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Nwa biopic Straight Outta Compton debuts at number one on the UK box office chart

8 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Straight Outta Compton has shot straight to the top of the UK box office following a quiet weekend.

The Nwa biopic debuted with £2.4m, keeping Pixar's Inside Out at number two for the third week running with £1.2m.

Hitman: Agent 47 landed at number three in its opening weekend with £961,411, while Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation took £890,857 to stay at number four.

Despite battling with terrible reviews, Pixels moves up one place to number five with £664,728 and Guy Ritchie's Man From U.N.C.L.E. is at six with £658,399.

Elsewhere, horror sequel Sinister 2 takes £569,830 to land at number seven and John Green's Paper Towns adaptation drops from the top spot to number eight for its second week, taking £452,953.

Minions rises one place to number nine, managing £353,262, and rounding off the top ten is 45 Years which debuted with £331,196.

The UK box office top 10 in full: »

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From Swashbucklers to Supermen: A Brief History of Action-Movie Heroes

14 hours ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

There’s a moment in Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation — Tom Cruise career-saver, franchise Mvp and the summer's best non-Imperator Furiosa action blockbuster — where the CIA director refers to the film's relentless hero as "the living manifestation of destiny." As a government official talking about an unpredictable agent, the line is patently (if knowingly) ridiculous. As Alec Baldwin talking about Tom Cruise, the dialogue sounds right on the money. That phrase could be dropped into the first sentence of his biography and nobody would think twice.

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Actor Woods Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Targets Twitter Users: Slander Case or Attack on Freedom of Speech Online?

31 August 2015 12:45 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

James Woods in 'Videodrome.' James Woods in $10 million Twitter lawsuit feud: Crassly vocal right-wing actor goes after two crassly vocal users who attacked him In a letter dated Aug. 21, '15, Twitter attorney Ryan Mrazik ridiculed Surf's Up and Scary Movie 2 actor James Woods, while also highlighting the potentially dangerous precedent of a $10 million lawsuit the 68-year-old entertainer filed against a Twitter user last July. The lawsuit was followed by a subpoena demanding that the social media giant reveal the user's identity and that of another user with whom Woods has been embroiled in the (generally) no-holds-barred Twitterverse. In case you're unfamiliar with the name, these days the two-time Oscar-nominated Woods is best known for a supporting role as a right-wing sociopath in Roland Emmerich's thriller White House Down, starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx (as a liberal-minded U.S. president despised by Woods' character), and for his relentless, »

- Zac Gille

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Summer Box Office 2015: Winners and Losers

31 August 2015 5:41 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This weekend, "Straight Outta Compton" enjoyed a three-peat atop the box office chart, easily defeating three new wide releases. Which means that the end of summer is, sadly, finally here. So it's time to assess what will probably be Hollywood's most lucrative summer ever. Here are the winners and losers of the season.

Winner: The Overall Domestic Box Office

As of Sunday, the total summer take stands at $4.72 billion. That's up 14 percent from last year at this time, and slightly ahead of the $4.63 billion earned by August 30 of 2013, the previous record-holding summer.

Loser: Movie Stars

Arguably, only one of the summer's top 10 movies (Tom Cruise's "Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation") depended a lot on star power to sell tickets. The rest (including "Jurassic World," "Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Minions," "Pitch Perfect 2," "Ant-Man," "Mad Max: Fury Road," and "Straight Outta Compton") were sold based on their ensemble casts or their premises. »

- Gary Susman

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‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E’ could learn a thing or two from ‘Rogue Nation’s’ nostalgic score

31 August 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Joe Kraemer

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Daniel Pemberton

WaterTower Music

In his score for Kingsman: The Secret Service, Henry Jackman wants you to know he’s a James Bond fan. He just doesn’t want to tell you. Monte Norman’s iconic guitar riff pops in and out of his score, and brassy John Barry flourishes pepper the background music of Matthew Vaughn’s latest pulpy indulgence. Vaughn and comic book brute Mark Millar’s spy thriller struck a chord with audiences in February with gaudy, gory violence and in-jokes to the Ian Fleming novels it draws from. Strangely though, Jackman’s half-baked music never follows suit, tiptoeing around its homages rather than fully committing to its Roger Moore era obsessions.

