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‘Gods Of Egypt’ Bombs At Box Office

Gods of Egypt opened to an estimated $14 million domestically after costing a hefty $140 million to produce. The ancient fantasy epic, starring Gerard Butler, also bombed overseas, where it debuted to $24.2 million from 68 markets for a worldwide start of $38.2 million. Deadpool easily beat the film to stay …

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Warner Bros. Announces First Ultra HD Blu-ray Titles

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced its first Ultra HD Blu-ray titles will be available on March 1.  The four initial titles, Mad Max: Fury Road, San Andreas, The Lego Movie and Pan, will be followed by select theatrical new release titles available day and date with their initial home entertainment release as well as a …

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Death Note Anime Series Arrives On Blu-ray

VIZ Media announces a new release of one of the anime genre’s greatest series with the debut of DEATH NOTE COMPLETE SERIES on Blu-ray on March 1st. The edgy supernatural crime thriller is based in the groundbreaking DEATH NOTE manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata (and …

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Funimation Entertainment Acquires Rights To “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time”

Funimation Entertainment announced its acquisition of “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” – the 2006 film and first, non-franchise theatrical release from acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda. Funimation has secured the exclusive North American rights to home entertainment, video on demand and broadcast distribution of the film as part of its …

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Playmates Toys Ready To Roar As Master Toy Licensee For DreamWorks Animation’s Voltron: Legendary Defender

Let’s Voltron! Playmates Toys and DreamWorks Animation today announced plans for a new toy line based on the new DreamWorks Animation series Voltron: Legendary Defender, a reimagining of the classic property featuring five teenage pilots of mystical robot lions that combine to form Voltron, the most powerful defender in the universe, set …

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‘Deadpool’ Takes On All Comers For Second Week Win

Deadpool easily won the battle of the box office in its second outing, earning a sizable $55 million from 3,277 theaters to trounce biblical resurrection tale Risen and the demonic-laced The Witch. The movie passed the $200 million mark in its ninth day in release, faster than any R-rated title in history, for a domestic total of …

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Roger Corman Reboots ‘Death Race’

In the not-too-distant future, America is controlled by an all-powerful corporate government that keeps the masses placated with violent virtual-reality entertainment. The event of the year is the Death Race, where a motley assortment of drivers compete in a cross-country road race, scoring points for running down pedestrians and killing …

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LEGO Star Wars Adventure Continues in 2016 with Building Sets, Buildable Figures and an Original Television Series

LEGO Systems announced a robust slate that will drive continued excitement for the LEGO Star Wars product line, the company’s first-ever licensed theme collection that today is a perennial favorite among fans of all ages. From sets based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, to those inspired by a new original animated series, …

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Talk, Sprint And Blast Their Way Into Action In 2016

Playmates Toys, the company behind the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toy line, unveiled its thriving 2016 collection during the North American International Toy Fair. Inspired by Nickelodeon’s hit TV series, the collection features all-new segments with innovative play patterns and totally awesome ninja action. Playmates Toys’ entire product line will be …

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‘Deadpool’ Has Record Setting Weekend

Ryan Reynolds’ very R-rated and irreverent Deadpool grossed a record-breaking $135 million over the three-day Valentine’s Day/Presidents Day weekend, one of the best showings of all time for a superhero movie and shattering all expectations. The top 12 films of the weekend, as of Sunday, February 14, are as follows: WEEKEND REVENUE …

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