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Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore got off to a less than magical start to its first weekend in US and Canadian theaters. The third installment in the Harry Potter spinoff opened for $43 million in North America, according to studio estimates. That was enough to secure the film a top spot on the box office charts, but also low for the franchise. The Secrets of Dumbledore has been released in 4,208 locations in North America. It’s more common than not for sequels and the three sequels come in lesser than their predecessors, but Dumbledore also follows a few franchise titles that defy that logic, including Spider-Man: No Way Home, Venom 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
Moving on, Actor Priyanka Chopra celebrated Easter with her husband, singer Nick Jonas. She took to Instagram and shared a series of photos in which they pose amidst the Easter-themed decorations. The couple apparently went on a lunch date, which featured some cupcakes as well. In the photo, Priyanka is wearing a yellow cropped shirt and a set of mid-length skirt, which is combined with shades and heels. Priyanka captioned her post, “Happy Easter from us!” Hollywood star Rebel Wilson reacted with a fire emoticon, while Mindy Kaling sent a heart. Fans showered her with hearts and flowers, while another wrote, “Happy Easter Queen!”
You may be a big fan of Spider-Man and you may have a huge collection of all the steel books of movies, comics and even action figures and other paraphernalia, but you can’t beat this guy from Florida. Named Ramiro Alanis, the man has watched Spider-Man: No Way Home 292 times since its release. He now has a Guinness World Record for ‘the most attended cinema production of the same film’. It’s not just Ramiro, many must have watched No Way Home multiple times as it’s close to the $2 billion mark as we speak. At the worldwide box office, No Way Home is the sixth highest-grossing film ever with a $1.89 billion collection.
Moving on to some good news: Actors and couple Debina Bonnerjee and Gurmeet Choudhary have introduced their newborn baby girl to the world and have also revealed her name. Called Lianna Choudhary, the little one even has her own Instagram account. The couple shared a photo of the baby, in which he is seen lying on his back and his name tag visible. Earlier this month, Debina and Gurmeet announced the birth of Lianna. Gurmeet has shared the news on social media expressing his gratitude and thanking friends & family for all the love and blessings.
Television host Mini Mathur expressed his joy at VJ Cyrus Sahukar’s wedding to Vaishali Malahara in a lengthy Instagram post. He took to a photo-blogging site and shared photos from the ceremony, and mentioned that there was an ‘abundance of laughter’ that day. Her post includes separate photos with Vaishali and Cyrus as well. Cyrus Sahukar tied the knot with his partner Vaishali Malahara on April 15 at a destination wedding in Alibaug. Those attending the wedding included his close friends Shruti Seth, Mini Mathur, Samir Kochhar, Gaurav Kapur, VJ Yudhishtir, and Cyrus Broacha, among others. Many photos and videos from the wedding ceremony were shared by guests on social media with the hashtag ‘Vairus Ki Shaadi’.
India’s Shark Tank jury and Shaadi.com founder Anupam Mittal wasn’t impressed with YouTuber Mythpat’s game as the latter imitated his style and tone reserved for budding entrepreneurs on Sony’s reality TV show. In a video he shared on Instagram, Mythpat fakes talking on his phone, saying he wants to buy a faucet and shower and invest in a bathroom so he can ‘shower’ as much as he wants. The accuracy of the imitation can be seen from the reaction of Anupam Mittal who came from behind and asked what happened. The clip appears to be a promo for an upcoming Spotify podcast featuring the two.
Moving to the OTT world, Munawar Faruqui has an emotional moment in Lock Upp, when he reveals his big secret about how his mother died. As part of Sunday’s episode of Judgment Day, Munawar must save himself by sharing a secret about his life. When host Kangana Ranaut asked her to tell her something about her mother, Munawar shared the story in a choked up voice, even making the other contestants emotional. He added that his mother had a debt of Rs 3500, and he regretted that they had no money at the time. He said he also regretted not sleeping next to his mother that night.
The latest Marvel Studios TV show Moon Knight has captured the imagination of MCU fans around the world, which is no surprise. With a cocktail of superhero and Egyptian mythology content and a cool aesthetic, Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke’s show was a hit, even though it involved a corner of the MCU that most fans weren’t familiar with. In Moon Knight, Isaac plays the titular Marvel character. Marc Spector’s real name, Moon Knight, the character has dissociative identity disorder and has difficulty distinguishing between reality and hallucinations
And finally, the rise of Actor Simu Liu was sensational. From a failed accountant, he became a part of the biggest film franchise in history — the MCU — and a big name around the world. Best known for playing the role of Marvel superhero Shang-Chi in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the actor has spoken about being fired from UK-based accounting giant Deloitte 10 years ago. Sharing a screenshot of his tweet about the sacking, Liu shared a note on Instagram, describing how “everything fell apart in an instant” for him. However, he thanked the company for doing what he dared not do because he admitted accounting was not for him.
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