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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' on Track for Record $215M-Plus Weekend
- December 21, 2015

John Boyega surprised "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" fans by showing up at several screening of the new movie. Thanks to the massive debut of "The Force Awakens" the overall box office for all movies this weekend also broke a record, bringing in over $300 million for the first time in history. (more...)
Projector Stops Working, Skips Ahead During Star Wars Premier Projector Stops Working, Skips Ahead During Star Wars Premier
- December 21, 2015

Some people in the audience yelled "No no no!" over and over. "However, at the time , we thought it was because we saw the movie fast forwarded and believed it to be spoilers". Abrams. It will open there on January 9. The unfortunate incident at Arclight Cinemas, however, didn't stop the film's momentum in terms of ticket sales as Star Wars: The Force Awakens broke box office records, raking in $57 million from Thursday previews alone and at least $100 million on opening day. (more...)
'Star Wars' crushes opening-day record, global sales near $130 million 'Star Wars' crushes opening-day record, global sales near $130 million
- December 21, 2015

The box office record for an opening weekend belongs to Universal's " Jurassic World " which premiered to $208.8 million just six months ago. Other records "The Force Awakens " created were the film with the biggest December debut, the biggest IMAX Thursday night, the biggest IMAX single-day and the biggest IMAX weekend. (more...)
Rocky Marciano biopic nets Jeremy Renner Rocky Marciano biopic nets Jeremy Renner
- December 20, 2015

Samuel Franco and Evan Kilgore are writing the script, although no director is attached s yet. That goes against the recent formula for successful biopics, which tend to focus on a specific period of the subject's life rather than try to cram an entire life story into a two-hour frame. (more...)
Tina Fey Admits to Once Being a "Mean Girl"
- December 20, 2015

Pell was the screenwriter for the new movie Sisters , in which Fey and Poehler play sisters in their 40s, tasked with cleaning out their old bedroom in their childhood home. But despite the fact that the frat-style party sequence is the funniest part of the movie, this is a film challenging its main characters to grow up, so it's hard to fully embrace the insanity that breaks out. (more...)
'Force Awakens' crosses $250 million globally after record Friday 'Force Awakens' crosses $250 million globally after record Friday
- December 20, 2015

Walt Disney Co., which produced the film, is projecting that it will gross an estimated $220 million this weekend. Unlike " Jurassic World ", the seventh film in the "Star Wars" saga did not have the benefit of showing in China on its inaugural weekend. (more...)
The most Googled Star Wars character revealed The most Googled Star Wars character revealed
- December 20, 2015

The great thing is, not lost among the Kylo Ren, Rey and Finn figures out there are new releases of classic characters, including high-end collectible versions from the likes of Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles. "I want the people to be able to see them and enjoy them as much as we've enjoyed making them", Bornhoeft said. "There is a screening of Star Wars for Gold Star families and children (of USA soldiers killed in combat) coming up". (more...)
Texas Police Search for Affluenza Teen Ethan Couch View Count: 74 Texas Police Search for Affluenza Teen Ethan Couch View Count: 74
- December 20, 2015

Tarrant County issued an arrest warrant for Couch on December 11 after he missed an appointment with Tarrant County Juvenile Probation officers. According to the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office, neither Couch nor his mother could be found and the office wonders if they fled the country. (more...)
Fans Flock To See New Star Wars Movie Fans Flock To See New Star Wars Movie
- December 20, 2015

Tinseltown in Summit Township, Erie County was buzzing all day Thursday with Yodas, Jetties and Storm Troopers as Star Wars fans gathered for opening night. "I've been a fan my whole life". "My kids are scared of it. My dogs are scared of it. But my wife and I love it", Lanigan said. When the phantom menace is a magnesium deficiency, Star Wars gummy multi-vitamins will "light" the way! Holly says the anticipation and excitement kept her up all night. (more...)
Kim Kardashian Twitter 2015: Star Reveals Son's Name, Best Twitter Reactions Kim Kardashian Twitter 2015: Star Reveals Son's Name, Best Twitter Reactions
- December 20, 2015

The multi-millionaire reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband have chosen the name Saint West for their newborn son. "So Saint Robert is ideal!" a source told Hollywood Life . "I don't think my husband likes that name, but I do like it. I don't think we'll go another direction (sic)". "The way Kim explained it to me was North means 'highest power, ' and she says that North is Kim and Kanye's highest point together", Kris explained. (more...)
Cut-Throat Terror Attack in Nigeria Leaves 30 Dead, 20 Injured Cut-Throat Terror Attack in Nigeria Leaves 30 Dead, 20 Injured
- December 19, 2015

