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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?
We all have that one movie that we can quote from start to finish. But do you know these famous movie speeches by heart?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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
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?
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.