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Summary of entertainment news: “Licorice Pizza” activates the charm in an original tale about coming of age; ‘Spider-Man’ ignites pandemic box office with historic opening and more

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‘Licorice Pizza’ lights up the spell in quirky coming-of-age tale

There’s no pizza and no licorice in director Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film, but so are many of the original characters and events in his coming-of-age story set in the suburbs of Los Angeles. from the 1970s, something in the title seemed right. “Licorice Pizza is actually a very famous record store in the San Fernando Valley that was very popular in the 1970s,” said Alana Haim, the musician who made her screen debut as a young, full-bodied young woman. witty but tangy at the heart of the story. The film arrives in US theaters nationwide on December 25.

‘Spider-Man’ ignites pandemic box office with historic opening

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” racked up $ 253 million in ticket sales in the United States and Canada over the weekend, setting a pandemic record and placing third in the nation’s debut. Hollywood history, even as a new COVID-19 variant spreads. Around the world, “No Way Home” generated an additional $ 334.2 million for a worldwide weekend total of $ 587.2 million, according to distributor Sony Corp. estimates.

‘Spider-Man’ box office numbers climb the record books

Final box office figures showed “Spider-Man: No Way Home” drew even larger audiences than expected, totaling $ 260 million for the weekend in US and Canadian theaters, a said distributor Sony Corp. on Monday. This raised the superhero adventure to second on the list of all-time national openings for Hollywood films, just ahead of the nearly $ 258 million in 2018 for “Avengers: Infinity War”.

The director of “Titane” Ducournau carries the flag of genre films and female voices

Director and screenwriter Julia Ducournau said France’s decision to choose her film “Titanium” as an official contender in the Oscar race for best international feature film shows a change in attitude towards genre films in her home country. origin. The film, which won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, was chosen from box office hits and other critically acclaimed films to represent France.

Chinese online sales queen Viya fined $ 210 million for tax evasion

The “Chinese livestreaming queen” has been fined 1.34 billion yuan ($ 210.16 million) for tax evasion, tax authorities said on Monday. Internet celebrity Viya, real name Huang Wei, was fined for concealing personal income and other offenses in 2019 and 2020, according to the tax office in Hangzhou, a city in southern China.

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