One of the most consistent comments made by readers in articles about the box-office success of the likes of "Furious 7" and "Jurassic World" has been that they have just been a 'warm-up' and that J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will crush pretty much every film ever made when it opens.
Analysts agree with the sentiment with Morgan Stanley predicting a $650-750 million domestic and a $1.3-1.5 billion overseas haul, suggesting the film could well prove a challenger to James Cameron's two still unchallenged box-office dominating films "Avatar" and "Titanic".
With the film four months away, Disney CEO Bob Iger however has now warned fans not to get cocky with early box-office estimates. He tells EW:
"We know there is just incredible interest in this film. We put two teaser trailers out, and the response has just been enormous. That said, as enthusiastic as we are »
- Garth Franklin
Disney CEO and Chairman Bob Iger channeled Han Solo yesterday when he warned people not to get cocky over early box office estimates for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In June, Morgan Stanley predicted a domestic haul of $650-750 million and $1.3-1.5 billion overseas, potentially culminating in a combined $2.25 billion at the global box office. Many had wondered whether the blockbuster sequel could challenge James Cameron's reign at the top of the all-time box office statistics. This estimate would place The Force Awakens ahead of Titanic in second place (but still over $500 million behind the overwhelmingly successful Avatar). However, with the movie still four months away, Iger was quick to temper the rising expectations. "We know there is just incredible interest in this film. We put two teaser trailers out, and the response has just been enormous," he began, "That said, as enthusiastic as we are for what we know of the film, »
Adolphe Menjou movies today (This article is currently being revised.) Despite countless stories to the contrary, numerous silent film performers managed to survive the coming of sound. Adolphe Menjou, however, is a special case in that he not only remained a leading man in the early sound era, but smoothly made the transition to top supporting player in mid-decade, a position he would continue to hold for the quarter of a century. Menjou is Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Day today, Aug. 3, as part of TCM's "Summer Under the Stars" 2015 series. Right now, TCM is showing William A. Wellman's A Star Is Born, the "original" version of the story about a small-town girl (Janet Gaynor) who becomes a Hollywood star, while her husband (Fredric March) boozes his way into oblivion. In typical Hollywood originality (not that things are any different elsewhere), this 1937 version of the story – produced by »
- Andre Soares
This is what happens when you combine the docile tones of Celine Dion with the highflying dance moves of "Dirty Dancing." This poor woman must have thought she was Jennifer Grey when she performed the acrobatic dance move to "My Heart Will Go On" … too bad for her the guy lifting her in the air wasn’t Patrick Swayze. He should've remembered Kate Winslet's line from "Titanic" -- "Never let go." Near … Far … Wherever »
- TMZ Staff
To celebrate the Blu Ray™ and DVD release of Insurgent, we are giving 3 lucky readers the chance to win a copy.
This fast-paced follow up features outstanding performances from; Shailene Woodley (The Fault In Our Stars, The Descendants) as powerful divergent Tris; Theo James (Underworld: Awakening, The Inbetweeners Movie) as fellow divergent Four; Ansel Elgort (The Fault In Our Stars, Carrie) as Tris’ brother Caleb; Miles Teller (Whiplash, The Spectacular Now) as dauntless Peter; with Oscar® winner Kate Winslet (The Reader, Titanic) as the leader of the Erudite faction, Jeanine, and Oscar® nominee Naomi Watts (While We’re Young, Birdman) as Four’s returning mother, Evelyn.
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- Laura Holmes
To celebrate the release of Flutter – available on DVD 3rd August 2015 – we have a copy to giveaway!
Flutter is the unmissable sexy British thriller starring Luke Evans (The Hobbit, Dracula Untold), Joe Anderson (Hannibal, The Grey), Billy Zane (Titanic) and Mark Williams (Harry Potter, The Fast Show). Flutter adds its own dark twist to the urban crime world familiar from films such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch and Layer Cake – making it a killer addition to one of British cinema’s most entertaining and popular genres!
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- Phil Wheat
What if you could create the perfect woman just from the tap of a keyboard and a click of a mouse? That's the tantalising premise at the heart of John Hughes's delightfully dorky teen classic, which celebrates its 30th birthday today (August 2).
To mark this momentous day, we look back at the cast of the beloved '80s film to find out what they've done since. Whatever happened to that fella Robert Downey Jr...?
