Entertainment News Roundup: Disney’s ‘Encanto’ Leads Another Quiet Weekend at the Box Office; Actor Tom Holland says he’ll play Fred Astaire in a new biopic and more

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Disney’s ‘Encanto’ leads another quiet weekend at the box office

With no new releases to pose a threat, Disney’s animated musical fable “Encanto” once again snagged the top spot on the domestic box office charts. In its second weekend of release, “Encanto” collected $12.38 million from 3,980 venues in the United States and Canada. This marks a 54% drop from its debut and brings the film’s two-week total to $57.6 million domestically.

Actor Tom Holland says he will play Fred Astaire in a new biopic

British actor Tom Holland has said he will play legendary movie star Fred Astaire in an upcoming Sony biopic, who is best remembered for dancing and singing with Ginger Rogers in several musicals, including “Top Hat” and “Swing Time”. Famous as one of the greatest dancers of all time, Astaire had a seven-decade career in film and on stage on Broadway and in the West End.

Tearful reunions, musical comebacks and pop freedom: stories from showbiz 2021

From the return of the movie’s favorite spy to reuniting with “Friends,” an array of stories have dominated the entertainment news headlines this year. Here are some of the biggest stories. * After several delays, the release of the James Bond film ‘No Time To Die’ has given cinemas affected by the pandemic a much-needed boost.

Polish opera star’s Met performance streamed live in cinemas around the world

Polish opera star Jakub Jozef Orlinski’s first performance at New York’s Metropolitan Opera in November’s “Eurydice” aired live in cinemas around the world on Saturday. Orlinski, 30, who studied and lived in Manhattan while attending the Juilliard School for the arts, said being in the city as a working artist was a new experience.

Tradition again: Biden celebrates Bette Midler and Joni Mitchell at Kennedy Center Honors

President Joe Biden celebrated artists such as Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell and Lorne Michaels at the Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday, bringing presidential attendance to the annual ceremony skipped by Republican Donald Trump. Singer Justino Díaz and Motown founder Berry Gordy round out the group of artists selected by the Kennedy Center for top honors this year at a show that had been upended by the politics and restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19.

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