‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ scores biggest-ever debut for Quentin Tarantino; ‘The Lion King’ stays on top

first_imgAndrew Cooper/Sony Pictures Entertainment(NEW YORK) — Once Upon a Time in Hollywood — which boasts an all-star ensemble cast led by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt — set a record for writer/director Quentin Tarantino, debuting this weekend in second place with an estimated $40.35 million.  That makes it the largest opening weekend ever for a Tarantino film, topping his previous high of 38 million with 2009’s Inglourious Basterds. By comparison, 1994’s Pulp Fiction, which remains Tarantino’s best-known and arguably most popular film, debuted with $9.3 million in 1,338 theaters — about $16 million in today’s dollars.  Once Upon a Time in Hollywood opened in 3,659 theaters and earned an average $11,000 or so per location.  Had it opened in the same number of locations as did Pulp Fiction, its estimated opening gross would have been $14.75 million, less than Pulp Fiction‘s debut when adjusted for inflation.The Lion King topped the box office for the second weekend in a row with an estimated $75 million, bringing its domestic total to $351 million. Overseas, Disney’s live-action remake of the 1994 animated classic racked up an estimated $142.8 million, for a worldwide tally of $962.7 million.Third place belonged to Spider-Man: Far from Home, delivering an estimated $12.2 million and bringing its domestic gross to just under $345 million. It earned an estimated $21 million internationally, making it the ninth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to top $1 billion and the third this year, joining Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame. Far from Home is also the only Spider-Man movie to eclipse $1 billion. Pixar’s Toy Story 4 took fourth place with an estimated $9.87 million, bringing its stateside totals to $395.6. Overseas, the animated feature added an estimated $19.4 million, bringing its global tally to $917.9 million and making it the fourth largest Pixar release globally of all-time.The thriller Crawl rounded out the top five with an estimated $4 million in its third week of release.Elsewhere, Disney’s Aladdin passed the $1 billion global earnings mark — the first film of Will Smith’s career to accomplish that. Marvel and Pixar are both owned by Disney, parent company of ABC News.Here are the top 10 movies Friday through Sunday, with estimated domestic box office earnings:1. The Lion King, $75.5 million2. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, $40.35 million3. Spider-Man: Far from Home, $12.2 million4. Toy Story 4, $9.87 million5. Crawl, $4 million6. Yesterday, $3 million7. Aladdin, $2.788 million8. Stuber, $1.679 million9. Annabelle Comes Home, $1.6 million10. The Farewell, $1.55 millionCopyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Dak Prescott contract negotiations: Cowboys hope for extension with quarterback by Sunday

first_imgCould the Cowboys’ contract talks with quarterback Dak Prescott be nearing a deal?Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Friday on Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan he’s hoping the two sides can reach a deal by Sunday’s opener against the Giants. But negotiations with Prescott appeared to hit a snag in August, after reports the quarterback had turned down a $30 million per year offer from the team, and was seeking a record $40 million per season. A subsequent report shot down that $40 million figure as false. Jones also said the team is having “very limited” negotiations with wide receiver Amari Cooper, “for a range of reasons that will eventually get worked out.”Unlike some other teams that do not conduct negotiations once the NFL season begins, Jones said talks will continue with Prescott if no deal is reached by Sunday.“We’re open for business,” Jones said. “I know sometimes the players don’t care to do that. But we can obviously juggle that and do that. We would be fine with doing that. It’s really up to the player and their representatives to determine what their deadlines are and their timelines. It doesn’t seem to bother us, and I don’t know that we’ve given those type of deadlines or timelines.” Cowboys’ Stephen Jones on Amari Cooper’s contract: ‘There haven’t been a lot of negotiations’center_img “I’d say the dialogue has been good, and we’re still holding out hope we can figure out how to come up with a deal by the game on Sunday,” Jones said (via Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk).This has been a summer of big-money contract negotiations between the Cowboys and some of their young stars. Running back Ezekiel Elliott ended his preseason holdout earlier this week after signing a six-year, $90 million extension. Dallas also signed right tackle La’el Collins to a five-year extension this week, and inked linebacker Jaylon Smith to a five-year, $64.5 million deal a couple of weeks ago. Related News Ezekiel Elliott’s Week 1 workload undecided, Jason Garrett says; Cowboys star: ‘We Ready’last_img read more

