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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?

Frozen And 15 Other Popular Films That People Think Are Based On Stories In The Bible

March 31st, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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Ask us how many Christian movies topped the box office in the past few years and we’d be tempted to say “none.” But that was before we discovered that these hit movies had hidden Christian themes.

30 Going On 13: You Won’t Believe How Old These “Teens” Really Were When They Took These Roles

March 20th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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Sometimes you watch a movie and think, “something is up with these ‘kids.'” When I find myself doing a little digging, I’m shocked to find out how old some of these so-called teens really are. Did you know these actors were well over 18 when they played students on the big and small screen?

How Much Is A Tweet Worth To A Movie?

March 1st, 2015 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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Twitter is a powerful tool for sharing news (if you consider llamas on the run news), however, one does not think about the costs behind sending a 140 character message on the social media platform. Variety says in the time leading up to a feature film’s release, a single tweet can add $560 value to the film’s earned funds. For example, when a  studio’s advertising campaign is at an all time high, a consumer’s tweet is worth an average of $713 in box office revenue. The week before a film stops showing in theaters, a tweet about the movie will average $161 in ticket sales.

There is a caveat. How much a tweet generate funds depends on the film’s genre.

Animated films have a better chance at making more money during opening weekend because multiple tickets are being bought, not because of Twitter because children usually don’t have Twitter profiles. Also, when a person expresses the need to see a movie four weeks before it releases, it can generate $4,420 and $1,100 once the film debuts.

Network Insights investigated these financial factors by evaluating 400 movies from 2012 to the present and examined Twitter’s activity around the time each film was released. Network Insights also used 10 different mathematical models to average how much money tweets generate for films. Studies like NI’s give studios the opportunity to evaluate if they are marketing films correctly to their target audiences.

Does social media influence what movies you see?

Get ‘Em Girl: The Most Satisfying Revenge Movies Ever

February 23rd, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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Real life isn’t always fair. So it’s great to see these women win one for all of us. Lets all take some of our power back this Monday with 15 of the most satisfying revenge movies ever.