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‘Wonder Woman’ Crosses $600 Million at Worldwide Box Office

“Wonder Woman” continues to be a box office force. In less than three weeks of wide release, “Wonder Woman” has earned $601.6 million. The breakdown, after Wednesday night’s totals were counted, now stand at $289.2 million domestic, and $312.4 million overseas. This comes after “Wonder Woman” shattered expectations to earn $103.3 million in North America… Read more »

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Ansel Elgort on ‘Baby Driver,’ Directing Ambitions and Life Under Trump

Having played a swoon-worthy boyfriend in the hit weepie, “The Fault in Our Stars,” Ansel Elgort shows off his edgier side as a music-loving crook in “Baby Driver.” The heist thriller is the perfect antidote to all those bloated, brain-dead would-be summer blockbusters. Writer and director Edgar Wright has fashioned some of the greatest chase… Read more »

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Jennifer Lopez to Star in and Produce Romantic Comedy ‘Second Act’

Jennifer Lopez will star in and produce the romantic comedy “Second Act” for STXfilms as part of the company’s efforts to focus on female-driven movies. STXfilms touted the movie as being in the vein of “Working Girl” and “Maid in Manhattan.” Lopez will portray a big box store employee who reinvents her life and her… Read more »

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Munich Festival Fosters Summer of Rebellion

The spirit of rebellion will be in the air at the Munich Film Festival, which will be occupied by movies focusing on young people protesting against how their societies are run and seeking out a new utopia. The fest runs June 22-July 1. One of the German films that reflects the theme of “creative resistance”… Read more »

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Hollywood Blockbusters Drive China’s Box Office as Local Fare Stumbles

Summer blockbuster season isn’t just an American phenomenon. In China, Hollywood movies are poised to earn about $580 million this month, continuing a dominant run in 2017 that’s likely to have wider implications for the Sino-U.S. relationship, including ongoing talks on import quotas and revenue share. Since the Chinese New Year period, when local-language films… Read more »

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Ian McKellen Says It’s ‘Un-American’ for Trump Not to Protect Gay Rights

During an interview at the Variety Studio in Cannes Lions, the actor Ian McKellen had harsh words for President Donald Trump if he fails to follow through — as seems to be the case — on a campaign promise to protect the rights of the LGBT community. Asked about the administration’s attempts to roll back gay… Read more »

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Playback: Edgar Wright on ‘Baby Driver,’ Music and Walking Away From ‘Ant-Man’

The filmmaker has come from sneaking into Pinewood Studios to edit his debut feature to making a decades-in-the-making dream project a reality.

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‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Crumbles With Franchise-Low Opening Day

Paramount and Hasbro’s “Transformers: The Last Knight” has generated a moderate $15.7 million in first-day business Wednesday in North America, signaling a launch in the $65 million range for the first five days. The domestic launch at 4,069 sites of the fifth Transformers film came in somewhat below studio forecasts, which had been about $70… Read more »

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