New entry Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has taken the number one spot in the US box office with $73m.

The sci-fi blockbuster knocks Transformers: Age of Extinction down to second place with $16.5m.

Melissa McCarthy's comedy Tammy is at third place with $12.91m, followed by comedy sequel 22 Jump Street in fourth place with $6.7m.

How To Train Your Dragon 2 is a non-mover in fifth spot with $5.865m, while family movie Earth to Echo stays at six with $5.5m.

Last week's number four Deliver Us From Evil is down to seven with $4.7m.

Begin Again is up from fifteenth spot to number nine with $2,935,00.

Maleficent and Jersey Boys complete the US box office top ten at number eight and number ten consecutively.

The US weekend box office top ten for July 13 (studio estimates, all figures in US dollars) is as follows:

1. (-) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - $73,000,000
2. (1) Transformers: Age of Extinction - $16,500,000
3. (2) Tammy - $12,910,000
4. (3) 22 Jump Street - $6,700,000
5. (5) How to Train Your Dragon 2 - $5,865,000
6. (6) Earth to Echo - $5,500,000
7. (4) Deliver Us From Evil - $4,700,000
8. (7) Maleficent - $4,169,000
9. (15) Begin Again - $2,935,000
10. (8) Jersey Boys - $2,510,000


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Big Hero 6 has revealed its full voice cast.

The Disney and Marvel Entertainment 3D animated feature has also released its first TV spot.

TJ Miller, Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph, Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Damon Wayans Jr, Genesis Rodriguez, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk and Daniel Henney are lending their voices to the comic book movie.

The film centres around robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada (Potter) and his mechanical companion Baymax (Adsit).

The pair recruit a team of inexperienced heroes to stop a threat to their home of San Fransokyo.

Chris Williams (Bolt) and Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) are directing the film based on the Marvel Comics property.

Big Hero 6 will be released on November 7 in the US and on January 30, 2015 in the UK.



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A Chinese tourism company has said that it will sue Transformers: Age of Extinction's producers for breaching a contract.

The Chongqing Wulong Karst Tourism Co Ltd believes that the producers failed to show its logo prominently in the film as was promised, the BBC reports.

It said it would therefore file a suit against Paramount Pictures and one of the film's Chinese partners, the Beijing-based 1905 Internet Technology company.

The Chongquing Wulong Karst Tourism Co Ltd said that it was not made clear to viewers of the film that shots of a scenic spot were of Wulong, because they were mixed with scenes from Hong Kong.

Last month, a Beijing property developer said that it had also filed a case alleging that Paramount and two Chinese associates had not included pictures of its hotel in trailers and movie posters as first promised.

Transformers: Age of Extinction is number one at the US box office for a second week, after scoring the biggest opening of 2014 when it debuted with $100 million.

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Transformers: Age of Extinction has taken the number one spot in the US box office for the second week with $36.4m.

Last weekend, Transformers scored the biggest box office opening of 2014 when it debuted with $100m, knocking off Think Like a Man Too in first place.

This weekend, the Michael Bay movie beat three new releases - Tammy, Deliver Us From Evil and Earth to Echo.

Melissa McCarthy's comedy Tammy landed in second place with $21.1m, followed by Deliver Us From Evil in third place with $9.5m.

Family movie Earth to Echo came in sixth place with $8.2m.

Think Like a Man too, which debuted at number one, slipped from fourth place to ninth place with $4.9m.

Its number four spot was taken by Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum's comedic sequel 22 Jump Street with $9.4m. The movie's total earning is $158.8m.

How to Train Your Dragon 2, Maleficent, Jersey Boys and Edge of Tomorrow complete the US box office top ten list at number five, number seven, number eight and number ten consecutively.

The US weekend box office top ten for July 6 (studio estimates, all figures in US dollars) is as follows:

1. (1) Transformers: Age of Extinction - $36,400,000
2. (-) Tammy - $21,170,000
3. (-) Deliver Us From Evil - $9,500,000
4. (2) 22 Jump Street - $9,400,000
5. (3) How to Train Your Dragon 2 - $8,750,000
6. (-) Earth to Echo - $8,250,000
7. (5) Maleficent - $6,133,000
8. (6) Jersey Boys - $5,160,000
9. (4) Think Like a Man Too - $4,900,000
10. (7) Edge of Tomorrow - $3,640,000

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will shoot at Leavesden.

Warner Bros has confirmed that the film based on JK Rowling's Harry Potter will film at the UK studios.

UK DCMS Secretary Sajid Javid revealed the news at a Creative Industries event in London.

