'Straight Outta Compton' NOT to Become Top Box Office Hit by Black Filmmaker Anytime Soon

'Straight Outta Compton' poster. Weekend box office: 'Straight Outta Compton' to beat weak competitors, but still far from being top blockbuster directed by black filmmaker If you thought last weekend was bad at the U.S. and Canada box office, you should see what's in store for this weekend, Aug. 28-30, '15. For starters, only one movie, F. Gary Gray's sleeper hit Straight Outta Compton, is […]

Zac Efron 'That Awkward Moment' Weekend Box Office to Surpass Movie Budget?

Zac Efron movies: 'That Awkward Moment' box office disappoints on Super Bowl weekend – though grosses may surpass budget Zac Efron can be seen this weekend, January 31-Feb. 2, 2014, in That Awkward Moment, a romantic comedy directed by Tom Gormican, and co-starring Miles Teller (the star of Sundance 2014 double winner Whiplash), Michael B. Jordan (the star of Sundance 2013 double winner Fruitvale Station), […]

'The Lucky One': Zac Efron Has Good Box Office Year

The Lucky One movie with Zac Efron. April 28 update: The Zac Efron movie The Lucky One, in which Efron romances Atlas Shrugged: Part 1's Taylor Schilling, earned $3.91 million in North America on Friday according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. Directed by Shine's Scott Hicks, The Lucky One was down 57 percent compared to the previous Friday. Despite its relatively steep […]

'The Lorax' Hit + Jennifer Aniston-Paul Rudd Bomb

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax with Ted (Zac Efron), Audrey (Taylor Swift) March 4, '12, update: Partly thanks to 3D ticket surcharges – and the fact that five- and ten-year-olds can't go to the movies on their own – the Universal release Dr. Seuss' The Lorax collected $70.7 million in North America this weekend, March 2-4, according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. That's […]

'Game of Shadows' 'Flopping' & 'New Year's Eve' Bombing + Tom Cruise to the Rescue?

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows with Noomi Rapace and Robert Downey Jr. Guy Ritchie's special-effects-laden thriller Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows stars Robert Downey Jr. as a witticism-spewing Iron Man version of Arthur Conan Doyle's detective, while Noomi Rapace more or less replaces Rachel McAdams as the female “lead.” To date, A Game of Shadows has been a domestic box office underperformer – […]

People's Choice Awards: Computer Virus Infection & Double Loser Robert Pattinson

People's Choice Awards' winners 'Grown Ups' and actor Adam Sandler: Computer virus infection? The People's Choice Awards are supposed to be about the will of the people. And as so often happens, the people have chosen fare the “cultural elites” despise. Case in point is Adam Sandler's Grown Ups, selected as The People's Favorite Movie Comedy while Sandler himself took home the People's Choice Award […]

Robert Pattinson & Zac Efron Golden Globes Presenters + Producers & Writers Guild Nominations

Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey in writer-directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra's I Love You Phillip Morris David Seidler's widely praised screenplay for The King's Speech was left out of the 2011 Writers Guild of America (WGA) nominations announced earlier today. Also missing from the WGA shortlist were Debra Granik for Winter's Bone and Mike Leigh for Another Year. What's up with that? [List of […]

Zac Efron 'Charlie St. Cloud': Major Disappointment

'Charlie St. Cloud' with Zac Efron and Amanda Crew is major box office disappointment: Where were the teens this past weekend? Box Office: Zac Efron 'Charlie St. Cloud' a major disappointment, Paul Rudd and Steve Carell 'Dinner for Schmucks' a minor one Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Christopher Nolan's sci-fi/thriller Inception was the no. 1 movie in the U.S. and Canada for the third consecutive weekend (July […]

Zac Efron Shining Star & Michael Bay Latest 'Transformers'

June 17, '10, update: Zac Efron Shining Star Award. Actor Zac Efron, among whose credits are the musical Hairspray and the well-received box office disappointment Me and Orson Welles, was honored with the Maui Film Festival's Shining Star Award on June 16. Zac Efron will next star in the melodrama Charlie St. Cloud, directed by Burr Steers, and featuring Amanda Crew, Ray Liotta, Kim Basinger, […]