The music of Kingsman wants its both ways, retro while still feeling fresh enough for modern box office, a shared paradox with The Man From U.N.C.L.E., »

- David Klein

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We Are Your Friends Has Very Few Friends and One of the Worst Openings in History

30 August 2015 3:05 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Despite his chiseled chest and absurd abs and bionic biceps and generally jocular demeanor, Zac Efron didn't make many friends at the box office this weekend, as We Are Your Friends, also known as the Zac Efron DJ Movie, had the fourth-worst wide release opening in history. It made a piddling $1.8 million, which is worse than Eddie Murphy's notorious flop The Adventures of Pluto Nash. Maybe We Are Your Friends should go eat a can of worms. Meanwhile, Minions, a movie about little yellow creatures that babble unintelligibly, crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide. Straight Outta Compton took the top spot for the third straight week, making $13.2 million for a $134.1 million cume. The War Room [insert Dr. Strangelove joke here] came in second, making $11 million. Tom Cruise keeps clinging to the top five as Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation made another $8.3 million for a $170.3 million »

- Greg Cwik

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Fantastic Four Falls Out Of Top 10; Mission: Impossible & Terminator Dominate Overseas

30 August 2015 1:18 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Fantastic Four's unfantastic summer just keeps getting worse. After just four weeks in theaters, the Josh Trank-directed film has fallen out of the domestic box office Top 10 entirely, finishing 16th over the weekend with a collection of about $1.6 million stateside, bringing its domestic total to $52.6 million. Overseas, it didn't fare much better with a collection of only $6.8 million, bringing its international total to $93.5 million and its overall worldwide haul to just over $146.2 million. The critically panned film still has releases in Italy and Japan coming up, which could better its prospects, but it would probably be best to just starting looking ahead to the still-planned sequel.  Now, onto some more positive news... in its fifth weekend, Tom Cruise's critically acclaimed Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation continued its strong run with $8.3 million domestically and $15.3 million internationally; bringing its worldwide haul to over $479.3 million. The Chris »

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Straight Outta Compton retains Us box office top spot in a quiet second week

30 August 2015 10:05 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Straight Outta Compton has stayed at number one in the Us box office following a quiet weekend.

The Nwa biopic took $13.2m to see off competition from Alex Kendrick's The War Room, which is new in at two with $11m.

Elsewhere, Tom Cruise's Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation is down to three with $8.3m, just ahead of new entry No Escape, which is at four.

Horror sequel Sinister 2 is at five with $4.6m and Guy Ritchie's The Man From Uncle is at six with $4.4m.

Hitman: Agent 47 is at seven, while The Gift is at eight with $3.1m.

Finally, Jurassic World is at nine with $3.1m and Paul Rudd's Ant-Man rounds out the top ten with $3m.

The Us weekend box office top 10 for August 28 - 30 (studio estimates) is as follows:

1. (1) Straight Outta Compton - $13,240,000

2. (-) The War Room - $11,000,000

3. (2) Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation »

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Ten Hollywood Celebrities Who Have Spoken Out About Their Religion

30 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Actress Mayim Bialik recently talked about being religious in Hollywood. "I think in general it's never going to be trendy to be observant or religious in Hollywood circles," the actress, who is Jewish, told Fox News in an interview published on Aug. 21.   There are many celebrities in Hollywood who have spoken about their faith. Some are very public about their belief system, while others are much more private. A few have expressed opinions similar to Bialik, and have only revealed a glimpse into their personal beliefs. Here's a look at people like Natalie Portman, Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington,

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- THR Staff

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Christian Drama Soars at North American Box Office: Could the 'Straight Outta Compton' Reign Be Over?

29 August 2015 3:55 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'War Room' movie: The Power of Prayer. The Power of Prayer at the domestic box office: 'War Room' (sort of) beats 'Straight Outta Compton' A miracle was needed for any of this weekend's new entries to beat the sleeper hit of 2015, F. Gary Gray's Straight Outta Compton, at the North American box office. As long as studio estimates are on target, that miracle has (sort of) happened. Praise the Power of Prayer and the Power of Expert Targeted Marketing. “If you haven't started already, pray for this movie,” urges an Evangelical Christian website featuring a War Room promotional giveaway, “that the Holy Spirit would be in abundance at each showing of the film, that hearts would be impressed to pray more than ever and that revival will happen as a result!” Directed by Alex Kendrick and co-written by Kendrick and his brother, Stephen Kendrick, the Power of »

- Zac Gille

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Box Office: ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ Faith-Based ‘War Room’ in Close Race

29 August 2015 7:56 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton” is experiencing unexpected competition at the box office with Christian drama “War Room” pulling in a nearly identical sum from Friday showings.

