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Holiday dents movie box office

UPDATE: 7.6.15 - As was noted, as the actual box office figures were updated, it showed something different. "Inside Out" did inch by "Jurassic World" over the July 4 holiday.

Op-Ed: Little art Gallery in California wine country celebrates 1st year Special

Sonoma - Despite the woes of the economy and the rising cost of real estate and retail space, not far from the center of town is an art gallery called Studio 35. Rather ordinary from its cottage-like exterior, it has become a center for the arts in Sonoma.

Elvis Presley honored with new Music Icons stamp

Even though Elvis Presley already had a stamp produced in his honor, there is another one on the way. Today, the United States Post Office revealed the next stamp.

Crowded box office over holiday weekend

The Fourth of July holiday has started in the states with Tuesday showings of "Terminator: Genisys" and "Magic Mike XXL."

The dinosaurs do it again

It was not expected to win and it played out that way. "Ted 2" finished third as "Jurassic World" wins again. The win marks the third week in a row for the dinosaurs.

'Ted 2' is not in it to win the weekend

A bear and a dog will try to knock down dinosaurs as the box office has plenty of animals competing for attention. It is still likely that "Jurassic World" will win for a third time.

Berlin Philharmonic chooses Russia's Petrenko as chief conductor

Berlin - The prestigious Berlin Philharmonic, regarded as one of the world's best orchestras, tapped 43-year-old Russian Kirill Petrenko as its new chief conductor, it announced in a surprise move Monday.

'Jurassic World' holds off 'Inside Out'

'Jurassic World' held off 'Inside Out" to hold on to the top spot at the box office. Pixar's "Inside Out" put up huge numbers but still could not get past the dinosaurs.

'Inside Out' takes on 'Jurassic World'

Usually when an animated movie is set to open, all eyes would be on that film. It is the family films that easily take the box office crown.

'Jurassic World' has best global opening ever

UPDATE 6.15.15: The weekend actuals are out and "Jurassic World" now holds the title for the best opening ever, domestically. It also takes home the foreign and global titles as well.

'Jurassic World' to stomp over the competition

UPDATE: "Jurassic World" took in $18.5 million on Thursday night as it tries to open to a June record. That means it needs to beat the $116 million that "Man of Steel" opened with, domestically.

China media calls on Ai Weiwei to change politics after rare show

Bejing - A Chinese newspaper with close links to the Communist Party on Thursday called on famed artist Ai Weiwei to abandon his "previous politics" after the dissident was allowed to stage a rare exhibition in China.

'Spy' wins but 'San Andreas' stays solid

A weekend that fell in line with projections is what it looked like at the box office. That may seem like a boring idea, but it means a lot.

Can 'Spy' knock down 'San Andreas'?

The box office is trying to heat up as the Hollywood summer season rolls along. "Entourage" is out early and grabbing some buzz, but it will not likely win when the weekend is over.

'San Andreas' cracks open huge win

"San Andreas" shook up the box office and crushed the rest of the field with its win. It did what many films are doing of late - over-achieving with the win.

'San Andreas' set to strike; eight minutes of 'Aloha' released

A disaster is about to invade theaters in the form of "San Andreas." The new film will take aim at destroying California, as a major earthquake strikes the San Andreas fault.

Summer’s coming, and Portland is ready with its concerts

Portland - Portland, also known as the "City of Roses," is well-known for its climate, scenery and mood. Plus, with summer approaching, the city is also known as a great place to catch a concert, whether that be in a theater, ballroom or in the open air.

'Tomorrowland' pulls past 'Pitch Perfect 2'

UPDATE: 5.25.15 - It was a weekend when the numbers needed to be updated. "Tomrrowland" took in $41.74 million while "Pitch Perfect 2" grabbed $38.5 million for the four-day holiday weekend.

'Tomorrowland' likely to unseat 'Pitch Perfect 2'

As "Pitch Perfect 2" enters its second weekend, it will be interesting to see how much it drops. Sure, that does not sound like a positive start to a box office report, but that is one headline going into the weekend.

'Pitch Perfect 2' wins while 'Age of Ultron' goes over $1 billion

"Pitch Perfect 2" took the stage and kicked "Max Mad: Fury Road" to the curb. The box office took off in fine fashion as the summer season rolls along.

'Mad Max: Fury Road' takes on 'Pitch Perfect 2'

It will be a demographic war at the weekend box office, with the end result being a new winner on top. "Pitch Perfect 2" and "Mad Max: Fury Road" open wide.

No films close to 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' as it wins again

It was another crushing victory for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" at the box office. But, fair or not, it is being compared to the original movie.

'Hot Pursuit' chases 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

No new film will contend for the weekend box office as "Avengers: Age of Ultron" will dominate once again. It is blazing a trail and is still strong.

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' wins but not as big as expected

UPDATE: With such a big opening, movie grosses always have to be tweaked from the Sunday first look. "Avengers: Age of Ultron" added some to its total. The new figure is now $191.3 million. It still did not beat "Avengers" for three-day opening record.

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' marks superhero invasion

The easiest prediction that will take place this weekend is that "Avengers: Age of Ultron" will win the box office. With that out of the way, now comes the tricky part.

2015 Tony Awards nominations announced

New York City - The 2015 Tony Awards nominations were revealed this morning (April 28) in New York. "An American in Paris" and "Fun Home" led all nominees with 12 each.

'Furious 7' wins again; goes over $1 billion overseas, too

Not only did "Furious 7" win at the box office again, the news overseas may be the better headline of the weekend. "Furious 7" held off "Age of Adaline" for its fourth win.

'Furious 7' shoots for No. 4; 'Age of Adaline' goes for romance

All box office eyes are turning the way of "Avengers: Age of Ultron." So, now, let the weekend take a little dip to get ready. Sure, a slow down is not always great for theater owners, but a lull is here.

Robert Downey Jr walks out of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' interview

In what was supposed to be an easy interview about "Avengers: Age of Ultron" for Robert Downey Jr., it turned out to be much more.

ACM: Luke Bryan wins top award but Miranda Lambert wins night

Host Luke Bryan won Entertainer of the Year as the Academy of Country Music Awards just wrapped, live from AT&T Stadium in Texas.
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