MEET ALEX KOTSYK

first_imgWho inspired you to follow your dream to pursue acting?I am a huge Broadway fan and it all started from random visit of Broadway production Fiddler on the Roof in NYC with my Ukrainian friends. When I saw that and just realized there is nothing else I want to do but work my butt off to be like them. And I mean, just imagine how much work being put by every member of the team, not just in theater but film, tv, actors and crew spend countless hours learn practice and then sometimes even volunteer for experience. I have so much respect for industry people. So when I see a high quality production, it’s like a bell for me that says: “Alex, are you still doing your best and you like them, are you putting all your efforts?” so yeah this keeps me inspired and creative.What challenges have you faced in the entertainment industry? What has been your most rewarding experience?Haha where do I start. So when I came to Canada my English wasn’t very good. And I would come to the audition and would hear: “Slate please” – I had no idea what they want, literally for the guy from Ukraine with English as his third language I had no idea what they were asking me, until like third or fourth audition when someone explained me it means to introduce yourself. I think some people just laughed at me that time but likely I stayed on my path and here I am talking to you as an award-winning actor. I had some really great experiences working with amazing individuals. I guess my most notable experience was studying with Larry Moss. I think I will remember it all my life. What a man he is, just wow. Dedication, ability to see you, empathy there is so many words. And I guess the other one was winning an award for best male performance at the film festival in Los Angeles. I star and helped produce short film called “Forever a Gentleman” and I would never expect what will come out of it but I guess if you do your best good things might come your way.What is your favourite type of character to play?That’s always a tough one. Either some historic figure (this one time I played Benito Mussolini in Dictator’s Playbook directed by Mark Stevenson) or someone like Joker, I have fun playing bad guys.What market do you currently work in? Are there other areas you would like to work?I work in Toronto as of the moment but of course always to open anywhere really. I want to do more theater. Just yesterday I was auditioning for a play so fingers crossed!What advice would you give to someone new trying to make it in the acting industry?Hm…do I have to pick just one? Ok i got it. Do your best – always – just do your best! Do look at other people, circumstances etc. Come in give it all, leave. And you never know what will come back to you. Also take classes, learn as much as you can! I can recommend some great places like LB Acting Studio or if you are a foreigner and what to work on accents, Rae Ellen Bodie is amazing! And if you want to stay ready, check out The Actors Place that has drop-ins for $10 which can be really good if you are on a budget. It was started as actors gym by this multifaceted actor and host Ivan Wanis Ruiz; and it’s a great community to meet actors and work on your skills! Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Alexander Kotsyk is a Toronto based award winning Canadian-Ukrainian actor and producer. From early days Alex gravitated towards being on stage, performing and hosting. He started his acting Regina, SK where he was getting his Master’s Degree in Public Policy. After graduating Alex went to Toronto and studied Meisner technique while working on some award winning indie projects. He continued learning the craft in different studio and coaches in Toronto.We had a chance to catch up to discuss his career.As a child, did you want to be an actor, or did it fall into place through other activities?I never wanted to be an actor, it just happened…I mean its sounds like something unreal but I am a guy from a small town in Ukraine called Chernivtsi, something like Regina, SK. Acting wasn’t something that was widely offered and I can’t even recall classes that you could go to and study. I guess it was always inside waiting for the moment and not until I came to Canada seven years ago I had an opportunity to engage with my creative side. You know Canada and Ukraine its a bit different because where I am from, we first think about money and security because you can’t predict whats going to happen tomorrow and after all the hustle there is not much energy left to be creative. While in Canada, I feel like we are more secure in our future and government can back us up. I mean, I might be wrong about this but that’s the image I have. Facebook Written By:  Darlene MorrisonIf you are an aspiring talent and would like to be featured in our Aspiring Talent SeriesContact Darlene via email at morrisonmediasocial@gmail.comOpen to all (e.g. Actors, Models, Singers, Dancers, Producers, Directors, etc.) Advertisement Advertisement What fuels your passion? Ability to tell stories and be a part of helping people see and relate to things they haven’t before. This one time I was working on Chinese TV series for NTDtv and it was a fictional story about how Chinese government destroy people’s lives if they don’t agree with their policies. It was a fiction but then somewhere in the middle, I was like wow that’s actually happening right now in China and just to be a part of this was a great honor for me. I think people should have same rights regardless of where they are born, gender and how much wealth their parents have.What is something about you that most people would never guess?haha oh this is going to come back to me…I don’t know how to ride a bike.If you were to do it all over again, would you do things exactly the same? Do you have any regrets? Successes that make you proud? Absolutely not! With this experience and knowledge I would definitely do things differently and more efficiently. Just as a guy from Ukraine I didn’t know what to do and where to go if you want to be actor. It took me a lot of time to figure out road maps. I don’t have any regrets, I don’t believe in them. I think what happened is done and all you can do is get the best out of it and make sure you learn from it. Also don’t forget to have some fun during as it is life and I’ve heard we only have one!To follow Alex, check out his social media links below:IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6180065/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexkotsyk/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kotsyk Twitterlast_img read more

