Category Archives: Movies

Meghan Markle Finally Meets Beyonce At Lion King Premiere

(London) –– British royalty meets Hollywood royalty at the Lion King premiere in London. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were at the premiere last night, and mingled with Lion King star Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z.

Beyonce reportedly talked with the Duchess of Sussex about her new baby, Archie. Other celebrities at the premiere included Seth Rogen, Elton John, Taron Egerton and Vin Diesel. The new live-action version of The Lion King hits U.S. theaters this Thursday.

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Robert Downey Jr. Got A Blockbuster Payout For Endgame

(MSN) – Avengers: Endgame‘s success at the box office made for an even bigger payday for star Robert Downey Jr.

Downey, who made his 9th appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Endgame, has made $75 million now that the movie has found blockbuster success at the office, according to a new report from Forbes. The Iron Man actor had a salary of $20 million up front, while his 8% in back-end points once the movie hit theaters brought him an additional $55 million, per the outlet.

Avengers: Endgame shattered box office records, starting with its astronomical $1.2 billion opening weekend worldwide. It’s gone on to earn $2.7 billion at the box office, trailing just $14.6 million behind 2009’s Avatar for the highest grossing movie of all time.

Downey first joined the universe in 2008 with the first Iron Man film.

“The percent of budget cost have certainly skewed heavy, particularly on the Avengers movies, to cast now, whereas maybe in the early ones it was more visual effects or below the line,” Marvel president Kevin Feige told Forbes in 2017. “But that’s okay because [the actors] are the best effects.”

Downey, who has starred as Iron Man since the release of his 2008 film, also earned $5 million for 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming for three days of work, according to The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year.

Downey Jr. isn’t the only star set to make some serious cash: THR also reports that Scarlett Johansson will be returning to her Black Widow character for a 2020 standalone film for which she is reportedly making around $20 million.

Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans were also able to renegotiate their Marvel contracts to place themselves within the earning range of $15 million to $20 million for Infinity War and Endgame, according to THR.

Walt Disney Company CEO Says It Will Be Difficult To Keep Filming In Georgia

(Anaheim, CA-AP) — Walt Disney Company’s CEO says it will be “very difficult” for the company to continue filming in Georgia if a new restrictive abortion law goes into effect. Bob Iger said that many people will not want to work in that state after it passed a law that bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.

In some cases that could be as early as the sixth week of pregnancy. Disney filmed blockbusters “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Endgame” in Georgia. Iger made his comments in an interview with Reuters.

He said he doesn’t see how it’s practical for them to continue to shoot there. The state’s law faces legal challenges.

Avengers: Endgame Shatters Box Office Record With $1.2-Billion Worldwide

(Worldwide-AP) — Avengers: Endgame is destroying box office records. The latest installment in the Marvel superhero franchise is setting opening weekend records for domestic and international ticket sales.

Avengers: Endgame took in an estimated 350-million dollars at U.S. and Canadian theaters since Friday. It’s grossed an estimated 859-million dollars outside North America.

That’s more than one-point-two billion dollars in ticket sales worldwide. It’s the fastest any movie has generated a billion dollars in ticket sales. The previous record-holder was last year’s Avengers: Infinity War, which ran up a billion dollars in tickets in eleven days.

Black Panther” Wins Big At SAG Awards

(AP) – Black Panther is taking home the top prize at the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards. The superhero film scored best performance by a cast in a motion picture last night, the show’s top honor. It also picked up best stunt ensemble performance in a motion picture. The awards for best male and female actor in a leading role went to Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody, and Glenn Close for The Wife.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel swept the TV categories, taking home best comedy series ensemble, and best male and female actor in a comedy series for Tony Shalhoub and Rachel Brosnahan.

Other winners were Mahershala Ali and Emily Blunt for best male and female actor in a supporting role, Sandra Oh and Jason Bateman for best male and female actor in a TV drama series, and the cast of This Is Us for best drama series ensemble. Alan Alda also picked up this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The show was hosted by actress Megan Mullally.

Jordan Peele Shares Trailer For New Horror Movie

(AP) — Jordan Peele is releasing another horror movie, after the success of his box office hit, Get Out. He shared a trailer yesterday for a new one called Us, which is about a family who comes face to face with a group of evil beings who look exactly like them.

The film stars Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss and Winston Duke. It hits theaters in March. Get Out was nominated for multiple Oscars this year, and picked up one for best original screenplay.

Donald Glover Shares Trailer For He And Rihanna’s Movie, “Guava Island”

(AP) – Rihanna and Donald Glover are working on a surprise new movie. Glover shared a teaser from the film, titled Guava Island, on social media.

In it, Glover talks about being in paradise, but not having the means to actually live there. He and Rihanna’s characters are believed to be love interests. The movie does not have a release date yet.

Downton Abbey Movie Coming To The Big Screen

(London) – A Downton Abbey movie is in the works. The British creators of the hit television series say film production begins this summer. The historical drama about a wealthy English family and their servants set in the early 20th century drew millions of viewers in on both sides of the pond.

According to the Guardian, creator Julian Fellowes will write the script and Universal Studios will distribute the highly-anticipated film. Downton Abbey earned three Golden Globes and 15 Emmys during its six season run on ITV in the UK and PBS in America.

Victoria Gotti Sr. Opens Up About New Gotti Movie

(New York, NY) -Victoria Gotti is opening up about the latest movie about her late mob boss husband John Gotti.

Gotti told “Morano in the Morning” in New York City that she cried throughout the film “Gotti” and says it’s something she’ll never get over. The film that launched nationwide in theaters this month stars John Travolta as the Gambino crime family boss, while his wife Kelly Preston plays the role of Victoria Gotti.

She says it was strange watching Preston depict her on screen, but notes she and John did a wonderful job. The flick depicts the multiple tragedies, trials and ultimate death of John Gotti in 2002 while serving out a life sentence for murder and racketeering in a Missouri federal prison.