Summary of the latest entertainment news: Box Office: ‘Eternals’ reigns supreme with debut at $ 71 million; It’s “Yesterday Once More” as Richard Carpenter recalls the pop duo from the 1970s and up



Here is a summary of the current entertainment briefs.

Box Office: ‘Eternals’ reigns supreme with $ 71 million debut

“Eternals” rose to the top of the weekend’s box office charts, driven by the mania for all things Marvel. But its $ 71 million debut fell just short of projections, which got the superhero film to debut at $ 75 million. Perhaps this is a sign that questionable critics have muted the “Eternals” results or a signal that the underlying intellectual property, the story of a group of god-like aliens, did not. not the resonance of other comic book adaptations. Marvel has successfully introduced lesser-known heroes, such as Guardians of the Galaxy, to moviegoers and spawned blockbuster franchises with them, but this series was raised by critics and also debuted before anyone else. has never heard of COVID. So a very different world order. “Eternals” still managed to score the fourth best opening weekend for any movie during the Pandemic Era, slipping behind Marvel’s “Black Widow” ($ 80.3 million) and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” ($ 75.3 million)) as well as “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” ($ 90 million), which was directed by Sony but based on a soundtrack creation. comic book Marvel. That’s an impressive number – and any other studio or feature would love to have a launch of this size – but for a Marvel company, it’s hard not to consider it below the highest expectations. Heavy the head that wears the box office crown and all that. Internationally, “Eternals” raised $ 90.7 million, bringing its global transport to $ 161.7 million.

It’s ‘yesterday once more’ as Richard Carpenter recalls the 1970s pop duo

More than 50 years after “We’ve Only Just Begun” and “Yesterday Once More”, Richard Carpenter looks back on the Californian soft pop duo with his sister Karen who topped the charts but was battered by music critics. Now he tells the story his own way for the first time in “Carpenters: The Musical Legacy,” a book based on hundreds of hours of interviews Richard gave to authors Mike Cidoni Lennox and Chris May. Filled with photos, posters, programs, reviews and work schedules, it is meant to be the definitive story of the record stars of the 1970s.

Explanation – Who could be held responsible for the murderous Houston gig?

More than a dozen lawsuits have been filed and a criminal investigation has been opened after eight people were killed and hundreds injured in an apparent wave of crowds at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival on Friday. While details of what led to the deadly concert scramble are still emerging, here is an explanation of who could be held responsible for the incident:

Police chief met rapper before scramble that left 8 people dead at concert in Houston

The Houston Police Chief said on Monday he briefly met hip-hop star Travis Scott to voice his “public safety concerns” before the rapper took the stage for a weekend performance which ended with eight people killed and dozens more injured in a stampede. Chief Troy Finner has publicly revealed that he has warned Scott in person as legal action is taken on behalf of onlookers crushed in Friday’s deadly influx of crowds, as police continue a criminal investigation into the tragedy.

Alec Baldwin calls on police on film sets to monitor gun safety

As Hollywood considers new security measures after fatal shooting during filming of western movie “Rust,” actor Alec Baldwin said on Monday he believes film and television productions should hire police to monitor guns on the trays. Baldwin accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on October 21 after learning that the gun he was rehearsing with on the set of “Rust” in New Mexico was “cold” or safe to use, according to the bureau from the Santa Fe County Sheriff.

Investigations launched, lawsuits brought in Houston rap festival stampede

At least two investigations and a civil lawsuit were underway Sunday in the deadly scramble at rap star Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival that killed at least eight people and injured dozens in Houston. Two of the victims were teenagers, aged 14 and 16, caught in the overwhelming influx of crowds as Scott continued to perform, completing his set even after noticing fans were receiving medical attention. Scott, the lead actor and hometown star who founded the Astroworld festival in 2018, later said he was unaware of the gravity of the situation.

“A self-portrait in songs”: Paul McCartney returns to his lyrics

From searching for inspiration on the bus to searching for titles in his dreams, Paul McCartney looks back on his life in a new book chronicling how he wrote some of the world’s most famous songs. Described as “a self-portrait in 154 songs”, “The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present” covers McCartney’s eight decades of songwriting – as a teenager, a member of the Beatles, his time with the rock band Wings and as a successful solo artist. .

Production of Disney’s upcoming “Star Wars” film delayed

Production on Walt Disney Co’s upcoming “Star Wars” film has been delayed as director Patty Jenkins juggles other projects, a source close to the production said on Monday.

“Star Wars: Rogue Squadron” is still slated to hit theaters in December 2023, the source said, but that date may change.

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