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STXfilms' Hustlers is tracking for a big box office opening this weekend, after getting off to a great start with $2.5 million in ticket sales on Thursday.

According to Deadline.com, Hustlers is expected to rake in at least $20 million this weekend, with tracking indicating the film may debut with a $25 million-$30 million opening.

The stripper flick stars Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer and former stripper Cardi B as a group of criminal minded former strip club employees who rob their wealthy Wall Street clients.

Hustlers is inspired by a viral New York Magazine article about a crew of former strippers who were arrested for credit card theft fraud.

Anything over $23.1 million is a win for Lopez, 50, besting her 2005 high Monster in Law, and anything over $23.8 million is a record opening for STXFilms, according to Deadline.

Hustlers is the first major motion picture for rapper Cardi B, 26, and singer Lizzo, 31.
 

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Screenwriter and comedian Bisha K. Ali (inset) deleted her Twitter account and went into hiding after Disney announced she will serve as writer and showrunner for the studio's upcoming "Ms. Marvel" series. Ms. Marvel will be Disney's first Muslim superhero.

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Tracy Morgan has joined the star-studded cast of Eddie Murphy’s comedy Coming to America 2. According to WENN.com via Deadline, the 50-year-old stand up comic signed up to star in the highly-anticipated sequel, which sees Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall reprise their iconic characters Prince Akeem Joffer and his faithful servant, Semmi.

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Jamie Foxx was beside himself with pride after watching his daughter, Corinne Foxx make her big screen debut in 47 Meters Down: Uncaged. Father and daughter attended the Los Angeles premiere with his youngest daughter, Analise, 10, on Tuesday. Jamie, 51, couldn't wait to brag about his firstborn daughter's acting skills on Instagram.com.

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(L-R) Nia Long, Sylvester Stallone, his daughter Sistine Stallone, Jamie Foxx and his daughter, Corinne Foxx, attended the Los Angeles premiere of 47 Meters Under: Uncaged on Wednesday. In the shark drama, four teenage girls (Corinne Foxx, Sistine Stallone, Sophie Nélisse, and Brianne Tju) go diving in an underwater cave looking for lost treasure. They quickly realize they entered the territory of the deadliest shark species in the submerged caves. The girls must rely on each other to get out safely.

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Universal Studios has cancelled its upcoming film 'The Hunt', in which "elite liberals" hunt down Trump supporters, aka "deplorables", for sport.

The film is from the producers of the social commentary thrillers Get Out and The Purge.

The term "deplorables" was used by Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton during a campaign fundraising event to degrade and demean Trump supporters.

Universal cancelled 'The Hunt' after two mass shootings in Texas and Ohio left 31 people dead last weekend.

After viewing the trailer, there was some confusion among the news media over whether the "hunted" or the "hunters" are the heroes of the film.

Calling their film a "satirical social thriller," Universal said, "We stand by our filmmakers and will continue to distribute films in partnership with bold and visionary creators, like those associated with this satirical social thriller, but we understand that now is not the right time to release this film.”
 

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Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston's new movie The Upside ended Aquaman's reign atop the North American box office over the weekend. The Upside was a surprise hit after LGBT organizations called for their members to boycott the film over old derogatory tweets and jokes by Hart resurfaced online in December.

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