Twin Akwesasne brothers head to World Wrestling Championships

first_imgAnnette FrancisAPTN National NewsTwo Akwesasne brothers have been making their mark on the Canadian wrestling scene.They’re now working on tackling the world stage.last_img

New General Assembly measures aim to enhance its authority

In a two-part resolution adopted unanimously, the Assembly decided to take steps to increase its efficiency and raise its profile so that its decisions might have greater impact.Unlike the Security Council or the Economic and Social Council, all of the UN’s 191 Members get a seat and a vote in the Assembly, which has faced criticism over its long agenda and debates.UN spokeswoman Michèle Montas told the press that the text aims to address these concerns, including by consolidating the annual agenda and fostering more interactive discussions.She added that Member States want a closer working relationship between the presidents of the Assembly and the two councils.The resolution calls for regular meetings among the three presidents to better coordinate their work, and for the Security Council’s president to brief the other two leaders on its plans for upcoming thematic debates.The resolution also invites the Security Council to submit periodic reports to the Assembly “on issues of current international concern” and to improve the quality of the annual report it provides to the Assembly.The Assembly passed other resolutions today on global partnerships, especially involving the private sector, and boosting efforts against landmines. read more

UN expert heads to UK to investigate violence against women

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Rashida Manjoo, today began a two week investigative mission to the United Kingdom to study the manifestations of violence perpetrated in the family and in the community. “Violence against women continues to be one of the most pervasive human rights violations globally, affecting every country in the world,” Ms. Manjoo said.At the invitation of the UK Government, the independent expert aims to examine causes and consequences – with a view to assessing the phenomenon in the country. “During my mission I will meet with individuals and organizations involved in fighting all aspects related to violence against women,” the Special Rapporteur said.She intends to also look at violence perpetrated or condoned by State authorities, as well as violence encountered by immigrant women, asylum seekers and refugees.In a report prepared by UN Women last year looking at the experience of young women there were indications that in the UK one in three young women aged between 13 and 17 has experienced sexual abuse from a partner; while one in four has experienced physical abuse from a partner.Her itinerary includes conversations with Government officials, human rights commissions and representatives of civil society – including service providers – in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff and Bristol. The human rights expert also plans to visit safe-houses to “obtain first-hand information from individual survivors of gender-based violence,” she said.The Special Rapporteur will share her preliminary findings on 15 April with the press in London. Her final findings and recommendations will be presented to the Human Rights Council.Ms. Manjoo, a part-time law professor in Cape Town, was appointed by the UN Human Rights Council in 2009 and acts as an expert in her independent capacity. read more

