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How 2017 Became the Biggest Year for Spanglish Music Collaborations

How 2017 Became the Biggest Year for Spanglish Music Collaborations
2017 was the year of the Spanish-English music collaborations!

Not since 1999, when the U.S. was introduced to Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias, among others, have we had a Latin explosion quite like this year's.

Et is rounding up the hottest Spanglish singles of the year. From "Despacito" to "Mi Gente," these are the tracks that set the radio waves on fire!

"Despacito" - Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber

It came, it saw, it conquered! The "Despacito" remix took over the charts since its release on April 17, topping the Billboard Hot 100 for a consecutive 44 weeks.

"Despacito" was not only a commercial but also a critical success for the Puerto Rican singer and rapper. The track won four Latin Grammy Awards, including Record and Song of the Year, and was recently nominated for three Grammy Awards. The song was infectious, and its music video went on to become the first YouTube video to hit 4 billion
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How Guillermo del Toro’s version of Pacific Rim 2 was originally going to end

The sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 mecha-kaiju-brawler Pacific Rim has come a long way from its humble beginnings. The movie was originally helmed by Del Toro until he ultimately decided to step down. The reason for this seems to boil down to scheduling: due to Legendary Pictures being sold to Chinese company The Wanda Group, production needed to be delayed by nearly a year. It was then that Daredevil’s Steven DeKnight took over directorial duties. Since then, the film has undergone a massive makeover, which is clearly evident in the first trailer.

So, what would have Guillermo’s film have looked like? Speaking to Collider. Paul Austerberry — who served as production designer for the original Pacific Rim — revealed how Pacific Rim 2 was originally going to end:

“And then of course I think we finished in the west coast, I think it was San Francisco that we were gonna end up in.
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Universal has crossed the $5 billion mark at the global box office for 2017

Universal has arrived at the significant mark of $5 billion at the global box office.

We reported last week that Warner Bros. had managed to eclipse the impressive $5 billion figure at the global box office, and now their rival studio, Universal, has also achieved the feat.

This is the second time in Universal’s 105 year history that they have reached $5 billion in a year and has managed to do so thanks to monster hits like The Fate of the Furious and Despicable Me 3.

The total includes $1.605 billion domestically and $3.398 billion internationally, helping Universal join Warner Bros. and Disney at the box office milestone.

The Fate of the Furious was Universal’s biggest draw with $1.23 billion worldwide, which happens to be the 11th highest grossing figure of all time and is only the sixth film to cross $1 billion at the international box office (outside North America).

Despicable Me also pitched in
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Google Confirms Wonder Woman As Most-Searched Comic Book Movie Of 2017, But It Takes Home Top Prize

Wonder Woman is many things to many people – a modern feminist icon, an inspired tale of heroism, Gal Gadot’s launch pad to superstardom…you name it.

It’s also the highest-rated comic book movie of the year, according to Rotten Tomatoes, which placed Wonder Woman in the same bracket as Logan, Thor: Ragnarok and Spider-Man: Homecoming. But Patty Jenkins’ critically-adorned origins movie reigned supreme in another ranking: Google’s Year in Search for 2017.

And so, after crowning Avengers: Infinity War as the year’s most popular trailer, Google has revealed Wonder Woman to be the most-searched comic book movie of 2017. And we can’t say we’re surprised.

Back in June, the Patty Jenkins-directed period piece took the world by storm with its heartfelt story and instantly likable characters – the chemistry between Gal Gadot and Chris Pine was arguably worth the price of admission alone – while word of
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Dwayne Johnson’s Busy Slate

Dwayne Johnson’s Busy Slate
One of the most in-demand actors in the biz, Dwayne Johnson’s slate begs the question, “How does he have the time?”

This past year, Johnson had starring roles in three major films, including the box office smash “The Fate of the Furious,” and he’s not slowing down. His IMDb page boasts more than 10 titles with projects ranging from his own “Fast & Furious” spinoff to the development of a “San Andreas” sequel to a rumored role in the “Suicide Squad” sequel.

