Entertainment

Box office ‘fatigue’ continues

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brand familiarity isn’t everything when it comes to attracting audiences to the multiplex, and Hollywood is learning that lesson the hard way this summer with a slew of underperforming sequels and reboots. That so-called franchise fatigue came to a head this weekend with ...

‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ bests ‘Dark Phoenix’ at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After nearly 20 years and a dozen films, the current manifestation of X-Men movies is going out with a whimper. Scorched by poor reviews, the $200 million “Dark Phoenix” earned a franchise low of $33 million from 3,721 North American locations over the weekend for a ...

Diminished ‘Godzilla’ still tops box office

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest iteration of the Godzilla franchise took over the top spot from “Aladdin” and roared louder than Elton John at the weekend box office, but it still left a notably smaller footprint on North American theaters than its city-wrecking predecessors. “Godzilla: ...

Entertainment briefs, May 23

T-SPL offering trip to space museum Tiffin-Seneca Public Library and Allen Eiry Center are to offer a visit to the Armstrong Air & Space Museum June 6. The bus is to depart at 8:15 a.m. from the Allen Eiry Center. The trip is limited to 50 participants. This event is part of the 2019 ...

‘John Wick 3’ dethrones ‘Avengers: Endgame’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The box office has a new king and his name is John Wick. The third installment of the hyper violent Keanu Reeves franchise has taken the top spot at the North American box office and ended the three-week reign of “Avengers: Endgame.” Studios Sunday say “John Wick: ...

Entertainment briefs, May 16

Barbershop Chorus to perform BOWLING GREEN — The Voices of Harmony Barbershop Chorus is to present “An Evening of A Capella” at 7 p.m. May 25 at First Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green. The chorus will be performing a mix of both religious and secular music. Admission is free, ...

Entertainment briefs, May 9

Ritz Players to present ‘Next to Normal’ next two weekends The Ritz Players are to present the musical drama “Next to Normal” this weekend and the next. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and May 18, and at 2 p.m. May 19 in The National Theatre, at the rear of 30 S. ...

‘Avengers Endgame’ nears global record with over $2 billion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Avengers: Endgame” continued its global domination at the box office in a second week victory lap that saw the blockbuster cross the $2 billion mark in record time and unseat “Titanic” as the second highest-grossing film ever worldwide. Domestically, newcomers, ...

FCT to present ‘Little Mermaid’

FREMONT — Fremont Community Theatre is to present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and May 10, 11, 17 and 18, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12 and 19, in the theater at 1551 Dickinson St. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s stories and the animated ...

Entertainment briefs, May 2

Springtime craft show set for this weekend in Findlay FINDLAY — The Hancock County Fairgrounds is to host the “Springtime in Ohio” craft show this weekend. Hundreds of exhibitors are to be there the whole weekend. Sign up at the Enter-To-Win Booth and spin Esther’s Wheel of Fun to ...

‘The Curse of La Llorona’ reigns

(AP) — “The Curse of La Llorona” brought good fortune at the box office. The Warner Bros. horror film based on a Mexican legend about a woman who murdered her children and wanders the world looking for them brought in $26.5 million according to studio estimates Sunday, putting it in the ...

‘Shazam!’ bests newcomers with $25.1M

NEW YORK (AP) — A rush of newcomers couldn’t shake “Shazam!” from the top spot, as the superhero comedy led the box office for the second straight weekend with $25.1 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Lionsgate’s “Hellboy” reboot, the animated Laika ...

Dear Dads

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Kaylea Bowers (Sophie) is pictured writing to her three potential fathers during dress rehearsal of Heidelberg University’s School of Music & Theatre production of “Mamma Mia!” The production is to take place today through Sunday in Gundlach ...

Teens return with excellent results from arts fest

Four local teens represented New Beginnings Assembly of God at the Ohio Youth Ministries Fine Arts Festival held at Dayton Christian Life Center March 29-30. Fine Arts Festival is an Assemblies of God ministry that allows students to discover and develop their gifts. Students may present or ...

April Third Thursday features artists, musicians

Blooming Artist Stroll, the April Third Thursday event, is set for April 18, with more than 20 stops featuring local artists and musicians. Participants can register for door prizes while enjoying one-of-a-kind art. The event is free and family-friendly. Participants are encouraged to enjoy ...

Briefly

FCAC to host Easter workshop for children Saturday FOSTORIA — Fostoria Community Arts Council, 125 S. Main St., is to host a free Easter Children’s Art workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday. Instructor Cheryl Graves is to show children how to make Easter decorations that they will be able to ...

Sgt. Pepper vs. Satanic Majesties

WITH SUBMITTED PHOTO The Beatles vs. Stones - A Musical Showdown is to come to The Ritz Theatre at 7:30 p.m. today. The show is appropriate for all ages. The Perrysburg High School String Quartet is to join the professional musicians on stage to lend local talent to this homage to the British ...

Entertainment briefs, April 4

Trio of stand-up comics at local brewery tonight The Laird Arcade Brewery plans a night of stand-up comedy Thursday featuring two touring comedians from Chicago.. Tyler Ross and Eric Henderson are to be joined by Christian Miller 8-11 p.m. at the brewery, 114 S. Washington St. The comedians ...

‘Dumbo’ struggles at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney’s “Dumbo” isn’t exactly taking flight at the North American box office the way its other live-action remakes of animated classics have. The Walt Disney Co. said Sunday the Tim Burton-directed film has earned an estimated $45 million domestically from 4,259 ...