• Official Film Chart 14th August 2019
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    Official Film Chart 14th August 2019

    Tim Burton’s live-action Dumbo hovers in the Number 1 spot for a second consecutive week, more than doubling the sales of its closest competitor. Keeping Captain Marvel (2) and Shazam! (3) at bay, the re-make of the Disney classic sees Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito reunite with Tim Burton; the trio last worked together on Batman Returns in 1992. Hellboy (2019) is the week’s highest new entry based on just two days’ worth of digital downloads alone. A reboot of Mike Mignola’s graphic novel, this action-fantasy sees anti-hero Hellboy caught between the supernatural and human worlds and forced to battle an ancient sorceress hell-bent on revenge. The film stars Stranger Things’ David Harbour as the eponymous character. Former chart topper Alita: Battle Angel drops one place to Number 5, while animated adventure Missing Link enters the Top 10 for the first time following its release on disc; zooming up 16 places to Number 6. Aquaman treads water at Number 7; Mary Poppins Returns drops two places to Number 8; Spider-man: Into The Spider-Verse falls one to 9. Finally, A Star Is Born returns to the Top 10 at Number 10. On this week’s Official Film Chart online show, see an exciting featurette of Marvel’s record-breaking box office smash Avengers: Endgame, available to Download & Keep from August 19. The action-packed superhero film was recently announced as the highest-grossing film of all-time and is a strong contender for Number 1 on the Official Film Chart upon release.

  • Official Film Chart 7th August 2019
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    Official Film Chart 7th August 2019

    Tim Burton’s live-action Dumbo remake flies to Number 1 following its release on disc. Rising two places, the much-loved Disney flick knocks last week’s chart-topper Alita: Battle Angel from the chart summit to Number 4; former Number 1 Captain Marvel holds on at Number 2, while superhero Shazam! debuts at Number 3 on digital downloads only. Starring Zachary Levi, Mark Strong and Asher Angel, Shazam! is an action-comedy about a teenage foster child, Billy Batson, who is gifted super-powers by a wizard. When he says the Wizard’s name – Shazam – he transforms into a fully-grown adult superhero. The film follows Billy as he learns how to correctly use his powers to fight crime and help his community, whilst also searching for his birth mother. Jordan Peele’s horror Us rebounds five places to its previous peak of Number 5 following its physical release, ahead of Mary Poppins Returns which drops one place to Number 6. Aquaman zooms 21 places back into the Top 10 at Number 7; Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse drops two to Number 8; Cornish singers’ story Fisherman’s Friends is down five to Number 9. Finally, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald shoots up 27 places to round off this week’s Top 10, a nice birthday present for author J K Rowling who celebrated her 54th birthday last week. This week’s Official Film Chart online show features an exciting clip of Stranger Things’ David Harbour as the titular character in the new Hellboy reboot, available to Download & Keep from August 9.

  • All of Disney's live-action remakes, ranked
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    All of Disney's live-action remakes, ranked

    The Lion King has hit $1bn, but does it top this list?

  • Disney dominates the UK’s highest grossing film chart in 2019 so far
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    Disney dominates the UK’s highest grossing film chart in 2019 so far

    There’s no beating the mouse house so far this year.

  • Disney accused of trying to edit out its racially dubious past with Disney+ plans
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    Disney accused of trying to edit out its racially dubious past with Disney+ plans

    It was reported earlier this week that the 1946 animated-live action movie Song of the South will not be appearing on new streaming service Disney+. The studio is also planning to remove the controversial scene from 1941’s Dumbo featuring the singing bird character Jim Crow, named after the black face character created in the 1800s, and which later offered up a title for racial segregation laws. While some have described the decision as being a symptom of political correctness, others have criticised Disney for trying to erase previous wrongs, as if they never happened.

  • 'Shazam!' set to topple 'Dumbo' from the top of the UK box office
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    'Shazam!' set to topple 'Dumbo' from the top of the UK box office

    Man baby will take down flying elephant.

  • Why ‘Dumbo’ Didn’t Soar at the Box Office
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    Why ‘Dumbo’ Didn’t Soar at the Box Office

    "Dumbo" nabbed the top spot at the domestic box office last weekend, but Disney's latest re-imagining didn't fly as high as expected. Despite the cast of Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, and Michael Keaton, the nearly eight-decade old property showed that not every remake is guaranteed to pack a major punch. Tim Burton's live-action reboot of […]

  • Live-action 'Dumbo' struggles to soar at box office
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    Live-action 'Dumbo' struggles to soar at box office

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney's "Dumbo" isn't exactly taking flight at the North American box office the way its other live-action remakes of animated classics have.