'80s sex symbol Kelly LeBrock hit big with her first two roles in Gene Wilder's The Woman in Red and Weird Science, but only appeared in a handful of films after - among them Betrayal of the Dove, Tracks of a Killer and Zerophilia.
She moved out to a farm in Santa Barbara where she looks after animals and sleeps under the stars with her horse, but she keeps cropping up »
Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first trailer for the unforgettable true story of The 33.
In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine.
Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for any sign of hope. But 200 stories beneath the surface, in the suffocating heat and with tensions rising, provisions—and time—were quickly running out.
A story of resilience, personal transformation and triumph of the human spirit, the film takes us to the Earth’s darkest depths, revealing the psyches of the men trapped in the mine, and depicting the courage of both the miners and their families who refused to give up. »
- Melissa Thompson
Kate Winslet sounds like she's an amazing mom! The Oscar-winning actress opened up about teaching her daughter Mia (and herself) positive body image during Monday's episode of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls." The "Titanic" star got extremely candid with Grylls while discussing her own self-esteem issues as the two built a fire together. "I was chubby, always had big feet, the wrong shoes, bad hair," she confessed during the episode. "When I grew up, I never heard positive reinforcement about body image from any female in my life," she said, while exploring Snowdonia, Wales with Bear. "I only heard negatives. That's very damaging because then you're programmed as a young woman to immediately scrutinize yourself and how you look." Now, as a mother, "The Reader" star says she's trying to prevent passing on her own insecurities by teaching her 14-year-old daughter to love herself. The mother-daughter duo even practice self-esteem reinforcing exercises together. »
- tooFab Staff
"You jump, I jump, right?" Remember that line from Titanic? Kate Winslet sure does, and she re-created the famous moment from the movie that catapulted her career on this week's episode of Running Wild With Bear Grylls. Winslet appeared on the same show that Zac Efron appeared on last Summer. It's really heartwarming to see that she still has fun with the role, since it's still so magical. »
The explorer managed to get Winslet to recreate her iconic 'flying' scene from the 1997 blockbuster while abseiling down a cliff in Snowdonia, Wales for his Running Wild series.
Prepare for an adventure made for the movies.
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Grylls asked Winslet to stop and spread her arms out wide, and it didn't take long for the actress to work out what he was trying to do.
Without further ado, she put on her best American accent and shouted: "Jack, I feel like I'm flying."
The scenes aired on Us TV for the first time last night (July 27), but unfortunately we're still waiting for news of a UK air date for the episode.
Winslet recently confirmed that her relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio has never been romantic, adding that it is »
Kate Winslet felt like she was flying while rappelling off the side of a mountain, so she took a moment to reenact an iconic scene from her 1997 film, “Titanic.” In Monday’s episode of “Running Wild With Bear Grylls,” Grylls took the Oscar-winning actress on a mountainous adventure. While the British TV personality waited for her at the bottom of the mountain, Winslet rappelled — not backwards, as usual, but forwards. Once she got the courage to lean forward and take her hands off the rope, she re-created the scene of the movie in which Jack (Leonardo Dicaprio) and Rose (Winslet) stand. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Netflix taketh, and Netflix giveth back. Kind of. Every month the streaming site sends out an update of what content will be disappearing from streaming, and what movies and TV shows will be added. It's an announcement we've come to expect, but this time around the swap out is kind of...weird. Or awesome, depending on your feelings about Nicolas Cage. First let us explain. There are some seriously good picks leaving Netflix in just a matter of days— titles like Driving Miss Daisy, Family Ties, Kiss The Girls and Jiro Dreams of Sushi. And who could forget Titanic? Everyone's favorite version of Leonardo DiCaprio (get out of here, Great Gatsby fans!) is no longer going to be »
Survivalist Bear Grylls had the perfect line ready and waiting while trying to coax actress Kate Winslet down a mountain on his reality adventure series, "Running Wild with Bear Grylls." Thankfully for fans of "Titanic," it happened to be a bit of dialogue from the Oscar-winning film -- and Winslet gamely played along.
In a clip promoting the pair's upcoming episode of "Running Wild," we see Winslet perched on the side of a cliff in the Snowdonia Mountains range in Wales, clutching a rope and staring down at Grylls, who's waiting at the bottom for the actress to descend. As Grylls urges Winslet to take her hands off of the wire, she lifts her arms and responds, "Jack! I feel like I'm flying!"
