Highlights of Entertainment: Korean War Blockbuster Set to Become China’s Top-grossing Film; Jay-Z tops list of most nominated artists in Grammy history and more


Here is a summary of the current entertainment briefs.

Korean War blockbuster set to become China’s highest-grossing film

The box office of Chinese patriotic film “The Battle of Changjin Lake” reached 5.69 billion yuan ($ 891 million) on Wednesday, positioning it to become the highest-grossing Chinese film of all time, according to data from the Maoyan online cinema ticket booking platform. Box office revenue had reached the same level as revenue from 2017 Chinese action film Wolf Warrior 2 on Wednesday. But “Battle of Changjin Lake” is still in theaters and accounts for 7% of all films screened on Wednesday. .

Jay-Z tops list of most nominated artists in Grammy history

Rapper Jay-Z topped the list of artists with the most Grammy nominations on Tuesday, reaching a lifetime total of 83, placing him just ahead of former Beatle Paul McCartney. The last three nominations for Jay-Z have come from collaborations with other artists. He made appearances on Kanye West’s DMX song “Bath Salts” and “Jail”, which also earned Jay-Z a nod for West’s album “Donda”.

“Blinding Lights” dethrones “The Twist” as the No. 1 single of all time on the Billboard

The Weeknd’s hit single “Blinding Lights” ousted Chubby Checkers’ 1960s hit “The Twist” as the all-time No. 1 song on the Billboard single charts. Billboard said Tuesday that the Canadian artist’s single spent 90 weeks on its Hot 100 chart. It also featured in the top 5 for 43 weeks and in the top 10 for 57 weeks.

Reddit to close the Dubsmash app, integrate video tools with the platform

Reddit is ending its TikTok-like platform Dubsmash, the social network said on Tuesday, just a year after buying it for an undisclosed sum to bolster its video creation tools. The standalone Dubsmash app won’t be available for download after February 22, Reddit said, as it rolled out new camera and editing features as part of its video tools.

A Minute With: the actor and director of “Shepherd” on the horror film

Tom Hughes stars in the British indie horror “Shepherd”, describing a widower seeking respite after the death of his wife by taking a job on a barren Scottish island. But what initially appears as a remote jaunt turns into a terrifying nightmare as Hughes’ character Eric a Shepherd is haunted by a mixture of guilt, paranoia, and ghostly appearances.

Tragedy or farce? Furore as the Greek actor refuses to play for the only vaccinated

A Greek actor forced the cancellation of a Eugene Ionesco play in Athens after refusing to perform only for vaccinated audiences, drawing criticism and praise in equal measure amid a wave of infections in the COVID-19 in the country. Coronavirus cases in Greece reached record levels this month, prompting the government to impose more restrictions on the public life of unvaccinated people this week, banning them from indoor places including restaurants, theaters, cinemas and gymnasiums.

Hungarian Sziget Festival aligns Arctic Monkeys and Dua Lipa for ‘big comeback’

Hungarian Sziget, who hosts some of Europe’s biggest music festivals, said on Tuesday he would make a “big comeback” next year with his biggest event featuring Arctic Monkeys and Dua Lipa. Sziget has been forced to cancel its main Sziget festival, which regularly draws several hundred thousand visitors to a Danube island in Budapest, this year and in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Factbox-Key nominations for the 2022 Music Industry Grammy Awards

Nominations for the Grammy Awards, the music industry’s highest accolades, were announced on Tuesday. The awards will be presented during a live ceremony on January 31. Below is a list of nominations in key categories.

From Tony Bennett to Kanye and Jon Batiste, the Grammys missed it big

Jon Batiste led the Grammy nominations on Tuesday in an area of ​​best album that stretched from rap to jazz music and embraced newcomers like teenage sensation Olivia Rodrigo and veteran Tony Bennett. Batiste and Justin Bieber will compete for top prize – album of the year – with Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, R&B artist Doja Cat, singer-songwriter HER, rapper Kanye West, Bennett’s collaboration with Lady Gaga , Taylor Swift and rapper Lil Nas X.

Lights, camera … anyone? Movie studios can’t get the team

Hollywood flocked to central Europe during the pandemic when film producers were allowed to run cameras there, making the region an irresistible draw to streaming giants captivated by castles and tax breaks. Now, however, some production companies may have bit more than they can chew as the region, one of the world’s largest hubs, has seen a record leap in the new film and television industry. in the United States, reaching around $ 1 billion this year.

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