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  1. 'Last Comic Standing' Judge Russell Peters to Get Comedy Honor at Banff

    8:26 am 5/18/2016

    The stand-up star, a regular on Netflix with comedy specials, will receive the Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Award. Read more

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  2. Box Office: 'The Jungle Book' Crushes 'Mother's Day,' 'Keanu'

    7:29 am 5/1/2016

    The big headline overseas is 'Captain America: Civil War,' which blazed to $200.2 million in its foreign debut, a week before its U.S. launch. Read more

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  3. Why Disney's Original 'Jungle Book' Is Germany's Biggest Film of All Time

    4:58 am 4/20/2016

    How a cadre of 1960s cabaret artists and musicians turned a very loose translation of Disney's 1967 classic into a bigger hit than 'Titanic,' 'Avatar' or 'Star Wars.'Read more

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  4. India Box Office: 'Jungle Book' Becomes Top Hollywood Release Ever

    3:02 am 4/20/2016

    Released in the country a week ahead of the U.S., the Jon Favreau film has beaten previous record holder 'Furious 7' by grossing $23.7 million in its first 12 days.Read more

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  5. Box Office: 'The Jungle Book' Overcomes PG Stigma, Wowing Audiences of All Ages

    1:16 pm 4/17/2016

    "Every studio executive dreams about the day they have a movie that plays to virtually all audiences irrespective of its rating, theme or target audience. 'Jungle Book' is the perfect realization of that dream," says one box-office analyst. Read more

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  6. Box Office: 'The Jungle Book' Scores Huge $103.6M U.S. Debut, Climbs to $291M Globally

    11:22 pm 4/16/2016

    Director Jon Favreau's reimagining of the classic tale swings past expectations to score the No. 2 opening of all time for the month of April; 'Barbershop: The Next Cut' places second with $20.2 million while action pic 'Criminal' falls flat.Read more

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  7. Rapid Round: Jon Favreau on 'Jungle Book' Nostalgia, Returning to Acting and Keeping Up With Elon Musk (Q&A)

    4:21 pm 4/15/2016

    The former 'Swingers' star, now married and the father of three, talks about his new film's connection to the 1967 animated Disney version, why he wants to return to acting and his loyalty to Team Marvel.Read more

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  8. 'The Jungle Book': How Jon Favreau Juggled Walt Disney's Legacy and Digital Effects That Go Beyond 'Avatar'

    5:00 am 4/15/2016

    For the latest incarnation of the Rudyard Kipling tale, the 'Iron Man' director breaks new ground in a $175 million film that creates believable animals that talk with the voices of Bill Murray and Christopher Walken. Read more

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  9. Irrfan Khan On Why 'The Jungle Book' Has Resonated in India

    11:15 pm 4/14/2016

    The 'Jurassic World' actor voiced Baloo the bear in the Hindi dubbed version of the film, helping Jon Favreau's version of Rudyard Kipling's classic to the second highest opening ever for a Hollywood title in India.Read more

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  10. Indian Box Office: 'The Jungle Book' Second Highest Hollywood Opening Ever in India

    12:42 am 4/13/2016

    Only 'Fast & Furious 7' has earned more in the territory on in its first weekend than Jon Favreau's animated feature, which bowed to $8.4 million in India.Read more

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