Well Leave it There So Dundalk sign exChelsea starlet legendary wrestler dies

first_imgThe42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! We’ll Leave it There So: Dundalk sign ex-Chelsea starlet, legendary wrestler dies and all today’s sport Plus, Sean Cronin will miss the Six Nations after Leinster confirmed he has suffered a ‘significant’ hamstring injury. 4 Comments Share2 Tweet Email Monday 16 Jan 2017, 8:24 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Paul Fennessy Jonathan Sexton pictured at Leinster training today. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHOHomeDundalk have confirmed the signing of former Chelsea midfielder Conor Clifford.Sean Cronin will miss the Six Nations after Leinster confirmed he has suffered a ‘significant’ hamstring injury.Ulster have confirmed the signings of Springbok Arno Botha and scrum-half John Cooney.Ex-Ireland international Robbie Keane is being linked with a move to Preston.Jonathan Sexton has been cleared to face Castres after Leinster clarified Friday’s HIA procedure.Away Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal. Source: PA Archive/PA ImagesArsenal star Alexis Sanchez has admitted to tax fraud totalling nearly €1 million.Tributes have been paid after the death of legendary wrestler Jimmy Snuka.Former football coach Barry Bennell has denied child abuse charges.A fresh featherweight contender emerged last night at the expense of a UFC legend.Andy Murray and Serena Williams survived the Melbourne heat on day one of the Australian Open.The Best Thing We SharedCheck out 10 pictures that sum up the GAA weekend.On The RecordI am angry and disappointed, because I have always said that he is one of the best players I have ever played with. I had — and I say had because I haven’t really spoken to him for the last two or three weeks — a great relationship with him, but I don’t know his reasons. I am not going to comment on why he wanted to leave but I do know that if someone doesn’t want to play for the team then they are better off not even playing.” Jan 16th 2017, 8:24 PM Mark Noble gives his thoughts on the Dimitri Payet transfer saga.The Fixture ListThere are a number of FA Cup third round replays taking place, including Burnley v Sunderland and Crystal Palace v Bolton.The Africa Cup of Nations continues, with Ghana v Uganda and Mali v Egypt.The Australia Open continues tomorrow.Showbiz, Baby!Juan Sebastian Veron returned to football at the age of 41 last night. http://the42.ie/3190059 Follow us: the42.ie The Redzone: Great men are not born great, they throw great>Irish international wanted by Cardiff, Bojan asks to leave Stoke and today’s transfer gossip> Short URL 30,630 Views last_img read more

Smiles for winner Koutris

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Despina Koutris was the lucky winner last week of a cheque for $10,000 from Barloworld Holden in Glen Waverley, at a special promotion event, were all retail customers who bought a new or used vehicle from Australia’s largest Holden dealer during June and July qualified to go into the draw that Despina won.last_img

G8 Nicolas Sarkozy veut réguler le web

first_imgG8 : Nicolas Sarkozy veut “réguler le web”La réunion internationale portant sur le numérique tant voulue par le président français se tiendra bien cette année en marge du G8 traditionnel. Nicolas Sarkozy, en visite aux Etats-Unis, l’a lui même confirmé. La cybercriminalité, la propriété intellectuelle ou encore la lutte contre la pédopornographie… Ces thématiques seront au coeur des discussions lors du “G8 du Web” qui se tiendra à Deauville les 26 et 27 mai prochains, à en croire Nicolas Sarkozy. Le chef de l’Etat veut trouver “la réponse à la question de la régulation. Quelle régulation pour Internet, comment répond-on à la problématique du terrorisme, de la pédophilie, de sujets comme le droit à l’oubli ?”, rapporte l’AFP. Plusieurs spécialistes d’Internet échangeront ainsi en vue d’un rapport, qui sera présenté lors du sommet des plus grandes puissances industrielles (Etats-Unis, Japon, Canada, Allemagne, France, Royaume-Uni, Italie et Russie).Il s’agit, pour Nicolas Sarkozy d’avoir les différents points de vue au niveau mondial sur ces sujets liés à l’Internet. L’entourage du président aurait précisé qu’il ne voulait cependant pas “brider son développement” mais seulement “le réguler”. L’idée aurait même “intéressé” Barack Obama lors de sa rencontre avec Nicolas Sarkozy à la Maison Blanche, rapporte la même source.Mais cette idée n’est pas nouvelle. Pour mémoire, le chef de l’Etat affirmait en octobre au Vatican que la régulation d’Internet était un “impératif moral”, et qu’il souhaitait “corriger les excès et les dérives qui naissent de l’absence totale de règles”. Selon LeMonde.fr, le fait que Nicolas Sarkozy ait choisi la régulation d’Internet comme thème du G8 n’est donc “pas une surprise” pour Jérémie Zimmermann, porte-parole de la Quadrature du Net, association de défense des droits et des libertés sur le web. Le 11 janvier 2011 à 17:52 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

