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Big Hero 6

With “Big Hero 6,” an obscure Marvel Comics title gives the Mouse House’s toon division just enough raw material to assemble its own superhero franchise, starring millions of robots — including one, a balloon-bellied virtual nurse named Baymax, that you’ll never forget. Co-directors Don Hall and Chris Williams borrow the character names and a few key details from their pulp source, but otherwise succeed in putting a thoroughly Disney spin on things, delivering appealing personalities ........

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Happy New Year

"Happy New Year" (HNY) is one of the most-hyped and highly-anticipated Bollywood movies of 2014. Ever since director Farah Khan announced it in October 2012, the film has been creating buzz in the media for all good reasons. After a long wait, the flick has been finally released in theatres overseas on 22 October. The film seems to have reached the viewers' expectations that it had created before its release.   Written by Farah Khan, "Happy New Year" is a heist drama film that revolves arou ........

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'The Maze Runner' Movie Review: Best And Worst Moments Of The Film

"The Maze Runner" which is distributed by 20th Century Fox was shown in Australia on Sept. 18, 2014, U.S. and Canadian theatres on Sept. 19, 2014 and New Zealand theatres on Sept. 25, 2014. It stars Dylan O'Brien (Thomas), Will Poulter (Gally), Kaya Scodelario (Teresa), Aml Ameen (Alby), Blake Cooper (Chuck) and Carl Greene (Glader). Here is a brief movie review of it including the best and worst moments of the film"The Maze Runner" is based on James Dashner's best-selling novel of the same titl ........

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes beats Hercules at UK box office

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has held off competition from Hercules to top the UK box office for the second consecutive weekend.The Matt Reeves-directed Apes sequel earned £3.7 million to secure the top spot ahead of Dwayne Johnson's latest release and horror sequel The Purge: Anarchy.How to Train Your Dragon 2 sits at number four after five weeks on release, while Transformers: Age of Extinction rounds out the top five.The only chart climber is Boyhood, now on its third weekend on release, w ........

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'Transformers 4' earns $ 317m in China

BEIJING - "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the fourth installment in the robot movie franchise, earned 1.97 billion yuan (about $317.2 million) on the Chinese mainland in its month-long run ending July 27.The movie's ticket sales were close to the average market forecast of 2 billion yuan, the Beijing News reported Tuesday.The paper reported that "Transformers 4" ended its run as scheduled. Though distributors tried to extend its screening, the cost of doing so discouraged them, it added.Box o ........

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Maleficent propels Angelina Jolie to top of US box office

    Disney live-action film Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie, has debuted at the top of the North American box office, taking $70m (£41m).   The film, based on the villain from Sleeping Beauty, has given Jolie her biggest box office debut to date.   "The whole movie kind of rises and sets on her performance," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak.   Last weekend's number one, X-Men: Days of Future Past, dropped to second.   It took $32.6 milli ........

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China Box Office: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Hits $80 Million

  20th Century Fox tentpole X-Men: Days of Future Past took $43.82 million in its first full week in China, bringing its total to $83.14 million after 10 days, according to data from Beijing-based analyst group Entgroup. Bryan Singer's critically acclaimed movie had 232,842 screenings and 7.21 million admissions for the week to June 1.The movie has been boosted in the world’s second largest film market by its Chinese star Fan Bingbing and a well-received visit by key cast. PHOTOS: 'X ........

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'Rio 2' mints Rs.5.7 crore in India in opening weekend

Chennai: Animated film "Rio 2", which opened in cinemas worldwide Friday, has grossed Rs.5.7 crore in its opening weekend at the Indian box office, registering the second best opening for an animated film in the country."The fun family entertainer bagged Rs.5.7 crore gross (Rs.4 crore net), more than twice the opening of 'Rio 1' and the 3rd biggest opening for 2014 for any Hollywood film," read a statement from the film's production house Fox Star Studios."'Rio 2' has garnered the second biggest ........

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‘Captain America’ Blows Up Weekend Box Office With Boffo $203 Mil Globally, Scores Record $96 Mil Stateside

The Marvel machine continues to be a wonder at the box office, with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” amassing a whammo $203.3 million worldwide this weekend, of which an estimated $96.2 million came from Stateside plexes, making it the largest domestic debut ever in April.To date, “Winter Soldier” has raked in an overwhelming $300 million-plus global tally, with several overseas territories bowing the pic last weekend. The film now is playing in approximately 92% of the internationa ........

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The making of RoboCop

Next month will see the US theatrical release of the remake of RoboCop. The original film had an estimated budget of $13 million dollars that went on to gross some $53 million in the US alone. If one movie from the 80s defined the term 'sleeper hit', it was Paul Verhoeven's strange and violent film.Dutchman Verhoeven had graduated from a series of critically acclaimed works in his home country to a controversial and not particularly well-received Hollywood debut Flesh & Blood - and so not mu ........

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