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'Spider-Man' sticks to top spot at North American box office

Jul 16, 2019 - 3:38 PM

'Spider-Man: Far From Home' beats the competition yet again on its second weekend at the box office

'Spider-Man' flies again, leading North America box office

Jul 08, 2019 - 10:37 AM

'Spider-Man: Far From Home' takes in an impressive $93.6 million in North America during the US holiday weekend

'Toy Story 4' once again tops North America box office

Jul 02, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Already on its second weekend, 'Toy Story 4' still leads the box office, bringing in an additional $59.7 million

Villanueva targets world bantam crown in Kazakhstan

Jun 30, 2019 - 1:02 PM

Arthur Villanueva tangles with Frenchman Nordine Ooubali for the WBC bantamweight crown

POSSIBLY HIS LAST Arthur Villanueva hopes a third time will be a charm after his last two unsuccessful world title bids. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Boxing governing body stripped of Olympic status

Jun 26, 2019 - 6:52 PM

Amid allegations of bout fixing, AIBA becomes the first sports federation to get stripped of its right to organize its own sport in the Olympics

KNOCKED OUT.  With AIBA still embroiled in a crisis, the IOC is set to oversee the boxing competition in the Tokyo 2020 Games. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP

'Toy Story 4' climbs to top of North America box office

Jun 25, 2019 - 2:15 PM

'Toy Story 4' brings in $120.9 million on its opening weekend, making it the 4th-highest opening ever for an animated film in domestic markets

Thurman looks past Pacquiao, says he wants to fight Spence

Jun 24, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Keith Thurman claims he will 'crucify' Manny Pacquiao in their welterweight unification bout

WORD WAR. Keith Thurman proclaims he will make 'easy work' of Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Darnell Ellerbe/Mayweather Promotions


Palicte surprised by ref stoppage in world title loss to Ioka

Jun 20, 2019 - 10:44 PM

The defeat marks the second time Aston Palicte fell short of his bid to become a world champion

FAILED BID. Aston Palicte falls prey to Kazuto Ioka. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


'Men in Black' tops forgettable box office weekend

Jun 18, 2019 - 12:04 PM

'Men in Black: International' failed to meet box office expectations in North America on its opening weekend

Palicte braces for world title battle vs Ioka

Jun 17, 2019 - 10:40 PM

Aston Palicte has his sights set on the WBO super flyweight belt vacated by fellow countryman Donnie Nietes

RACKING IT UP. Aston Palicte seeks his 26th win in his professional career. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler


'Secret Life of Pets 2' defeats 'X-Men' at box office

Jun 11, 2019 - 1:52 PM

Claiming top box office spot in North America is 'The Secret Life of Pets 2', earning up to $47.1 million on its opening weekend

WATCH: Golovkin vs Rolls fight highlights

Jun 09, 2019 - 3:33 PM

Gennady Golovkin displays the knockout power he has been known for by stopping the erstwhile unbeaten Steve Rolls

THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM. Gennady Golovkin may have set himself up for a 3rd fight against rival Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP

Golovkin brutally KOs Rolls, calls for 3rd Canelo fight

Jun 09, 2019 - 1:32 PM

Fighting for the first time in 9 months and coming off the first loss of his career, Golovkin displays his power with a fourth-round knockout

DEMOLITION. Gennady Golovkin makes quick work of Steve Rolls. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP


'Godzilla' stomps its way to North American box office domination

Jun 04, 2019 - 10:27 AM

'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' makes it to the top of the box office on its opening weekend

Wilder announces Ortiz rematch

May 29, 2019 - 11:29 PM

Boxing fans may just have to wait a little longer for the much-anticipated unification bout between Deontay Wilder and rival Anthony Joshua

ROUND TWO. Expect another bruising encounter when Deontay Wilder defends his WBC heavyweight title against Luis Ortiz. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Disney's live-action 'Aladdin' casts a powerful box office spell

May 28, 2019 - 11:31 AM

The 'Aladdin' magic lives on, taking in an estimated $86.1 million on its box office opening weekend

Search for next Filipino ring superstar intensifies in Ultimate Boxing Series

May 19, 2019 - 6:46 PM

Most of them unbeaten, 10 flyweights and 10 bantamweights will see action in the reality series

NEXT BOXING STAR. Gerry Pens Promotions and ESPN5 team up for the Ultimate Boxing Series. Photo by Roy Luarca/Rappler


Donaire agrees he'll be up against a monster in Inoue

May 19, 2019 - 4:54 PM

The two champions will vie for supremacy as they meet in the World Boxing Super Series final

SLUGGERS. Nonito Donaire looks to include Naoya Inoue in his list of victims. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

'Detective Pikachu' bolts through strong on opening weekend in PH

May 16, 2019 - 9:56 AM

In just 4 days, the cute and fuzzy Pikachu brings in over P56.7 million in Philippine cinemas on its debut weekend

IBF gives Jerwin Ancajas highest honor

May 09, 2019 - 6:27 PM

The pride of Panabo City remains as the longest reigning 115-pound champion among boxing’s major governing bodies.

