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DISNEY+ has decided to cancel “The Spiderwick Chronicles” series even before its scheduled premiere

DISNEY+ has decided to cancel “The Spiderwick Chronicles” series even before its scheduled premiere

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The once-promised offerings of streaming services have transformed from a realm of convenience to a source of existential unease. The concerns of viewers now extend beyond the potential removal of their favorite movies and TV shows at the close of each month. A new and disconcerting apprehension has taken its place— that of completed films and series that may never see the light of day. The shelving of Warner Bros.' finished Batgirl film was not an isolated anomaly; rather, it served as a foreboding sign of an emerging trend. In a disheartening turn of events, Disney+ made the decision to cancel its fully realized series, "The Spiderwick Chronicles," even before its anticipated debut. Initially reported by Deadline, Disney+ opted not to release its live-action rendition of "The Spiderw...
Barbie Poised to Surpass “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” as Warner Bros’ Top-Grossing Movie

Barbie Poised to Surpass “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” as Warner Bros’ Top-Grossing Movie

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Barbie Set to Surpass "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" as Warner Bros' Highest-Grossing Film In a remarkable turn of events, Barbie, directed by Greta Gerwig, is poised to overtake the box office collection of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" (2011) as Warner Bros' highest-grossing film worldwide. This impressive milestone is expected to be achieved on Monday. According to Collider, Barbie has now secured the title of the highest-grossing global release in Warner Bros' history at the domestic box office, surpassing the earnings of "The Dark Knight" ($533 million). Variety reports that Barbie's recent weekend performance contributed significantly to its success, generating $18.2 million from 12,852 screens across 75 international territories. This accomplish...
Presenting the Finalists for Artist of the Year at the 2023 Billboard Latin Music Awards and Their Remarkable Achievements

Presenting the Finalists for Artist of the Year at the 2023 Billboard Latin Music Awards and Their Remarkable Achievements

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Billboard and Telemundo have unveiled the finalists for the highly anticipated 2023 Billboard Latin Music Awards, setting the stage for a thrilling competition. Leading the pack with a remarkable 21 entries is the 24-year-old sensation Peso Pluma, who finds himself contending for the prestigious title of Artist of the Year. Standing alongside Peso Pluma in this fierce category are powerhouses Karol G, Bad Bunny, Grupo Frontera, and Fuerza Regida. The realm of Regional Mexican music enjoys significant representation not only within this category but also across the entire roster of finalists. The genre's popularity continues to surge globally, and the formidable trio of Grupo Frontera, Peso Pluma, and Fuerza Regida has played a pivotal role in its worldwide expansion. In parallel, the s...
$4 Ticket Offer: ‘Barbie’ and ‘Gran Turismo’ Compete for Dominance at the Box Office

$4 Ticket Offer: ‘Barbie’ and ‘Gran Turismo’ Compete for Dominance at the Box Office

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Barbie and Gran Turismo Vie for Box Office Lead as Blue Beetle Struggles Against DCEU Curse In the weekend box office race, the veteran Barbie and newcomer Gran Turismo are neck and neck, while the reigning champion Blue Beetle faces challenges posed by the DCEU's track record. Unless Blue Beetle manages to generate substantial momentum before the weekend, it's likely to drop to third place. As Barbie continues to shine with over $1.3 billion in worldwide earnings, it approaches the weekend with estimates around $12 million domestically and a similar figure internationally. My expectation is that Barbie will surpass expectations in the U.S., landing in the $14-15 million range, contributing to a global tally of approximately $28 million. Looking ahead, several major releases are ...
David Ayer’s Lingering Frustration Over Lack of Recognition for The Fast And The Furious

David Ayer’s Lingering Frustration Over Lack of Recognition for The Fast And The Furious

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David Ayer has shared his complex emotions about The Fast And Furious franchise in an interview with Variety. The director of Suicide Squad, who was also one of the credited screenwriters for the original 2001 film that launched the franchise, spoke on Jon Bernthal’s Real Ones podcast this week, expressing his frustrations. Ayer voiced his discontent about the immensely successful multi-billion dollar film series, stating, “It's the biggest franchise in Hollywood, and I don't have any part in it. I have nothing to show for it, absolutely nothing, due to the way the industry operates." Ayer, who has also had his own conflicts with Warner Bros. over his preferred version of Suicide Squad, went on to claim that he was responsible for key elements in the first movie, such as shifting the s...