• 10 good movies with seriously bad science
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    Hanna Flint

    10 good movies with seriously bad science

    From comic book movies to sci-fi, fantasy to horror, there are countless examples of unrealistic scientific reasoning being used in movies.

  • Captain America: Civil War crowned highest-grossing movie of 2016
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    Ben Arnold

    Captain America: Civil War crowned highest-grossing movie of 2016

    ‘Captain America: Civil War’ has been named the highest-grossing movie of 2016, having hauled in – wait for it – a massive $1.153 billion (around £931 million). The Marvel sequel convincingly beat Disney’s ‘Finding Dory’ to the top spot, though the Pixar sequel made a perfectly respectable $1.028 billion (£830 million) worldwide. The figures have been stacked up by The Hollywood Reporter, with ‘Zootropolis’ coming in third (£827 million), followed by ‘The Jungle Book’ (£781 million), and ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ (£707 million). ...

  • Deadpool named 'most pirated' movie of 2016
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    Ben Arnold

    Deadpool named 'most pirated' movie of 2016

    It’s a dubious honour… but one movie above all others has been pinched the most this year. And it was (drum roll, please) comicbook smash hit ‘Deadpool’. According to data from Torrentfreak, which provides an annual list of the most-stolen movies, Ryan Reynolds’ comeback topped the list. Several sources were taken into consideration, including download stats from public bit torrent trackers. ...

  • YouGov poll reveals Britain's favourite movie of 2016
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    Mike P Williams

    YouGov poll reveals Britain's favourite movie of 2016

    You’ve likely seen your fair share of end of the year film lists and rankings of the best and worst 2016 has had to offer, but here is something of an official take on the matter courtesy of YouGov. According to the polling site, they’ve figured out what Britain’s favourite film of the year was, and the results may surprise some of you. It’s not stated just how many people took part in the vote, but the top spot was in fact a draw betweeen the Ryan Reynolds-starring ‘Deadpool’ and ‘Harry Potter’ spin-off ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ – two very different films, admittedly.

  • 2016 to break box office record thanks to Disney
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    Gregory Wakeman

    2016 to break box office record thanks to Disney

    2016 has been another huge year for Hollywood. It has now been projected by comScore, via The Hollywood Reporter, that the box office revenue in 2016 will eventually finish at $11.3 billion, surpassing the $11.14 billion of 2015. On Monday the continuing success of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ and ‘Sing’ meant that 2016 passed $11.05 billion at the box office, which was 2.3 percent more than this time last year.

  • Suicide Squad tops IMDb's top movie of 2016 list
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    Ben Arnold

    Suicide Squad tops IMDb's top movie of 2016 list

    The critics may have hated it – to put it mildly – but ‘Suicide Squad’ has made it to the top of movie data site IMDb‘s most popular movies of the year list. The Warner Bros tentpole, released in August, was the most searched-for movie by the website’s users, and with all of the top five being comicbook adaptations. At number two was ‘Captain America: Civil War’, followed by ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’, ‘Deadpool’, and ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’. Seems like the appetite for superheroes is a voracious as ever, then. Here’s the full list below: 1. Suicide Squad 2. Captain America: Civil War ...

  • Rogue One helps Disney to record-breaking $7 billion in ticket sales for 2016
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    Ben Arnold

    Rogue One helps Disney to record-breaking $7 billion in ticket sales for 2016

    Not only that, but Disney has notched up the top four grossing films of the year too. “This historic achievement is possible because all of our film studios are bringing their absolute best to the table, telling great stories of all kinds that resonate with audiences across borders, gender, and generations,” said Alan Horn, Disney Studios’ chairman said in a statement.