5 arrested in shooting death at South Carolina nightclub

first_imgCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in South Carolina have arrested five people in a shooting death at a nightclub last month.Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott told local media outlets that 24-year-old Pierre Wilson of Columbia was ambushed March 22.Lott said investigators found more than 50 shell casings from six guns outside the club. Investigators think five or six men were outside the club with guns drawn, waiting for Wilson to come outside.Twenty-two-year-old Barry Reed of Columbia was arrested in Seattle and is charged with murder, attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.Twenty-five-year-old Calvin Rockmore was arrested in Philadelphia. The other suspects are 27-year-old Anthony Brevard, 22-year-old Benjamin Chestnut, and 27-year-old Corey Sanders. All are from Columbia.It was not known if the men have attorneys.last_img read more

Four NRI executives arrested for H1B visa fraud

first_imgWashington : Four Indian-American executives of two IT staffing companies have been arrested in the US on charges of fraudulently using the H-1B visa programme to gain an “unfair advantage” over their competitors, the Justice department has announced, amidst a crackdown on the popular visa programme by the Trump administration. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. Vijay Mane, 39, Venkataramana Mannam, 47, and Fernando Silva, 53, from New Jersey while Sateesh Vemuri, 52, from California were each charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to commit visa fraud, the Department of Justice said on Tuesday. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us Vemuri made his initial appearance on July 1 before the US Magistrate Judge Steven C Mannion in Newark federal court while Mannam and Silva appeared before the US Magistrate Judge Leda Dunn Wettre in Newark federal court on June 25. Mane appeared before Judge Wettre on June 27. All accused were released on USD 250,000 bond, the Department of Justice said. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us The conspiracy charge carries a maximum potential penalty of five years in prison and a USD 250,000 fine. According to the Department of Justice, Mane, Mannam, and Vemuri controlled two IT staffing companies– Procure Professionals Inc and Krypto IT Solutions Inc– located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Similarly, Silva and Mannam also controlled another New Jersey staffing company, referred to in the complaint as ‘Client A’. They used Procure and Krypto to recruit foreign nationals and sponsor them for H-1B visas, which allow recipients to live and work temporarily in the US in positions requiring specialised skills. Advertise With Us To expedite their visa applications, the defendants caused Procure and Krypto to file H-1B applications falsely asserting that the foreign worker/ beneficiaries had already secured positions at Client A, when, in reality, no such positions existed, federal prosecutors alleged. Instead, they used these fraudulent applications to build a “bench” of job candidates already admitted to the United States, who could then be hired out immediately to client companies without the need to wait through the visa application process, giving the defendants an advantage over their competitors in the staffing industry. The charges against the four comes amid a crackdown on the H-1B programme by the administration of President Donald Trump, which has taken aim at outsourcers and IT staffing companies, and dramatically increased the rate of rejection for H-1B visas.last_img read more

