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Paramount’s “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” has crossed the $300 million milestone at the worldwide box office.
The fifth film in the Tom Cruise franchise has hit $118.5 million domestically, with an additional $184.6 million from overseas markets with first-place openings in Korea, the U.K., Mexico, Australia, Spain, Russia and Argentina and franchise-best numbers in India, Korea, the U.K., Mexico, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Russia. International territories still to open include France, Brazil, Italy and China, launching Sept. 8.
The worldwide total for all five “Mission:Impossible” films has topped $2.4 billion, led by $694 million for 2011’s “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol.”
“Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” launched powerfully with $65 million in 40 international markets in its opening weekend, outperforming “Ghost Protocol” by 49% in the same markets. South Korea led the way with $17.1 million — the studio’s second-biggest opening in that market after “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.”
It was the biggest opening for a Cruise film in 27 markets. »
- Dave McNary
The Paramount/Skydance release has outperformed 2011’s “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” by 49% in the same markets. South Korea led the way with $17.1 million — the studio’s second-biggest opening in that market after “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.”
It was the biggest opening for a Cruise film in 27 markets. With the $56 million U.S. opening, the worldwide total for “Rogue Nation” has already hit $121 million.
“Tom Cruise is arguably the biggest movie star in the world,” noted Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak. “The level of action in this film and the international locations just resonate on so many levels. And he’s tireless about marketing his films.”
- Dave McNary
Starring Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) in the title role and Academy Award winner Charlize Theron (Monster) as Imperator Furiosa, Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth film in the franchise’s epic history. A Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures production, Mad Max: Fury Road also stars Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past) as Nux; Hugh Keays-Byrne (Mad Max) as Immortan Joe; and Nathan Jones (Conan the Barbarian) as Rictus Erectus. Collectively known as The Wives, Zoë Kravitz (Divergent) plays Toast; Riley Keough (Magic Mike) is Capable; Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Transformers: Dark of the Moon) is Splendid; supermodel Abbey Lee is The Dag; and Courtney Eaton is Fragile. Also featured in the movie are Josh Helman as Slit, Jennifer Hagan as Miss Giddy, and singer/songwriter/performer iOTA as Coma-Doof Warrior. The cast is rounded out by well-known Australian actors John Howard and Richard Carter, supermodel Megan Gale, »
In the end, only the mad will survive when Mad Max: Fury Road arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on September 1 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker George Miller ("Happy Feet") and starring Tom Hardy ("The Dark Knight Rises") in the title role and Oscar winner Charlize Theron ("Monster," "Prometheus") as Imperator Furiosa, Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth film in the franchise's epic history. The film will available early on Digital HD starting on August 11.
Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' Mad Max: Fury Road also stars Nicholas Hoult ("X-Men: Days of Future Past") as Nux; Hugh Keays-Byrne ("Mad Max," "Sleeping Beauty") as Immortan Joe; and Nathan Jones ("Conan the Barbarian") as Rictus Erectus. Collectively known as The Wives, Zoë Kravitz ("Divergent") plays Toast; Riley Keough ("Magic Mike") is Capable; Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ("Transformers: Dark of the Moon »
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is bringing one of the most anticipated 2015 summer movies to home video in the near future when George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron blazes on to Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.
Mad Max: Fury Road will make its first home video appearance on August 11 with an early Digital HD bow. The Mad Max: Fury Road Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD release date will come three weeks later on September 1.
Additionally, Warner Home Video will release the Mad Max 4-Film Blu-ray Anthology day-and-date with Mad Max: Fury Road. This includes the documentary 'Madness of Max' on a separate DVD and trading cards, and will carry an Srp of $89.98.
Pre-order the Mad Max 4-Film Blu-ray Anthology for a discounted price at Amazon.com.
Pre-order Mad Max: Fury Road on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray or DVD combo at Amazon. »
Are you ready to die historic on the Fury Road? If you missed out on one of the films of the Summer, or simply can't wait to see it again, you're in luck. Today, Warner Bros. has revealed details on Mad Max: Fury Road's blu-ray that's coming out in September. Come inside to learn more!
I've not been so enamored with a film, like I have Mad Max: Fury Road, in a very long time. It's just an amazing piece of cinema, andgorgeously crafted. Since the credits rolled I've been dying to take it home on blu-ray. Now, I know exactly when I'll be able to do that. Warner Bros. announced that Fury Road will hit store shelves on September 1st, which just so happens to coincide with the release of the upcoming Mad Max video game...Interesting. It's gonna be one Hell of a lovely day.