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Blitzboks own up to under-par performances in NZ

first_imgThe Springbok Sevens management and players took full responsibility for their 10 th  place finish at the New Zealand Sevens on Sunday, admitting that it was a very disappointing performance and way below their regular and proud standards.The Blitzboks lost 36-14 to Kenya in their final Pool B match and then went down 12-5 to Fiji in the 9th  place playoff at FMG Stadium Waikato.Kenya’s victory over the Blitzboks came after 14 consecutive wins for the South Africans, and two tries in the last two minutes by Fiji meant the Hamilton tournament ended in misery for Neil Powell and his squad.These results, coupled with New Zealand winning their home tournament, saw the Blitzboks drop to joint-second spot on the overall World Rugby Sevens Series standings after three tournaments of 10 played.The Kiwis, who beat France by 27-5 in the final, top the log with 63 points, followed by South Africa and France (48 points each).For Powell, it was a frustrating weekend in which the Blitzboks lost three matches in a row, a statistic that will hurt the squad, who came into the tournament on the back of 11 wins from their last 12 matches.“We were just poor against Kenya, with our basics not on par,” said Powell about the performance that saw the Blitzboks go down 19-0 in the opening half.“If you can’t even win kick-offs you are in trouble. We were also playing catch-up rugby from early on and forced the game a bit, which again created mistakes they capitalised on.”A late Muller du Plessis try saw the halftime gap close, but despite a late Zain Davids try, Kenya scored two quick tries, including an intercept, and it was all over.“The unpredictability of sevens again showed. Sometimes you have a good week and a poor tournament, like this one, other times a bad week resulted in a good tournament,” Powell reflected.Against Fiji, an early Angelo Davids try had the South Africans in control for all but the last two minutes, when Fiji scored twice.For Powell, there was some silver linings in the match against Fiji.“Yes, there were some positives from that match, and we can take that into Australia,” said Powell.“We managed to improve our control and it gave us some momentum to take to Sydney. The lack of finishing was still present though, but that was sort of the theme of our weekend. We could not finish the numerous opportunities we created and that was clearly not good enough.”They have no choice but to improve next week, Powell insisted: “We will have to plan this coming week accordingly. We will review what and why happened here and take it from there.”The Blitzboks depart for Australia on Monday, where they will start their preparations for the Sydney Sevens.For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

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Jimmie Gilbreth, Jr., 53, Wellington: July 30, 1963 – Nov. 8, 2016

first_imgJimmie T. Gilbreth, Jr. age 53, of Wellington, died Tuesday morning, November 8, 2016 at his home.  Jim worked for several years as a mechanic for Federal Tire and then at Triumph Assessory Services as a machinist.  Jim had been a resident of Wellington since 1974.Jim was born on July 30, 1963 in El Dorado to Jimmie T. Gilbreth, Sr., and Betty Louise (O’Bleness) Gilbreth.Jim enjoyed working on cars and OU Football games.He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Louise Gilbreth.Survivors include his two children, Jamie Gilbreth of Gainesville, FL and Raychelle Epperson of Orange Park, FL; father, Jimmie T. Gilbreth, Sr. and his wife Barbara of Augusta, KS; two brothers, Michael Gilbreth and his wife Mary of Owassa, OK and Bobby Gilbreth and his wife Danielle of Wellington; one sister, Regina Bailey of Wellington; and a few grandchildren.A Celebration of Life Service was held on Saturday, November 12, 2016.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

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Vina Viola (Wood) Guinn, 92, Wellington: Feb. 2, 1924 – Jan. 29, 2017

