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Latest ‘Star Wars’ passes $1 billion mark in third week

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The latest episode in Disney’s mammothly popular “Star Wars” series has passed the $1 billion mark in worldwide revenues in just three weeks, a Disney spokesperson said Sunday.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is expected to take in an estimated $65.6 million for the four-day holiday weekend in North America, for a total $530.3 million total since it opened there three weeks ago, said industry watcher Exhibitor Relations.

That comes on top of an estimated $523 million taken in internationally by this eighth “Star Wars” episode. The blockbuster space saga stars Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver and two members of the series’ original cast, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker and the late Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia.

Those numbers would make the film the eighth highest-grossing domestic movie of all time, according to Variety.com. The record to beat remains 2009’s “Avatar,” which netted $2.7 billion.

Over this holiday weekend, “Last Jedi” edged out Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” a family adventure starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, expected to rake in $67 million over the extended weekend in North America.

In third was “Pitch Perfect 3” from Universal, at $22.7 million. The cast, led by Anna Kendrick, follows the continuing adventures of glee singers the Bellas.

Next was “The Greatest Showman,” from Fox, at $20.3 million. The musical features Hugh Jackman as legendary circus impresario P.T. Barnum.

And in fifth spot was the animated family feature “Ferdinand,” the story of a peaceful Spanish bull forced to take on the world’s most famous bullfighter. The Fox film netted $15.2 million.

Rounding out the top 10 were:

“Coco” ($8.8 million)

“Darkest Hour” ($7.4 million)

“All the Money in the World” ($7.2 million)

“Downsizing” ($6.0 million)

“Father Figures” ($5.5 million)

source: Punch

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‘We Will Win, Don’t Give Up’, Actress Stella Damasus Encourages Nigerians

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Stella Damasus

Nigerian actress, Stella Damasus, has encouraged Nigerians in this period. The movie star is confident that Nigerians will overcome and win the current challenges facing the country.

According to the actress, God has already declared that the challenges shall be surmounted, so there is no reason to give up the fight.

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Taking to her Twitter page, she writes:

“I encourage you all not to give up. Wetin we dey see so na wetin some of us expect. But na we go win. I am so confident. God don already declare since say na we go win. Dem go do their drama well well o but las las dem go commot 4 road. No give up abeg #EndBadGovernanceinNigeria”

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‘It’s Really Sad That Fashola Is Part Of The Pantomime’ – OAP Toolz Reacts To Camera Found At Tollgate

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Nigerian OAP, Tolu Oniru Demuren, popularly known as Toolz, has reacted to the discovery of the secret camera by Minister Babatunde Fashola at the Lekki Tollgate on Sunday.

The OAP took to her Twitter page to express how disappointed she is by the actions of the public office holder, which suggests he is now without scruples. The mother of one also seeks to know if there are still some politicians in Nigeria who genuinely care about the youth.

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In her words:

 “Really sad that Fashola is part of this pantomime. Is there a politician in Nigeria that genuinely cares about the youth? #EndSARS”

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‘Celebrities Are Not Activists’ – TV Personality, Latasha Ngwube

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'Celebrities Are Not Activists' - TV Personality, Latasha Ngwube
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Popular TV personality, Latasha Ngwube, has some words for those looking on to celebrities for hope. The 37-year-old lifestyle journalist says they are not activists and should not be put in such a position.

Taking to her Instagram page, she shares that a celebrity does not necessarily have to deliver the people to the promised land. In her words:

“CELEBRITY does not = ACTIVISTS nor does INFLUENCER = POLITICIANS  It does not mean one cannot be or become the other but PLEASE don’t automatically assign your collective future to a famous face because you like them. Think critically. A celebrity can be an agent for change but not necessarily the ONE who will deliver you from the promised land.”

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