The Spokesman-Review (Spokane) : 2019-02-11
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NEWS 4 THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW MONDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2019 NATION ‘The Lego Movie 2’ opens weakly at No. 1 to such a bad beginning that the movie’s tagline of “Everything is not awesome” is looking more like accurate industry analysis.
Paramount’s “What Men Want,” a loose remake of the 2000 Mel Gibson comedy, debuted with $19 million. Taraji P. Henson plays a sports agent with the ability to hear men’s thoughts in Adam Shankman’s film, a kind of gender flip from the original. The film got poor reviews (47 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes), but audiences gave it an A-minus CinemaScore.
Lionsgate’s “Cold Pursuit,” starring Liam Neeson, debuted with $10.8 million, a result in line with expectations.
Orion Pictures’ horror thriller “The Prodigy” also debuted, with $6 million. By Jake Coyle ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” was easily the top ticket-seller in theaters over the weekend, but the film’s $35 million opening failed to stack up to its expected haul, according to studio estimates Sunday.
The animated sequel had been forecast to draw around $50 million. Instead, it debuted with half the $69 million the 2014 original did, despite good reviews and an A-minus CinemaScore.
With about a $100 million budget, Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Movie 2” had been pegged as a dependable, star-studded franchise release sure to kickstart a moribund box office. But after record ticket sales last year, Hollywood’s 2019 has gotten off CHRIS PIZZELLO/INVISION/AP Lady Gaga poses in the press room with her awards for best pop solo performance for “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)” and best pop duo/group performance and best song written for visual media for “Shallow” at the 61st annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday. Female acts, rap songs win big at the Grammys Box office sales Estimated ticket sales for Friday-Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore. 1. “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part,” $35 million. 2. “What Men Want,” $19 million. 3. “Cold Pursuit,” $10.8 million. 4. “The Upside,” $7.2 million. 5. “Glass,” $6.4 million. fans attending your concerts and singing your songs.
“Look, if there are people who have regular jobs who are coming out in the rain and the snow, spending their hard-earned money to buy tickets to come to your shows, you don’t need this right here. I promise you. You already won,” said Drake, who won best rap song for “God’s Plan.”
The last time a rapper won album of the year was in 2004 with Outkast. Only a handful of rappers have won best new artist. Cardi B also made history as the first solo female to win best rap album (Lauryn Hill won as a member of the Fugees at the 1997 Grammys).
The Grammys kicked off with a group of powerful women, including Michelle Obama, describing the role of music in their lives.
“Music has always helped me tell my story,” said Obama, who surprised the audience with her appearance. “Whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves. It allows us to hear one another.”
Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jennifer Lopez also spoke and stood in solidary with Obama, Gaga and Alicia Keys, who hosted the show.
“Yes, ladies,” Keys said. “There’s nothing better than this.”
Gaga won three Grammys on Sunday, including best pop duo/group performance for Oscar-nominated hit “Shallow,” a win she shared with Bradley Cooper. Gaga performed the song solo since Cooper was in London for the British Academy Film Awards.
Dolly Parton was honored and performed alongside Miley Cyrus, Musgraves, Maren Morris and Katy Perry. But the country music icon truly shined when she sang “Red Shoes,” with country foursome Little Big Town providing background vocals.
Diana Ross earned a standing ovation when she emerged onstage in a bright red dress to perform “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)” and “The Best Years of My Life.” She celebrated her 75th birthday early with the performance, saying afterward, “Happy birthday to me!” Her actual birthday is March 26.
Ariana Grande won her first Grammy, best pop vocal album trophy, for “Sweetener,” beating Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. .
Beck was a double winner during the pre-telecast, taking home best alternative music album and best engineered album (non-classical) for “Colors.” Emily Lazar, one of the engineers who worked on the album and won alongside Beck, was the first female mastering engineer to win in the latter category.
Beyonce, Jay-Z, Ella Mai, Pharrell Williams, Hugh Jackman, Sting, Shaggy, Dave Chappelle, “Weird Al” Yankovic, the late Chris Cornell, Greta Van Fleet and even former President Jimmy Carter also picked up early awards ahead of the live show. By Mesfin Fekadu ASSOCIATED PRESS DIDN’T GET YOUR PAPER? LOS ANGELES – Women and rap triumphed at the Grammys on Sunday night as female acts took home top prizes, including album of the year and best new artist, and Childish Gambino made history when his hit “This Is America” became the first rap-based track to win record and song of the year.
Kacey Musgraves’ country-pop release “Golden Hour” won album of the year, and British singer Dua Lipa won best new artist – a year after female voices were somewhat muted at the 2018 ceremony and the Grammys were criticized for the low number of female nominees.
Five of the eight album-of-the-year nominees were women, and six women were nominated for best new artist. Brandi Carlile, the most nominated woman with six, won three honors in the Americana category.
Musgraves and Gambino were the night’s top winners, taking home four awards each. Gambino’s “This Is America” also won best music video and best rap/sung performance.
“I feel like this song shook the world,” said Ludwig Goransson, who co-wrote and produced “This Is America.”
Drake, who has lost in the big four categories over the years, told the room of musicians that winning awards isn’t necessary if you have real Problems or questions? Call (509) 747-4422 CORRECTIONS The Spokesman-Review is committed to accuracy. If you think we have made an error in a news story, call (509) 459-5403 or email [email protected] LOTTERIES Online: www.walottery.com 1-3-9 Sunday’s Washington Daily Game: Sunday’s Match 4: Sunday’s Washington Keno: 2-4-7-15
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“I know I’m not there tonight,” she tweeted. “Trust, I tried and still truly wished it had worked.”
Grande accused Grammy telecast executive producer of lying about discussions with the superstar singer about performing at Sunday’s ceremony. Ehrlich told the Associated Press on Thursday that Grande had told producers that she didn’t have adequate time to prepare.
“As it turned out, when we finally got to the point where we thought maybe it would work, she felt it was too late for her to pull something together for sure,” he said in an interview.
But Grande fired back in a social media post that she “can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken.” She alleged her “creativity” and “self-expression” was “stifled,” adding, “I hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more.” Main operator..................(509) 459-5000 Toll free ..............................(800) 338-8801 Photo reprints ..............................459-5523 Library research, archives ........459-5576 Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance to help open the Grammy Awards with host News Alicia Spokane newsroom ................. 459-5400 Editor Rob Curley.......................459-5030 Toll-free............................ (800) 789-0029 City desk ......................................459-5403 Sports desk after hours ............459-5500 Keys. The former first lady appeared onstage with Advertising standards Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Jada Pinkett Smith Goods and services advertised in The Spokesman-Review are expected to be accurately described and available at advertised prices. Advertising complaints should be directed in writing to the Advertising Department or Better Business Bureau, 508 W. Sixth Ave., Suite 401, Spokane, WA 99204-2730. and Keys to say how music has impacted their lives.
Obama’s initial comments were interrupted by raucous applause and many in the Staples Center crowd stood. She smiled and eventually re-started her comments.
“From the Motown records I wore out on the South Side to the Who Run the World songs that fueled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story, and I know that’s true for everybody here,” Obama said.
“Whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys. It allows us to hear one another, to invite each other in. Music shows us that all of it matters – every story within every voice, every note within every song, is that right ladies?” Obama said.
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