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Checkout: Biggest Box Winners Of 2019

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Money is the name of the game when it comes to impressing film executives. Blockbuster hits have become a must-have for films as the box office struggles to lure audiences with film after film. To date, lots of features have managed to do that in 2019, but some did so better than the rest.
While some franchises hit low at the box office, not every movie missed its projected gross on the underside. Disney has been all but immune to the box office slump, and a few other movies have joined the list. The include.
Avengers: Endgame
When it comes to top picks, there is only one movie that can reign supreme as this year’s top box office pick. Much like Thanos, it was inevitable Avengers: Endgame would take home the big prize. Domestically, the film pulled in close to $860 million USD while its total global gross knocked Avatar out of its long-held top spot with $2.790 billion.
Lion King
Solidifying Disney’s place as a box office powerhouse, The Lion King has become a force of nature with fans around the world. To date, the live-action adaptation has earned about $475 million USD domestically while its global box office blows up with an impressive $1.337 billion.
Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel ushered in a new era of female-led films at Marvel Studios without any hesitance. Debuting earlier in the spring, the action-packed movie wowed fans enough to pull in a domestic gross of $426 million USD before global audiences lifted Captain Marvel up to a $1.123 billion bounty.
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Hollywood knows how the blockbuster game works, and that means it is real familiar with Marvel Studios. Year after year, the company makes bank at theaters, and that was no different in 2019. The Sony Pictures-led release of Spider-Man: Far From Home swung into box offices with a global gross of $1.097 billion USD.
Aladdin
If you ever have to ask who Prince Ali is, then you can check out Disney’s latest take on Aladdin. The iconic film got a live-action makeover this year starring Will Smith, and it grossed $352 million USD domestically before overseas markets rocketed its global gross to $1.034 billion.
Toy Story 4
Toy Story 4 is the latest installment of one of Disney-Pixar’s iconic film franchises. Coming in sixth place at the box office so far, the animated feature is close to breaking a billion dollars with a total global gross of $990 million USD.
Liu Langdi Qui
China’s box office market is thriving in 2019, and local fans are flocking to see Chinese movies on the big screen. This year, the country released Liu Lang Di Qui which also goes by The Wandering Earth abroad. The sci-fi film is one of China’s most flashy in years, and its global gross racked up to $692 million USD without any release in the U.S.
How To Train Your DRAGON: The Hidden World
How To Train Your Dragon is a major franchise for the team at DreamWorks, and its final chapter showed up at the box office this year. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World earned nearly $161 million at the domestic box office, but its international total brings its overall global gross to an impressive $519 million.
Ne Zha Zhi Mo Tong Xiang Shi
Proving once again how powerful China’s box office is, the ninth spot of this year’s top-performing films has its home overseas. The film Ne Zha Zhi Mo Tong Xiang Shi may be better known to international audiences at Nezha: The Birth of the Magic Boy. The film was never released in the U.S., but its worldwide box office total comes in at $512 million USD.

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Managing Director Advises Hotel Owners on Security

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Port Harcourt City Local Government Area, particularly Eagle Island axis was agog on Sunday as White House Hotel officially opened for use.

 

The ceremony was well attended that saw notable Rivers people, including non indigenes and people from all works of life, gathered at No 5 Chief Okwu Thomas Street, Eagle Island to witness the official opening.

 

Speaking to the Managing Director (MD) of the Hotel, Jack Ibinabo Haniel, expressed joy over the successful official opening of the hotel, saying that the reason of going into hotel business was basically to provide a conducive environment where people can relax and enjoy themselves after the day’s job.

 

He stated that it is important for every human being to have time for relaxation, as it will make human live a healthy life.

 

According to him, the building was initially built for residential but thought it wise to use for hotel hence he does not base in Port Harcourt.

 

” Honestly I am very happy and excited to today as my dreams came to reality, you can see yourself as the place is. This is a place where people can come and relax with your friends and family, because there are comfortable apartments and rooms.

 

“Of course the hotel was well fashioned and equipped with modern facilities and affordable” Sir Jack said.

 

He further use the forum to advice hotel owners to be security conscious and ensure that their hotels were used to commit crime.

 

“Hotel is a place to relax and enjoy oneself and not to commit any crime.

So I want to advice hotel owners to be security conscious and make the environment comfortable customers” he stated.

