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‘Pacific Rim’ dethrones ‘Black Panther’ in box office

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Smash-’em up blockbuster “Pacific Rim: Uprising” sent shockwaves through the North American box office this weekend, claiming the top spot with takings of $28 million, industry estimates showed Sunday. The action-packed sequel knocked “Black Panther” from number one after five straight weeks, according to …

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Black Panther billions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As expected, Panther” easily passed $1 billion worldwide when China opened to strong numbers. Overseas, the Marvel title now ranks above nearly all recent comic-book movie adaptations. It was expected to cross $600 million in North America. This year, not only is “Black Panther” …

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Orange Moon Dance Production comes to Kampala today

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Female dace production “Orange Moon” comes to Kampala March 24, with an exhibition and show at The Square 3rd Street, Industrial Area. Orange moon is a female dance production inspired by the mystics of a female moon image, were three different female dancers from …

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YouTube follows Amazon into movie theaters

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | YouTube has announced it is making a movie in-house to be released in theaters, in a development seen as a step towards the model of new-media innovator Amazon. “Vulture Club,” which is in post-production, stars Oscar winner Susan Sarandon (“Dead Man Walking,” “Thelma …

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Jamaican singer sues Miley Cyrus over lyric

New York, UNITED STATES | AFP | A Jamaican artist has filed a $300 million lawsuit against pop star Miley Cyrus over her 2013 hit “We Can’t Stop,” saying a key lyric was snatched from him. On the track about exploring sexual and other personal freedom, Cyrus sings, “And we can’t …

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