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  1. $100 Million Film Studio to Rise From Rubble of Ex-Public Housing Site
    Lionsgate Newark will include six large soundstages. It’s being built on the site of one of New Jersey’s first public housing projects.
  2. Scrounging for Hits, Hollywood Goes Back to the Video Game Well
    After decades of game-to-film flops, a new effort, led by Sony, aims to adapt big PlayStation and Xbox franchises for movies and TV.
  3. Tyler Perry Gives Lionsgate One Last Hit as Madea Says Goodbye
    Perry’s “A Madea Family Funeral” had a strong $27 million debut, almost (but not quite) enough to beat “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.”
  4. ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ Puts Keanu Reeves Back on Top at the Box Office
    The R-rated thriller was No. 1 in North America with $57 million in ticket sales, by far a series best. Two other new wide-release movies flopped.
  5. ‘Shazam!’ Keeps Box-Office Lead as ‘Hellboy’ Flounders
    “Little,” a comedy in the kid-adult switcheroo tradition of “Big” and “Freaky Friday,” came in second place.
  6. After Uproar Over Liam Neeson’s Remarks, Red Carpet Events for ‘Cold Pursuit’ Are Canceled
    The actor appeared on “Good Morning America” to explain his remarks about looking to kill a black man years ago after a close friend was raped by a man she said was black.
  7. Liam Neeson Describes Racist Revenge Fantasy in Newspaper Interview
    Mr. Neeson, 66, said he went looking for a black man to kill to avenge a friend who was raped. He described the episode as a learning experience.
  8. ‘Uncle Drew’: Branding Vehicle or Feature Film? Yes
    The comedy was spun from a series of viral ads for Pepsi, believed to be the first time a movie plot has been based on a commercial.
  9. Weinstein Company Sale Delayed by N.Y. Attorney General Lawsuit
    Eric T. Schneiderman filed a suit alleging the studio and its founders violated state and city laws barring gender discrimination and sexual harassment.
  10. ‘Coco’ Tops Box Office Again in Quiet Week
    “Coco” has passed $100 million in total grosses. “The Disaster Artist” opened strongly in limited release.
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