“Compton” pulled in $3.8 million in Friday grosses, on track for $12 million for the weekend. This means the music drama should hit a total haul of $133 million by the end of the weekend.

Directed by F. Gary Gray and starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., the Universal-Legendary release is playing across 3,142 screens. It was made on a budget of $29 million.

Nearly on par with “Compton” is faith-based “War Room,” surprising many with its stealthy box office infiltration. The Christian drama pulled in $3.9 million on Friday across 1,135 screens, on pace for a $10 million weekend haul. Released through Sony’s TriStar label, “War Room” follows a couple who solve their marriage troubles with prayer. The pic stars T.C. Stallings, Priscilla Shirer and Karen Abercrombie.

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- Marianne Zumberge

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'The Goonies' 30th Anniversary Soundtrack Coming to Vinyl

28 August 2015 5:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Amblin Entertainment is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of two of its biggest hits of all time. These are movies that went onto have a long shelf life, and are both adored by fans. But it seems that the Back to The Future 30th Anniversary celebration has dwarfed The Goonies. That movie is getting released back into theaters, will have a special edition Blu-ray, and a ton of other collectibles that are hitting store shelves this October. But The Goonies isn't being completely left out in the cold. Amazon has something very cool planned, and its something collectors are definitely going to want to get their hands on.

Amazon has started pressing and producing its own line of vinyl records under the Amazon label. And on October 9th, they are releasing 5 vinyl soundtracks to some of the 80s most beloved movies. Including The Goonies, which is getting a special 30th Anniversary release. »

- MovieWeb

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In Real World, 'Compton' Not (Anytime Soon) to Break Record as Highest-Grossing Domestic Hit Directed by Black Filmmaker

28 August 2015 4:18 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Straight Outta Compton' poster. Weekend box office: 'Straight Outta Compton' to beat weak competitors, but still far from being top blockbuster directed by black filmmaker If you thought last weekend was bad at the U.S. and Canada box office, you should see what's in store for this weekend, Aug. 28-30, '15. For starters, only one movie, F. Gary Gray's sleeper hit Straight Outta Compton, is expected to earn more than $10 million. The rest – and that includes Zac Efron, Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan, and the Power of (Christian) Prayer – will perform quite powerlessly indeed. In case Straight Outta Compton reaches the box office gurus' estimated $15 million, it will get close to the $140 million mark. Bear in mind there's no guarantee that will happen; despite basically no competition, the drop-off rate of Gray's hip hopping film was steeper than expected last weekend. (See updated weekend box office estimates.) Now, some »

- Zac Gille

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Going Clear Director Alex Gibney Thinks Journalists Should Ask Tom Cruise the Tough Questions About Scientology

28 August 2015 1:52 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

While Tom Cruise is pretty open when it comes to his lip-syncing skills and impressive stunts, when it comes to his involvement with the Church of Scientology his lips are sealed. During the press tour for Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation Cruise didn’t answer a single question about his involvement with the church, even though the documentary Going Clear, released just a few months earlier, made it evident Cruise was the religion's poster boy, regularly trotted out for big events. Crash director Paul Haggis, who defected from the church and appears in Going Clear, recently blastedreporters for not asking Cruise the tough questions. Vulture caught up with the film’s director, Alex Gibney at the screening of Steve Jobs: The Man The Machine, who agreed:i think it’s an outrage that nobody’s asking questions, particularly because I know that Cruise’s publicists are going out and saying, if »

- Claire Landsbaum

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The Gender-Flip

27 August 2015 8:36 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

In Trainwreck, Tilda Swinton steals every scene she’s in as Dianna, the editor of a crude men’s magazine and boss to Amy Schumer’s semi-autobiographical character. When the film premiered last month, many expressed surprise upon learning that it was actually Swinton — she’s virtually unrecognizable in the role. Seeing it, I was reminded of her equally stellar turn in another train-related movie: as Minister Mason in last summer’s Snowpiercer. I still haven’t forgiven the Academy for failing to recognize Swinton’s work in that film — and, incredibly, she might never have had the opportunity to play the role in the first place. In Snowpiercer‘s source material, the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, Minister Mason was a male character; but when Swinton expressed interest in the film, director Bong Joon Ho gender-flipped the role so that she could play it.

