Universal takes top three spots at domestic box office
Film Review - F9: The Fast Saga This image released by Universal Pictures shows Nathalie Emmanuel, left, and Vin Diesel in a scene from "F9: The Fast Saga." Universal Pictures currently has the top three films at the domestic box office with “F9,” “The Boss Baby: Family Business” and “The Forever Purge,” according to studio estimates Sunday. In second place, the animated “Boss Baby” sequel surpassed expectations opening with $17.3 million for the weekend and $23.1 million including Monday. “The Boss Baby: Family Business” features Alex Baldwin voicing the worldly toddler. And the Universal films accounted for over 77% of the total projected grosses this weekend.wftv.com
'F9' puts charge back into movie theaters with $70M opening
Film Review - F9: The Fast Saga This image released by Universal Pictures shows Vin Diesel, left, and Michelle Rodriguez in a scene from "F9: The Fast Saga." The domestic total for Universal Pictures' “F9” topped the previous pandemic-best of $48.4 million for “A Quiet Place Part II” four weeks ago. It was the biggest opening of any film since “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” in December 2019. This weekend, “A Quiet Place Part II” came in a very distant second with $6.2 million. “A Quiet Place Part II," $6.2 million.wftv.com
Vin Diesel says 'Fast and Furious' saga planning an ending
Diesel said in an interview Thursday with The Associated Press that the “Fast and Furious” saga will conclude after two more films following the upcoming ninth installment, “F9,” which releases in theaters June 25. Despite the end of the saga, he said the “Fast and Furious” cinematic universe will continue on. I think this franchise has deserved it.”Diesel has starred as Dominic Toretto since the franchise’s inaugural film “The Fast and Furious” in 2001. In 2019, Johnson and Statham starred in the franchise's first spin-off film “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw," which claimed the No. Director Justin Lin said the idea of finishing the saga came during a conversation with Diesel, who has played the leading role in eight “Fast and Furious” films.wftv.com
From reggaeton to Hollywood: Nicky Jam dreams of his star
Butch, leader of the alley cats, foreground center, voiced by Nicky Jam, appears in a scene from the animated/live-action film "Tom & Jerry" and Nicky Jam performs at the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on Nov. 16, 2017. (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)NEW YORK – As a musician, Nicky Jam has received accolades including a Latin Grammy and a Billboard Music Award, but nothing would make the reggaeton star happier than having a star with his name in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “I relate a lot with Butch cause he’s like rough on the outside but it’s kind of like soft in the inside. But no one in the family was more excited than his “Tom & Jerry” “super fan” dad. What’s so big about this?’ And he’s said, ‘None of those guys are bigger than ‘Tom & Jerry’,” Jam said.
‘Fast and Furious’ franchise to end with 11th film
It appears that “Fast and Furious” is approaching its finale. Variety reports the central franchise will end after its 10th and 11th films. According to Variety, Justin Lin, the director behind many of the movies, will then return to direct the final two installments. This does not mean the “Fast and Furious” the cinematic universe is coming to an end. Universal Studios is supposedly working on more spin-off movies based on characters from the main films.
Hollywood attempts to weather the coronavirus crisis
Coronavirus precautions were already popping up in Hollywood: "No handshakes or selfies" signs were posted outside the room where Vin Diesel was promoting his new movie. The entertainment industry went into full retreat. There was not a sector of the entertainment business left untouched by the unprecedented decisions made Thursday to try to slow the spread of the virus. The Hanks news "really marked a turning point," said Richard Rushfield, the editor of the entertainment industry newsletter The Ankler. Yet in the disruption, Rushfield said, we may finally get an answer to the question that has been vexing the theatrical business for years.cbsnews.com
Cardi B has joined 'Fast and Furious 9'
Cardi B joined Vin Diesel on the set of the latest "Fast & Furious" film. HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Cardi B has already conquered the music charts and now she has set her sights on Hollywood. The rapper turned actress was on the set of "Fast & Furious 9," according to a video the film's star Vin Diesel posted on his official Instagram account. Pa mi Gente... #Fast92020 #Fatherhood""Day 86 here on the set of Fast 9," he says in the video. Cardi agreed.