  • Eva Green and Colin Farrell on working with ‘mysterious’ Tim Burton on ‘Dumbo’ (exclusive)
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    Eva Green and Colin Farrell on working with ‘mysterious’ Tim Burton on ‘Dumbo’ (exclusive)

    "He knows how to celebrate outcasts," Eva Green tells Yahoo Movies UK.

  • 'Dumbo's Eva Green thinks a 'Bond 25' flashback could be “cheesy” (exclusive)
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    'Dumbo's Eva Green thinks a 'Bond 25' flashback could be “cheesy” (exclusive)

    Don't expect to see Vesper Lynd again.

  • 'Dumbo' could be the lowest box office opener of Disney's recent live-action remakes
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    'Dumbo' could be the lowest box office opener of Disney's recent live-action remakes

    The reviews have not been great for the movie ahead of its release.

  • The 'Dumbo' reviews are in and they are more mediocre than magic
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    The 'Dumbo' reviews are in and they are more mediocre than magic

    Tim Burton's live-action reimaging of the classic Disney movie is in cinemas this week.

  • Former Bond girl Eva Green doesn't think 007 should ever be played by a woman
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    Former Bond girl Eva Green doesn't think 007 should ever be played by a woman

    "I really think James Bond should remain a man."

  • 'Dumbo': 21 new photos of characters, concept art, and costumes
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    'Dumbo': 21 new photos of characters, concept art, and costumes

    Get a fresh look at Disney's new live action Dumbo, including new photos of Michael Keaton, Eva Green, and Danny DeVito.

  • Why 'Dumbo' is the ultimate Tim Burton film and other things we learned on set
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    Why 'Dumbo' is the ultimate Tim Burton film and other things we learned on set

    “You’re looking at the ultimate outsider: Dumbo is an outsider. He’s a freakish character.”

  • Fans concerned after Danny DeVito's frightening fall
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    Fans concerned after Danny DeVito's frightening fall

    The pint-sized star had to be helped by onlookers.

  • 'Dumbo' takes flight in the new trailer for Tim Burton's live action remake
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    'Dumbo' takes flight in the new trailer for Tim Burton's live action remake

    Disney has dropped a new trailer for Tim Burton's Dumbo ahead of it flying into cinemas next month.

  • How Tim Burton brought a CGI 'Dumbo' to life in Disney's new remake
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    Tom Butler

    How Tim Burton brought a CGI 'Dumbo' to life in Disney's new remake

    Dumbo isn't the only computer-generated element in Tim Burton's new live action Disney remake.

  • New 'Dumbo' trailer soars online - and we’ve got a new poster, too
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    Sam Ashurst

    New 'Dumbo' trailer soars online - and we’ve got a new poster, too

    You’ll believe an elephant can fly.

  • Tim Burton’s Dumbo adds Oscar winner Alan Arkin
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    Tim Burton’s Dumbo adds Oscar winner Alan Arkin

    Alan Arkin joins Tim Burton's live-action Dumbo... but who will he be playing?

  • Tim Burton’s Dumbo adds Michael Keaton, Eva Green and more
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    Tim Burton’s Dumbo adds Michael Keaton, Eva Green and more

    Dumbo brings the greatest show on earth back to the big screen in 2019.

  • Colin Farrell in talks for Tim Burton's live-action Dumbo
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    Colin Farrell in talks for Tim Burton's live-action Dumbo

    Colin Farrell may be about to see an elephant fly. Six weeks after Will Smith backed out of talks to take the (human) lead in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of ‘Dumbo’ with director Tim Burton, it seems the 40-year old Irish actor may be set to take his place. Deadline report that Farrell is in talks to appear originally earmarked for Smith, Farrell would appear as Holt, a “widowed father of two kids from Kentucky” whose offspring befriend the young elephant with the oversized ears.

  • Will Smith turns down Disney's live-action Dumbo with Tim Burton
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    Will Smith turns down Disney's live-action Dumbo with Tim Burton

    Disney’s ongoing mission to remake seemingly all their animated classics in live action would appear to have hit a minor hurdle. Smith was said to have been circling the role of the father of some children who see Dumbo at the circus, and befriend the shy elephant who learns how to fly. Tom Hanks is also reported to be in talks for a role in the film, scripted by Ehren Kruger.

  • Tim Burton's live action Dumbo movie to shoot in the UK
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    Tim Burton's live action Dumbo movie to shoot in the UK

    Tim Burton will be making his live-action remake of Disney’s ‘Dumbo’ in the UK, according to reports. The ‘Batman’ director is helming the latest in a wealth of re-booted, ‘live-action’ versions of Disney movies that are in the pipeline.