Attackers usually come into a village, raid it, and burn it down. People stand outside a mosque where a Boko Haram bombing killed over 20 people in Maiduguri, Nigeria, September 21, 2015. Several of the victims in the Kamuya attacks were decapitated by Boko Haram militants. However, it seems the number of attacks have only gone up since the announcement was made. (more...)
Christmas No1 looks unlikely for X Factor winner Louisa Johnson Christmas No1 looks unlikely for X Factor winner Louisa Johnson
- December 19, 2015

The single has entered the charts at a disappointing number nine. X Factor winners usually do well in the charts at Christmas, with number ones from winners Ben (2014), Sam Bailey (2013), Matt Cardle (2010), Alexandra Burke (2008), Leon Jackson (2007), Leona Lewis (2006) and Shayne Ward (2005). (more...)
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West introduce Saint West Kim Kardashian and Kanye West introduce Saint West
- December 19, 2015

Us Weekly reports that after North was born in June 2013, Kris Jenner, her grandma, explained the idea behind the name during an appearance on The View . "I felt like it will just come to us", she added. According to the website Babycenter , Saint is the 4733th most popular baby name in the United States, have risen from 7214th a year ago. (more...)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens review Star Wars: The Force Awakens review
- December 19, 2015

The ticket sales figures from Walt Disney Co late Friday indicated that the film could eclipse the United States dollars 208.8 million record set by dinosaur adventure film Jurassic World in June. "I feel like a kid again to be honest", said James Williams. He also cleverly updated the story by bringing in up and coming Hollywood talent - Oscar Isaac , John Boyega, and Adam Driver - whilst hitting all the beats of a Star Wars film. (more...)
'Force Awakens' on path for record $200M-plus weekend
- December 19, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens made $57m (£38m) on Thursday night, beating the previous record of $43.5m held by Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in 2011. Strong reviews for the film, which is set 30 years after " Return of the Jedi ", have added to the fervor for " The Force Awakens ". Is Star Wars VII poised to become the highest grossing film of all time, outpacing Avatar? But so far, " The Force Awakens " is attracting the interest of seemingly everyone. (more...)
Carrie Fisher reveals Star Wars 'hyperdrive' advice for newcomer Daisy Ridley Carrie Fisher reveals Star Wars 'hyperdrive' advice for newcomer Daisy Ridley
- December 19, 2015

The American actress, who has reprised her role as Princess Leia , joined fellow original stars Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill along with British newcomers John Boyega and Daisy Ridley in London's Leicester Square. "I may have told Graham a year ago all about the film", Fisher admits on tonight's edition of the show. Hi-yeee!' I'd just write. In the documentary you can see I am really very nervous. (more...)
Mother Teresa on way to sainthood
- December 19, 2015

Pope Francis opened the door for sainthood when he officially recognized a second miracle the church believed to have come from her intercession with God. While they waited, the man's wife led prayers to Mother Teresa in the hospital's chapel. She was beatified as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta by Pope John Paul II in 2003. (more...)
Star Wars Fans Pack US Theaters for Thursday Night Debut
- December 19, 2015

However, a scan of local theater websites found there were still tickets available at various venues for Friday and Saturday showings. "I just want them to do justice to the movies, do justice to the fans and just put out a good movie". (more...)
Kim Kardashian: Does She Want A Third Baby After Incredibly Painful Delivery? Kim Kardashian: Does She Want A Third Baby After Incredibly Painful Delivery?
- December 19, 2015

News they chose the moniker because Saint is a "blessing" after Kim had "such a hard pregnancy". Kim and Kanye announced the unusual name for their baby boy yesterday with a tweet featuring emojis of Kim , Kanye , two-year-old daughter North and their little baby boy. (more...)
Hundreds line up hours prior to Star Wars premiere Hundreds line up hours prior to Star Wars premiere
- December 18, 2015

The movie officially opens today in more than 4,000 theaters. "It was- part of me died I'll just say that", said Julie Osburn, Star Wars Fan. Loyal to the Force , they came nearly 300 strong to live the Star Wars story through the first six movies and then on to " The Force Awakens ". (more...)

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