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‘Smurfs’ and ‘Going in Style’ are no match for ‘Boss Baby’ and ‘Beauty’ at box office

‘Smurfs’ and ‘Going in Style’ are no match for ‘Boss Baby’ and ‘Beauty’ at box office

April 18, 2017


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LOS ANGELES — Luckily, the box-office beating “The Boss Baby” and “Beauty and the Beast” put on Sony’s new release “Smurfs: The Lost Village” couldn’t make the animated gnomes any more blue. The Alec Baldwin-voiced baby with a briefcase took the No. 1 spot for the second week in a ...

Disney movie is a box-office ‘Beast’: Repeat customers are keeping ‘Beauty’ aloft

Disney movie is a box-office ‘Beast’: Repeat customers are keeping ‘Beauty’ aloft

April 18, 2017


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When Disney’s new live-action musical fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast” opened on March 17, Shelby Pickel was there with her family at one of the first showings. The 17-year-old high school student from Broken Arrow, Okla., had grown up with the DVD of the original 1991 animated film in heavy r...

‘Smurfs’ and ‘Going in Style’ are no match for ‘Boss Baby’ and ‘Beauty’ at box office

‘Smurfs’ and ‘Going in Style’ are no match for ‘Boss Baby’ and ‘Beauty’ at box office

April 18, 2017


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LOS ANGELES — Luckily, the box-office beating “The Boss Baby” and “Beauty and the Beast” put on Sony’s new release “Smurfs: The Lost Village” couldn’t make the animated gnomes any more blue. The Alec Baldwin-voiced baby with a briefcase took the No. 1 spot for the second week in a r...

‘Boss’ beats ‘Beauty’ and ‘Ghost in the Shell’ in battle for box-office supremacy

‘Boss’ beats ‘Beauty’ and ‘Ghost in the Shell’ in battle for box-office supremacy

April 18, 2017


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LOS ANGELES — After two weeks of domination by Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” there’s a new boss in town. In a squeaker, Fox and DreamWorks Animation’s CG-animated family comedy “The Boss Baby” claimed the top spot at the box office, pulling in a bigger-than-expected weekend estimate of...

‘Beauty’s’ in beast mode as it bests ‘Power Rangers’ at box office

‘Beauty’s’ in beast mode as it bests ‘Power Rangers’ at box office

March 28, 2017


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LOS ANGELES — In the battle of 1990s nostalgia, “Saban’s Power Rangers” was no match for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” while Dax Shepard’s “CHIPS” was out of the money in seventh place. “Beauty and the Beast,” the live-action remake starring “Harry Potter’s” Emma Wats...

The 10 films we’ve gotta see

The 10 films we’ve gotta see

January 17, 2017


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By Los Angeles Times Film Staff Los Angeles Times (TNS) From the first flurries of franchises in January through the last gasp at Oscar-qualifying runs in December, there will be, conservatively, around 300 films released in 2017. For the purposes of this preview, The Times’ film writers and repor...

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