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George Coe, an actor whose long and eclectic career earned him legions of fans spanning several different generations, has died. He was 86.
Coe spent more than 50 years acting both in front of the camera as well as through voiceover work, turning in defining performances in multiple media and genres. He began his career on Broadway in 1957 opposite Angela Lansbury in the original cast of "Mame," and went on to star in "On the Twentieth Century" and "Company," among other shows.
In television, Coe made history as one of the original cast members of "Saturday Night Live," debuting with the Not Ready for Prime Time Players on the show's first episode in 1975. He appeared in numerous other television series over the years, with roles on shows including "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Murder, She Wrote," "Celebrity Deathmatch," "Bones," "Grey's Anatomy," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Gilmore Girls," "The Golden Girls," and "The West Wing. »
- Katie Roberts
George Coe, an original Saturday Night Live cast member and longtime actor and voiceover artist with over 50 years of credits, passed away Saturday in Santa Monica, California after battling a long illness, Variety reports. He was 86. Coe was featured among the other "Not Ready For Prime Time Players" when Saturday Night Live debuted on October 11, 1975.
While Coe appeared on other episodes during SNL's first season, he was only credited as a featured cast member on the debut, where he was listed alongside Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Gilda Radner. »
George Coe, an actor with extensive credits and a longtime activist in the Screen Actors Guild, died Saturday in Santa Monica, Calif., after battling a long illness. He was 86.
Coe acted for more than 50 years of film, television, commercial and stage work. He had a lengthy career as a commercial performer both on camera and voiceover, including six years as the voice of Toyota.
He served more than a dozen years on the SAG national board of directors, having the vice president title for two years and creating the template for what became SAG’s first low-budget production contract.
Coe was born in Jamaica, Queens. His Broadway theater career began in 1957 and included performing as M. Lindsey Woolsey opposite Angela Lansbury in the original cast of Jerry Herman’s “Mame” and as Owen O’Malley in “On The Twentieth Century.”
Coe was also an original member of “Not Ready For Prime Time Players, »
- Dave McNary
The fact that one of the many Transformers sequels currently sits in the top ten highest grossing movies of all-time proves two things. First is that Michael Bay is a member of the Illuminati, and second is that some movies are far more popular than they deserve to be.
Sure, that’s a wildly subjective and arguably pretentious statement to make, but when you consider that Transformers: Dark of the Moon has made more money than Jaws, The Wizard of Oz or really just about any masterpiece that comes to mind, you have to question the choices audiences make at times.
Obviously, inflation plays a large factor here, but whichever way you look at it, subpar movies are regularly embraced by the movie-going public, often at the expense of better films that never get the chance they deserve. Whether this is down to poor promotion, niche appeal or a combination of the two, »
- David Opie
In the run-up to Back to the Future's 30th anniversary on July 3, Digital Spy presents a week of special features celebrating the time-travel classic.
If Back to the Future, with its 30th anniversary this week and much Secret Cinema loving of late, has become one of the most celebrated '80s movies, it's fair to say, ahem, time hasn't been as kind to its second sequel, released at the turn of the '90s.
Back to the Future Part III, wisdom suggests, is where Marty and Doc limped out of their time travels. Filmed at the same time as Back to the Future Part II, and released the following year after a big cinema teaser trailer at the end of the sequel, it's often seen as a cash-in - the original "let's make every franchise a trilogy" misstep.
Just look at those collective review scores: a shabby 55 compared to the first's 86 on Metacritic. »
Academy invitee Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything.' Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals "who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures." According to the Academy's press release, "those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2015." In case all 322 potential new members say an enthusiastic Yes, that means an injection of new blood representing about 5 percent of the Academy's current membership. In the words of Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (as quoted in the press release), in 2015 "our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization." In recent years, the Academy membership has »
- Anna Robinson
Arnold Schwarzenegger is hoping to reinvigorate his faltering film career this holiday weekend by breaking out a certain cyborg’s trademark sunglasses and leather jacket.
Paramount’s “Terminator: Genisys,” which finds Schwarzenegger back in his star-making role, is on track to debut to between $50 million to $55 million over its first five days of release and should pull in $30 million to $35 million over the July 4th weekend. The fifth film in the Terminator series debuts Wednesday across 3,700 locations. It looks at ongoing fallout from Skynet’s ill-conceived forays into artificial intelligence, following human resistance leader John Connor (Jason Clarke) on another time-bending adventure. Reviews have been lukewarm, with critics handing the film a 38% rotten ranking on Rotten Tomatoes.