- Katie Roberts
To celebrate the release of “Flutter” – available on DVD 3rd August 2015 – we have a copy to giveaway!
Flutter is the unmissable sexy British thriller starring Luke Evans (The Hobbit, Dracula Untold), Joe Anderson (Hannibal, The Grey), Billy Zane (Titanic) and Mark Williams (Harry Potter, The Fast Show).
Flutter adds its own dark twist to the urban crime world familiar from films such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch and Layer Cake – making it a killer addition to one of British cinema’s most entertaining and popular genres!
Dark, gritty and packed with surprises, Flutter is quite simply a modern British cinema gem.
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- Gary Collinson
'Jurassic World' velociraptor kicks Iron Man ass at worldwide box office. 'Jurassic World' officially surpasses 'The Avengers' at worldwide box office Directed by Colin Trevorrow; starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Vincent D'Onofrio; and co-executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, Jurassic World has officially become the third biggest worldwide box office hit in history. The Jurassic Park sequel – or reboot, as it's basically the same story with a slightly different twist – has surpassed Marvel's Joss Whedon-directed all-star superhero flick The Avengers, which broke box office records back in 2012. Of course, "officially" just ain't what it used to be – like, in the days before The Fall. So you wisely ask, "But which movie has actually sold the most tickets?" After all, that's the true measure of a film's popularity. Well, that's a tough one to answer without the studios providing accurate, precise numbers. And that's not about to happen. It always »
- Zac Gille
Just one day after Jurassic World became the third highest-grossing movie of all time at the worldwide box office, Universal Pictures has officially announced that Jurassic World 2 is happening. Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are set to reprise their roles as Owen Grady and Claire Dearing in the sequel. Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow is returning to co-write the script with Derek Connolly, but Variety's report doesn't mention if he is directing the follow-up as well.
The news of Chris Pratt returning isn't particularly surprising, since the actor revealed last month that his contract has him locked in for more sequels. Colin Trevorrow stated in a May interview that he would still like to be involved in Jurassic World 2, but not as a director, so it's possible that Universal Pictures are currently searching for a new filmmaker to take the helm, as he writes the script with Derek Connolly. »
It is now official. Jurassic World is the third highest-grossing movie of all time. The Universal backed movie has overtaken this year’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Fast & Furious 7 with its total hall currently sitting at $1.522 billion dollars. That puts it just ahead of Marvel’s The Avengers (Avengers Assemble), but still quite a way behind the two Fox releases at the top of the tree, Titanic ($2.1bn) and Avatar ($2.7bn). There’s obviously no hope of catching those two James Cameron juggernauts, but you have to admit that Jurassic World‘s monster haul is pretty impressive.
Jurassic World has also surpassed $600 million at the domestic box-office, and is only the fourth film to ever manage that milestone.
The other surprise is that Universal haven’t mentioned a sequel as yet? Imminent? Probably.
The post Jurassic World is now the third biggest film of all time appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Paul Heath
Universal reports that Jurassic World, with $1.52B is the third biggest worldwide hit in history, passing Marvel's The Avengers and its $1.519B in worldwide receipts. Jurassic can also boast it reached that $1.52B quickly, taking only 40 days for the film to hit that mark, whereas Avengers took 133.Jurassic still has a long way to go to catch up with the films in the #2 and #1 position though. Both James Cameron films, Titanic, with $2.19B and Avatar with $2.79B, seem safe, given a snapshot on the 40th day.Jurassic's 40th day was July 21 and it stood at $614M domestic on 3,117 screens. It made $1.7M that day for a per-screen average of $555. Titanic's 40th day was also a Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, but the love/disaster epic was just picking up steam. It was heading into awards season and still the #1 film (against weak competition). That day it made $1.9M on 2,771 screens for a $694 per-screen average. »
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It's been something of a summer for massive blockbusters. Last year, by distance, the biggest grosser of the season was Michael Bay's Transformers: Age Of Extinction, which banked $1.1bn and now sits as the 13th biggest movie of all time at the global box office. The second biggest summer blockbuster of last year, Guardians Of The Galaxy, sat at $774m, once all the change had been counted.
This year, however, has been different, as three films now have blasted through the $1bn mark, and two of them have landed north of $1.5bn. Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Fast & Furious 7 and Jurassic World now all sit in the top ten grossing movies of all time.
What's more, we now learn that Jurassic World has become the third biggest grossing movie of all time, »
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