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Box Office: Tom Holland’s ‘Uncharted’ wins weekend as ‘Spider-Man’ nears $800 million in North America
It’s (still) good to be Tom Holland. The 25-year-old actor single-handedly boosted ticket sales in North American theaters, leading two films to the top three spots on the national box office charts. Over the weekend, his action-adventure “Uncharted” repeated No. 1 while his comic book epic “Spider-Man: No Way Home” followed a close second at No. 3.
‘CODA’ lands top SAG award en route to Oscars
“CODA,” a coming-of-age drama about the only hearing member of a deaf family, won the Screen Actors Guild Best Picture award, boosting its chances of success at the Academy Awards. next month. The film, which Apple TV+ acquired from the Sundance Film Festival for $25 million, follows the story of a small-town girl who pursues her dream of becoming a singer. The film, directed by Sian Heder, cast deaf actors Marlee Matlin and Troy Kotsur as the parents of the young performer, played by Emilia Jones. Kotsur also won the award for Male Actor in a Supporting Role.
After decades of spin, Sonic’s escape leaves Sega hoping for more
Japanese Sega Sammy Holdings Inc hopes to follow in the quick footsteps of Sonic the Hedgehog as the character enjoys a renaissance amid a global rush for entertainment content. This year sees the release of a sequel to a record-breaking Hollywood movie and a Netflix series, as well as a title that Sega hopes will revive the fortunes of the long-running Sonic game franchise after decades of turmoil.
(With agency contributions.)