 

Tonye Orabere

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Alliance Française Organises Exhibition For Students

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The Alliance Française, Port Harcourt has organized an exhibition programme tagged ‘The Endless World’ to mark the 2024 World Environment Day held at its Premises at Herbert Macaulay Street, Amadi Flat, Old GRA.

The Director, Alliance Française, Mrs Marina Lacal who disclosed recently said that the exhibition tour was part of activities mapped out to mark the ‘Day’.

According to her, the initiative was made possible by the *Embassy of France to Nigeria, a major sponsor of the initiative and Institut Français Paris, which provides the exhibition to its network to raise public awareness of the challenges of ecological transition.

She stated that the Exhibition “The Endless World,” is an Educational Visual Adaptation adapted from the graphic novel “Le Monde sans fin” by Jean-Marc Jancovici and Christophe Blain (over 800,000 copies sold in France in 2022), the exhibition illustrates the in-depth dialogue between the two authors. Jean-Marc Jancovici, as the guide, and Christophe Blain, in the role of the innocent, explore themes of energy: its historical use, the rise of fossil fuels, and humanity’s impact on the environment, particularly the climate. This exhibition calls for action by addressing essential questions such as non-carbon energy, food, transportation, and urban planning, while proposing concrete solutions.

She noted that in line with this year’s UN theme, ‘Generation Restoration’, about 165 students, ranging from wards from 6 primary schools in Port Harcourt, as well as students from the French department of both the University of PortHarcourt and those from the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education participated in the exhibition tour.

The UN theme, this year, ‘Generation Restoration’, is based on the premise that while we cannot turn back time, we are the generation capable of restoring our relationship with the Earth, saying that the exhibition offers a selection of content that illustrates and questions the major issues of the environmental crisis, while providing avenues for solutions to reduce our impact.Activities and Target Audience.

The Alliance Director, further said that the programme which is educational was aimed at creating awareness, foster connectivity of cultural propagation and proffer solutions to climate crisis affecting the earth with French Language.

“The Alliance Française, Port Harcourt has planned guided tours and mediations around the proposed solutions, aimed at primary and secondary school students, French department students, and learners at the Alliance. The goal is to raise awareness among the generation that will be active tomorrow. About 165 youths already booked their tour of the exhibition. An Educational and Cultural Opportunity The exhibition, provided by the Institut Français, is a boon for the Alliance Française. It fits into its cultural projects and idea debates, which aim to reconcile cultural dissemination with the learning of the French language,” she explained

“The Endless World” combines the aesthetics of a French comic book with the expertise of two ecological figures, offering a unique opportunity to work on vocabulary related to eology.Ecological and Sustainable Solutions,” she said.

The Tide reports that the exhibition was printed on flexible PVC banners, a material that is both durable and lightweighted. Also, to avoid waste production, accessories such as bags, pouches, and keychains were made from these banners and distributed to participants. These accessories will also be used by the Alliance Française teachers for their professional needs. Seats were made for permanent installation at the Alliance. Additionally, the exhibition was mounted on wooden panels, thus reducing its ecological impact.

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Kizz Daniel Set To Drop Two  New Singles

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After kicking off 2024 on a strong note, Kizz Daniel is set to continue his fine form with the release of two new singles titled ‘Double’ and ‘Baby Sha’.
Kizz Daniel made this revelation on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, in a post of him and his wife in what seems like a video shoot for the new single ‘Baby Sha’.
The new singles were expected to be released yesterday, May 2024, and they will come off the back of the release of his hit-filled EP ‘Thankz Alot’.
Kizz Daniel has been in fine form in 2024 first releasing the Davido-assisted remix of his hit single ‘Twe Twe’ before sharing a 4 track EP that packed the hits ‘Showa’, ‘Too Busy To Be Bae,’ and ‘Sonner’.
The  Tide Entertainment reports that the award-winning sensation recently marked a high point in his career after a sold-out show at the OVO Wembley Arena in the UK where over 10,000 fans filled up the hall to see him perform his hit single.
Since revealing his marital status, Kizz Daniel’s wife has been a recurring figure in his promotional videos on social media.
Kizz Daniel’s new singles can be expected to convey the groovy signature that combines Indigenous elements with pop music and relatable writing that makes him a brilliant songwriter.

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