All Articles Tagged "movies"

Encore! Sequels Of Our Favorite Films That We Would Love To See On The Big Screen

May 19th, 2015 - By Desiree Bowie
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With sequels for Bad Boys, Independence Day, Barbershop, and The Best Man coming soon, we started thinking about other movies that could use a sequel or a remake. Let’s take a look at 15 movies that Hollywood needs to bring back!

From Scrawny To Brawny: Stars Who Seriously Beefed Up For Roles

May 4th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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Have you seen the new Magic Mike XXL poster? Donald Glover’s new body is creating significant buzz. But he’s not the only star who beefed up for a big role. Are these stars recognizable in their before and after pics?

“All My Life I’ve Had To Fight”: Can You Finish These Famous Movie Speeches?

May 1st, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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We all have that one movie that we can quote from start to finish. But do you know these famous movie speeches by heart?

Kill ‘Em With Laughter: 15 Black Comedians To Watch In 2015

May 1st, 2015 - By Desiree Bowie
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In 2015, there will be more new TV shows, movies, comedy tours, and Youtube channels featuring Black comedians than ever before. Let’s take a look at the 15 black comedians to watch out for this year.

15 Black Women Making Big Moves In Hollywood In 2015

April 29th, 2015 - By Desiree Bowie
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There is no denying that 2015 has started off with a bang for Black women in Hollywood. We are finally seeing sistas dominating on screen, behind the scenes, and in the boardroom. Let’s celebrate Black Excellence as we take a look at 15 women who are doing it big in Hollywood right now.

The Wait Is Killing Me! New Shows, Films, And Performances To Get Super Excited About

April 28th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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With all these new shows and films on the horizon, 2015 is quickly shaping up to be the year to stay glued to the big and small screen. From shirtless Tyson Beckford to Brandy’s new role on Broadway, there are lots of reasons to get excited about tuning in.

Danny Glover? You Mean “Mister”: Actors We Just Can’t Separate From Their Iconic Roles

April 21st, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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These celebrities may have moved on, but we’ll always remember them as the characters we loved (or loathed) the most. From “Mister” to “The Terminator,” these are the iconic roles of the stars that we can’t seem to let them move on from. Do you have any to add to the list?

Are You Sure That’s What They Said? 15 Famous Movie Misquotes

April 20th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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From “All my life I’ve had to fight” to “Woosah,” some movie quotes are almost bigger than the film itself. But are you sure you’ve been repeating these famous movie quotes the right way?

As ‘Furious 7′ Hits The Theaters This Weekend, Universal’s Most Successful Global Franchise Continues Its Run

April 2nd, 2015 - By Ann Brown
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The cast, including Vin Diesel, Tyrese and Ludacris, filming  "Fast & Furious 7."

The cast, including Vin Diesel, Tyrese and Ludacris, filming “Fast & Furious 7.”

When the first Fast and The Furious movie was released in 2001, most thought it would be a one-shot flick about Los Angeles street racing. But it turned out to be a hit and the $38 million movie grossed a whopping $144.5 million. Even more surprising, the Hollywood film raked in  $62.9 million overseas.

Today the movie, now in its seventh installation, has turned into a global franchise. In fact, it is Universal Pictures’ most successful franchise ever, having made the film company $2.3 billion thus far.

In 2013 the franchise made its most money ever. Fast & Furious 6 took in $238.7 million domestically. Internationally it grossed $551.1 million, or an incredible 776 percent more than original film.

The films haven’t always been successful. The 2006 installment, Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, underwhelmed. But then Universal revamped the series and changed Fast & Furious into a heist film set overseas and brought back the entire original cast–Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster. Dwayne Johnson joined the franchise next in Fast Five.

Most expect the latest, Furious 7, to lure in fans as it is the final film from Paul Walker, who died in November 2013 in an auto accident. Furious 7 opens around the globe this weekend and will have widest release in Universal’s history.

Here’s what the Fast & Furious films have made thus far, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter:

The Fast and the Furious (June 20, 2001)
Domestic: $144.5 million
International: $62.9 million
Total: $207.4 million

2 Fast and 2 Furious (June 6, 2003)
Domestic: $127.1 million
International: $109.1 million
Total: $236.3 million

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (June 16, 2006)
Domestic: $62.6 million
International: $95.9 million
Total: $158.5 million

Fast & Furious (April 3, 2009)
Domestic: $155.1 million
International: $208.6 million
Total: $363.8 million

Fast Five (April 29, 2011)
Domestic: $210 million
International: $420 million
Total: $630 million

Fast & Furious 6 (May 24, 2013)
Domestic: $238.7 million
International: $551.1 million
Total: $787.7 million

You’ll Never Guess Which Chick Flick Marlon Wayans Loves: Stars Share Their Favorite Movies

April 1st, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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When we found out these celebrities’ favorite movies we were beyond surprised. Would you have guessed that these were the favorite flicks of your favorite stars?

What’s yours?