Set 70 years before the events of the bestselling fantasy series, Fantastic Beasts will centre around 'magizoologist' Newt Scamander.

A director and cast are yet to be announced for the film.

It is rumoured that the film could become the first part of a trilogy.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be released on November 18, 2016.

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A sequel to Disney's Enchanted is reportedly in the works.

The script for the follow-up to the live-action romance film is being written by J David Stem and David N Weiss, who together wrote Daddy Day Camp and Shrek 2.

Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, The Guilt Trip) will direct, reports Deadline.

Enchanted saw Amy Adams play animated Princess Giselle, who made the crossover into real-life New York.

The film also starred Idina Menzel, Patrick Dempsey, Rachel Covey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall and Susan Sarandon.


It is not yet known if any original cast members will return for the sequel.

Enchanted took $340m worldwide upon its release in 2007.


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Transformers: Age of Extinction has shot straight to number one at the US box office.

The Michael Bay sequel, starring Mark Wahlberg as a father and failed inventor working with the autobots, took $100m during its opening weekend.

Transformers knocked last week's number one film, Think Like A Man Too, off the top spot and down to number four.

22 Jump Street remains at number two, while How To Train Your Dragon 2 stays in the third spot after taking a little over $13m.

Angelina Jolie's Maleficent stays at five, and Jersey Boys drops two places down to six.

Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, took $5m, meaning it's at seven, while The Fault in our Stars falls one place to eight.

Also falling one place is X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is at number nine with $3.3m.

Remaining in the tenth spot is Jon Favreau's Chef, with a little over $1.5m.

The US weekend box office top ten for June 27 (studio estimates, all figures in US dollars) is as follows:

1. (-) Transformers: Age of Extinction - $100,000,000
2. (2) 22 Jump Street - $15,400,000
3. (3) How To Train Your Dragon 2 - $13,100,000
4. (1) Think Like a Man Too - $10,400,000
5. (5) Maleficent - $8,237,000
6. (4) Jersey Boys - $7,610,000
7. (6) Edge of Tomorrow - $5,210,000
8. (7) The Fault in our Stars - $4,800,000
9. (8) X-Men: Days of Future Past - $3,300,000
10. (10) Chef - $1,654,000

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Andy Serkis has confirmed he has a role in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

The actor is already working as a consultant on the film through his motion-capture company The Imaginarium, but Serkis revealed to Variety that he will also make an appearance in some capacity.

"The Imaginarium is the performance capture consultant," he said, "and I'm playing a role [in both Avengers and Star Wars].

"On Avengers, I've been working closely with Mark Ruffalo."

When asked whether his face will appear in the film, Serkis replied: "I'm not at liberty to mention. But it's all the same to me. I've never drawn a distinction when playing a role, whether it be live action or performance capture.

"Acting is acting. It's just basically what you wear to the set that's different."

Serkis was originally hired for the Marvel sequel to help with advances in motion capture technology and to assist Ruffalo with his role as The Hulk.

He adds: "There are tools and ways of working with an actor that makes them feel that they own the character, and a character the size of the Hulk needs ownership, which Mark has now."

Avengers: Age of Ultron will be released in the UK on April 24, 2015 and in the US on May 1.


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The script for Bond 24 is to be rewritten by long-time franchise scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.

Purvis and Wade, who co-wrote every Bond screenplay since 1999's The World is Not Enough, had their Skyfall screenplay rewritten by John Logan.

The Daily Mail reports that "polite turmoil" behind the scenes of Sam Mendes' follow-up to Skyfall has resulted in the script being reworked, and filming delayed until December.

Ralph Fiennes, whose Gareth Mallory will succeed Judi Dench's M in the next film, previously stated that filming would begin in October.

Mendes has promised that Bond 24 will be the second part of Skyfall's story.

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John Green has announced that his novel Looking for Alaska is being adapted for the big screen.

The Fault in our Stars author confirmed that Sarah Polley will write and direct the adaptation, saying that he is "very excited" by her vision for the project.

It is the third of Green's novels to be turned into a film, following The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns, which will be released in 2015.

He tweeted: "So excited to announce that the brilliant filmmaker Sarah Polley will be writing and directing a film adaptation of Looking for Alaska."

Polley previously directed Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen in Take This Waltz, and has starred in films like Dawn of the Dead, Beowulf & Grendel and Trigger.

The Fault in our Stars has performed strongly at the international box office since its release earlier this month, and has already earned more than $160 million (£94 million) globally.

The romantic drama stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff, who will also feature in the adaptation of Paper Towns.


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