‘Hobbs & Shaw’ repeats at No. 1 against slew of newcomers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Audiences helped the "Fast & Furious" spinoff "Hobbs & Shaw" take another lap at No. 1 even with an onslaught of four new major releases this weekend. From family films to...
NEW YORK (AP) — The first spinoff of the 18-year-old "Fast & Furious" franchise, "Hobbs & Shaw," sped away with $180.8 million in its worldwide debut, including $60.8 million domestically — a...
NEW YORK (AP) — Add an "e'' and "Hobbs & Shaw" might have been a time-traveling thriller about playwright George Bernard Shaw and 17th century philosopher Thomas Hobbes.
Dwayne Johnson goes indie with ‘Fighting With My Family’
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Believe it or not, Hollywood executives told Dwayne Johnson "no thanks" when he pitched his latest movie.
It was an unusual rejection for the industry's reigning box...
‘The Meg’ star Jason Statham understands fears about the ocean, but loves it anyway
Box office Top 20: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ gets even richer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Propelled by an extra strong Sunday, the opening weekend grosses for "Crazy Rich Asians" were even higher than expected. The Warner Bros. romantic comedy earned $26.5 million in its first weekend in theaters, and $35.3 million since it hit theaters Wednesday.
Second place went to Warner Bros.' shark thriller "The Meg," now in its second weekend. The Jason Statham pic chomped up an additional $21.2 million, bringing its domestic total to $83.8 million.
‘Magic’s happening’: Family drive-in is a slice of Americana
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The essential truth of the Sauerbeck Family Drive-In is right there in its name, but in case you somehow missed it all you had to do was look around Friday night during the outdoor theater's grand opening.
Sauerbecks were everywhere. Stephen roamed the parking lot helping patrons, Danielle worked the concession stand scooping popcorn, and their three kids did what kids do when your parents own a brand new drive-in.
Box office Top 20: ‘The Meg’ reels in $45.4 million debut
NEW YORK (AP) — It took until mid-August, but an original movie is finally no. 1 at the box office. After several months of sequel and franchise reboots leading the weekend box office, the shark thriller "The Meg" swam away with $45.4 million in its debut at North American theaters, according to final figures Monday.
‘The Meg’ chomps $44.5M, ‘BlacKkKlansman’ opens strong
NEW YORK (AP) — Adding to Hollywood's sizzling summer, the shark thriller "The Meg" opened well above expectations with an estimated $44.5 million in ticket sales, while Spike Lee had his best debut in a decade.
We're going to need a bigger boat for all these shark movies.
On the tail of "The Shallows," ''47 Meters Down," ''Dark Tide" and, of course, the seminal "Sharknado," comes "The Meg," the latest in a growing school of shark movies, all of which, to varying degrees, use our fond memories of "Jaws" as bait to reel us back in the water again. The hook on this one? Bigger shark.
Statham: ‘You just have to dive in and do it’
Jason Statham will happily make a sequel to 'The Meg' - but only if the original is a success.
The 50-year-old actor stars in the upcoming action-horror movie, which is due out in August, and Statham has claimed that if the film is a hit at the box office, a sequel is certain to be made.
He shared: "I think it's like anything in this day and age - if it makes money, there's obviously an appetite to make more money.
Dwayne Johnson still feels "ill will" towards Vin Diesel.
The 'Rampage' actor was first rumoured to be feuding with his 'Fast and Furious' co-star in 2016 when he branded an unspecified castmate unprofessional and a "candya*s" and he's admitted they have confronted their issues and accept they have different "philosophies" when it comes to their work.
Sylvester Stallone has given fans a sneak peak of the 'Expendables 4' set.
The 71-year-old actor is reprising his role as Barney Ross in the fourth film in the franchise and took to Instagram to reveal a picture of himself "blocking" his co-star Jason Statham - who is returning as Lee Christmas.
He wrote on Instagram: "Blocking and Rehearsing a scene with. @jasonstatham from EXPENDABLES... (sic)"
Dame Helen Mirren would reprise her role in the 'Fast and Furious' franchise.
The 72-year-old actress starred as Magdalene Shaw in the 2017 movie 'The Fate of the Furious' - which was the eighth instalment of the franchise - and has said that she would love to explore her character further after much of her storyline was left untold.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has shared the first picture of her and fiancé Jason Statham's son Jack.
Jason Statham is renting a £10,000-a-week London home.
The 50-year-old actor - who has six-month-old son Jack with fiancee Rosie Huntington-Whiteley - is usually based in Los Angeles with his family, and though they already own a house in the UK capital, he's splashing out on a temporary abode near Clapham Common in the south of the city so he can be close to the set of an upcoming movie.
