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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Wins Fight

As expected, ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ won the weekend, but a quick examination of the actual numbers makes this victory feel just a little hollow. The same goes for ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ and ‘Annie,’ both of which took second and third place without putting forward particularly impressive numbers. Yep, the holiday box office looked just a little rough this weekend.

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Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ Dates to 1843 [Video]

One of the most familiar and cherished Christmas stories has been around a long time — 171 years in fact.

English author Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was first published in 1843.

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‘Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration’ Airs Christmas Day on ABC [Video]

In ABC's “Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration,” celebrities share their holiday wishes and discuss what it means to be a part of what is now a 31-year-old Disney holiday tradition.

In addition, Disney has added a "Frozen" twist tied to the blockbuster movie for the annual Christmas Day special, which airs for two hours starting at 10 a.m. EST Thursday.

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‘The End of the Tour’ World Premiere Is January 23 at Sundance Film Festival

"The End of the Tour" will make its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Jan. 23, 2015.

The film, which stars Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, was shot in and around Grand Rapids in early 2014. 

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Sony Pictures Entertainment Cancels Christmas Release of ‘The Interview’ [Video]

Following today’s release of a message sent from the mysterious group responsible for the massive Sony hack, the company has now informed theater owners that they can opt out of screening ‘The Interview’ if they are concerned about the terrorist threat. Although the Department of Homeland Security responded by saying they could find “no credible info” on planned attacks, Sony has decided to place the decision to screen the film in the hands of theater executives.

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New Line Cinema and MGM Pictures
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New Movies (This Week): ‘Annie,’ ‘The Gambler,’ ‘Goodbye to All That,’ ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ and ‘Mr. Turner’ [Video]

The new movies start early this week with two releases on a Wednesday.

The releases this week include sequels for "The Hobbit" and "Night at the Museum" and the return of a precocious little girl named Annie.

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Weekend Box Office Report: Audiences Pass Over ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

Sometimes, a film can effortlessly open at number one at the box office while still being a pretty huge disaster. This is the case with ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings,’ which rode a wave of terrible reviews and an even more terrible marketing campaign to a hugely disappointing start. With a lot of big movies opening the next two weeks, the new Biblical epic won’t even find time to grow some legs. Chances are strong that it is dead on arrival.

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James Gunn Says Don’t Expect ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and The Avengers to Crossover

Everyone has assumed that, at some point towards the end of this current Marvel Cinematic Universe, the paths of the Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers would cross. Yes, one superhero team is busy protecting Earth, and the other occupied in outer space, it makes too much sense to not have them meet up in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ right? Never mind the “it makes sense” part, we just really want this to happen. Well, we might never happen according to ‘Guardians’ director James Gunn who warns fans about making such assumptions.

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‘Inside Out:’ First Full Look at Pixar’s New Movie [Video]

The last 'Inside Out' trailer was fine, but mostly left us wanting more. It was a teaser in the truest sense of the word. Today, however, we get our first good look at Pixar's newest film and it's as good as we hoped.

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Found Footage Festival Returning to the UICA

Next Thursday, December 18, the much anticipated "Found Footage Festival" returns to the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts at 7:30 pm. Volume 7 of the live comedy and screening event features unusual and humorous clips from VHS videotapes gathered from thrift stores, garage sales, warehouses, and dumpsters throughout the United States.

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Mark Davis Getty Images Entertainment
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Golden Globe 2015 Nominations Announced

The highly anticipated Golden Globe nominations have been announced for 2015, and there were the expected nominees, and some unexpected ones.

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Device Addiction Grows with Mobile Internet of Things [Video]

Well, this is interesting. Maybe not the reality of it, but its depth, breadth and reach.

According to a new Deloitte survey on mobile consumer trends, we -- as in us U.S. consumers -- are becoming more and more obsessed with our electronic devices. Just call it device addiction.

Some of the facts: Nearly 90 percent check their phones in the first hour of being awake and 23 percent look at their devices up to 50 times a day. Wow.

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