One of Johnson’s biggest recent successes was Disney’s “Moana,” which became one of the year’s top-grossing films of the year, with more than $640 million at the box office. So it makes sense for sequel rumors to begin swirling.

“I am only interested in a ‘Moana’ sequel if the entire movie is solely based on my character Maui and that he has no friends except his tattoos and loves singing Lin-Manuel Miranda songs
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Dwayne Johnson on His Rock-Solid Empire and Walk of Fame Honor

Dwayne Johnson on His Rock-Solid Empire and Walk of Fame Honor
It’s midnight and my phone rings. “Hey, E-Wag!” exclaims a deeply masculine, yet comforting and chipper voice.

It’s Dwayne Johnson. The pro wrestler-turned-superstar is calling from the car in Hawaii on his way to catch an overnight plane from the first stop of his “Jumanji” press tour to the next leg of the global gabfest in Paris.

Despite squeezing in a call during his only 45 minutes of free time, in transit, nonetheless, Johnson’s enthusiasm and focus is magnetic. His personal greeting to this reporter is perfectly in line with how he interacts with his 175 million followers on social media every day, and is evident of The Rock’s unique knack to form a genuine connection with everyone from fan from studio executive. His commitment to a simple phone interview is exemplary of how he attaches himself to each and every project — and there are a lot of them.

This past year,
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Robert Rodriguez explains Alita: Battle Angel’s anime eyes

While James Cameron messes about on Pandora, he has handed the directorial duties of his years-in-development Alita: Battle Angel over to Predators director Robert Rodriguez. When the trailer debuted the other day, amongst the most striking features of the sci-fi epic were the rendering of Rosa Salazar’s eyes.

Speaking to Empire about the trailer, Rodriguez addressed the creative choices behind giving Alita such prominent features:-

“It was always Jim’s intention to create a photo-realistic version of the manga eyes that we’re so accustomed to seeing. We really wanted to honour that tradition and see that look standing next to any human character. To have the right person to emote behind it was really essential. Her origins are in the film and you understand why she looks that way. If the eyes are the windows to the soul, we have some pretty big windows. You can see a lot going on in there!
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi tracking $425 million global opening

We’re now just hours away from the arrival of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which opens here in the UK at midnight tonight, and as you’d expect, box office tracking is predicting a rather impressive opening weekend for the latest chapter in the Star Wars saga.

According to THR, The Last Jedi is looking at a worldwide opening of $425 million plus, which would give it one of the top five box office openings of all time. Impressive, considering that it doesn’t open in China until January 5th.

For comparison, Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted to $529 million worldwide back in 2015, the second-biggest ever behind this year’s The Fate of the Furious on $541.9 million, although that included a whopping $184.9 million from China.

See Also: Read our review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi here

The only other new competition facing The Last Jedi this weekend is the animated movie Ferdinand,
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Universal Pictures Crosses $5 Billion At Global Box Office Driven By ‘Fate Of The Furious,’ ‘DM3’

Universal Pictures crossed $5 billion at the global box office for the second time in the studio's 105-year history with The Fate of the Furious and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 3 revving up their 2017 coffers. The global total to date for the studio, specifically, is $5.003 billion, which breaks out as $1.605 billion domestically and $3.398 billion internationally. Fate of the Furious and DM3 also gave Universal bragging rights as the only in 2017 to…
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Universal Crosses $5 Billion at Worldwide Box Office With Hit Sequels and Blumhouse Horror

Disney hit the mark. Warner Bros. hit the mark. Now Universal is joining the club as it has reached $5 billion for the year at the worldwide box office. In some respects, Universal’s year at the box office has been a microcosm for the box office as a whole. While Universal has done well domestically with $1.6 billion grossed — third among all studios — it got to this point off of a huge $3.4 billion haul from international markets, primarily from “The Fate of the Furious” and “Despicable Me 3.” Also Read: Warner Bros. Crosses $5 Billion at Global Box...
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Universal Crosses $5 Billion Mark at 2017 Worldwide Box Office

Universal Crosses $5 Billion Mark at 2017 Worldwide Box Office
Universal Pictures has topped $5 billion at the global box office for the second time in the studio’s 105-year history, led by “The Fate of the Furious” and “Despicable Me 3.”

