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How massive is 'Black Panther' at the box office? A record-shattering $235 million

The King of Wakanda reigned supreme this holiday weekend as Disney’s "Black Panther" proved to be a pop cultural phenomenon, shattering box office records with an estimated $235 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales for the four-day holiday weekend.

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New video: 'Loving Vincent' and 'The Girl Without Hands' show animation's creative boom

New on Blu-ray

“Loving Vincent: Special Edition” (Cinedigm Blu-ray, $29.97)

“The Girl Without Hands” (Shout!

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Record-breaking box office, traditional African garb and more as 'Black Panther' fever takes over L.A.

"Black Panther" fever took over Los Angeles and beyond this weekend as the highly anticipated Disney film opened to the kind of fervor typically reserved for the latest offering in the "Star Wars" franchise.

The Marvel Entertainment release took in an estimated $192 million over the weekend domestically, making it the highest February film debut ever.

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BAFTA Awards celebrate achievement in film and solidarity with women

The energy of change was palpable Sunday evening at Royal Albert Hall as London celebrated the 71st BAFTA Awards. Nearly every attendee — nominees and voting members alike — wore black in collective solidarity with the Time’s Up movement, which seeks to end sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry and beyond.

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Indie Focus: Joy, struggle and recognition with 'Black Panther,' 'The Party' and 'Golden Exits'

Hello! I'm Mark Olsen. Welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies.

Now that nearly all the precursor awards have been given out, this year’s Oscar race remains in an unusual holding pattern. In what has been an unpredictable season, these final weeks could be full of surprises. We’ll see.

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L.A. movie openings, Feb. 23

Feb. 23

Annihilation

Natalie Portman stars as a biologist on a mission to learn her husband's fate in a mutated coastal sector of the U.S. With Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez, Tuva Novotny. Written and directed by Alex Garland, based on novels by Jeff VanderMeer. R.

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