were adapted in American director Pierre Földes' animated film “Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman", adding he wanted to see future interpretations of his work with filmmakers’ own spin. ...

Movie Review: Peace (and pieces) of mind 'Inside Out 2'

Jun. 13, 2024 10:31 AM EDT

Sequels have been a touchy subject when it comes to Pixar, but it’s hard to deny the natural premise of “Inside Out 2.” It’s been nine years since “Inside Out,” yet in the span between that film and its new sequel, Riley, the young girl with a head full of emotions, has gone from 11...

Jennifer Aniston launches children's book series with best 'friend' Clydeo the dog

Jun. 11, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Inspired by her beloved dog, Jennifer Aniston will soon become a children's author. The “Friends” star has a four-book deal with HarperCollins Publishers and animation studio Invisible Studio for a series of works featuring the animated dog Clydeo, based on the...