LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Despicable Me 3" topped the box office over the pre-Fourth of July holiday weekend with $72.4 million in grosses, but there were more fireworks lower down the charts.
In second place Edgar Wright's heist film "Baby Driver," which cost a reported $34 million to make, has taken in $39 million since opening June 28, with $20.6 million of that coming from the weekend.
NEW YORK (AP) — In the jagged grooves and quivering violins of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion song "Bellbottoms," a young Edgar Wright heard a movie.
When Wright first started fanatically listening to the lead track off the band's "Orange" album in 1995, the British writer-director had a vision that has culminated, more than two decades later, with his new film, "Baby Driver."
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest from writer-director Edgar Wright and a behind-the-scenes documentary about the Muppets are among the films headed to the 24th South by Southwest film festival.
SXSX on Tuesday announced the slate to its March 10-19 festival in Austin, Texas. Premiering will be the heist thriller "Baby Driver" from Wright, the "Shaun of the Dead" filmmaker, and Frank Oz's "Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Jackie Chan, film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentarian Frederick Wiseman are getting honorary Academy Awards.
The film academy announced Thursday that the four industry veterans will receive Oscar statuettes at the annual Governors Awards ceremony in November.
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs described the recipients as "true pioneers and legends in their crafts."