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‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ tops ‘Mario’ at the box office



It was a showdown between Chris Pratt and Chris Pratt at the box office this weekend as Guardians of the Galaxy 3 finally toppled Super Mario Movie in the hopeful lead up to this year’s summer movie season.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, from Disney and Marvel Studios, took first place at the box office in the country, grossing $114 million, according to metrics firm Comscore. After a four-week streak in 1st place. 1, The Super Mario Bros. Movie finished in second place, adding $18.6 million to a total of $518.1 million in North America.

The last part of “Guardians” coincided early box office projections, which suggested the film would earn around $110 million in the United States and Canada. The studio estimated that the superhero film grossed $168 million internationally, for a global cumulative total of $282 million.

Rounding out the top three at the box office this weekend was Warner Bros. “Rise of the Evil Dead” grossed $5.7 million in its third weekend for a North American total of $54.1 million.

Directed by new DC Studios co-head James Gunn, Marvel’s latest offering reunites Star-Lord (Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldanha), Drax (Dave Bautista), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Groot (Vin Diesel) and Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) for the latest chaotic outer space adventure.

The third and final Guardians film was the franchise’s second-biggest domestic opening. Exactly six years ago, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 launched for $145 million; The original Guardians of the Galaxy broke the $94 million mark in 2014.

The only other Marvel movie to launch this year, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Mania debuted in February on a budget of $104 million.

However, unlike Quantumania, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 performed well with critics, earning an 81% fresh rating on review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes. The blockbuster also received an A from audiences polled by CinemaScore.

“Undoubtedly Guardians of the Galaxy 3 has its own notable streak of meanness, but that streak is still heavily subservient to the sentimental demands of the franchise’s finale,” writes Times film critic Justin Chang in his review.

“It may be a compromise, but not a failure. For all the visual weirdness and misplaced irreverence he put into these stories, Gunn’s apparent love for these characters has been the trilogy’s consistent and undeniable saving grace. And most importantly, he doesn’t sell that love as he brings all of these characters to a close, or at least the midpoint inflection point of a franchise that carries bittersweet feelings.”

Book Club: The Next Chapter from Focus Features and Highway Racers from Viva Pictures open in wide release next weekend.

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Ke Hui Quan and Sandra Oh honored at the Gold House Golden Gala



Oscar winner Ke Hui Quan was honored with the Gold House Leading Man award at the second annual Gold House Gold Gala on Saturday in Los Angeles.

“When I think of the main man, I think of someone who is six feet tall, with big muscles, good-looking and a ladies man,” the “Everything, Everywhere, All At Once” star said before splitting. me, right?”

While the celebration honored the most influential Asians on the company’s A100 list, which honored AAPI’s 100 people who influenced American culture and society last year, the evening was dedicated to celebrating the popularity and achievements of Asian nations. There has been little talk of the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike that is currently affecting the industry.

As Kuan’s All Around All At Once co-star Stephanie Hsu celebrated her upcoming film The Fun Ride, she yelled out “WGA Strong” as she thanked director Adele Lim, screenwriter Teresa Xiao, and Cherry Chevapravatdumrong.

Quan delivered an impassioned speech. “When you picture a winner, I don’t fit the mold, I finally realized that winners don’t always have to look the same,” he said. “You can win too if you just believe in yourself.”

He was greeted with rapturous applause from the audience, which included Harry Shum Jr., Destin Daniel Cretton, Eva Longoria, Aquafina, the cast of Queer Eye and Tony Award winner Lea Salonga.

Actress and producer Sandra Oh was presented with the SeeHer award, the highest honor for artists who advocate for gender equality and portray characters with authenticity, defy stereotypes, and push boundaries in front of and behind the camera.

“All my career I have tried to achieve this honor, not only for myself, but also for others,” said O.

She continued, “I used to think that seeing yourself meant seeing yourself or yourself on screen, but it’s actually so much more. I think finding something to see is a deeply personal journey and cannot be satisfied or found just by seeing yourself on screen. I think that true change and transformation must be initiated by this person or place, because truly being seen is not limited to our eyes.”

Sandra Oh and Ashley Park at the Gold House Golden Gala at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on May 6, 2023 in Los Angeles, CA.
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At an evening hosted by Meta, Brie Larson also presented the New Gold award to her Miracles co-star Iman Vellani.

There was an emotional resonance in the hall when the actors and creators of the Joy and Fortune Club were presented with the Golden Generation award. Executive Producer and AMPAS President Janet Young led the reunion with cast members Ming-Na Wen, Rosalind Chao, Lauren Tom, Tamlyn Tomita and Lisa Lu.

Gold House also unveiled a number of new initiatives to connect, promote and invest in creatives and API companies. The evening, held at the Jerry Moss Plaza at the Music Center, was opened by Gold House CEO Bing Chen announcing the Gold Bridge initiative. He said: “The golden bridge is defined by three elements; connecting industries from content to commerce, connecting communities, showing how we can give a damn and invest in other multicultural groups, and we’re going to connect continents.”

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What is the healthiest cereal? What you need to know about the nutritional information on the back of the box.



Cereal is a breakfast classic, but is it good for us? Here’s what a registered dietitian has to say, as well as myths about added sugars.


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Jeremy Renner shares his latest recovery workout



UPDATE: I decided to get over the pain of progress (that damn broken tibia) and take some new parts for a tiny test drive. — Hawkeye actor wrote in a post on Friday.

He continued: “The body is wonderful…Even though I feel like an Iron Man in need of oil for all my new joints (hips, knees, ankles, shins, etc.). Encouraged after this warm-up to continue (don’t tell my PT).”

“I am changing the narrative of being a victim, or making a mistake, or whatever. I refuse to be fucking haunted by these memories like this,” he told her.

Renner appeared on the red carpet in April for the first time since the accident to celebrate the premiere of his Rennervations series.

“I set myself the goal of walking on this carpet. And now I’m enjoying it,” Renner said.

He continued by adding about the show’s premiere, “Otherwise he would have gone into a dateless abyss and lost interest and excitement and I would have been very, very, very upset. I’m very excited right now because we’re here.”

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