I would like to have said this new film, based on the book by the late Nelson Mandela, is an excellent tribute to the former South African and African National Congress President.
Marvel took top spot at the worldwide box office for the second year running, with a $1.215bn sweep for Iron Man 3 (No 5 in the all-time list).
The daughter of a man linked to the discredited financial schemes depicted in Oscar-tipped drama The Wolf of Wall Street has attacked the film's director, Martin Scorsese, and its star Leonardo DiCaprio, for glamorising a lifestyle of "fun sexcapades and coke binges".
A few weeks ago, one of the most powerful men in the music industry, Columbia Records boss Rob Stringer, was interviewed about his label's plans for 2014.
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," the special-effects-laden tale that pits dwarfs against a dragon, blasted to its third consecutive box office title, collecting $29.9 million over the post-Christmas weekend to beat newcomers "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty."
Ben Stiller directs, stars and co-produces The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, a remake of the 1947 film, which tells the story of a daydreaming magazine photo editor on a mission to meet his magazine's top photographer, while trying to impress a divorced mom with whom he works.
'Dad! Dad! Top of the Pops! It's about to start now!"
It has been tipped as a major awards-season contender.
The force is strong with Disney and the new "Star Wars" franchise, and this is only set to flourish, according to one media analyst.
Mariah Carey will perform at the Crown in Melbourne on New Year’s Eve.
2015 will mostly be remembered as the year that Adele made an easy-listening album that sold nearly 1.6m copies in the UK in three weeks.