first_imgVi GuinnVina Viola (Wood) Guinn, aged 92, was born on February 2, 1924 to Everett Earl Wood and Mary Alta (Billings) Wood of Wellington. Vi was a lifelong resident of Wellington and she attended Second Ward School and Wellington High School. In high school, she met a boy in study hall and they became high school sweethearts. Alfred Washington Guinn proposed to Vi at the Wellington Regent and they were married February 27, 1942.Vi later graduated from WHS in May of that year. After Alfred was deployed in World War II, Vi manufactured aircraft parts at Clark’s and Starts in Wellington as part of the war effort. They celebrated 69 years of marriage together and were blessed with five children. She was a homemaker who worked part time at Anderson Paints and later worked as a substitute secretary at Kennedy Elementary for many years.Vi was very active in her spare time. She enjoyed singing in Sweet Adelines, baking, knitting,  sewing and traveling. Above all, she was known for being very generous with her time and frequently volunteered in her community. The Wellington Senior Center was a large part of her life for nearly 30 years. Vi helped to prepare and deliver Friendship Meals and served the organization as president and a board member.At the Senior Center, she was known for her hugs and fresh-baked goods. The other volunteers regularly gave her flour and sugar to encourage her to continue baking. Vi and Alfred were lifelong members of the Wellington Church of Christ. Throughout her life, she and Alfred acted as loving caregivers for many people, including her mother, both of Alfred’s parents, and later Alfred, who suffered from Alzheimer’s for so long.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alfred; her siblings: Gaylene Moffat, William Wood, Loris Waller, and Everett Wood II; an infant son; and two grandsons: Logan Guinn and Jeremy Urban.She leaves behind so many that love her, including her children: Greg and his wife Phyllis of Wichita, Dennis and his wife Janette of Wellington, Curtis and his wife Danette of Wellington, Shelly Urban and her husband Dave of Mayfield, and Alan and his wife Alicia of Tulsa.She and Alfred had 13 grandchildren: Bryce (Stacy) Guinn, Kevan (Ashley) Guinn, Kyle and Robyn (Guinn) McCain, Justin and Lisa (Guinn) Stejskal, Caleb (Amy) Guinn, Joel and Rhiannon (Guinn) Nichols, Hunter Vore, Bailey Jacobs, Brock Jacobs, Charles McKenzie (Urban) Wagner, Chelsea Urban, Tabor Guinn and Darian Guinn. Vi also had eight great-grandchildren: Maverick Guinn, Gauge Guinn, Fisher Guinn, Madelyn McCain, Braden Stejskal, Nataley Stejskal, Zephyr Guinn, Hollis Nichols, and another on the way.Vi passed away surrounded by family at the Sumner Regional Medical Center on Sunday morning, January 29, 2017, just shy of her 93rd birthday. She will be missed dearly by her family, friends, and the community that she served.The funeral service will be held Friday, February 3, at 2 p.m. at the Wellington Church of Christ, with visitation from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 2nd, and family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Shelley Family Funeral Home of Wellington. In honor of her charitable nature, the family would appreciate that in lieu of flowers, memorials in her name be sent to the Wellington Senior Center, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Sumner Regional Medical Center. Contributions can be left with the funeral home.For further information please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.comlast_img read more

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Wellington Police Notes: Monday, April 1, 2019

first_imgWellington Police notes: Monday, April 1, 2019•3:06 a.m. Officers investigated theft in the 100 block N. Plum, Wellington.•8:20 a.m. Officers took a harassment by phone report in the 800 block N. Olive, Wellington.•8:28 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary and criminal damage to property in the 200 block W. Hillside, Wellington.•9:53 a.m. Officers investigated criminal threat by a known juvenile suspect in the 1700 block E. 16th, Wellington.•10:36 a.m. Officers investigated a theft by known suspect in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•11:15 a.m. Jane A. Wu, Wichita, Ks was arrested on a Jackson County bench warrant for giving worthless check.•11:43 a.m. Jeremy L. Harris, 44, Arkansas City, was arrested and charged with arson and false request for emergency service.•7:11 p.m. Allyson S. Krenek, 38, Wellington was arrested and charged with domestic battery and criminal damage to property.last_img read more

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Sunshine couple celebrate

first_imgCongratulations are in order for former long-term Nar Nar Goon North couple Frank and Evelyn Reid who celebrate their 60th…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Fire false alarm

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Geraint Thomas stunned to beat Hamilton & Kane to Sports Personality of Year

