‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Box Office: What Fueled the Movie’s Record Opening


How does Disney do it so often?

For rival Hollywood studios, the debut of Avengers: Infinity War is another reminder of Disney’s domination and marketing prowess. The film studio, led by Alan Horn, now has bragging rights to nine of the 10 biggest domestic openings, not adjusted for inflation. The list is led by Infinity WarForce Awakens and The Last Jedi, and also includes Black Panther, the first two Avengers movies, Captain America: Civil WarBeauty and the Beast and Iron Man 3. The lone non-Disney title is Universal’s Jurassic World (No. 4).

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Pamela McClintock — The Hollywood Reporter

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A Woman Is a Drunk, Whereas the Guy’s a Partyer


Emily Blunt talks about double standards of the society when judging a woman. This needull is an interesting conversation with Emily Blunt and author Paula Hawkins. Happy reading..

“With so many movies, women are held to what a man considers a feminine ideal,” says Blunt, sipping a soy cappuccino. “You have to be pretty. You have to be ‘likable,’ which is my least favorite bloody word in the industry. Rachel isn’t ‘likable.’ What does that mean? To be witty and pretty and hold it together and be there for the guy? And he can just be a total drip?” That Blunt herself seems extremely likable as she says all this only underscores her point.

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Tatiana Siegel — The Hollywood Reporter

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