The global total for the studio passed the milestone on Dec. 11 to reach $5.003 billion, including $1.605 billion domestically and $3.398 billion internationally. Universal joined Disney and Warner Bros. in reaching the mark this year, with Disney hitting the milestone on Nov. 30 and Warner doing so five days later.

The Fate of the Furious” had the biggest global opening weekend of all time at $542 million — breaking the record set by 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” It was also the top international opening ever at $443.2 million.

The Fate of the Furious,” the eighth film in the franchise, earned $1.23 billion worldwide in what’s the 11th-largest total of all time. It is only the sixth film in history to cross $1 billion at the international box office and is also the
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Last Jedi Targets Massive $425M Worldwide Box Office Debut

Last Jedi Targets Massive $425M Worldwide Box Office Debut
There is no question that Disney's Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be be a massive box office hit, with analysts predicting a $200 million opening weekend at the domestic box office, but it's shaping up to be an even bigger hit overseas as well. A new report reveals that Disney and LucasFilm are eyeing a roughly $225 million overseas opening weekend for a global opening weekend haul of $425 million. While that is far from the current record, it is among the top 5 of all time, and one of the biggest reasons it won't contend for the record is that it won't be opening in China right away.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens held the all-time global opening weekend record of $529 million, including the domestic record of $248 million and the overseas debut of $281 million, for a year and a half, until Universal's The Fate of the Furious broke that record with an impressive $541.9 million,
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Weekend Box Office: ‘Coco’ Takes Top Spot Over ‘Justice League’ & ‘The Disaster Artist’

By the end of today, Disney and Pixar's Coco will have won the weekend for the third weekend in a row, beating out competition from Justice League, The Disaster Artist, and Wonder. This places the animated delight in a somewhat elite club of 2017 titles that have held court for three weeks straight at the box office, alongside good movies (Split) and bad (The Fate of the Furious & The Hitman's Bodyguard). At the end of its run in theaters, Coco will likely be in the top 20 box office hits of 2017, in the same area as …
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As The Last Jedi looms, Coco wins the box office and The Disaster Artist excels

Joining an illustrious list of movies that have topped the Us box-office for three straight weekends in 2017 (Split, The Fate of the Furious, and The Hitman’s Bodyguard), Disney-Pixar’s Coco managed one final week at the summit, before a certain little independent movie about disgruntled family members waving around glowsticks attempts to break records.

That movie is of course Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which opens on 4,100 theatres from December 14th, and is aiming at a figure north of $220 million for the weekend.

Until those monumental figures arrive, we’re left to cast our eyes over a moderate weekend at the Us box office, where Coco took its tally to $135.5 million with a weekend haul of $18.3 million.

That kept the day-of-the-dead success ahead of Justice League, which floundered with $9.6 million, for a total of $212 million in 24 days. To put that in perspective, the $300 million budgeted movie is currently running
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First trailer for Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron’s Alita: Battle Angel

Following a teaser earlier today, 20th Century Fox has debuted the first trailer for Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming manga adaptation Alita: Battle Angel; check it out below along with a synopsis and batch of images…

Visionary filmmakers James Cameron (Avatar) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) create a groundbreaking new heroine in Alita: Battle Angel, an action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment. Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. Everything is new to Alita, every experience a first. As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield Alita
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‘Trolls’ Leaps from TV to Top of DVD Sales Chart

‘Trolls’ Leaps from TV to Top of DVD Sales Chart
The holiday spirit is gripping DVD and Blu-ray Disc buyers.

A half-hour “Trolls” holiday special, produced by DreamWorks Animation, came out on DVD only a few days after its Nov. 24 broadcast on NBC and promptly debuted at No. 1 on the Npd VideoScan overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales, for the week ended Dec. 2.

