Frozen has become the sixth highest-grossing movie in box office history.

Disney's hit 2013 animation has surpassed Transformers: Dark of the Moon with a worldwide total of $1.129 billion (£670 million).

Frozen was the second highest-grossing film of 2013 after Disney's Iron Man 3, which currently sits in fifth place on the all-time chart.

Disney/Marvel Studios' Avengers occupies the third slot.

With its continuing success in some international markets, Frozen could potentially continue its climb up the list.

The soundtrack for the Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell film has spent ten weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 chart.


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Quentin Tarantino has reportedly decided to continue with development of his movie The Hateful Eight.

The director revealed in January that he had no desire to make the film and was shelving it, after its script was leaked online.

However, Variety reports that he has reconsidered, having penning a second draft of the script.

At the Film Independent's staged reading of The Hateful Eight in LA on Saturday (April 19) that the reading was of the first draft only, adding that "this is the only time you'll see" this version.

Samuel L Jackson, Amber Tamblyn, Kurt Russell, and Bruce Dern were some of the actors on hand for the reading, which was put on as a charity event for Film Independent.

Set in post-Civil War Wyoming, the script reportedly featured many Tarantino staples including extreme violence and gore.

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Several of Jay Z's master recordings valued between $15m and $20m are at the centre of an alleged extortion plot.

Police in New York and Los Angeles have launched an investigation into music producer Chancey Mahan, who allegedly attempted to use the recordings to squeeze money out of his targets.

According to TMZ, Mahan had masters of Jay Z's Roc-A-Fella Records from between 1998 and 2002, which were thought to be lost. The producer apparently offered to sell the records to Jay Z's business partners at Live Nation.

The producer allegedly asked for a $100,000 storage fee for the records before bringing it down to $75,000. Mahan is said to have went to a storage facility in California on Friday (April 18) to seal the deal, but was instead apprehended by police.

Mahan willingly accompanied police to the station for questioning, while the masters were confiscated.

An investigation in Los Angeles is now underway and Jay Z's legal team has filed a complaint for grand larceny in New York.

Meanwhile, amid reports that the rapper may be gearing up for a tour with wife Beyonce, his 'Made in America' festival is set for both Philadelphia and Los Angeles this year.


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Lorde has been forced to reschedule her Australian headline tour by her parents, so she can recover from ill health.

The singer was due to support her debut album Pure Heroine with a number of shows, but has been told to rest after a heavy schedule since January.

"I have had to postpone my Australian shows because of a nasty chest infection and general ill health," Lorde tweeted.

"I am so so gutted to have to do this but my parents and my team stepped in telling me I needed a break after being non-stop since the Grammys in January.

"We will 100% be back for this tour (most likely in November) so don't worry about that."

Meanwhile, Lorde recently confirmed that she will release 'Tennis Court' on May 12 as the latest single to be lifted from her album Pure Heroine.

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Apparently, it’s hard to keep a good soldier (and movie!) down: Captain America: The Winter Soldier brought in an estimated $9.57 million for Disney/Marvel on Friday night, keeping it in the top spot for its third week in release. The movie — directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and starring Chris Evans as the ever-likeable Steve Rogers — has been well-received by critics and audiences (it has an A Cinemascore) and is on pace to cross the magic $200 million mark this weekend.

Another holdover from a previous weekend, Rio 2 — which sees those chatty blue macaws (voiced by Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg) leave the city for a trip to the Amazon — took in $9.2 million. The holiday weekend may help fluff this film’s feathers.

In an ongoing trend of movies that the industry did not see coming, TriStar Pictures’ Heaven Is for Real — the faith-based drama based on the best-selling book by Pastor Todd Burpo and starring Greg Kinnear as a man whose son says he saw Heaven while unconscious during an operation — earned $7.85 million on Friday from 2,417 locations. Since debuting on Wednesday, it’s made $14.9 million and has an A CinemaScore. Seems very likely it will be following other recent faith-based hits such as God’s Not Dead and Son of God.

Unfortunately, the opening weekend of Transcendence was much more of a downer. This techno-thriller has an awful lot going for it. There’s the stellar cast — Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, and Kate Mara — and the director, Wally Pfister, is Christopher Nolan’s longtime cinematographer. But audiences didn’t turn out for this story about a scientist (Depp) who has spent a large chunk of his career working on a top-secret sentient computer (yeah, no, this ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The White House has refused to comment on a petition to have Justin Bieber deported.