Education ministers statement demanded over question paper leak

first_imgMember of parliament Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu on Thursday demanded a statement from education minister Nurul Islam Nahid in parliament over question paper leak in “each examination from primary to university level”.Bablu placed his question standing on a point of order in the house after the Maghrib recess, reports news agency UNB.”I demand statement from the education minister under Section 300 of the rules of procedure for information on measures taken to prevent question paper leak and mismanagement and actions taken against teachers involved in question papers leak,” said the Jatiya Party MP.Bablu said the government was taking examinations one after another at primary level, in class VIII, as well as SSC and HSC.He said that there is nothing more regrettable than leak of question papers from primary level to university level.The leaks were happening as education has turned into a ‘business’, Bablu alleged.Bablu said teachers using technology sent images of question papers outside, and answers came back in from outside. This has been made possible due to technological progress.Referring to some educationists’ remarks published in newspapers, the JP lawmaker said one of them said question papers were being leaked due to excess examinations.Bablu said the pillar of society would collapse if an educated nation could not be built up.last_img read more

Batman Art Exhibit Celebrates 80 Years of Caped Crusader Comics

first_imgStay on target Before the Caped Crusader conquered every medium out there, from video games to movies to cartoons to Prince music videos, Batman was first of course a comic book character, the comic book character of DC Comics alongside Superman. And Batman’s history in his home medium is rich and unexpectedly varied if all you know of him is a gravely Christian Bale voice.If you want to familiarize yourself with Batman’s comic book legacy, you’ll soon have an exciting new chance. The Society of Illustrators, a New York City art society, is about to open three new art exhibits celebrating 80 years of awesome Batman drawings.Opening June 12 and running until October 12, these three exhibits collectively showcase over 200 pieces of original Batman art that fall under all sorts of different themes. If you don’t know where to start, consider going to the opening reception on June 21 kicking everything off.“Illustrating Batman: Eighty Years of Comics and Pop Culture,” the main exhibit, is a comprehensive look at Batman in comics. Famous Batman creators like Bob Kane, Neal Adams, Frank Miller, Jim Lee are all featured. And along with illustrated art you can enjoy Batman toys and commercials and essays.“Batman Collected: Chip Kidd’s Batman Obsession” is a more personal collection from graphic designer Chip Kidd. But you’ll still recognize rare pieces from heavy hitters like Alex Ross and Bruce Timm.And for all you folks who wish Batman was more anime, check out “Bat-Manga!: The Secret History of Batman in Japan” and discover the quirky classic 1960s Bat-Manga by Jiro Kuwata.If you’re in New York and this all sounds cool to you, head over to the Society of Illustrators for Batman tickets while there’s still time. For more on Batman, get ready for Robert Pattinson’s take on the Dark Knight in the upcoming movie and revisit the 1989 Tim Burton classic. DC’s ‘Batman Experience’ Pop-Up Exhibition Is Coming to SDCCFinally, Batman Gets a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star last_img read more

Costa Ricas government issues warning on dengue outbreak reports 14000 cases in

first_imgA week after the Health Ministry releaseda warning on dengue, the Costa Rican Social Security System (Caja) reported that 14,284 cases have occurred in the country so far this year.Elenita Ramírez, spokeswoman for the Caja, told the daily La Prensa Libre that this year the country is seeing approximately four times as many cases as the previous year. Ramírez also said that in years past, the age group most at risk was 20 to 29-year-olds, but that has now expanded to those between 15 and 65.Severe cases of dengue are rarer, with only 30 having been reported so far Only three deaths have been attributed to the virus.Dengue is a mosquito-transmitted virus with no vaccine. The rainy season, which lasts until November for most of Costa Rica, is the peak season for mosquitoes and dengue.“Epidemiologists said that, right now, the Costa Rican population is vulnerable because three strains of the dengue virus are circulating, and the probability of a second infection by this virus is highly elevated,” the Caja released in a statement on Wednesday.In San José, the areas most affected were Santa Ana, Mora, La Carpio, Pavas, México, and Guido, according to the daily La Nación.Outside of the capitol, the most affected provinces were Guanacaste, Puntarenas, Limón and Alajuela.The Caja also released thirteen tips on fighting the disease.1. Wash sinks, boats, tins, buckets and other receptacles where water accumulates.2. Cover all receptacles where you store water.3. Turn over boats, ferries and other watercraft.4. Fill tree hollows, flowerpots and other cavities.5. Recycle all plastics, aluminum and glass that can accumulate water.6. Reuse in a creative and friendly fashion receptacles of plastic, aluminum, glass and tires.7. Make holes in tires that you find in parks and parking lots so they do not accumulate water.8. Bury seeds, coconuts, stalks and other organic refuse.9. Put objects below the ceiling that can accumulate water and cannot dissolve.10. Only discard material that can accumulate water in the trash.11. Fumigate dark areas of your residence below the sink, below furniture, the closet, etc.12. Organize with neighbors so that mosquitoes who transmit the disease cannot reproduce.13. Protect yourself if you live in or visit an area where there is an active transmission of dengue with repellent, especially in those most exposed areas of your body. Facebook Comments Related posts:Dengue numbers finally drop in Costa Rica Costa Rica dengue epidemic not slowing down in a record-breaking year Dengue fever deaths climb to 12 in Nicaragua Costa Rica dengue epidemic sets all-time record for calendar yearlast_img read more