James Cameron & Suzy Amis + Anna Kendrick & Kathy Bates: Academy Awards

James Cameron and wife Suzy Amis Pictured above are filmmaker James Cameron and wife Suzy Amis on the red carpet at the 2010 Academy Awards. Cameron was a Best Director nominee for the global blockbuster Avatar, the 3D sci-fier featuring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Sigourney Weaver that has become a cultural phenomenon. Kathryn Bigelow, Cameron's former wife, was the year's Best Director Oscar winner […]

Kristen Stewart & Zac Efron Oscar Presenters, 'Mystery Buyer' Returns Bette Davis Oscar

Kristen Stewart: Oscar presence to boost TV ratings? Kristen Stewart & Zac Efron, Taylor Lautner & Miley Cyrus: Oscar presenters Kristen Stewart, Zac Efron, Taylor Lautner, and Miley Cyrus have been added to the roster of presenters at the 2010 Oscar ceremony. This will be Efron and Cyrus' second appearance at the Academy Awards. Stewart and Lautner will be making their Oscar ceremony debut. Kristen […]

George Clooney & Robert Pattinson + Meryl Streep & Zac Efron: Haiti Earthquake Telethon

According to MTV, the “Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief” telethon, to be broadcast on Friday, Jan. 22, '10, has added appearances by Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Bill Clinton, and Muhammad Ali. Among the other film personalities scheduled to participate in the telethon are Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, Brad Pitt, Anna […]

Meryl Streep & Sandra Bullock Best Actress Tie, Kiss: Critics' Choice Awards

"It's sort of surreal,” The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow told journalists backstage when asked about her Critics Choice Award victory over former husband James Cameron, in the running for the blockbuster Avatar. Cameron's 3D sci-fier, however, was the evening's big winner in terms of sheer number of trophies: six (not seven, as previously reported) in all, including best cinematography (Mauro Fiore), best visual effects, […]

'Avatar': James Cameron Fantasy Is Global Blockbuster But December Record Goes Unbroken

Avatar: James Cameron directed and wrote the environmentally conscious futuristic action-adventure fantasy known as Avatar, a 3D extravaganza that has captured the imagination of popcorn-gobbling moviegoers the world over. British-born, Australian-raised actor Sam Worthington stars as paraplegic U.S. marine Jake Sully, who, once on the planet of Pandora, goes – quite literally – native, becoming a long-legged, long-eared, long-eyed, blue-hued Na'vi. Stephen Lang (pictured) plays […]

'Obsessed' Beyoncé & '17 Again' Zac Efron Rule

April 26 update: Beyoncé Knowles' Obsessed defeated its competition at the North American box office with $28.5 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. In the Steve Shill-directed thriller, Idris Elba co-stars as a successful asset manager who gets into trouble with his wife (Knowles) when his new temp (Ali Larter) starts stalking him. At No. 2, last week's box office winner 17 […]

Zac Efron & Robert Pattinson + Sophia Loren & Vanessa Hudgens: The Oscars + Kate Winslet Breaks Bette Davis Record?

Zac Efron Werner Herzog Slumdog Millionaire composer A.R. Rahman, Sairaa Rahman Robert Pattinson, Edward Cullen in the Twilight movie franchise. Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington Photos: Bryan Crowe / © A.M.P.A.S. James Franco, Ahna O'Reilly Natalie Portman Jochen Alexander Freydank Milk filmmaker Gus Van Sant, Anne Kronenberg Photos: Jon Didier / © A.M.P.A.S. Photos: Darren Decker / © A.M.P.A.S. Sophia Loren Slumdog Millionaire filmmaker Danny Boyle […]

Sexual Abuse Family Drama Tops Sundance + Alzheimer's & Motherhood + Clark Gable Oscar

Sexual abuse family drama Precious with Gabourey Sidibe: Rare Sundance double winner. Adapted by Geoffrey Fletcher from the novel Push by Sapphire (a.k.a. Ramona Lofton), Lee Daniels' sexual abuse family drama Precious (initially known as Push) stars Brooklyn-born newcomer Gabourey Sidibe as Claireece Precious Jones, a Harlem adolescent who has consistently suffered psychological and sexual abuse at home. As her monstrous mom, TV actress Mo'Nique received the 2009 Sundance Film Festival's Special Jury […]

Zac Efron Musical & Vampire Romance Rule

Nov. 24 '08 update: Summit Entertainment's Twilight stormed to the top of the North American box office this weekend with a whopping $70 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Catherine Hardwicke's adaptation of the popular Stephenie Meyer novel started its path to box office glory early this weekend when it collected $7 million from midnight screenings. The vampire romance ended up beating […]