Sunday AM UPDATE FINAL: With the No. 1 $31.5M opening success of Ford v Ferrari this morning and an overall $52M global debut, high praise is to be given to 20th Century Fox Film president Emma Watts and execs Mike Ireland and Steve Asbell, who have been shepherding and advocating this project through all its iterations for years. Chernin Entertainment also produced. A $120M endgame, if not more, is in store for Ford v Ferrari at the domestic box office. Finally, a great start for Fox in the new Disney empire after misfires Ad Astra, Stuber, and Dark Phoenix, to name a few. On Friday, Disney planted flags in the 2020-2023 release schedule for big Fox with 12 titles next year (not counting Searchlight) going to 7 pics in 2023. Related Story How 'Charlie's Angels' Fell From Grace At The Box Office With An $8M+ Opening Ford v Ferrari director James Mangold told me at a recent Awardsline screening for the film, “They showed a lot of faith, because of … [Read more...] about ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Wins Weekend B.O. Race With $31M+ As ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Finds No Salvation With $8M+ Start – Sunday Update
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Saturday Night Live is a topical program, and this week Avengers: Endgame supervillain Thanos dominated pop culture after President Donald Trump tweeted a campaign video featuring him as Thanos using his reality-warping snap to turn leading Democratic lawmakers into dust. With Thanos in the headlines and a real Avenger, Scarlett Johansson (aka Black Widow), hosting this week, it is no surprise that SNL featured an Endgame-themed opening monologue. Johansson started off with some self-deprecating one-liners. Noting that this is sixth time hosting, the A-list movie actress, who is engaged to SNL co-head writer/Weekend Update co-host Colin Jost said, “The sixth time is even more exciting than the fifth because you are not worried anymore. (If) the show’s bad, what are they going to do, fire my fiance? Oh no, what are we going to do without his paycheck?!” Related Story 'SNL': Scarlett Johansson-Hosted Episode Parodies 'Marriage Story' With Kellyanne & … [Read more...] about Scarlett Johansson Helps Save ‘SNL’ Cast From Thanos’ Snap In ‘Avengers’-Themed Monologue
EXCLUSIVE "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" producers blindsided Fetty Wap's baby mama, Masika, by adding her number one rival to the cast behind her back. Our 'L&HHH' sources tell us Masika went ballistic when Fetty's ex-gf, Alexis Skyy, rolled up to the set this week with Nikki Baby and Hazel-E. We're told they were shooting at a karaoke bar in Glendale, but as soon as Masika spotted Alexis, she refused to tape anymore. Security had to remove Masika, but not before she shaded Alexis with, “I am not giving that f***ing peasant no airtime." Despite storming off, her rep denies Masika's furious ... saying she has a great story line and isn't worried about who else is on the show. As for producers, they gotta be licking their chops. … [Read more...] about ‘L&HHH’ Star Masika Storms Out Over Alexis Skyy Casting
Look, sometimes an entire episode is a big swing and a miss. It happens. It’s somewhat surprising that it happened while Scarlett Johansson hosted, because her previous five hosting gigs have yielded consistently solid episodes. But that’s the nature of the Saturday Night Live beast: Some weeks everything just sorta sits there, comic-adjacent but never really coming into focus. Let’s put it this way: you know it’s not the show’s week when even Bowen Yang’s Chen Baio fails to truly land. It’s tempting to invent reasons why this episode dragged for most of the evening. But it’s much easier to simply realize that a show that starts from scratch every week will collectively falter every once in a while, even with a proven excellent host such as Johansson. It’s more than likely all will be forgotten and forgiven once Eddie Murphy hosts next week, but for now we can only wonder what might have been. With all that said, there were a few … [Read more...] about Scarlett Johansson on ‘SNL’: 3 Sketches You Have to See
Are you are a 'die-hard fan' of Tollywood heartthrob Prabhas? If yes, we have some fantastic news for you. According to reports, 'Darling' will be paid more than Rs 30 crore for his film with Mythiri Movie Makers. (MMM). The prestigious banner has reportedly paid him Rs 13 crore, in two installments, as advance and this proves that the collaboration is indeed happening. The grapevine also suggests, the untitled biggie will get a wide pan-India release, making it a prestigious affair for all concerned. In case, you did not know, Prabhas became an international sensation when the 2015 release Baahubali proved to be a big hit and redefined the tenets of Telugu cinema. Its sequel Baahubali 2, released in 2017, too set the box office on fire, working wonders for him. The mass hero's latest release Saaho opened on a terrific note, emerging as a monster hit 'Up North'. Many feel, this established the Mirchi star as a synonym for success. As such, the general feeling is that Prabhas has every … [Read more...] about Will Prabhas Be Paid More Than Rs 30 Crore For His Movie With Mythiri Movie Makers?