TOP MAN. After a systematic demolition of Japanese Ryuichi Funai, Jerwin Ancajas gets the Jersey Joe Walcott plum from IBF. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

'Avengers: Endgame’ is now the highest grossing film in Philippine box office history

May 06, 2019 - 5:44 PM

'Avengers: Endgame' earns P1,302,454,613 (US$24.6 million) over 9 days

Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: ENDGAME..L to R: Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), and War Machine/James Rhodes (Don Cheadle)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019

'Avengers: Endgame' sails past 'Titanic,' now 2nd highest-grossing movie ever

May 06, 2019 - 8:06 AM

Only one movie surpasses 'Endgame's' numbers – 'Avatar'

RECORD BREAKING. 'Endgame' dislodges 'Titanic' to be the 2nd highest-grossing movie of all time. Still courtesy of Marvel Studios

Ancajas stops Funai in 7th title defense

May 05, 2019 - 2:38 PM

The Filipino champion rediscovers his deadly form after settling for a split draw in his previous title defense

FINE FORM. Jerwin Ancajas proves too powerful and skillful for Ryuichi Funai. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Ancajas to weigh at least 128 on fight vs Funai

May 04, 2019 - 3:39 PM

The Filipino boxer breezes through the scales in the official weigh-in for the seventh title defense of his IBF super flyweight crown

ASIAN CLASH. Filipino Jerwin Ancajas (left) and Japanese Ryuichi Funai tangle for the IBF super flyweight belt. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Mexico's Estrada dethrones Thai champion Srisaket

Apr 29, 2019 - 12:06 PM

Sor Rungvisai absorbs his first loss in 5 years and loses his WBC super flyweight belt

BELT GONE. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai falters in his fourth title defense for his WBC super flyweight belt. Photo from ONE Championship


Donaire stops Young in another KO of the Year candidate

Apr 28, 2019 - 4:30 PM

'The Filipino Flash' knocks out the American cold with a thunderous left hook to the chin to advance to the World Boxing Super Series finals

STILL GOT IT. Nonito Donaire earns his 40th win with a bang. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Nonito Donaire undaunted vs new foe in World Boxing Super Series semis

Apr 27, 2019 - 8:57 PM

After Zolani Tete backed out due to an injury, the Filipino four-division world champion will be tangling with reserved fighter Stephon Young

THE FLASH. Nonito Donaire will defend his WBA super bantamweight crown. File photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler


Josie Gabuco bags Asian boxing gold

Apr 26, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Proving detractors wrong, the 32-year-old Josie Gabuco flashes vintage form to rule the light flyweight division of the Asian Boxing Championships

STILL ON TOP. Josie Gabuco celebrates her victory during the awarding ceremony led by AIBA interim president Mohamed Moustahsane (foreground, left) and Asian Boxing Confederation (ASBC) president Anas Al-Otaiba. Photo release

PH pins medal hopes on muay thai, boxing in 2019 Arafura Games

Apr 26, 2019 - 2:17 PM

Young boxers and muay thai fighters banner the Philippines' campaign in the multisport event in Darwin, Australia

FRIENDLY GAMES. Philippines sends 91 athletes to compete in the Darwin-hosted 2019 Arafura Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Nonito Donaire gets new foe for World Boxing Super Series

Apr 26, 2019 - 1:48 PM

The Filipino boxer's initial opponent Zolani Tete of South Africa goes down with a shoulder injury

CHAMP. Nonito Donaire will defend his WBA super world bantamweight belt. Photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler


'Avengers: Endgame' breaks opening day box office records in PH

Apr 26, 2019 - 12:51 PM

The film is currently playing in over 900 screens across the country

ENDGAME. Robert Downey Jr reprises his role as Iron Man in the Marvel hit. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios

'Avengers: Endgame' smashes records in global launch

Apr 26, 2019 - 9:48 AM

The movie rakes in $169 million on Wednesday, April 24, its first day of release in 25 markets including China, Australia and several countries in Europe