From 1 July 2018 all new bookings from Asia Escape

first_imgFrom 1 July 2018 all new bookings from Asia Escape Holidays are eligible for TRIP DOLLAR$, paid on departure, making it easier than ever to achieve Jetsetter and Highflyer tiers!Since launching the TRIP DOLLAR$ program for the Qantas Holidays, Viva! Holidays, Ready Rooms, Rail Tickets and the Cruise Team brands, the program has been gradually increasing in size, with the addition of Insider Journeys, Sunlover Holidays and Territory Discoveries and, most recently, Seven Oceans Cruising, and now Asia Escape Holidays!Another slight amendment will be made to the TRIP DOLLAR$ Tiers (effective for departed bookings from 1 July 2018). These changes reflect the addition of five brands into the program over time. The revised tier structure can be viewed here.National Sales Manager at Qantas Holidays and Associated Brands, Steve Brady acknowledged the importance of the TRIP DOLLAR$ Program.“We know how important it is for agents to be rewarded when booking our brands. It’s also very important that the rewards reflect the value of the types of bookings being made. While we’re making changes to the tiers, rest assured this does not affect any current TRIP DOLLAR$ balance, current tiers or the earnings made on departed booking up until 30 June 2018.” Brady said.ReadyRooms for Agents is also receiving some slight changes and will be split onto its own earning rates.“We also understand how important it is for all agents to have a very competitive online hotel booking tool that offers outstanding rates while also absorbing credit card fees. Splitting ReadyRooms for Agents from the broader TRIP DOLLAR$ tiers helps us deliver this platform with a highly competitive price point.” added Brady. https://www.triponline.com.au/ agentsincentivesrewardsTRIP DOLLAR$last_img read more

SydneyViking

first_imgSydneyViking The Sydney Viking team spent the weekend moving across the bridge from North Sydney into a new, purpose-built office in Surry Hills. Viking is now located at:Suite 60166 Wentworth AvenueSurry Hills, 2010AUSTRALIA All phone numbers remain the same and the Call Centre opens from 9am (AEST) until 6pm (AEST) as usual from today.last_img

by The Canadian Press Posted May 17 2018 748

first_img by The Canadian Press Posted May 17, 2018 7:48 am PDT Last Updated May 17, 2018 at 8:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Penguin Random House Canada CEO Brad Martin retiring Penguin Random House Canada CEO Brad Martin is stepping down and will be replaced by the company’s president and publisher, Kristin Cochrane.The company announced Thursday that Martin is retiring on June 30.Cochrane, who will also join the company’s global executive committee, will become responsible for day-to-day and long-term publishing and business strategy.Penguin Canada and Random House of Canada were brought under the same ownership as part of a 2013 merger between publishers Bertelsmann and Pearson PLC.Penguin Canada’s imprints include Viking, Hamish Hamilton and Allen Lane, while the imprints of Random House of Canada, which acquired McClelland & Stewart in 2012, include Doubleday Canada and Knopf Canada.last_img read more

