Ranking the Sweet 16 Teams of the 2015 NCAA Tournament
While deep NCAA tournament runs are often driven off great guard play, this year's Sweet 16 will feature big men as difference-makers.
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At the Box Office, It’s No Longer a Man’s World
Cate Blanchett, left, and Lily James in “Cinderella.”
In its first two weeks, ticket sales in North America
were $122 million.
Women made up 66 percent of the opening-weekend audience.
LOS ANGELES — Heading into the all-important summer moviegoing season, two converging box-office trends are startling studios: Women are driving ticket sales to a degree rarely, if ever, seen before, while young men — long Hollywood’s most coveted audience — are relatively AWOL.
With the release of “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” over the weekend, women have delivered the three biggest live-action openings of the year. The audience for “Insurgent,” which took in an estimated $54 million from Friday to Sunday, was 60 percent female. The opening-weekend crowd for “Fifty Shades of Grey” was 67 percent female, and women made up 66 percent of the audience for “Cinderella.”