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Daniel Gerson, Screenwriter On Monsters, Inc. And Big Hero Six Dies At Age 49 Screenwriter Daniel Gerson passed away on Saturday at the age of 49 after battling brain cancer. Gerson co-wrote Monsters, Inc. with Andrew Stanton and worked with Robert L. Baird and Dan Scanlon on Monsters University. He also teamed with Baird and Jordan Roberts for Big Hero Six. His previously assisted on features Chicken Little, Curious George, Cars, Meet the Robinsons and has credits for TV writing on Big Wolf on Campus, Misguided Angels and The New Addams Family. Gerson was working on Cars 3 when he passed away.

Box office: 'Kung Fu Panda 3' wins again as newcomers fumble This weekend’s three new releases failed to make much of an impression over Super Bowl weekend, clearing the way for Kung Fu Panda 3 to once again top the box office with an estimated $21 million and a domestic total of $69.1 million. As for the trio of newcomers, Hail, Caesar! ...

15 Movies to See After You Watch Hail, Caesar! Universal Pictures With Hail, Caesar!, the Coen Brothers send up a certain period of Hollywood cinema. It’s almost specifically MGM movies of the 1940s and 1950s parodied and paid homage by the comedy, which is mostly set on the lot of the fictional Capitol Pictures. That’s the same studio of the Coens’ Barton Fink, which is definitely worth a look now if you’ve never seen it.

KUNG FU PANDA 3 Knocks Out the Competition To Become Number One Film Worldwide released the following estimates from this past weekend with the number one film worldwide going to 20th Century Fox and Dreamworks Animation's "KUNG FU PANDA 3" starring the voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Bryan Cranston, Angelina Jolie, J.K. Simmons, Kate Hudson, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen, Jackie Chan and David Cross. "KUNG FU PANDA 3" grossed an impressive $116.7 million internationally and $41.0 million domestically.20th Century Fox's "THE REVENANT" took second place internationally with $36.7 million and $12.4 million domestically.

'Kung Fu Panda 3' #1; Holdovers Make Up for Money Lost in the Snow Kung Fu Panda 3 reigns atop the weekend box office, bringing in more than enough to become the largest January animated opening of all-time. Meanwhile, fellow newcomers The Finest Hours, Fifty Shades of Black and Jane Got a Gun didn't fair so well as holdovers from last weekend make up for dollars lost due to last weekend's snowstorm. Not a single film in the top ten dropped more than 34% and the overall top twelve was up nearly 25% compared to last weekend, which is also a 46% improvement...

‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Kicks Up $10.5 Million on Friday, Poised for Weekend Win “Kung Fu Panda 3” grossed an estimated $10.5 million at the box office on Friday, on its way toward a $40 million opening weekend, well ahead of other newcomers “The Finest Hours” and “Fifty Shades of Black.” The third installment in the DreamWorks Animation franchise was tracking somewhere between $45 million to $50 million on a $140 million budget.

DreamWorks’ Trolls Trailer Brings Big Hair And Great Acoustics In the first trailer for DreamWorks Animation‘s Trolls, the lovable creatures out of the 1980s toybin find a new home in feature animation. But their world comes into peril when unseen forces discover they’re delicious. Click here to view the embedded video. The film will see Anna Kendrick as Poppy, who must embark on a rescue mission that takes her far beyond the only world she’s ever known. Trolls comes to theaters on November 4th, 2016. DreamWorks’ Trolls Trailer Brings Big Hair And Great Acoustics

Review: 'Kung Fu Panda 3': EW review On the one hand, it’s hard to believe that a movie franchise premised on the spectacle of a fighting panda bear is now in its third installment. On the other, the Kung Fu Panda movies really have concocted a winning formula. Each fighter is a different animal (from Jack Black’s panda bear...B

A Horrible Turn of Events in the New Trailer for The Angry Birds Movie You’re going to see what’s so horrible at the end of the trailer, but if I’m completely honest it’s not as bad as it might seem at first. Considering the volumes in play there, it’s actually sort of ok. See what I’m talking about? You could still drink the water afterwards and it would be […] Read A Horrible Turn of Events in the New Trailer for The Angry Birds Movie on Filmonic.

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