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The Hype Reawakens: ‘Star Wars’ Stages ‘Last Jedi’ Premiere

Stormtroopers, droids and celebrities from galaxies near and far hit the red carpet in the shadow of a giant AT-AT assault vehicle Saturday at the glittering world premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” — although one star almost didn’t make it. John Boyega, who plays the heroic stormtrooper-turned-rebel Finn,…

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‘It’ Is Over Now That the ‘Kingsman’ Has Arrived

Spy comedy “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” dominated North American box offices on its debut weekend, industry figures showed Monday. It ousted horror hit “It”, which had held the crown for two weeks. With a star-studded cast featuring Colin Firth, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry and even Elton John, “Kingsman” raked in…

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‘Split’ shocks the box office with a $40 million debut

LOS ANGELES — Competing with a presidential inauguration, multicity marches and big-budget Hollywood productions, M. Night Shyamalan’s creepy psychological thriller “Split” pulled off a surprising opening weekend victory, pulling in an estimated $40.2 million. The low-budget “Split,” which cost a reported $9 million to make, blew away predictions that it…

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