The “Terminator” series has »
- Brent Lang
Remember those Independence Day weekends at the box office when records were set? Well, this weekend isn’t going to be one of them. At the high end of the July 4 holiday, you have former titans such as Paramount’s Transformers: Dark Of The Moon raking in $180.7M over six days in 2011 or Sony’s Spider-Man 2 posting a six-day bow of $180.1M in 2004. However, label this weekend as another case of too-close-to-call. It couldn’t be worse with Independence Day falling on a… »
Shia Labeouf's rapping skills were put to the test when he freestyled in front of a small crowd.
A video of the actor's performance - shot by a bystander named Corey James - surfaced online on Sunday (June 28).
Labeouf tripped over his words here and there, but seemed to generally impress the crowd with his abilities.
During the rap, he described himself as "the best in the West", and also took a swipe at the Transformers franchise.
When someone mentioned Autobot scout Bumblebee, he rapped: "Nah, none of that. Transformers is the dummy rap and I'm so past that. I want some new s**t."
Last week, Labeouf was hospitalised with minimal head and hand injuries after a stunt on the set of American Honey went wrong. »
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Construction will begin this summer, and ceremonial groundbreaking festivities will occur this fall.
“I am thrilled that Los Angeles is gaining another architectural and cultural icon,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “My office of economic development has worked directly with the museum’s development team to ensure that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will create jobs, support tourism, and pay homage to the industry that helped define our identity as the creative capital of the world.”
“We are grateful to our incredible community of supporters who have helped make this museum a reality,” said Dawn Hudson, the Academy’s CEO. “Building this museum has been an Academy »
- Michelle McCue
Transformers: Age of Extinction was supposed to right the wrongs of the blockbuster franchise, with Michael Bay promising something different. He claimed it would be a better movie. That didn't quite turn out as planned. While Transformers 4 has it's moments, it is the lowest earning movie in the series, and the lowest rated as well. People hated this latest installment, even though it was meant to be a reboot with all new characters, a new setting, and a smaller, more intimate band of Autobots. Heck, it even introduced the Dinobots. But that did little to shake fans out of their explosion-induced coma. These monstrous metal beasts came in too late in a movie that was already over stuffed with insanity. So, with Transformers 5, Paramount is going to try once again to make something that is awesome, amazing, and everything we'd want in a Transformers movie. They've even set »
Strangely dropping a press release on a historic day where the nation's attention is elsewhere, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed their annual list of new member invitees this morning. For those who criticize the makeup of the Academy there was some good news and the stark realization the organization still has a long way to go. The Academy has spent the last eight to 10 years attempting to diversify its membership and this year's class mostly reflects that. There are significantly more invitees of Asian and African-American descent, but the male to female disparity is still depressing. Out of the 25 potential new members of the Actor's Branch only seven are women. And, no, there isn't really an acceptable way for the Academy to spin that sad fact. Additionally, It's important to realize the 322 people noted in the release have only been invited to join Hollywood's most exclusive club. »
- Gregory Ellwood
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences continues to push for diversity, sending membership invitations to 322 individuals, including a healthy number of people who can help change the org’s demos.
Among the invitees are David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Felicity Jones, Emma Stone, Rosamund Pike, Bong Joon-ho, Justin Lin and Francois Ozon. The Academy has been reaching out to women, foreign-born artists and people of various races, ethnic backgrounds and ages.
Accusations of Academy bigotry surfaced yet again in January when the list of Oscar nominees included Caucasians in all 20 acting categories, and few women or racial minorities among the other categories. Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo of “Selma” had seemed like strong contenders, giving many people hopes of breakthroughs. After initial anger at the Acad, activists began to shift their protests to industry hiring practices. For example, 323 films were eligible for 2014 awards — which means AMPAS should theoretically »
- Tim Gray
However, with the Transformers writers room in full swing, it seems Bay may have had a change of heart, as Mark Wahlberg has revealed to Collider that he expects to reunite with his Pain & Gain and Age of Extinction helmer for the fifth movie.
“I don’t [know the status of Transformers 5],” states Wahlberg. “Just that Akiva Goldsman and those guys are starting to write and break stories, and stuff like that. But Michael Bay is in Malta shooting Benghazi, and I’m in New Orleans shooting Deepwater. We’ll get together when he gets back. Yes [I think he’ll direct it].”
Bay is still attached to Transformers 5 as executive producer, but if he does decide to direct, it wouldn’t be the first time that he’d changed his mind, »
- Gary Collinson
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