Entertainment news roundup: Hollywood couple Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson have split; Bullet Train ‘comes in with $30.1 million debut, ‘Easter Sunday’ stumbles


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Hollywood couple Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson are splitting – according to media

Reality star Kim Kardashian and “Saturday Night Live” comedian Pete Davidson have ended their romance after nine months of dating, media reported Friday. E ! News, People magazine and others quote unnamed sources as saying the couple split this week. A Kardashian spokesperson had no comment, and a representative for Davidson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Box office: ‘Bullet Train’ arrives with $30.1 million debut, ‘Easter Sunday’ stumbles

“Bullet Train,” a John Wick-ian movie starring Brad Pitt in the aisle seat, arrived in theaters with an opening weekend of $30.1 million. That’s enough to top the national box office chart, but it’s only a mediocre result considering “Bullet Train’s” $90 million price tag and Pitt’s star power. The Sony Pictures outlet will need to maintain momentum in the coming weeks as it attempts to break even or turn a profit. “Bullet Train” tries to prove that an action movie that isn’t based on a comic book or a toy line can defy the odds and resonate with audiences. But part of the problem for the film is that the critics weren’t on board. “Bullet Train” earned a mediocre 41% approval rating on review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, with many critics criticizing the film for being too derivative of the work of Guy Ritchie and Quentin Tarantino. Variety’s chief film critic Peter Debruge was mixed on “Bullet Train”, writing that “neither the characters nor the film they inhabit is particularly deep”.

(With agency contributions.)


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