first_img19 The top three meet – Harry Kane, who came third, winner Geraint Thomas and runner-up Lewis HamiltonCredit: PA:Press Association19 Gareth Southgate was named sports coach of the year after guiding his youthful England side to the World Cup last four in RussiaCredit: PA:Press Association”I take great pride in representing Britain and Wales. It has been an amazing year for British sport and long may it continue.”The other three nominees were record Test-wicket taker James Anderson plus sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, who lifted three golds at the European Championships, and Lizzy Yarnold, Britain’s most successful Winter Olympian who retired after winning the skeleton this year.The panel of sporting celebrities and media figures who settled on the list met three weeks ago – before Fury was knocked down twice by Wilder but still got up for what most people thought was a victory, only for the judges to rule it a draw.19 Welsh cycling hero Geraint Thomas scooped the BBC Sport Personality of the YearCredit: Press AssociationThe group did meet again to discuss replacing one of the six contenders with Fury but eventually decided he had not done enough.In another surprising move, the BBC decided they would not make public the polling numbers for any of the awards.In past years full details have been disclosed to provide an accurate guide to how the vote went.19 Gareth Southgate says he was delighted to re-connect the England team with their fans over the summerCredit: PA:Press AssociationBut this time they decided not to publish the numbers, saying it brings SPOTY in line with other public voting shows such as Strictly Come Dancing.Fury told SPOTY presenter Gary Lineker that if he can battle back from mental illness – as he did – then “anyone can”.The 30-year-old said of his display against Wilder: “It was a special moment in my life and career.”Everyone knows what I’ve been through in 2017 and 2018, they were terrible years.19 Tyson Fury poses with wife Paris on the red carpet aftr he was controversially left off the six-person SPOTY shortlistCredit: PA:Press Association19 Billy Monger was awarded the Helen Rollason award – named after the BBC presenter who died aged 43 from cancer – after overcoming a horrific crash to race againCredit: PA:Press Association”This year I decided I wanted to get back to the top of heavyweight boxing and I dedicated my life to the sport.”I should be WBC heavyweight champion of the world and everyone knows it!”Award frontrunner Kane’s calmness under pressure had wowed sports fans across the country, who loved the freshness and passion of boss Gareth Southgate’s new-look, young Lions.And Southgate himself was “incredibly proud” to be named sports coach of the year – and insisted he will into rest until he has turned the continuing “pain” of defeat against Croatia in Russia into the joy of winning a major tournament.Teen race ace Billy Monger, who lost both his legs in a Formula 4 crash at Donington Park, held the audience rapt after winning the Helen Rollason Award – although he was cut off when he thanked his parents, forcing the BBC to invite him back near the end of the evening to finish off the tribute19 England boss Gareth Southgate and striker Harry Kane said they were delighted reaching the World Cup semi-finals helped pull the nation togetherCredit: PA:Press Association19 The England netball players seemed as surprise to win two awards as Geraint thomas was to scoop the SPOTY trophyCredit: PA:Press AssociationAnd he paid tribute to the family of Bradley Lowery, the six-year-old Sunderland fan who died of a rare cancer last year.He said: “First of all I’ve got to say a massive thank you for this award.”I came here last year and had the privilege of seeing Bradley Lowery’s parents collect this award and it was such an emotional and special moment of the night.19 Cyclist Geraint Thomas seemed surprise to win the SPOTY award – ahead of names form bigger sportsCredit: Ben Booth / Alamy Live News19 Harry Kane was the six-goal Golden Boot winner at the World Cup and also the figurehead for an England run to the semi-finals that brought the nation togetherCredit: PA:Press Association19 Harry Kane and Lewis Hamilton just missed out on the top gong in SPOTYCredit: PA:Press Association”A massive thank you to my doctors, surgeons and everyone at QMC, quite simply, without these guys, I may not be here today.”It’s a real honour to be able to share the stage with them because the work they did for me, well…they saved my life.”England’s netball heroes landed both the team of the year and best sporting moment of 2018 for their staggering triumph over strong favourites and hosts Australia in the Commonwealth Games gold decider.Dazed captain Ama Agbeze said: “As you can tell we’re a bit shocked, surprised and happy!”19 Cricket legend Jimmy anderson was on the six-person shortlist – whilst former England skipper just missed out on the award for best moment of the sporting yearCredit: PA:Press Association19 Harry Kane was with girlfriend Katie Goodland on his big moment tonight as he came third in SPOTYCredit: PA:Press AssociationWho won whatSPOTY winnerGeraint ThomasRunner-up Lewis HamiltonThird placeHarry KaneAlso shortlisted: Jimmy AndersonDina Asher-SmithLizzy YarnoldTeam of the YearEngland NetballSporting MomentEngland netballLifetime achievementBilly-Jean KingCoach of the YearGareth SouthgateWorld Sport StarFrancesco MolinariMeanwhile, lifetime achievement winner Bille Jean King, the American tennis legend, revealed the moment she knew had to fight for more equality in her sport.She said: “At 12 I had an epiphany. We wore white shoes and clothes, played with white tennis balls and everyone who played was white.”From that moment on, I committed to fighting for equality and inclusion.”Meanwhile, seamer supreme Anderson, 36, said: “When you get to thirty people start saying ‘you need to think about retiring’ but for me, I just absolutely love it and keep going as long as I can.”19 Short-listed Dina Asher-Smith won triple sprint gold at the European ChampionshipsCredit: PA:Press Association19 Lizzy Arnold took skeleton gold and has retired knowing she is our most successful Winter OlympianCredit: PA:Press Association19 Sprint champ Dina Asher-Smith is interviewed by SPOTY presenter Gabby Logan at Birmingham Genting ArenaCredit: PA:Press Associationmost read in sportBRO MESSAGEBobby Charlton’s touching tribute to Jack revealed as he misses funeral serviceFRESH OUTFITMicah Richards pokes fun at Roy Keane backstage at Sky Sports studiosFALL OF TROYDeeney calls Sky reporter ‘cheeky b******’ after he asks about retirementSHOTS FIREDDenis Irwin’s son trolls Liverpool fans with savage Steven Gerrard tweetPicturedC’MON THE LADSRamos’ becomes dad again as wife gives birth to FOURTH son Maximo AdrianoVideoROY MEANKeane says ‘that’s why they never win anything’ as Villa celebrate staying up GOBSMACKED Geraint Thomas beat runner-up Lewis Hamilton and hot favourite Harry Kane to be named BBC Sports Personality of the year.Tour de France hero Thomas was almost speechless after the nation picked him ahead of five-time Formula One king Hamilton and England skipper Harry Kane, who won the Golden Boot on the way to the World Cup semi-finals.19 Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas lifts the SPOTY award alongside wife Sara Elen ThomasCredit: PA:Press AssociationWelshman Thomas, 32, said: “I really should have thought about what I was going to say. It’s insane.”But heavyweight hero Tyson Fury missed out on the shortlist – as it emerged the six names were compiled BEFORE his stunning world title draw against Deontay Wilder.And shocked winner Thomas revealed Fury’s comeback had inspired him.He said: “I am lucky to have come into cycling at the time I did.19 Harry Kane says he is targeting Nations League glory next summer and was overwhelmed by the support from sports fans all over the country in the World CupCredit: PA:Press Association19 The England netball side won the award for team of the year – and also the best moment. for when they clinched the Commonwealth crown against favourites and hosts AustraliaCredit: PA:Press Association”I used to go to the leisure centre for a swim and then I started riding my bike.”This is for my wife as much as for me. I am really lucky to have her. My family is a massive inspiration to me.”I always just focused on myself as a bike rider.”But hearing stories like Tyson and Billy you realise that we do inspire people.”And we take just as much pride in hearing that people are inspired, getting on their bikes, doing sport.He did it!!! Here was the reaction from our training camp in Mallorca as @GeraintThomas86 was announced as the winner of #SPOTY pic.twitter.com/2XZtItUSvK— Team INEOS (@TeamINEOS) December 16, 2018last_img read more

