‘Black Panther’ is still box-office king

‘Black Panther’ is still box-office king


Wakanda’s reign shows no signs of waning. “Black Panther” is king of the box office for the third straight weekend.

The release from Marvel and Disney brought in $65.7 million domestically this weekend, easily outpacing new releases “Red Sparrow” and “Death Wish,” according to studio estimates Sunday.

“Black Panther” has now grossed $500 million domestically after three weeks of release. It’s the third fastest film to reach the $500 million plateau.

Rounding out the top five are: “Red Sparrow,” $17 million, second place; “Death Wish,” $13 million, third; “Game Night,” $10.7 million, fourth; and “Peter Rabbit,” $10 million, fifth place.

‘M*A*S*H*’ actor David Ogden Stiers dies at 75


David Ogden Stiers, a prolific actor best known for playing a surgeon on the “M*A*S*H*” television series, has died. He was 75.

The actor’s agent Mitchell Stubbs confirmed Saturday night in an email that Stiers died after battling bladder cancer.

No additional details were provided, but Stubbs’ agency tweeted that Stiers died at his home in Newport, Ore., on Saturday.

In addition to playing the aristocratic Maj. Charles Winchester III on “M*A*S*H*” beginning in its sixth season, replacing Larry Linville after he left the series.

Stiers did voice acting in several Disney animated films, voicing the character Cogsworth in “Beauty and the Beast” and played characters in “Lilo & Stitch” and “Pocahontas.”

Prosecutors in Cosby retrial want 19 women to take witness stand


Prosecutors in Bill Cosby’s retrial want to call as many as 19 other women to the witness stand to show he had a five-decade pattern of drugging and harming women.

Cosby is due in court for a pretrial hearing today, less than two weeks after his daughter’s death, as his lawyers clash with prosecutors over how many of his accusers are allowed to testify at his April 2 sexual assault trial.

Judge Steven O’Neill allowed just one other accuser to take the witness stand at Cosby’s first trial, which ended in a hung jury last year. Prosecutors had proposed calling as many as 13. They added six more to the list for the retrial, including model Janice Dickinson.

Cosby’s lawyers have said they would seek to delay the retrial if other accusers are given a chance to testify. They said they would need extra time to look into the allegations.

Jury selection is slated to begin March 29.

Associated Press

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