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'Alita' leads a slow Presidents Day box office weekend

Feb. 17, 2019 3:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sci-fi fantasy "Alita: Battle Angel" topped the charts and beat out a number of newcomers including the meta romantic comedy "Isn't It Romantic" and the horror sequel "Happy Death Day 2U" in its first weekend in theaters, but it is a victory with a few caveats. It's leading the...

Study: More diverse movie leads in 2018 than ever

Feb. 12, 2019 12:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The top films in 2018 featured more female and people of color in lead roles than ever before, according to a new study from the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. In a report released Tuesday, researchers found that women were the lead or co-lead in 40 of...

'The Lego Movie 2' opens No. 1 but everything is not awesome

Feb. 10, 2019 4:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part" was easily the top ticket-seller in theaters over the weekend, but the film's $35 million opening failed to stack up to its expected haul, according to studio estimates Sunday. The animated sequel had been forecast to draw around $50 million. Instead, it...

'Free Solo' film about El Capitan conquest gets TV debut

Feb. 8, 2019 3:02 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Makers of the "Free Solo" documentary about Alex Honnold's unaided climb up the rock face of Yosemite's El Capitan say they would have still made the film if Honnold had slipped and fell to his death. Film editor Bob Eisenhardt said Friday the possibility had been discussed. He said...

'Glass' stays at No. 1, while 'Miss Bala' opens in third

Feb. 3, 2019 2:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the distraction of the Super Bowl, freezing temperatures affecting large portions of North America and only one big new release in theaters in "Miss Bala," movie going audiences largely took the weekend off from the theaters in what is estimated to be the lowest-earning Super Bowl...

'VH1 Trailblazer Honors' celebrates director Ava DuVernay

Jan. 28, 2019 8:50 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — "VH1 Trailblazer Honors" will pay tribute to Academy Award-nominated director Ava DuVernay to kick off Women's History Month. The 46-year-old's screenwriter includes the films "Selma," ''13TH" and "A Wrinkle In Time." The 2018 fantasy movie made her the highest-grossing female black...

'Glass' is No. 1 again, McConaughey's 'Serenity' flops

Jan. 27, 2019 4:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Matthew McConaughey notched one of the worst debuts of his career, Oscar nominees saw only modest bumps and M. Night Shyamalan's "Glass" easily remained No. 1 on a quiet weekend in movie theaters. The weekend's two new wide releases — McConaughey's tropic noir "Serenity" and the...

Oscar nods honor 'Roma,' 'The Favourite,' 'Black Panther'

Jan. 22, 2019 6:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite" with a leading 10 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination....

At Sundance, powerhouse documentaries will be everywhere

Jan. 21, 2019 1:27 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For documentary filmmakers, there's no place like the Sundance Film Festival. The mountainside festival which kicks off Thursday in Park City, Utah, has become known for launching nonfiction films to box office successes and awards, and this year is shaping up to be no different. The...

M. Night Shyamalan's 'Glass' is No. 1 with $40.6M debut

Jan. 20, 2019 2:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — M. Night Shyamalan scored his fifth No. 1 movie as the director's "Glass," while not quite the blockbuster some expected, nevertheless dominated Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend at the box office with $40.6 million in ticket sales according to studio estimates Sunday. Universal...