Entertainment News Roundup: Netflix Raises Prices for Monthly Subscriptions in US and Canada; Box Office: ‘Scream’ Debuts at Bloody Impressive $30.6 Million and More

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Alec Baldwin hands over his cell phone for the ‘Rust’ firing probe

Actor Alec Baldwin has turned over his cellphone to investigators investigating the fatal shooting on the set of the movie “Rust” in New Mexico in October, his attorney and a law enforcement official said Friday. A search warrant for Baldwin’s iPhone was issued in December. The Santa Fe County, New Mexico, Sheriff’s Office said earlier this week that it was still trying to obtain the “30 Rock” actor’s device.

Netflix raises monthly subscription prices in the US and Canada

Netflix Inc has raised its monthly subscription price from $1 to $2 per month in the United States under plan, the company announced on Friday, to help pay for new programming to compete in the crowded streaming TV market. . The standard plan, which allows two simultaneous streams, now costs $15.49 per month, compared to $13.99 in the US.

Box Office: ‘Scream’ debuts at $30.6 million

“Scream,” a reimagining of a horror franchise that seemed to be running out of steam, topped the box office, earning $30.6 million. The sequel is expected to gross $35 million over Martin Luther King Jr.’s four-day holiday weekend, a spectacular result considering “Scream” only cost $25 million to produce. It also represents positive news for the battered and battered film industry, given that the success of “Scream” comes amid a spike in COVID-19. It helps that “Scream”‘s target population is younger, meaning they may not have been so scared off by the highly contagious omicron variant that’s fueling the latest iteration of a seemingly endless pandemic. Paramount and Spyglass Media have backed the reboot, which marks the first new chapter in the “Scream” series in a decade and shares a title with the 1996 original – the “Scream” saga is apparently so much about whole numbers. The film also brings to life familiar faces such as Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, who are once again haunted by a serial killer wearing a Ghostface mask. “Scream” debuted in 3,664 locations.

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