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Entertainment News Roundup: 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' Tops Thanksgiving Box Office; Bernardo Bertolucci of 'Last Tango' fame, dies


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Entertainment News Roundup: 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' Tops Thanksgiving Box Office; Bernardo Bertolucci of 'Last Tango' fame, dies

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Bernardo Bertolucci of 'Last Tango' fame, dies in Rome

Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, whose 1972 movie "“Last Tango in Paris" shocked audiences with a notorious sex scene that came back to haunt him in his later years, died on Monday. Bertolucci, 77, died at his home in Rome after a long illness, his publicist said. He had been in bad health for years and confined to a wheelchair since the early 2000s following a back operation.

'Ralph Breaks the Internet' Tops Thanksgiving Box Office, 'Creed II' Scores, 'Robin Hood' Stumbles

Disney's "Ralph Breaks the Internet" dominated the Thanksgiving box office, generating a massive $84.6 million at 4,017 locations over the five-day holiday period and $56 million for the weekend. Propelled by solid word of mouth, the Disney animated sequel now ranks as the second-best Thanksgiving debut ever, behind another Disney title, "Frozen," which earned $93.6 million during its first five days. "Ralph Breaks the Internet" carries a hefty $175 million production budget, so it will need to keep up momentum worldwide to turn a profit. "Ralph Breaks the Internet" sees John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman reprise their roles from "Wreck It Ralph" as the video game villain and his best friend navigate the internet. The original film picked up $49 million over its first three days of release.

Julia Roberts backs London store selling presents for refugees

A pop-up charity shop backed by Julia Roberts has opened in London, letting shoppers buy food, clothing and even schooling for refugees around the world. The 'Choose Love' store, run by the Help Refugees charity, opened just off the capital's Carnaby Street - with a second one due to follow on West Broadway, New York on Tuesday.

Momoa and Heard take to seas in superhero film 'Aquaman'

"Game of Thrones" actor Jason Momoa brings the latest superhero spin-off to the big screen, this time "Aquaman", to tell the story of the DC Comics half-human, half-Atlantean character. The 39-year-old first made an appearance in the role in 2016's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" but now has his own movie exploring the superhero's origins.

(With inputs from Reuters)

(With inputs from agencies.)


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