Disney hopes for its next blockbuster in newest ‘Star Wars’
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Disney hopes for its next blockbuster in newest ‘Star Wars’

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney’s $4 billion deal for Lucasfilm and “Star Wars” just keeps getting better for the House of Mouse. The company is banking on the latest installments, “The Last Jedi” in December and a Han Solo movie in May, to drive people to theaters. But that’s far from the end of money-making … Continue reading

Disney streaming service to get ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel
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Disney streaming service to get ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel

NEW YORK (AP) — “Star Wars” and the Marvel comic-book movies will join Disney’s upcoming streaming service , potentially giving it broader appeal beyond families with young children. The Disney service will be the only place to stream those movies on demand in the U.S. as part of a monthly subscription. (So, not on Netflix.) A price … Continue reading

‘Beauty and the Beast’ dances off with top box-office spot
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‘Beauty and the Beast’ dances off with top box-office spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Not all reboots are created equal. This weekend at the box office, nostalgia-driven fare was everywhere, from “Beauty and the Beast” to “Power Rangers” and “CHIPS,” producing both successful and underwhelming results. On the high end, Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” continued enchanting audiences in its second weekend in theaters, … Continue reading

Box office top 20: ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘Trolls’ stay on top
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Box office top 20: ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘Trolls’ stay on top

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marvel’s mystical superhero adventure “Doctor Strange” and the musical animated release “Trolls” remained No. 1 and No. 2 at the box office for the second straight weekend, while new releases “Arrival” and “Almost Christmas” opened strongly. Disney’s “Doctor Strange” took in $43 million over the weekend, according to final ticket sales … Continue reading

‘Inside Out,’ ‘The Good Dinosaur’ top Annie Awards noms
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‘Inside Out,’ ‘The Good Dinosaur’ top Annie Awards noms

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Inside Out,” Pixar’s journey into the mind of an adolescent girl, has received 14 Annie Awards nominations, topping the studio’s “The Good Dinosaur,” which picked up 10. The International Animated Film Society on Tuesday announced the nominations for the 43rd annual Annie Awards, which recognize the best in animated entertainment. “Inside … Continue reading