‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ Tops Overseas Again As ‘Magnificent 7’ Corrals $19.2M & ‘Storks’ Bundles $18.3M – Intl Box Office

Refresh for latest: It’s been a while since we had more than one major studio rollout in the same frame at the international box office, and this weekend provided two — plus some key expansions. MGM/Sony’s The Magnificent Seven narrowly topped Warner Bros’ Storks in their offshore debuts making Antoine Fuqua, Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and the gang the No. 1 new kids in town. They set new records for the Western genre and Washington in some key plays while also…

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White House Fest SXSL Announces Leonardo DiCaprio, Sharon Jones, Stranger Things Cast

SXSLEarlier this month, the White House announced that they were teaming up with SXSW to bring a one-day miniature version of the festival to the White House’s south lawn. SXSL will take place 10/3, and today, the White House has announced some of the lineup. More »

‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ Tops ‘Magnificent Seven’ at Foreign Box Office

“Bridget Jones’s Baby” topped the foreign box office for the second consecutive weekend. The romantic comedy has fizzled in the United States, but overseas crowds seem more inclined to check in on Bridget’s romantic travails and impending offspring. The film earned $21.9 million from 47 territories, pushing its global gross to $83.6 million. Renée Zellweger… Read more »

Singaporean Startup Buys 49% Of Rolling Stone, Jann Wenner’s Son Reportedly Taking Over

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 05:  Wenner Media Head of Digita, Gus Wenner attends the Rolling Stone and Google Play GRAMMY Party at El Rey Theatre on February 5, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)For the first time in five decades, Rolling Stone is accepting an outside investor. Bloomberg reports that after 15 months of negotiations, founder Jann Wenner is selling 49% of the magazine to BandLab Technologies, a digital music startup founded by Kuok Meng Ru, the son of Singaporean business magnate Kuok Khoon Hong. More »

PopPolitics: Newton Minow Says It’s Up to Candidates to Correct Each Other in Debates (Listen)

Newton Minow, the FCC chairman under President John F. Kennedy who helped start the tradition of general election presidential debates, says that it should be up to the candidates, and not necessarily the moderator, to correct each other if something is said that is not factual. Minow, who is a member of the Commission on… Read more »

TV Ratings: ‘This Is Us,’ ‘Bull’ See Solid Gains in L3 Numbers

Two of this season’s high-profile new dramas — NBC’s “This Is Us” and CBS’ “Bull” — pulled in notable gains over three days of delayed viewing, according to Nielsen’s just released live-plus-3 ratings for the Tuesday premieres. “This Is Us” saw its 18-49 number swell to 4.2, from 2.8 in live-same-day viewing. That’s the biggest… Read more »