Weekend Box Office Wrap-up: March 12, 2017

Opening in first place is Kong: Skull Island with $61 million. While that figure is far below the debut of fellow MonsterVerse installment Godzilla, it is still a strong start and ended up surpassing the projections going into the weekend. (SR)

Kids’ Choice Awards 2017 Winners: The Complete List

The 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, hosted by John Cena, brought together the biggest names from movies, music, TV and more.  Here are the winners. (EO)

Tyra Banks Named Host Of ‘America’s Got Talent’

Tyra Banks has been crowned the new host of America’s Got Talent. Howie Mandel, who serves as one of the show’s judges, made the announcement via Twitter. (VAR)

Jaime King And 50 Cent Join ‘Escape Plan 2′

Following the reveal that Dave Bautista had joined the cast of the upcoming Escape Plan 2, two more additions have been added with Jaime King and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. (CS)

‘Mr. Robot’ Season 3 Pushed To October, Bobby Cannavale Joins Cast

USA Network announced that the drama won’t kick off Season 3 until October and that Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale is joining the cast in a major role.  (TVL)

James Franco’s ‘The Disaster Artist’ Is The Biggest Sales Title At SXSW, If The Studio Decides To Sell

The big crowdpleaser of SXSW 2017 isn’t billed as a sales title — but buyers still came to the screening. Here’s why. (IW)

Hollywood And China, A Relationship Doomed To Fail

The industry is pushing forward with a policy of engagement, but as shown by the recently scrapped megadeals and the Trump administration’s hostility, Chinese money is hardly the savior some envision. (THR)

Trailer Buzz: ‘Wonder Woman’

Following star Gal Gadot’s appearance on the Kids’ Choice Awards, a new Wonder Woman trailer revealed a new look at a young Diana training with the Amazon and Robin Wright, playing her warrior aunt, trying to teach her that battles aren’t always fair. (EW)

Ryan Murphy’s Master Plan

The prolific creator now has at least three anthology series going, including American Horror Story and, as of last fall, the phenomenally successful American Crime Story. With his new series, Feud, Ryan Murphy plans to slowly take over television.   (TB)

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