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China Makes Space For ‘The Martian’ As ‘Good Dinosaur’ Snatches Eggs From No. 1 ‘Mockingjay 2’ – Intl B.O. Update

UPDATE, 4:15 PM PT: There's a lot this weekend that's reminiscent of last year's comparable frame, which again has a Hunger Games movie atop the heap, and a space sci-fi epic coming in at No. 2 across the globe. And yet, there are shifts to watch. Show More Summary

‘Sicario’ Editor Joe Walker Discusses A Sequel, Directors And His Next Project: “Amy Adams & Aliens”

Throughout his career, editor Joe Walker has worked with some of the most critically lauded and commercially successful directors in the business—among them, Michael Mann and Steve McQueen. Walker was Oscar-nominated for his editingShow More Summary

’The Danish Girl’ Bows With Style; ‘Janis: Little Girl Blue’ Solid In Debut; ‘Carol’ Dominates Thanksgiving: Specialty B.O.

Focus Features' The Danish Girl had a robust beginning to its theatrical run during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, but it was The Weinstein Company's Carol that held the reins as the top per theater average champ. Open Road's Spotlight...Show More Summary

Thanksgiving Box Office +12% Over 2014, Boosted By ‘Mockingjay 2’, ‘Good Dinosaur’ & ‘Creed’ – Sunday AM Final Update

6TH UPDATE, Sunday 10:30 AM Final: It was a great Thanksgiving indeed at the box office. Total weekend ticket sales as of this morning are being estimated at +12% over last year with $183.1M, which would make it the fourth best FSS post...Show More Summary

‘Gods Of Egypt’: ‘Selma’ Director Ava DuVernay Responds To Alex Proyas & Lionsgate Apology For Lack Of Diversity – Update

UPDATED, 3:01PM Saturday:  Selma director Ava DuVernay took time out today to Tweet her responses to Friday’s post about the conspicuously non-diverse casting of Gods Of Egypt, and Lionsgate and Alex Proyas’ uncharacteristically quick public acknowledgement of the matter. This kind of apology never happens – for something that happens all the time. Show More Summary

Two-Time Oscar Winner Jane Fonda Back In The Hunt For ‘Youth’ Three Decades After Her Last Nomination

After more than 50 years in the biz, Jane Fonda is looking, and, I suspect, feeling more youthful than ever. So it seems entirely appropriate that Italian director Paolo Sorrentino's perfectly titled Youth should bring her roaring back into the Oscar conversation. Show More Summary

‘Steve Jobs’ Composer Daniel Pemberton: Video Of ‘Circle Of Machines’ Performance

‘Circus of Machines,’ one of the tracks composed by Daniel Pemberton for awards contender Steve Jobs, is an operatic piece performed last month at the World Soundtrack Awards during the 42nd Ghent Film Festival in Belgium. For thoseShow More Summary

Black Friday Report: 57 Million Shoppers Targeted Consumer Electronics Technology

Smartphones were the most popular product, according to the Consumer Technology Association's annual survey. read more

’The Danish Girl’ Bows With Style; ‘Carol’ Dominates Thanksgiving: Specialty Box Office

Focus Features' The Danish Girl had a robust beginning to its theatrical run during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, but it was TWC's Carol that held the reins as the top per theater average champ. Open Road's Spotlight and Fox Searchlight's...Show More Summary

‘Mockingjay’ Rules Roost; ‘Good Dinosaur’ Hatches With $29M; ‘The Martian’ Lands $50M In China – Intl Box Office

Refresh for latest.. International weekend estimates are rolling in from the studios with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 continuing to dominate offshore markets. In 92 total, Lionsgate's final installment of the Katniss Everdeen saga feathered its nest with $62M, off about 57% from its opening last frame. Show More Summary

‘Suffragette’ Star Carey Mulligan Talks Feminism & Jennifer Lawrence’s Pay Gap Platform

In the wake of receiving her first Best Actress Oscar nomination for 2009's An Education, Carey Mulligan realized that she had the fortunate opportunity to choose roles. She easily could play a leading man's foil in any Hollywood blockbuster—in...Show More Summary

This Week In Music Commentary

This week in the world of music commentary, we hear a take down of Jimmy Iovine, the story of hip hop artist Talib Kweli, and a case study of millennial's music consumption habits. Jimmy Iovine And The Myth Of The Male Music Fan My Indie Hip-Hop Hustle [Talib Kweli] What...

TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

This week's chart topping articles included a look at why pop stars are starting their own labels, what wisdom we can learn from Adele's 25, and why what works for her may not for anyone else, plus eight concepts artists should implement at their next show. Who's Crazy Enough To...

Adele "25" By The Numbers: 3.3 Million 1st Week Sales • 51/49% Physical/Digital • 67% Of Top 200 Sales

Music sales tracking firm BuzzAngle reports that Adele's "25" sold 3,327,992 total albums in its first week of release. Nielsen Music put the number slightly higher at 3.38 million. Sales were split almost equally between physical and digital with “25” representing an amazing 67.1% of total sales in the Top...

‘The Assassin’, ‘Carol’, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Top BFI Sight & Sound’s Best Of 2015

Taiwan’s The Assassin, from this year’s Cannes Film Festival best director Hou Hsiao-Hsien, has been voted the top movie of 2015 in the British Film Institute’s poll of 168 critics for the organization’s Sight & Sound magazine. No. 2...Show More Summary

Will DiCaprio, Depp Or Smith Nab Best Actor Oscar Or Does Redmayne Take It Again? — Awardsline

Two years ago the Best Actor race was so crowded that such surefire contenders as Robert Redford (All Is Lost) and Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips) saw their hopes dashed right out of the gate when both were overlooked for even a nomination. Show More Summary

‘Steve Jobs’ Composer Daniel Pemberton: Video Of ‘Circle Of Machines’ Performance

One of the tracks Daniel Pemberton composed for awards contender Steve Jobs is ‘Circus of Machines’. The operatic piece that was performed last month at the World Sound Track Awards at the 42nd Ghent Film Festival in Belgium, where Pemberton had won the World Soundtrack Discovery of the Year in 2014. Show More Summary

Al Markim, Who Played Astro In Pioneering ‘Tom Corbett, Space Cadet,’ Dies At 88

Al Markim, known to TV’s first generation of fanboys as Astro, the Venusian pal and fledgling scientist of ’50s sci-fi program Tom Corbett, Space Cadet, died Tuesday, according to his family. He was 88. After serving in the Army andShow More Summary

‘MasterChef Jr.’ Ratings Down, ‘Amazing Race’ Even, ‘Santa Claus’ Matches 2014

On a Friday night of mostly repeats and holiday specials, Fox was the only network to run a full slate of originals. As it was, MasterChef Junior (0.9/3) and World's Funniest (0.6/2) both got hit by the expected post-Thanksgiving lull,...Show More Summary

Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y & Indie Music

Hypebot has quite a bit of useful knowledge to drop on the DIY artist this week, from how to appeal to a publicist, to why a split sheet just isn't enough when it comes to co-writing songs, plus an explanation of why more fans aren't seeing your blog posts. Ask...

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