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This image released by Universal Pictures shows James McAvoy in a scene from, "Split." (Universal Pictures via AP)
Box office top 20: Shyamalan's 'Split' trounces 'xXx'M. Night Shyamalan's psychological thriller "Split" blew away box-office expectations, earning $40 million in ticket sales over inauguration weekend, according to final figures Monday
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In this Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, photo, Erica Larsen-Dockray speaks during the Animated Women symposium at California Institute of the Arts, in Valencia, Calif. The California Institute of the Arts was created partly by Walt Disney's desire to bring more top-flight animators into the profession. And it has during its 47 years, though for a long time almost all were men. Now, nearly three-quarters of CalArts' more than 250 animation students are women, and there's a new goal: Ensure that when they land jobs, they get to draw female characters reflective of the real world and not just the nerds, sex bombs, tomboys or ugly villains who proliferate now. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
So long, nerdy sidekick: Female animators aim to nix clichésThe majority of the animation students at California Institute of the Arts are female, but that hasn't always been the case over the elite school's 47 years
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This image released by Lucasfilm shows a scene from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."  On Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, the Walt Disney Co. announced the title for the next chapter in the Skywalker saga, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The film is to be released on December 15. (Lucasfilm via AP)
'The Last Jedi' revealed as title for 'Star Wars' VIII"Star Wars: Episode VIII" finally has a title: "The Last Jedi."
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Ben Affleck, left, and Henry Cavill in a scene from, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."  The film received eight nominations for the 37th annual Razzie Awards on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, including one for worst worst picture. The awards will be announced on Feb. 25. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
'Batman v Superman,' 'Zoolander 2' lead Razzie nominationsThe much-derided superhero clash "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and the far-too-late comedy sequel "Zoolander 2" are the leading nominees for the 37th annual Razzie Awards
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This image released by The Weinstein Company shows Michael Keaton, center, in a scene from, "The Founder." (Daniel McFadden/The Weinstein Company via AP)
Shyamalan's 'Split' rules inauguration weekend with $40.2MM. Night Shyamalan's psychological thriller "Split" blew away box-office expectations, earning an estimated $40.2 million in ticket sales over inauguration weekend
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CORRECTS NAME OF FILM TO MUDBOUND Actor Garrett Hedlund poses for a portrait to promote the film, "Mudbound," at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
Dee Rees' American odyssey 'Mudbound' captivates SundanceDirector Dee Rees wanted to get to the big questions in her enthralling period epic "Mudbound."
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Actress Elena Kampouris poses for a portrait to promote the film, "Before I Fall", at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
'Before I Fall' explores Groundhog Day themes, for teens"Before I Fall," which debuts Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival in advance of its March 3 release is like a teenage "Groundhog Day," with thrills instead of comedy
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Dennis Quaid with a dog, voiced by Josh Gad, in a scene from "A Dog's Purpose."  A spokesman for American Humane said Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 that it has suspended its safety representative who worked on the set of the film when a frightened German shepherd, not shown, was forced into churning waters. (Joe Lederer/Universal Pictures via AP)
Premiere of 'A Dog's Purpose' canceled amid treatment issueThis weekend's premiere of "A Dog's Purpose" has been canceled following the release of a video that appears to show a frightened dog being forced into churning water during production
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FILE - This Jan. 3, 2017 file photo shows film editor Thelma Schoonmaker at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards in New York.   Schoonmaker has worked with director Martin Scorsese for decades and won three Academy Awards for editing films; "Raging Bull," "The Aviator," and "The Departed." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Thelma Schoonmaker on sculpting 'Silence' and editing PowellThelma Schoonmaker would still be working on Martin Scorsese's "Silence" if she could
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FILE - In this April 18, 2016 file photo, actor Mark Wahlberg, center left, dressed as a Boston Police officer, watches runners cross the finish line as he films a scene for his "Patriot's Day" movie at the 120th Boston Marathon in Boston. Hollywood films that portray the bombings have not yet disclosed how much they've sought or received in government subsidies to film in Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
How much are marathon bombing films getting in tax credits?Representatives for the movies "Patriots Day" and the upcoming "Stronger" are declining to say how much they sought or got in government subsidies to film on location in Massachusetts
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Festivalgoers walk up Main Street on the opening day of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Park City, Utah. The annual film festival runs from Thursday to January 29 in Park City. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
A year later, Sundance grapples with 'Birth of a Nation'No one foresaw the collapse of Nate Parker's "Birth of a Nation" following its acclaim at last year's Sundance, but as the festival begins again, it remains a blemish that could affect how much distributors are willing to spend on a single film
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FILE - In this July 8, 2015 file photo, the main gate to Paramount Studios is seen on Melrose Avenue, in Los Angeles. Paramount Pictures said it has inked a co-financing deal with two Chinese companies for the Hollywood studio's slate of movies over the next three years, in a statement released Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Paramount inks $1B film co-finance deal with 2 Chinese firmsParamount Pictures says it has signed a co-financing deal with two Chinese companies for the Hollywood studio's slate of movies over the next three years
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This image released by Netflix shows a scene from the documentary, "Into the Inferno," written and directed by Werner Herzog. The film explores active volcanoes around the world. (Netflix via AP)
Streaming giants play hero and villain in Oscar seasonWhen Oscar nominations are announced next week, Amazon is virtually assured of notching the first _ and probably not last _ best-picture nomination for a streaming service
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This image released by the Sundance Institute shows Al Gore, second left, in a scene from "An Inconvenient Sequel" a film by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk. The film is an official selection of the Documentary Premieres program at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. (Sundance Institute via AP)
'An Inconvenient Sequel' kicks off climate-focused SundanceTen years after the watershed environmental documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," climate change is as dire as ever and yet the solutions are right in front of us say the "An Inconvenient Sequel" directors
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This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson, center, in a scene from "Hidden Figures." (Hopper Stone/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)
Stars of 'Hidden Figures' among SAG Awards presentersThe nominated stars of "Moonlight," "Hidden Figures," "Manchester by the Sea" and "Captain Fantastic" will be among the presenters at the Screen Actors Guild Awards
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