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‘Lego Batman’ beats ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ at US box office

LOS ANGELES: "The Lego Batman Movie" dominated "Fifty Shades Darker" in a battle of new releases at North American box offices over the weekend, industry data showed on Monday. The Warner Bros spinoff of the "Lego Movie" finished on top with $53 million, against $46.6 million for the second in the steamy franchise based on the novels of E.L. James, box office monitor Exhibitor Relations said. Featuring the voice of Will Arnett as the caped crusader, the new Lego offering is a 3D, computer-generated comedy that follows…

Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ again rules North America box office

LOS ANGELES: "Split," the M Night Shyamalan thriller about a man with multiple personalities who locks three teenage girls in an underground bunker, held onto the top spot in the North American box office for a third weekend, industry estimates showed Sunday. The movie -- by the director of the classic horror film "Sixth Sense" -- stars James McAvoy as a man with 23 personalities who preys on young girls. It earned an estimated $14.6 million in ticket sales over a three-day weekend in which sales were slowed by football's…

VIDEO: Dog fights trainer after being forced to do a stunt for Hollywood movie

A disturbing video of a dog being forced to perform stunt for a movie has emerged online, sparking debate on animal cruelty. A film crew for Hollywood film A Dog’s Purpose have been criticised after they appeared to force a dog into water against its will. The terrified German Shepherd, one of four used to make the film, fought against its trainer for a scene in which it was meant to be swimming in raging waters. The effect of the torrent was created using eight huge motors. It is believed that the scene was shot…

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ filmmakers accused of animal cruelty

LOS ANGELES: Animal lovers on Wednesday called for a boycott of the upcoming movie "A Dog's Purpose" after video footage emerged of an apparently terrified canine being forced into rushing water on the set. The 2015 video, published by the celebrity website TMZ, shows a German Shepherd struggling to get away from his handler at the edge of a pool with swirling water. "He ain't gonna calm down till he goes in the water, you just gotta throw him in," someone is heard saying on the video, as the dog claws at the edges of…