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Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan have stepped away from Universal Pictures' 'The Dark Universe'.
Kurtzman helmed and co-wrote the Tom Cruise led reboot of 'The Mummy', which was set to be the start of a shared cinematic world populated by the studio's iconic horror characters from the 1920s to the 1940s.
Now Kurtzman and Morgan - who co-produced the picture - has stepped away from the franchise, The Hollywood Reporter claim.
Tyrese Gibson has claimed he won't appear in 'Fast and Furious 9' if Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson signs up to reprise his role.
The 38-year-old rapper and actor - who stars as Roman Pearce in the action movie franchise - recently blamed his co-star for delaying the release of the ninth instalment until 2020 after a spin-off movie starring Dwayne and Jason Statham was announced for 2019.
Tyrese blasts The Rock, cries over child custody dispute
NEW YORK (AP) — Tyrese detailed his issues with his "Fast & Furious" co-star Dwayne Johnson in multiple social media posts Wednesday and also said he's hurting because he has not seen his daughter in two months.
The singer-actor wrote on Instagram that if Johnson returns for the film's ninth installment, he won't come back. Tyrese also called Johnson a "clown," ''selfish" and "NOT the people's champ."
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's life "feels so full" after giving birth to her first child.
The 30-year-old model and her fiancé Jason Statham welcomed son Jack Oscar into the world last June and they are "so happy" with their little one.
Jordana Brewster thinks it's a "bummer" that 'Fast and Furious 9' has been delayed.
The popular film franchise was thrown into disarray earlier this month after it was revealed the ninth instalment had been pushed back to 2020, and a spin-off starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Jason Statham would instead be released in 2019.
Tyrese calls Dwayne Johnson ‘a clown’ for ‘Fast’ spinoff
Tyrese is calling out his "Fast & Furious" franchise co-star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson for breaking up the cast amid reports of a spinoff film starring Johnson.
ShowBiz Minute: Huntington-Whiteley, Thor, Miranda
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a boy for model-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and her fiancé, Jason Statham.
Huntington-Whiteley wrote in an Instagram post Wednesday that son Jack Oscar Statham was born on Saturday weighing 8.8 pounds.
She included a photo of a tiny hand holding her finger.
Opening gross (inflation-adjusted): $151,118,900Total box office gross (inflation-adjusted): $362,650,300Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne JohnsonAfter defeating international terrorist Owen Shaw, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) and the rest of the crew have separated to return to more normal lives. However, Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), Owen's older brother, is thirsty for revenge. A slick government agent offers to help Dom and company take care of Shaw in exchange for their help in rescuing a kidnapped computer hacker who has developed a powerful surveillance program.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley takes 100 photos before she finds the perfect selfie.
The 30-year-old model - who is expecting her first child with fiance Jason Statham - insists it takes her a lot of time, effort, and digital changes to create the right image to post on her social media accounts, but hopes that doesn't make her "obnoxious".
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley feels like "life is about to begin" after turning 30.
The pregnant model celebrated her landmark birthday alongside her fiancé Jason Statham at the private members club Soho House in Malibu on Tuesday (04.18.17) and Rosie later took to Instagram to reveal she is looking forward to the next decade of her life.
F. Gary Gray speeds outta ‘Compton’ and into ‘Fast 8’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Life hasn't slowed down for director F. Gary Gray in a while.
After a few years away from the business, the 25-year showbiz and music video veteran burst back into Hollywood's good graces with the critically acclaimed and money-making N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton" in 2015 and then sped headfirst into perhaps the biggest challenge of his career: The eighth installment of the "Fast and the Furious" series, "The Fate of the Furious," out Friday.
First reactions from ‘The Fate of the Furious’ screening
LAS VEGAS (AP) — "The Fate of the Furious" is in, and it's good according to first reactions to the upcoming film.
Universal Pictures surprised CinemaCon audiences on Wednesday with an unannounced screening of the eighth film in the franchise and praise spread quickly on Twitter.
The Hollywood Reporter's Rebecca Ford said it was perfection, while the trade publication's Aaron Couch said it is "exactly what you buy your ticket for," calling out Jason Statham's film-stealing sequences.
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Box Office Top 20: ‘Don’t Breathe’ inhales $26.4 million
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The modestly budgeted horror movie "Don't Breathe" scared off competitors at the box office this weekend, taking first place with $26.4 million in its first days in theaters. Directed by Fede Alvarez, "Don't Breathe" cost only around $10 million to produce.
It knocked the comic book movie "Suicide Squad" into second place, after a three-week run in first. "Suicide Squad" took in $12.2 million, bringing its domestic total to $283 million.