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Box office preview: Office Christmas Party, Miss Sloane enter crowded slate

As the film industry’s focus turns to awards season, Jennifer Aniston’s Office Christmas Party will face off against prestige titles as this week’s most prominent new wide release. Joining the seasonal comedy in theaters across the country is Jessica Chastain’s Miss Sloane, while strong Thanksgiving holdovers like Moana, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Arrival, and Allied make the weekend rounds yet again.

Here’s how the Dec. 9-11 weekend box office showdown could play out:

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Critical Mass: La La Land dances, Office Christmas Party is busted

The curtain has finally raised on Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, and critics are hailing it as one of the best films of the year as it heads into the thick of awards season. The film releases on Friday amid an already-crowded slate of holdover titles gunning for Oscar attention, though mainstream audiences have a lot to choose from as well. The ensemble comedy Office Christmas Party, featuring Jennifer Aniston, Kate McKinnon, T.J.

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Zootopia, Kubo and the Two Strings lead Annie Awards nominations

Nominations for the 44th Annie Awards – recognizing the best in animated filmmaking in television and movies across 36 categories – were announced by the International Animated Film Association on Monday morning, cementing the Oscar-bound trajectories of titles like Zootopia, Kubo and the Two Strings, and Finding Dory

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Disney notches its biggest global box office year on record with $5.85 billion

The House of Mouse has broken its own record.

With two full months and three major releases left on its 2016 slate, Walt Disney Studios announced Wednesday it has posted its biggest year ever at the global box office, earning $5.851.4 billion as of Tuesday. The massive worldwide haul surpasses Disney’s 2015 calendar-year record of $5.843.8 billion.

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Jennifer Aniston, Kate McKinnon are on the naughty list in four new Office Christmas Party clips

It’s time to pregame for Office Christmas Party with the star-studded cast of the upcoming Paramount film, as four new clips from the ensemble comedy premiered Monday.

In the first teaser, The Mindy Project’s Fortune Feimster tries to court Jennifer Aniston into the world of Uber driving. “I could hook you up if you want to be a driver,” she says to her disgruntled passenger. “You could be CEO of your own car!” 

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Office Christmas Party trailer: Compare your last work party to this one

Temperatures in late July might not be lending themselves to start thinking about Christmas, but thanks to the new trailer for Office Christmas Party released on Tuesday, we can start singing fa-la-la-la-uh-oh. The office holiday party is a tradition right up there with trimming the trees and yuletide caroling — when else can you see the people you work with every day with sparkly attire and too much alcohol? 

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Dysfunction raised to an art form in Jason Bateman's Family Fang trailer — exclusive

Everyone’s parents are weird in their own way, but not everyone’s parents are weird for a living. Such is the case for Jason Bateman and Nicole Kidman’s sibling characters in the first trailer for The Family Fang, which debuts exclusively via EW.

Based on Kevin Wilson’s tragicomic novel, the film stars Bateman and Kidman as Baxter and Annie Fang, the adult children of two celebrated New York performance artists (played by Christopher Walken and Maryann Plunkett) who made a career staging elaborate pranks and often enlisted their kids to help out.

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