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'Hidden Figures' triumphs at the holiday weekend box office, while Affleck and Scorsese fizzle

In an unusually crowded Martin Luther King Jr. weekend box-office race, a strong group of holdovers managed to fend off an underperforming crop of new and expanding films featuring some of the industry’s biggest names. The inspirational drama “Hidden Figures” took the top spot for the second week in a row.

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'Hidden Figures' leads 'La La Land' and 'Patriot's Day' at holiday box office

In what’s shaping up to be a highly competitive holiday weekend at the box office, 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment’s “Hidden Figures” has the No. 1 spot, just three days in. If it holds, it will be the reigning film for the second week in a row. 

The film, based on a true story about black women at NASA who were integral to the Space Race, brought in an estimated $20.5 million in the U.S.

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'Hidden Figures' narrowly edges out 'The Bye Bye Man' to top Friday box office

“Hidden Figures” continued to rule the box office Friday, edging out competition from “La La Land” and “Patriots Day” and supernatural newcomer “The Bye Bye Man.” 

The crowd-pleasing drama about female African American mathematicians at NASA grossed $5.5 million Friday.

The underdog tale starring Octavia Spencer and Taraji P.

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Michael Lynton to step down as CEO of Sony Entertainment

Michael Lynton, who led Sony Pictures Entertainment through a massive cyberattack and a period of mounting struggles at the box office, is leaving his job.

Lynton, 57, who has held the top spot at the Culver City movie and television studio for 13 years, will step down as Chief Executive of Sony Entertainment on Feb.

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Indie Focus: Zooming in on awards season, Hollywood Values and 'Live by Night'

Hello! I’m Mark Olsen, and welcome to your weekly field guide to a world of Only Good Movies.

Are we still saying Happy New Year, because I don’t know about you,  but 2017 already has me exhausted. So. Much. Is. Happening.

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Oscar Watch: Heading for the last roundup before nominations

The film academy gave its members a reprieve this year, pushing back the beginning of Oscar voting so everyone had more time to go to screenings, sift through their DVDs and deeply consider what movies and performances to nominate.

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