Harrison Ford the Highest Grossing Actor of All-Time
Posted on July 1, 2016, 1:10 am
Box Office Mojo has released their list of top 10 actors and actresses highest-grossing movies and the list will not surprise you. The number one grossing actor or actress of all-time is none other than Harrison Ford. Ford has grossed $4.8 billion during his career with Star Wars: The Force Awakens being his top grossing movie. Samuel L. Jackson and Morgan Freeman round out the top three with $4.6 and $4.4 billion.
When it comes to actresses, Box Office Mojo has declared Scarlett Johannsson the highest-grossing actress of all-time! What an amazing accomplishment! Her number one grossing movie of her career was The Avengers. In total, movies she has starred in have totaled $3.3 billion. Looking into the top 10, Scarlett is the youngest by 20 years!
Other artists inside the top 10 include Tom Hanks, Robert Downey Jr., Eddie Murphy, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, and Michael Caine.
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Olivia Munn and Other Stars Celebrating a Year Older
Posted on June 30, 2016, 1:10 am
Each and every week we like to take a look at who has made it another year in the business, working like a dog and trying to maintain the stardom they have worked so hard for. Well, this week’s list of stars celebrating another of year on this earth is talented and beautiful.
Olivia Munn turns 36 at the end of the week and still looks as stunning as ever. She has recent played roles in Magic Mike, Ride Along 2, and the HBO hit series The Newsroom. What many don’t know about her is that she grew up in Japan and was a model before she became a movie star.
Pamela Anderson turns a year older this week and you’d never really know it. She was a huge hit on the television show Home Improvement, but everyone knows her from Baywatch in the mid-90s.
Tobey McGuire turned 41 earlier this week, which makes us realize it was almost 15 years ago that he starred in Spider-Man! Since then, he has played huge roles in Brothers, The Great Gatsby and Pleasantville.
Liv Tyler, Dan Aykroyd, Ashley Tisdale, Lindsay Lohan, Khloe Kardashian, John Cusack, Nicole Scherzinger and Gary Busey are other stars celebrating a birthday this week.
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Movies Opening This Weekend – July 1st – 2016 [videos]
Posted on June 29, 2016, 1:10 am
Summer may be moderate where you live, but Hollywood is burning with movies for all to see this weekend. It’s the long 4th of July weekend, so plan on activities outside while enjoying the fireworks in your favorite movie theater.
Samuel L. Jackson returns to help Tarzan save the forest, while director Steven Spielberg takes us the the land of giants for family fun. There are two foreign films that the serious movie goer will enjoy, and the family will love the latest Disney film. Finally, if you find yourself attracted to the ‘purge’ genre, ‘The Purge: Election Year’ on the silver screen this weekend will bring you to the edge of your seat.
Enjoy the movies this weekend – I always do!
Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt
Stars: Sarah Hyland, Marc Barnes, Devanny Pinn, Justin Chon
Have you ever been fascinated with the dark side, or the Devil in particular? Well, a group of friends encounter a runaway who brings them into the world of Satan, only to find the evil is all too real – there not be a way out. This may be the best horror film of the year. [watch trailer
Life, Animated (2016)
(PG) 89 min – Animation
Director: Roger Ross Williams
Stars: Jonathan Freeman, Gilbert Gottfried, Owen Suskind, Ron Suskind
The whole family will love the story of a young boy who battles life and all its ups and downs. Disney will rock this weekend with a film about courage and convictions. [watch trailer
The Innocents (2016)
(PG-13) 115 min – Drama
Director: Anne Fontaine
Stars: Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza, Vincent Macaigne
In the year 1945, a polish French Red Cross doctor tasked with helping the survivors of the German camps uncovers nuns who find themselves in a family way. This is not a family film perse, but will take movie goers in an unexpected ride with unusual circumstances. If you’re a foreign film fan, this movie is for you, especially if you speak French. [watch trailer
Our Kind of Traitor (2016)
(R) 107 min – Thriller
Director: Susanna White
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård, Damian Lewis, Naomie Harris
In the best of Hollywood spy themes, our champion finds the Russian Mafia and the British Secret Service competing for his trust; each is to be ignored. Ewan McGregor is brilliant in this rich script filled with twists and turns. You will not believe your eyes. [watch trailer]
The BFG (2016)
(PG) 117 min – Adventure
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Rebecca Hall, Mark Rylance, Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement
Steven Spielberg reinforces his place in movie making lore with a film that casts giants as the stars of the show. A young girl meets the Big Friendly Giant and her world changes forever. Bring the entire family to this movie, and be sure to have plenty of popcorn. [watch trailer]
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
(PG-13) 109 min – Action
Director: David Yates
Stars: Margot Robbie, Alexander Skarsgård, Ella Purnell, Samuel L. Jackson
Tarzan now lives in London, but is called back to the jungle to investigate the right the wrongs perpetrated by a devious mining camp. You will love the latest installment of Tarzan, and Samuel L. Jackson of course. [watch trailer]
The Purge: Election Year (2016)
(R) 105 min – Horror
Director: James DeMonaco
Stars: Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson, Ethan Phillips
A former police sergeant, who did not take vengeance in his own hands a few years prior, becomes the head of security for an influential Senator running for President. In the theme of the Purge that we’ve seen on the silver screen in years past, this latest installment takes betrayal and vengeance to the next level, but hey it’s a purge! [watch trailer]
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Channing Tatum Speaks Out
Posted on June 28, 2016, 1:10 am
Channing Tatum is loved by all and his recent remarks have hit the news wire over the last few days. He has recently voiced his opinion on a few topics, but two of which we will discuss are the Stanford rapist sentencing and the potential of there being a third Magic Mike movie.
Channing is shocked that Brock Turner received just six months of jail time after being convicted of sexual assault. From the sound of it, he would be in favor of much stiffer penalties and we don’t blame him. When talking with Joanna Coles of Cosmopolitan, he compared it to killing someone and getting a light sentence because you go to a nice school and are good at swimming. Needless to say, we know how Channing feels about the matter now.
In lighter discussion, Channing has said that he is done with stripping and there will not be a third Magic Mike movie with him being involved in it. If you didn’t know, he is starting something called Magic Mike Live, which will be in Las Vegas and will be focused on empowering women. He says that this live show will be “the next Magic Mike.”
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Finding Dory’s Box Office Numbers
Posted on June 27, 2016, 1:10 am
Just last week we talked about how Finding Dory, the latest box office leader, had a huge weekend and one to remember. This weekend we have seen more of the same with the movie continuing its reign as the number one movie at the box office. It is expect to reach almost $75 million in sales this weekend, which would bring the movie to about $280 million in the United States in just two weeks. Its worldwide sales would be just below $400 million if the projections remain true.
Coming in second this weekend was “Independence Day: Resurgence,” which brought in just over $40 million. It too was a sequel, but this one has disappointed. With the cost of making the movie totaling $165 million, we could see some unhappy movie executives pretty soon.