'John Wick 3' dethrones 'Avengers: Endgame' with $57 million

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 Amer...

'Game of Thrones' showrunners behind next 'Star Wars' film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A piece of the "Star Wars" puzzle has just fallen into place. Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger says Tuesday that "Game of Thrones" showrunners David Benioff and D.B. W...

Lightsaber recognized as official discipline by French Fencing Federation

Traditionally, fencing consists of three disciplines — foil, epee, and saber — but now the French Fencing Federation (FFE) has announced a rather unexpected fourth — the lightsaber. ...

Still most visited place, Orlando had 75 million visitors

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando had 75 million visitors last year as the theme park mecca continued to be the most visited destination in the United States, tourism officials said Thursday. ...

Disney slates Fox films, 'Avatar' pushed another year

NEW YORK (AP) — The long wait for more "Avatar" films will go on a little longer. The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday laid out its plans for upcoming 20th Century Fox films. James Cameron...

Werner Herzog praises new 'Star Wars' series 'Mandalorian'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Werner Herzog is calling "The Mandalorian" ''a phenomenal achievement" after joining the cast of the streaming series set in the "Star Wars" universe. Herzog told ...

May the Fourth Be With You: Taiwan President appears at Star Wars event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At least a hundred Taiwanese Star Wars fans showed up near Taipei 101 to mark May 4, and one of them turned out to be President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文). Fans of the science ...

Harrison Ford, Hamill and Lucas mourn Chewbacca actor Mayhew

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reaction to the death of Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in five "Star Wars" films and was beloved by the franchise's fans. ___ "Peter Mayhew ...

Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' films, dies at 74

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died. Mayhew's family said in a statement Thursday that he died at his home in Texas on Tues...

Family says Peter Mayhew, actor who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died at age 74

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family says Peter Mayhew, actor who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died at age 74.

California Legislature declares May 4 'Star Wars Day'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — May the fourth officially be with you. The California Legislature voted Thursday to declare May 4 "Star Wars Day" in recognition of a Disneyland theme park ...

Cover-up: Students deck out dome with Captain America shield

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Student pranksters at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have struck again, this time drawing inspiration from America's hottest movie. MIT students ov...

China: Authorities bust fake Lego ring

Police in China have dismantled a gang accused of manufacturing and selling approximately $30 million (€26 million) worth of fake Legos, authorities said. A raid earlier this week in the souther...

'Avengers: Endgame' sets multiple records at box office

NEW YORK (AP) — "Avengers: Endgame" is crushing the competition by setting multiple records at the box office a day after its release. The Walt Disney Co. says domestically the film ...

'Avengers: Endgame' topples 'Star Wars' preview record

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Avengers: Endgame" has gotten off to a mighty start at the box office, earning a record $60 million from Thursday night preview showings, according to the Walt Disney Co. ...