Glass stays at No 1 while Miss Bala opens in

first_img‘Glass’ stays at No. 1, while ‘Miss Bala’ opens in third by Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Posted Feb 4, 2019 6:13 am PDT This image released by Sony Pictures shows Ismael Cruz, left, and Gina Rodríguez in a scene from “Miss Bala.” (Gregory Smith/Sony Pictures via AP) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES — With the distraction of the Super Bowl, freezing temperatures affecting large portions of North America and only one big new release in theatres in “Miss Bala,” movie going audiences largely took the weekend off from the theatres in what is estimated to be the lowest-earning Super Bowl weekend in nearly two decades.M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” kept a fragile hold on the No. 1 spot for the third time while “The Upside” stayed in a close second on this sleepy box office weekend. Studios on Sunday estimate that “Glass” has earned an additional $9.5 million in ticket sales, bringing its total earnings to $88.7 million.STX’s “The Upside” added $8.9 million. The Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston film has held very well in its four weeks in theatres, never dropping more than 30 per cent week to week. Its domestic grosses are already up to $75.6 million.The weekend’s only big newcomer, “Miss Bala,” landed in third place with $6.7 million. Gina Rodriguez stars in the Catherine Hardwicke-directed actioner, which is a remake of a 2011 Mexican film. While on the lower end of projections for the Sony film, “Miss Bala” was also made for a modest $15 million. Still, with a dismal 27 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes, it will have its work cut out for itself to break even.“The box office in 2019 hasn’t gotten its groove back yet,” said Comscore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian. “Januarys by and large are not known as blockbuster months and that certainly has held true this year with the month being down 16 per cent.”“Aquaman” slid into fourth place with $4.8 million and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” clung to fifth with $4.4 million.Peter Jackson’s World War I documentary “They Shall Not Grow Old” opened on 735 screens after a few single day showings to a robust $2.4 million, which was enough for it to crack the top 10. The Mads Mikkelsen survival thriller “Arctic” also opened in limited release to $56,463 from four locations.The overall industry grosses from the weekend is estimated to be around $71 million. There hasn’t been a worse-performing Super Bowl box office weekend since 2000.“We’ve had certain movies hit it big on Super Bowl weekend,” said Dergarabedian. “But it’s all about momentum and we don’t have it right now.”Some high earning Super Bowl weekend anomalies have included “Taken” and the “Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert.”It’s an undeniable cooling off period from the record 2018 year at the box office, but Dergarabedian said that, “The Calvary is on the way.”Next weekend, the sequel to “The LEGO Movie” opens nationwide.Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theatres, according to Comscore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.1.”Glass,” $9.5 million ($12.2 million international).2.”The Upside,” $8.9 million ($873,000 international).3.”Miss Bala,” $6.7 million.4.”Aquaman,” $4.8 million ($4.6 million international).5.”Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” $4.4 million ($1.6 million international).6.”Green Book,” $4.3 million ($11.9 million international).7.”The Kid Who Would Be King,” $4.2 million ($1.2 million international).8.”A Dog’s Way Home,” $3.5 million ($3.1 million international).9.”Escape Room,” $2.9 million ($8.8 million international).10.”They Shall Not Grow Old,” $2.4 million.___Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theatres (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to Comscore:1. “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” $40.2 million.2. “Extreme Job,” $20.9 million.3. “Qu’est-ce qu’on a encore fait au Bon,” $12.8 million.4. “Glass,” $12.2 million.5. “White Snake,” $8.8 million.6. “Escape Room,” $8.8 million.7. “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” $8.5 million.8. “Bohemian Rhapsody,” $7.1 million.9. “Creed II,” $7 million.10. “Deadpool 2,” $6.9 million.___Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.___Follow AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/ldbahrLindsey Bahr, The Associated Presslast_img read more

AstroBank acquires USB Bank

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