Nearly 275,000 people have signed an internet petition demanding the Canadian singer's green card be revoked.

White House officials are typically expected to respond to petitions totalling more than 100,000 signatures, reports Sky News.

However, it is able to decline certain petitions under terms of its 'We The People' programme.

"Thanks for your petition and your participation in We the People. Sorry to disappoint, but we won't be commenting on this one," reads a White House statement.

"So we'll leave it to others to comment on Mr Bieber's case, but we're glad you care about immigration issues. Because our current system is broken."

Justin Bieber recently made a surprise appearance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to perform with Chance The Rapper.

Bieber danced at the close of the set while wearing a white bucket hat and a black T-shirt.


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Jack White has broken a world record for fastest studio-to-store release with a time of just under four hours.

White's label Third Man Records announced that the singer had set out for the history-making feat earlier today (April 19) in honour of Record Store Day.

White started the live recording session shortly after 10am ET on stage at the Blue Room in Nashville.

He was backed by a band featuring Fats Kaplin and Daru Jones and recorded two tracks - 'Lazaretto' and a B-side cover of Elvis Presley's 1969 song 'Power of My Love'.

It was then pressed, assembled and made available for sale in stores with the count stopping at 3.55. White personally delivered and sold the records in stores.

Third Man Records posted on Twitter: "TIME!!! One small 7" for man, one great record for mankind! #worldsfastestrecord #RSD14 #thirdmanrecords #jackwhite

Earlier this month, White revealed his attempt to break a Guinness World Record by recording and releasing his track 'Lazaretto' on the same day to celebrate International Record Store Day today (April 19).

'Lazaretto' is also the title track for White's upcoming solo album.


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Samuel L Jackson and Michael Madsen have taken part in a reading of Quentin Tarantino's axed script The Hateful Eight.

Bruce Dern, Tim Roth, Kurt Russell and Amber Tamblyn also took part in the event in Los Angeles.

The drama apparently sees a mismatched group of outlaws stranded in a saloon after a blizzard diverts a stagecoach from its route.

Django Unchained star Jackson and Death Proof's Russell played a pair of duelling bounty hunters while Reservoir Dogs actor Madsen read the part of a cowboy.

According to BBC News, Tarantino told the audience of 1,200 that he was still working on a second draft of the script.

The one-off reading was attended by film mogul Harvey Weinstein and X-Men writer David Hayter.

The Hateful Eight was tipped to be the director's next Western movie, but Tarantino was shelved the project after the script was leaked in January.

At the time, Tarantino said he was "very, very depressed" about the incident, adding that the "betrayal" has left him with "no desire" to make the film.



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Zack Snyder has spoken about how Batman ended up being included in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel.

Ben Affleck will play a new incarnation of Bruce Wayne in the Batman vs Superman project, with Henry Cavill returning as Superman.

Director Snyder explained to Forbes that he "subtly" mentioned the idea of Batman facing off against Superman in the film to producers.

He said: "I gotta be honest, it definitely was a thing that… after Man of Steel finished and we started talking about what would be in the next movie, I started subtly mentioning that it would be cool if he faced Batman. In the first meeting, it was like, 'Maybe Batman?'

"Maybe at the end of the second movie, some Kryptonite gets delivered to Bruce Wayne's house or something. Like in a cryptic way, that's the first time we see him. But then, once you say it out loud, right? You're in a story meeting talking about, like, who should [Superman] fight if he fought this giant alien threat Zod who was basically his equal physically, from his planet, fighting on our turf… You know, who to fight next?

"The problem is, once you say it out loud, then it's kind of hard to go back, right? Once you say, 'What about Batman?' then you realise, 'Okay, that's a cool idea. What else?' I mean, what do you say after that?"

He continued: "But I'm not gonna say at all that when I took the job to do Man of Steel that I did it in a subversive way to get to Batman. I really believe that only after contemplating who could face [Superman] did Batman come into the picture."

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The airdate for the 87th annual Academy Awards has been announced by ABC.

Hollywood's biggest night will be held next year on Sunday, February 22 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Centre in Los Angeles.

The ceremony is slated to begin at 7pm ET/4pm PT on that night.

No host has been announced yet for the 2015 Oscars ceremony.

This year's host Ellen DeGeneres made headlines during the telecast for ordering a pizza for the nominees and taking a star-studded selfie that broke social media records.

The very first Academy Awards were held in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

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