Hope you have a great Valentine's Day!
Hope you have a great Valentine's Day!
The dust has barely settled from Super Bowl LV and all eyes have turned back to Patrick Mahomes. Despite seeing his Kansas City Chiefs come up short in the big game last week, Mahomes has been installed as the early favorite to win NFL Most Valuable Player honors for the 2021 season. Mahomes, who won the award in 2018, is listed at +500 by DraftKings.
Despite approaching the end of its third month in theaters, Universal/DreamWorks Animation’s “The Croods: A New Age” is in a narrow race to take back the top spot at the pandemic box office with Warner Bros.’ “Judas and the Black Messiah,” with both films making around $2 million this weekend. While the winner won’t be determined until final totals come in for Presidents’ Day weekend on Tuesday, Universal for now is claiming the No. 1 spot, reporting a total of $2.04 million over three days and $2.66 million over four days from 1,890 screens. If it holds on to No. 1, it would be the first time “Croods 2” has topped the charts since the weekend of December 11, when the film was beginning its run on premium video on-demand. With this result, “Croods 2” now has a global total of $151 million, with just under $49 million from domestic theaters. “Judas and the Black Messiah” debuted on 1,888 screens as well as on HBO Max this weekend as part of Warner Bros.’ year-long day-and-date release strategy. Theatrically, the film earned an estimated $2 million over three days and $2.4 million over four days. Starring Daniel Kaluuya as Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton and LaKeith Stanfield as Bill O’Neal, the FBI informant who provided the information that allowed federal agents to assassinate Hampton, “Judas” has received critical acclaim with a 97% score on Rotten Tomatoes and an A from audiences on CinemaScore as Kaluuya has received a Golden Globe and SAG Award nomination for his performance. More to come… Read original story ‘Judas and the Black Messiah,’ ‘Croods 2’ in Tight Box Office Race with $2 Million Each At TheWrap
Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos were on target in the first half as Real Madrid easily beat a listless Valencia side 2-0 at home on Sunday to make it three wins in a row in La Liga. Benzema got Zinedine Zidane's side off to a strong start in the 12th minute when he collected a pass from Kroos on the edge of the area and had enough time and space to pick his shot and fire into the far bottom corner. Kroos, who missed Tuesday's win over Getafe through suspension, doubled their lead shortly before halftime, finishing off a flowing move by driving a first-time shot low into the net from the edge of the area.
DreamWorks Animation’s “The Croods: A New Age” topped an anemic domestic box office, grossing just over $2 million in its twelfth week of release. The family film has grossed just under $49 million. It is eyeing a President’s Day weekend gross of $2.7 million and is playing in 1,890 theaters. That modest figure was enough […]
Prime Minister Mario Draghi has put climate change at the heart of his plans to run Italy by creating a superministry to ensure a transition to green energy drives recovery and makes full use of European Union funds. Draghi's first job will be to redraft Italy's Recovery Plan, which must be handed to the European Commission by April to tap more than 200 billion euros ($240 billion) of funds needed to revive the recession-hit economy. The former European Central Bank chief, who took office on Saturday as the head of a unity government created to steer Italy out of the coronavirus crisis and economic slump, has picked physicist Roberto Cingolani to head a new ecology transition ministry.
England striker Fran Kirby scored twice as Chelsea thumped bottom side Bristol City 5-0 on Sunday to extend their lead over Manchester City at the top of the Women's Super League. Thrashed 9-0 the last time the two sides met in the league September, Bristol were on the back foot from the off but it took until the 14th minute for Kirby to put the Chelsea ahead with a glancing header from Maren Mjelde's corner. Danish attacking midfielder Pernille Harder made it two with her seventh league goal of the season in the 36th minute and Kirby added a third four minutes later to send Chelsea into the break 3-0 up.
New York City police were questioning a person of interest in the spate of subway stabbing attacks that left two people dead, authorities said on Sunday. "A person of interest is being questioned at this time in connection with the subway stabbings," NYPD Detective Martin Brown said. Brown declined to say when the person was taken into custody, or whether the person was a suspect in one or more of the four unprovoked attacks that apparently targeted homeless people and took place on the A train or at stations served by it beginning Friday morning.
