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Disney leads the way for a record year at the global box office

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New York (CNN Business)Superheroes and Disney paved the way for a record-breaking year at the box office.

“The domestic box office raked in $11.9 billion in 2018, beating the $11.4 billion record set in 2016.
North American theater attendance was up by about 5% over last year, according to the media measuring company Comscore. But it’s still down from 2016, when that year’s record-breaking revenue was set with the help of higher ticket prices rather than by more bodies in theater seats. Higher ticket prices could also contribute to 2018’s massive haul, but it will be a few weeks before official attendance numbers are released.
Last year’s numbers are still impressive, however, given the competition that movie theaters are facing with Netflix and Amazon’s growing slate of prestige and licensed content.
Several studios cranked out big hits throughout the year. Universal’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” Paramount’s “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” and Fox’s “Deadpool 2” all made the top ten. But the king of the 2018 box office was undoubtedly Disney, which had five films in the top-ten highest-grossing movies domestically.
Disney posted the biggest box office year in North American history, grossing more than $3 billion at the U.S. box office. This makes Disney Hollywood’s top studio by more than a billion dollars, dominating an estimated 26% of the market share.
Disney’s content library grow even more once it completes its purchase of 21st Century Fox‘s assets this year.
2019 could mark another year in which theaters could see an even bigger windfall. This year’s film slate includes a number of potential blockbusters. Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” follow up, “Us,” “Avengers: End Game,” a live-action/animated remake of “The Lion King” starring Beyoncé and the final chapter of the new “Star Wars” trilogy, “Star Wars: Episode IX” are all scheduled for release in the coming months.”

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Once Upon a Time in America divides audiences on its historical context

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This story contains spoilers.

Based on the trailer and cheesy posters, it’s clear that Quentin Tarantino’s new film, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, is set in 1969 Los Angeles and deals with the Manson Family murders. The fact that Sharon Tate (played by Margot Robbie) is a main character in the film is a big enough hint that Tarantino is going to end on the tragic events that led to her death while 8 months pregnant. Tate’s murder (as well as the murders of her friends, who were at her home at the time) became a national story and is well known by most people with even a vague knowledge of Charles Manson, who directed leaders of his cult to kill everyone in Tate’s home on the infamous Cielo Drive.

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The New Lion King Posters Show Actors Facing Off Their Characters And It Looks Badass

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“25 years after its initial release, The Lion King movie still remains the highest-earning G-rated movie of all time. However, following the success of The Jungle Book remake, Disney has taken on a challenge to reboot the all-time classic too. Will the new photorealistic computer-animated movie beat the traditionally animated one? Only time will tell. But there’s not much time left to find out since the premiere is just around the corner.

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The new Lion King movie directed by Jon Favreau will hit theaters on the 19th of July. Just in time for that, Disney released striking photos of the cast posing face-to-face with their characters.

Do you already know who will voice your favorite characters in The Lion King remake?”

50 days before the release of The Lion King movie, Disney shared posters introducing the main characters and the voices behind them. People were surprised to know that American actor, comedian, and performer Donald Glover will star as the main character Simba. The Beyhive started buzzing after it was announced that Nala will be voiced by famous singer Beyoncé.

Nala with Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

Donald Glover with Simba

Zazu, Pumbaa, and Timon with John Oliver, Seth Rogen, and Billy Eichner

Chiwetel Ejiofor with Scar

Eric André, Florence Kasumba, and Keegan-Michael Key with hyenas Azizi, Shenzi, and Kamari

Alfre Woodard with Sarabi

Nala and Simba with Shahadi Wright Joseph and JD McCrary

James Earl Jones will once again voice Mufasa, the King of the Pride Lands and the father of Simba.

Here’s how people reacted

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Spice Girls to become superheroes in animated movie

Charmaine Blake

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All five original band members are set to lend their voices to a film that will feature original singles and new songs

“An animated Spice Girls movie is in the works at Paramount. The film will feature the voices of all five members of the original band and a plot in which the quintet become superheroes.

It will be produced by 90s music mogul Simon Fuller, and written by Karen McCullah and Kiwi Smith, whose credits include The House Bunny and Legally Blonde. A director is not yet attached.”

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