Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 26-Aug. 1
July 26: Actor Robert Colbert (“The Time Tunnel,” “Maverick”) is 89. Singer Darlene Love is 79. Singer Brenton Wood is 79. Singer Mick...
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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’
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."
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.
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.
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.
Theron: ‘It’s a crazy honor’ to join ‘Fast and Furious’
ShowBiz Minute: Clooney, Statham, Corden
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.