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“Bad Boys 3” Is a Success, “Dolittle” . . . Not So Much

The long-awaited third “Bad Boys” movie “Bad Boys for Life” is having a huge weekend at the box office.  It’s expected to make $68.1 million over the holiday weekend. In fact, “Bad Boys 4” has just been set in motion.  Of course, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are expected to return. On the flipside, “Dolittle” was a bomb . . . making just $30 million.  That doesn’t seem…MORE

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“1917” Dethroned “Star Wars” at the Box Office

“1917” was the surprise winner at the Golden Globes last week, and over the weekend, it dethroned “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” at the box office. “1917” made $36.5 million, more than double the $15.1 million that “Star Wars” made.  “Like a Boss” was the highest-grossing new movie.  It made $10 million and came in fourth.  Here’s this weekend’s Top 10:  …MORE

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“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Is Still #1 at the Box Office

For the third straight week, the new “Star Wars” movie “The Rise of Skywalker” won the box office.  It made another $33.7 million . . . bringing its domestic total up to $450.8 million. “The Grudge” made $11.3 million and came in fourth despite horrible reviews . . . and “Frozen 2” made another $11.29 million to become the highest-grossing animated movie of all time.  Here’s this weekend’s…MORE

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New in Theaters: “Cats” and “The Rise of Skywalker”

1.  “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker“  (PG-13)  Trailer J.J. Abrams returns to direct the final movie, and uses old footage he filmed of Carrie Fisher for “The Force Awakens” to insert her into “The Rise of Skywalker”.  That included scenes that now give Billie Lourd a chance to play opposite her mom again. Keri Russell joins the cast as a helmeted spice smuggler named Zorii Bliss.  You should also look…MORE

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“Jumanji: The Next Level” Won the Box Office

“Jumanji: The Next Level” raked in $60.1 million at the box office in its first weekend, easily making it the #1 movie at the box office.  “Frozen 2” was a distant second, making another $19.2 million in its fourth week. Clint Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell”, tanked, with only $5 million.  It’s one of the worst openings in his career as a…MORE

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THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

TAYLOR SWIFT had a huge night at the “American Music Awards”.  Not only did she perform that much-disputed medley that included several of her old songs, but she broke the record for most “AMA” wins. Taylor also won six awards, including Artist of the Decade, to break the record for most “AMA” wins, with 29.  Michael Jackson was the previous record-holder. But what’s most notable…MORE

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THE OSCARS

“Green Book” won Best Picture at the Oscars last night, while RAMI MALEK won Best Actor for“Bohemian Rhapsody” and OLIVIA COLMAN won Best Actress for “The Favourite”.  ALFONSO CUARON won Best Director for “Roma”. LADY GAGA and SPIKE LEE both picked up their first Oscars.  Spike won for Best Adapted Screenplay for“BlacKkKlansman”, although he was also up…MORE

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“Venom” Won the Box Office, but “A Star is Born” Had a Strong Second-Place Opening

“Venom”crushed the record for an October opening, by debuting with $80 million this weekend.  The previous record-holder was “Gravity”, with $55.8 million.  Meanwhile, “A Star is Born” had a respectable second-place opening, with $41.3 million.  Here’s this weekend’s Top 10 . . . 1.  NEW:  “Venom”, $80 million. 2.  NEW:  “A Star is Born”, $41.3…MORE

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