Horror movies, which do not quite play to the same effect on Netflix and other streaming services, were a particular bright spot for theaters, with films like "It" and "Get Out" becoming cultural sensations.
Some fans of "Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi" are striking below the belt, as racist, sexist, and downright insulting gestures are being directed at an Asian actress of the said movie. The Last Jedi opened to a combined $450 million worldwide. Mark Hamill initially felt upset by the way the character was written as well, however, the Star Wars legend later on admitted that he realized that Luke's path was what The Last Jedi needed. Likewise, it does not cover the millions spent on production and marketing.
The Star Wars legend, however, debunked the rumor, calling it "complete BS".
Mr. Scott also had a tough time over the weekend with "All the Money in the World" (Sony), a crime drama about the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III and his grandfather's refusal to pay a $17 million ransom. This means that one of the core messages of "Star Wars" is to set aside racial diversity for a noble goal.
The eighth installment of the "Star Wars" franchise became the highest grossing film in the USA for 2017 over the New Year's weekend, beating out "Beauty and the Beast".
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The victims were Shanta Myers , 36, her partner Brandi Mells , 22, and Myers' two children, Jeremiah, 11, and Shanise, 5. From the beginning, police, who have not provided details about the deaths, described the case as a horrific crime.
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The attack claimed the lives of seven people, including one police conscript, and left four citizens wounded. One attacker carrying explosives was reportedly shot and killed by security forces and another was arrested.
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He was unable to make an impact at Chelsea following his move from Augsburg in 2015 and has been tipped to return to Germany on loan during the second half of the season.
The Last Jedi made a splash in its global opening weekend.
In Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now showing in theaters everywhere.
If you're a box-office nerd like me, you know that the movie's box-office haul this week is actually bigger than what it pulled in during its debut weekend, and for the record, that hardly ever happens.