Garcia beats up Granados, leads Pacquiao fight derby

Apr 21, 2019 - 8:24 PM

American Danny Garcia says he hopes he 'didn't scare' the Filipino boxing icon away

GUESSING GAME. It is still unknown who Manny Pacquiao will face in his next fight in July. File photo Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP


Casimero stops Franco, cops WBO interim bantam crown

Apr 21, 2019 - 6:37 PM

Filipino boxer Johnriel Casimero continues his climb back to the top as he lines himself up for the WBO regular title

BACK ON TRACK. Johnriel Casimero scores his 18th stoppage win. Photo from Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Crawford stops Khan to retain WBO welterweight title

Apr 21, 2019 - 2:47 PM

The American champion keeps his record spotless as the Englishman decides not to continue fighting because of an accidental low blow

UNBEATEN. Terence Crawford hikes his record to an immaculate 35-0. Photo from Top Rank's Twitter account (@trboxing)


Asian boxing: Koronadal, CdO bets triumph; Petecio loses

Apr 20, 2019 - 5:05 PM

Ramel Macado and Marvin Tabamo keep the Philippine team’s campaign going in the Asian Boxing Championships

GRITTY WIN. Philippine bet Marvin Tabamo outlasts 2017 SEA Games flyweight gold medalist Aldoms Suguro of Indonesia. Photo from Tabamo’s Facebook account

WATCH: Joshua-Miller fight off after New York denies license

Apr 18, 2019 - 1:46 PM

Jarrell Miller plans to appeal the loss of his boxing license ahead of his June 1 bout against heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua

SHOCKED. Heavyweight boxer Jarrell Miller denies taking any banned substance. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Just say 'Shazam!' and the movie fans start lining up

Apr 08, 2019 - 3:00 PM

'Shazam!' shows that North American movie fans can enjoy a lighter spin on the usual dark superhero tale

Anti-abortion film 'Unplanned' a surprise box office success in the U.S.

Apr 06, 2019 - 4:22 PM

The 'pro-life' movie produced by a Christian studio brings in more than $8.6 million to date

'Eerie' earns more than P75 M in its first week

Apr 03, 2019 - 3:29 PM

The movie is on its second week in cinemas

'Captain Marvel' is the 7th highest-grossing flick in PH

Apr 03, 2019 - 3:11 PM

Disney Philippines says the movie has made over $11.7 million since it opened on March 6

NEW HERO. Brie Larson is Captain Marvel. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios

Jordan Peele's 'Us' creeps to top of box office

Mar 26, 2019 - 1:39 PM

Peele's latest thriller 'Us' rakes in $71.1 million on its opening weekend, making it one of the best debuts for a horror film

‘Bird Box’ is getting a sequel – well, the book is

Mar 21, 2019 - 4:29 PM

Author Josh Malerman says that 'Bird Box 2' will focus more on the story of Malorie and the mysterious creatures

'Captain Marvel' still a powerful force at the box office

Mar 19, 2019 - 9:45 AM

The female-led superhero flick takes in an additional $68 million on its second weekend, making its foreign grand total $494 million so far

Boeing black boxes flown to France as jets grounded worldwide

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:11 PM

France's BEA air safety agency confirms it has received the recorders from the plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa on March 10

MOURNING. Family members mourn the victims at the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines operated Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, at Hama Quntushele village in the Oromia region, on March 13, 2019. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

'Captain Marvel' soars high atop North American box office

Mar 12, 2019 - 3:14 PM

The first female-led Marvel superhero film flies to the top of box offices on its debut weekend, raking in $153.4 million

'Train Your Dragon 3' stays soaring atop North American box office

Mar 04, 2019 - 9:51 AM

Hiccup and Toothless top the North American box office for a second straight weekend

Donnie Nietes vacates title

Mar 01, 2019 - 5:21 PM

The longest reigning Filipino boxing titlist opts to relinquish his WBO super flyweight belt

NO GO. Donnie Nietes begs off from a WBO-mandated rematch against compatriot Aston Palicte. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

'Alita' defeats rivals in North American box office

Feb 19, 2019 - 11:18 AM

Sci-fi spectacle 'Alita: Battle Angel' conquers North American box offices, raking in an estimated $33 million

'Lego' sequel disappoints at North American box office

Feb 12, 2019 - 1:39 PM

'The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part' performed below estimates from the studio and industry predictions

LEGO 2. The animated sequel stars the voices of Hollywood stars like Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks. Photo from Lego Movie's Instagram account