Despite the recent improvement in public health, Catalonia is still the second worst-hit region in Spain and hospitals are under intense pressure leading health workers to express concern on voting day.Local authorities have repeatedly said that all safety measures are working fine and people should feel safe to go vote.A steady trickle of mask-wearing voters turned up at polling stations with safety measures in place. Temperatures taken on arrival, election workers in protective suits or visors, separate entrances and exits, hand gel on tap and floor markings to ensure social distancing.The leader in recent opinion polls, Socialist Salvador Illa, was seen in the morning having his body temperature measured and disinfecting his hands before voting in his hometown, La Roca del Valles.If the Socialists - who oppose independence but favor dialogue - win it is very likely that they would need support from other parties to form the first anti-independence regional government in nine years.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will this week reaffirm Washington's commitment to NATO and reassure allies they will be consulted on important decisions, hoping to turn the page on four years of withering criticism from former president Donald Trump.
Eintracht Frankfurt continued their surge up the Bundesliga table by moving into third with a 2-0 win over struggling Cologne on Sunday, as in-form striker Andre Silva scored again.
Hundreds of women formed a human chain in Moscow on February 14 in support of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s wife Yulia and other Russian women in politics, according to The Moscow Times.The demonstration followed a crackdown on pro-Navalny protests across the country. Navalny was sentenced on February 2 to more than three years in prison on a charge of violating his probation while recuperating in Germany following his poisoning, TASS reported.Sveta Volkova filmed this footage of women forming a human chain along Arbat Street in Moscow on Valentine’s Day. The video shows some women chanting and holding roses. Credit: Sveta Volkova via Storyful
Baby Manning James couldn’t help but giggle and dance when he heard music for the first time on February 9.Ten-month-old Manning had cochlear implants fitted after he was born profoundly deaf in both ears, his mother, Noelle Brantley, said.This video shows Manning hearing music for the first time as he watches his favorite show, Muppet Babies.“To most people this is just something every baby does, but to me, this is incredible! Manning has never danced to music because he’s never heard it,” Brantley said. Credit: Noelle Brantley via Storyful
A fundraising event for Yemen's humanitarian crisis is expected to take place in early March, hosted virtually by Sweden and Switzerland, four aid sources told Reuters on Sunday. A U.N.-backed push for international donors last June fell short of its $2.4 billion target, raising only $1.3 billion for what the United Nations describes as the world's largest humanitarian operation. The nearly six-year war between a Saudi-led coalition and Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement, and the ensuing economic collapse, has left 80% of the population in need of help and pushed millions of Yemenis to the brink of famine.
Eintracht Frankfurt stretched their unbeaten Bundelsiga streak to 10 games and broke into the top four after second-half goals from Andre Silva and Evan N'Dicka gave them a 2-0 home win over Cologne on Sunday. Frankfurt provisionally moved two places up to third on 39 points from 21 games, one ahead of fourth-placed Wolfsburg who host seventh-placed Borussia Moenchengladbach later. Cologne stayed 14th on 21 points.
Director Zack Snyder and HBO Max revealed the full trailer for “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” on Sunday, giving audiences the first expanded look at his four-hour version of the DC Films superhero movie. The trailer features a battle of epic proportions between the Justice League and big bad Darkseid (Ray Porter), who was intended to […]
Manchester United's faltering Premier League title challenge suffered another blow in a 1-1 draw at struggling West Brom as Wolves eased fears they could be drawn into a relegation scrap with a 2-1 win at Southampton on Sunday.
The Dutch, who love to ice skate, on Sunday had a rare chance to hit the canals after they froze over for the first time in almost three years.
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The home side came closest to scoring in Sardinia in the first half, with Berat Djimsiti almost putting the ball through his own net early on, the woodwork coming to Atalanta's rescue. Serie A's top scorers Atalanta, who booked a Coppa Italia final date with Juventus by beating Napoli in midweek, struggled in front of goal and looked set for a third league game in a row without a win. Muriel had other ideas, however, with the substitute arrowing his 13th league goal of the season into the net to move seventh-placed Atalanta up to 40 points, two off the top four.
Manchester United squandered a chance to put pressure on Premier League leaders Manchester City as Bruno Fernandes' equaliser spared their blushes in a 1-1 draw at struggling West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.