Box-Office Preview: 'Coco' Set to Rule Thanksgiving With $55M-$60M Bow

6:40 AM PST 11/21/2017 by Pamela McClintock The animated tentpole has already become the top-grossing movie of all time in Mexico. The Disney animated empire will once again dominate the Thanksgiving box office. Pixar/Disney’s critically acclaimed Coco, about the Mexican holiday Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), parades into theaters everywhere Wednesday, following Tuesday-night previews. Disney and Pixar, […]

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Feds Indict Iranian for HBO Hack—But Good Luck Arresting Him

Four months ago, HBO faced a punishing series of leaks of unreleased episodes, scripts, and even celebrities’ contact information. On Tuesday, the Department of Justice named the alleged culprit behind that extortion campaign: An Iranian hacker named Behzad Mesri. By indicting Mesri, prosecutors have sent a message that even anonymous cybercriminals in countries as distant as Iran can be tracked […]

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'Justice League' Box Office: Another Setback for DC's Superhero Universe

The big-budget film posted the lowest domestic opening of any DC superhero pic since ‘Green Lantern’ in 2011, and the lowest for the DC Extended Universe. In most cases, a box-office debut approaching $100 million in North America would be cause for celebration. But at Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, no one was popping open the champagne to toast Justice […]

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The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 TV and Home Theater Deals

Sometimes the term “Black Friday” seems like a misnomer. A possible replacement might include “Televisions-On-Sale Friday.” Yes, this is one of the most popular times of the year to score a big-ticket electronics item for comparatively little dinero, but sorting through the white noise can be a little difficult. If you’re in the mood to update your home entertainment system […]

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New York Times suspends top White House reporter amid investigation into sexual-harassment allegations – Business Insider

Glenn ThrushKirk Irwin/Getty Images The New York Times has suspended its White House correspondent Glenn Thrush while it investigates several allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Several women told Vox that Thrush acted inappropriately with them when they were in their 20s and relatively inexperienced journalists and while he was an influential Washington reporter. Thrush has acknowledged the encounters took […]

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Weekend Box Office: 'Justice League' Opens to Dismal $96M; 'Wonder' Amazes

The superhero mashup is a major blow for the DC Extended Universe, at least in North America, while pulling in a stronger $185.5 million overseas for a global launch of $281.5 million. The world’s most famous superheroes seemingly lost their powers over the weekend as Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment’s big-budget Justice League opened to a sorely disappointing $96 million […]

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