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Charlie Hunman in a scene from "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword"
Serge RakhlinMay 15, 2017

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword might enter the annals of box office history as the “Legend of the Flop”. How do you define a flop? If the cost...

A scene from "Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2"
Serge RakhlinMay 8, 2017

It is still early May, technically spring, but for the film industry it feels like the summer box office season has already started. Guardians of...

Actor Vin Diesel in a scene from "The Fate of the Furious"
Serge RakhlinApril 24, 2017

The Fate of the Furious continues its turbocharged run to the billion-dollar mark with a global haul of $ 908.4 million. The phenomenal $318 m of...

A scene from Boss Baby
Serge RakhlinApril 10, 2017

On its second weekend The Boss Baby was much more animated domestically than its competition, Smurfs: The Lost Village. Boss Baby kept its first...

A scene from the animated feature The Boss Baby
Serge RakhlinApril 3, 2017

Who’s the boss? In North America, that would be The Boss Baby. With a not-so-baby $ 49 million estimated take, the animation feature bossed Beauty...

Scenes from POwer Rangers, beauty and the Beast and Kong. Skull Island
Serge RakhlinMarch 27, 2017

The Beauty is still charming and the Beast is still roaring at the box office. Beauty and the Beast gross is now close to 700 million dollars...

Images from the recovery of the doomed Russian submarine Kursk, 2000-2001
Serge RakhlinMarch 21, 2017

“She just sunk” – that was the response of the newly elected (in 2000) president of Russia, Vladimir Putin to the journalist’s question of what...

A scene from the live action movie Beauty and the Beast
Serge RakhlinMarch 20, 2017

Are we seeing a real return of the Hollywood musical? First it was La La Land with seven Golden Globes and now Beauty and the Beast, which at its...

Directors Damien Chazelle and Barry Jenkins, Golden Globe winners
Serge RakhlinMarch 14, 2017

It may be a little early to speak about an American “New Wave” in film, but when Damien Chazelle (32) becomes the youngest ever person to win best...

A scene from "Kong-Skull Island"
Serge RakhlinMarch 13, 2017

The storied giant ape smashed all the competition in the world as Kong: Skull Island finished the weekend with a global box office harvest of $142...