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The film is expected to set a record for an April opening weekend in the $115 million range. That will easily top current record holder Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which opened with $95 million on the same weekend last year. Fast and Furious 6 grossed $97 million in its domestic debut weekend two years ago on its way to $238 million.
Netflix is rapidly accelerating its spending on original programming as it seeks to bolster its global expansion at the same time it faces more competition in the American market from rival streaming services. The company is expected to spend more than $450 million on original programming this year, up 88 percent from $243 million in 2014, according to the MoffettNathanson research firm.
Some powers are so terrible and vast that they should be denied to humankind, for we would not know how to wield them responsibly. For example: Kamil Hismatullin, a Russian hacker and security tinkerer, briefly had the ability to delete everything on YouTube.
Hot cars, a hotter cast and the memory of Paul Walker will be driving Furious 7, the latest installment in Universal Pictures’ high-octane action franchise, as it opens in 4,003 theaters across North America beginning Friday. It’s the studio’s widest domestic opening ever, and this weekend’s rollout in 63 foreign markets and more than 10,500 theaters is a Universal record, too.
It Follows is on track to gross more than $12 million dollars, is already the highest grossing film in the history of Radius, boasts a 95% certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and should be painted as the independent film success story of the year, not a "flop."
Star Wars: Clone Wars, winner of last year’s award for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program, leads the nominations in the animation categories with seven nominations overall. Peg+Cat is right behind, with six nominations.
Manoel de Oliveira, who was believed to be the world’s oldest film director, has passed away at the age of 106. The Portuguese film-maker and screenwriter started his career in 1931 with a silent documentary about Porto, the country’s second biggest city, and went on to win two career Golden Lions from the Venice film festival as well as an honorary Palme d’Or from Cannes.