The move represents but one marker in a growing trend. »

- Adrienne Ryan

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The underappreciated films of Jesse Eisenberg

27 August 2015 8:16 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

To salute the incoming arrival of American Ultra, we salute some underrated treats from Jesse Eisenberg's back catalogue...

When Jesse Eisenberg was announced as Lex Luthor in Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice, it made instant sense. Not because he was bald, not because he looks like or Gene Hackman or anything, but just because he’s one of those actors whose screen presence is so perfectly formed. You know exactly what they’re going for with their Luthor, just by Eisenberg’s name. It’s Mark Zuckerberg vs Superman, the supergod vs the awkward genius.

But that’s not the only big action movie he’s got coming up. First he’s going to be in American Ultra, a unique stoner/sci-fi mash-up where he stars alongside Kristen Stewart (it's released in the UK on September 4th). Eisenberg first really burst into our consciousness in 2009 and 2010, where »

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Anthony Pellicano's Prison Sentence Vacated by Appeals Court

25 August 2015 11:19 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A decade after private eye Anthony Pellicano captured the attention of the public after it was revealed he spied for powerful clients like Michael Ovitz and Kirk Kerkorian as well as celebrities like Tom Cruise and Chris Rock, he could be tasting freedom much sooner than expected. After being convicted in 2008 of an assortment of charges, Pellicano sits in a Texas prison cell at the moment. He was scheduled to serve prison time until 2019 and be released at the age of 75. On Tuesday, however, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated his prison sentence. The federal appeals

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- Austin Siegemund-Broka, Eriq Gardner

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Paul Haggis Blasts Media for Not Grilling Tom Cruise on Scientology: ‘Shame on You’

25 August 2015 8:36 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Paul Haggis has weighed in on the Church of Scientology on numerous occasions, and now he has blasted the media for not pressing Tom Cruise to do the same during interviews promoting “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation.” As TheWrap exclusively reported in July, the movie star’s PR people actually prohibited news outlets from asking questions about his personal life and Scientology during his worldwide promotional tour for the fifth installment of the blockbuster franchise. “His PR people are very smart. But I don’t know how journalists can continue to call themselves journalists if they aren’t brave enough to ask a question, »

- Greg Gilman

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32 New Fall TV Shows to Look Out For

25 August 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Hopefully, you’ve had a few minutes to play around with our Fall Entertainment Generator. But if you’re looking for straight and simple lists of things to look out for by medium, we’ll be breaking them out separately. Here’s a look at fall television.Mondays The Civil WarPBS, 9 p.m. (Sept. 7–11) Ken Burns’s groundbreaking documentary celebrates its 25th anniversary with five nights of his trademark grave voice-overs, slow pans over somber photos, and lilting American music. Minority Report Fox, 9 p.m. (Sept. 21) Team up with Meagan Good and Stark Sands to solve yet-to-happen crimes, à la Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film (see page 112), which failed to predict Tom Cruise’s current renaissance. Blindspot NBC, 10 p.m. (Sept. 21) Wouldn’t Memento make a plausible TV show? A Jane Doe covered in nothing but tats emerges from a duffel bag in Times Square, and only her ink will help her discover her identity. »

- Matt Giles

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10 Skills To Help You Survive The Apocalypse

25 August 2015 6:28 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

StudioCanal

The world always seems to be ending. 

Whether it’s the Mayan calendar, the Rapture or Weapons of Mass Destruction, there’s always someone out there who is convinced that we’re all about to meet our maker and they never seem to tire of telling us all about it.

We call them Crazy People.

But, hey, it’s gotta happen sometime, and it certainly helps to be prepared when it does. You’re going to look pretty silly if zombies start shimmying up your drainpipes and you haven’t got a plan of action.

So, what can you do? Never mind trying to save the world from whatever is ending it, leave that to Tom Cruise and the like. Your main focus needs to be keeping yourself alive and healthy. No mean feat when you suddenly no longer have access to electricity, running water or microwave meals.

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- Stevie Shephard

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