The same week, three classics shot back into the top 10: Warner’s Elf (2003) at No. 8, Universal Pictures’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000) at No. 9, and Warner’s “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989) at No. 10.

And several other Christmas favorites also are racking up brisk sales, including 20th Century Fox’s original “Home Alone” (1990), which rose to No. 11 from No. 16 the previous week; Warner’s “The Polar Express” (2004), No. 15; and Warner’s “A Christmas Story” (1984) at No. 25.

Warner’s “Wonder Woman,” Sony Pictures’ “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and Walt Disney’s “Cars 3” held onto the No. 1, No. 2 and
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Alita: Battle Angel gets a first teaser ahead of trailer

To whet our appetites for the release of the first trailer, a brief teaser has been revealed for the Robert Rodriguez-directed and James Cameron-produced manga adaptation Alita: Battle Angel; check it out here…

Her journey begins tomorrow. #Alita

Alita: Battle Angel (@Alitamovie) December 8, 2017

Alita: Battle Angel is set for release on July 20th 2018 and features a cast that includes Rosa Salazar (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained), Michelle Rodriguez (The Fate of the Furious), Keean Johnson (Nashville), Jackie Earle Haley (Preacher), Jennifer Connelly (American Pastoral), Ed Skrein (Deadpool), Eiza Gonzalez (From Dusk Till Dawn), Mahershala Ali (Luke Cage), Lana Condor (X-Men: Apocalypse) and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Spider-Man: Homecoming).

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Dwayne Johnson Has Done More This Year Than Most of Us Do in a Decade

Dwayne Johnson Has Done More This Year Than Most of Us Do in a Decade
Dwayne Johnson had a pretty f*cking busy year in 2016, and it seems he had absolutely no plans of slowing down this year. In addition to starring in three films, Baywatch, The Fate of the Furious, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Dwayne will be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame very soon and has signed on for a handful of other movies, including Rampage, Skyscraper, and San Andreas 2. And just in case that wasn't enough, Dwayne also recently launched an ad agency company with ex-wife Dany Garcia called Seven Bucks Creative and is even considering running for president. Meanwhile, we can't even make it through Monday without complaining. Keep reading for a look back at Dwayne's busy year. Related20 Dwayne Johnson GIFs That Will Make You Experience Thirst Like Never Before
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Kurt Russell Is Santa Claus in New Netflix Christmas Movie

Kurt Russell Is Santa Claus in New Netflix Christmas Movie
Kurt Russell has signed on to play Santa Claus in an untitled Netflix Christmas Movie, joining young actors Judah Lewis and Darby Camp. Production is now scheduled to begin in January 2018, with Netflix eyeing to air this holiday movie around Christmas 2018, although no specific release date has been issued thus far. There is no indication about how many more cast members still need to be added before filming begins.

The story centers on a pair of siblings, played by Judah Lewis and Darby Camp, who try to get proof that Santa Claus is actually real, by catching jolly Saint Nick on camera. When they accidentally cause Santa to crash his sleigh in Chicago, they join up with Saint Nick to help get Christmas back on track before it's too late. The script was written by Matt Lieberman, who wrote The Addams Family stop-motion project that is in production for MGM.
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Dwayne Johnson to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Dwayne Johnson to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
What can the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce say except “You’re welcome”? Multi-hyphenate Dwayne Johnson is receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Dec. 13 ceremony will honor Johnson in the motion pictures category for his status as a global box-office powerhouse.

“Not only does Dwayne have a great personality and talent, but he also does a great amount of philanthropic work which is part of the criteria for earning an immortal spot on the Walk of Fame,” producer of Walk of Fame ceremonies Ana Martinez said. “We envision scores of photos being taken at his star by his fans.”

Johnson will soon be seen alongside Kevin Hart and Jack Black in Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” which hits theaters Dec. 20. Next year, he’ll star in Disney’s “Jungle Cruise,” based on the theme park ride, along with the upcoming films “Rampage” and “Skyscraper.”

This past year, Johnson starred
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