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Tsonga beats marathon man Isner in another Wimbledon epic

first_imgA Frenchman being involved in a long — or rather very, very long — fifth set epic against John Isner at Wimbledon had a feeling of deja vu about it.However, Jo Wilfried Tsonga made sure he did not end up on the losing side as his compatriot Nicolas Mahut did six years ago after he saved a match point to beat the American marathon man 6-7(3) 3-6 7-6(5) 6-2 19-17.A backhand volley finally carried Tsonga into the fourth round after four hours and 24 minutes of nerve-jangling drama, with the fifth set alone lasting two hours and eight minutes.Isner had a match point on Tsonga’s serve while leading 16-15 but the Frenchman blasted a forehand winner to stay alive and 16 minutes later, he was the one leaping into the air in celebration. Results from the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Round 3 matches on SundayJiri Vesely (Czech Republic) beat 31-Joao Sousa (Portugal) 6-2 6-2 7-510-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) beat 24-Alexander Zverev (Germany) 6-3 6-4 4-6 6-112-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) beat 18-John Isner (U.S.) 6-7(3) 3-6 7-6(5) 6-2 19-1715-Nick Kyrgios (Australia) beat 22-Feliciano Lopez (Spain) 6-3 6-7(2) 6-3 6-47-Richard Gasquet (France) beat Albert Ramos (Spain) 2-6 7-6(5) 6-2 6-332-Lucas Pouille (France) beat Juan Martin Del Potro (Argentina) 6-7(4) 7-6(6) 7-5 6-1last_img read more

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