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Avengers Endgame Shatters Records With $1.2 Billion Debut
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Avengers Endgame Shatters Records With $1.2 Billion Debut

The Avengers: Endgame made box office history by taking a record-breaking $1.2bn (£929m) in global ticket sales in its opening run.The Avengers: Endgame, the hugely-anticipated superhero series-ender from Marvel, set a new standard for Hollywood blockbusters this weekend with stunning hauls of $357 million in North America and $1.2 billion worldwide. Its opening takings smashed the previous global debut record of $640m set by last year's Avengers: Infinity War. With a star-studded cast including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Bradley Cooper and Josh Brolin, it took in a jaw-dropping $330 million in China alone, the highest ever opening in the Middle Kingdom, and also enjoyed the UK and Ireland's biggest opening ever with takings of...
Popular American Comic Book Writer, Stan Lee Is Dead
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Popular American Comic Book Writer, Stan Lee Is Dead

Stan Lee, the cultural icon responsible for many of Marvel’s most popular superheroes in comic books and movies, has died at the age of 95. Born Stanley Martin Lieber, the New York City native co-created Spider-Man, Hulk, the Avengers, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Black Panther, Daredevil, Doctor Strange and a host more heroes while working as a writer and then editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics in the 1960s. From the 1970s (when he became publisher) until the ’90s, Lee was the face of Marvel and a frequent staple at comic and pop-culture conventions, entertaining fans and “true believers” with his stories and signature catchphrase “Excelsior!” He created his own POW! Entertainment in 2001 to develop film, TV and comic properties, but always stayed connected to his original super...
Netflix Acquires Comic Book Creator Millarworld
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Netflix Acquires Comic Book Creator Millarworld

Netflix announced Monday it was acquiring comic book publisher Millarworld, creator of popular series including “Kick-Ass” and “Kingsman.” The first-ever acquisition by the US streaming media giant will give it the portfolio created by Scottish creator Mark Millar, who previously worked at Marvel. Netflix said in a statement the deal was part of the company’s effort “to work directly with prolific and skilled creators and to acquire intellectual property and ownership of stories featuring compelling characters and timeless, interwoven fictional worlds.” Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “As creator and re-inventor of some of the most memorable stories and characters in recent history, ranging from Marvel’s “The Avengers” to Millarworld’s “Kick-Ass,” “Kingsman,” “Wanted” and...

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