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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Becomes First Pandemic-Era Film To Cross Billion-Dollar Milestone Worldwide
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” unwrapped the best Christmas present of all, becoming the first pandemic-era film to cross $1 billion at the global box office. Sony’s comic book epic eclipsed that milestone in a near-record 12 days, tied with 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” as the third-quickest film to reach the billion-dollar benchmark. Only 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War” and 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame” were faster, smashing the coveted tally in 11 and five days, respectively.
Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallée dies at 58
Jean-Marc Vallée, a Canadian best known for directing the Oscar-nominated film ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ and the Emmy-winning HBO series ‘Big Little Lies’, died suddenly in his cabin outside the city of Quebec. He was 58 years old. Vallée’s passing was reported by entertainment website Deadline on Sunday and confirmed on Twitter by his rep Bumble Ward.
‘Harry Potter’ Cast Recalls Their First Kisses and Horrible Haircuts During Reunion Special
Daniel Radcliffe recalls embarrassing haircuts, Emma Watson found meeting fellow ‘Harry Potter’ castmates “unexpected joy”, and director Christopher Columbus recalls film sets being “the greatest ground game in the world”. Many cast members of the “Harry Potter” film franchise have reunited for a 20th anniversary television special, titled “Back to Hogwarts,” which premieres January 1 on HBO Max.
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