'Fantastic Beasts' enchants the box office with $62-million opening

Warner Bros.' "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" met expectations in winning the box office this weekend, opening in first place with $62.2 million, according to figures from measurement firm Comscore. The "Harry Potter" prequel, a follow-up to 2016's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-11-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fate of the Furious breaks Star Wars box office record with $700 million opening

Star Wars, Harry Potter or indeed the almost century-old comic book legends Batman and Superman may have sprung from a rich creative well, but in a stunning twist all of them have been banished to the box office naughty step. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2017-04-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Beauty's' in beast mode as it bests 'Power Rangers' at the box office

In the battle of 1990s nostalgia, Lionsgate and Saban Entertainment’s mighty morphin’ “Power Rangers” was no match for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” The live action remake starring “Harry Potter’s” Emma Watson pulled in an estimated $88 million in the U.S and Canada in its second week, meeting... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-03-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hachette to open Manchester office

Hachette UK will open a new office in Manchester early next year, with Hachette Children’s Group leading the way. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-12 20:15:39 UTC ]
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The three keys to Shazam!’s box-office success are a testament to zigging when everyone else zags

Shazam!’s counterintuitive path to popularity is an object lesson in pursuing originality in a universe dominated with world-building The success of Warner Bros.’ latest superhero movie Shazam!, which took the No. 1 spot at the box office last weekend and has had critics swooning–it has a... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-04-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hachette 'actively looking' to open more offices outside of London, PRH UK 'considering'

Hachette UK has revealed it is "actively looking" to open more offices outside of London, and PRH UK has said it is "considering" regional offices, following a discussion on the importance of regional diversity and what more can be done to promote it in publishing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon opens Manchester office, recruits 1,000 staff

Amazon is opening a new 90,000 sq ft corporate office in Manchester next year, for 600 fresh employees, along with boosting its development centres in Edinburgh and Cambridge. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins announces Fantastic Beasts tie-ins

HarperCollins has a range of products to tie-in with the upcoming release of the film "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Audible and Pottermore Publishing go behind the scenes of Fantastic Beasts

Audible UK will this November release an audiobook that goes behind the scenes of the Fantastic Beasts film franchise, featuring interviews with Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law and more. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Beijing invests millions to keep bookshops open

China is investing £5.7 million in preserving brick and mortar bookshops in Beijing as the country increasingly adopts digital. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Johnny Depp surprises fans, and Zoe Kravitz calls for Trump's impeachment at 'Fantastic Beasts' Comic-Con panel

Warner Bros.’ highly anticipated Hall H panel got off to a political start Saturday morning as the stars of the sequel to the “Harry Potter” spinoff “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” took the stage. Onscreen in the Harry Potter universe, wizards spin extraordinary spells with the wave... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-07-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Films based on books take 44% more at the box office

Films based on books take 44% more at the box office in the UK and 53% more worldwide than original screenplays, research from the Publishers Association (PA) has shown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Little, Brown to publish second Fantastic Beasts screenplay this November

Little, Brown is set to publish the original screenplay of the second Fantastic Beasts film by J K Rowling this November. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rowling defends Depp's 'Fantastic Beasts' casting

J K Rowling has defended the casting of Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in the next "Fantastic Beasts" film, following a backlash from fans unhappy about the circumstances surrounding his divorce from actress Amber Heard.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Microsoft is giving away millions of free ebooks covering Windows 10, Office, Azure, and more

Microsoft’s annual ebook giveaway sees the company offering vast amounts of guides for free. These are high-quality titles covering pretty much every Microsoft product or service you care to think of. There are millions of Microsoft ebooks up for grabs, and you can download as many -- or as few... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2017-07-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Illustrated Fantastic Beasts cover revealed

Bloomsbury Children’s Books has revealed the cover of the illustrated edition of Newt Scamander’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J K Rowling. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Redmayne to narrate Fantastic Beasts audiobook

Eddie Redmayne will narrate an audiobook version of J K Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Pottermore has announced. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rowling’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ and Narrator Redmayne Land at Audible

Audible has announced that 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' by J.K. Rowling and narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne is now available as a digital audiobook. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-01-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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W F Howes publishes accessible version of 'Fantastic Beasts' screenplay

Audiobook and large print publisher W F Howes Ltd has made available an accessible large print edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the screenplay edition. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fantastic Beasts boosted as Walliams clocks up fourth week at number one

David Walliams has once again secured the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, with The Midnight Gang (HarperCollins Children's) shifting 81,216 copies for £467,852, according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-11-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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