How massive will Hidden Figures’ final box office tally be?

2 years ago by

How much money will Hidden Figures end up grossing at the Box office? So far the film about three pioneering scientists at NASA in it’s early years has grossed more than $65 million US. Is $120 to $150 million  possible? That would be an insane final gross range for a film that only cost $25 million to produce. Some websites are putting the movie’s final

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Taraji P. Henson is about to be an assassin

2 years ago by

It’s Taraji P. Henson’s world, we just live in it. The talented actress will follow up her blockbuster Hidden Figures with a new movie where she’ll be playing an assassin for hire. The Empire star is set to star in new film called Proud Mary,  production wil begin in April in Boston, Mass. According to Deadline.com – “John Stewart Newman and Christian Swegal wrote the

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Hidden Figures number 1 again at the box office

2 years ago by

The movie about three non-conforming and pioneering black female scientists keeps the number slot of the boxoffice. So far the film has banked more than $60 million US in movie receipts. That huge haul is impressive considering the film only cost $25 million to produce – Pharrell Williams is on the movie soundtrack, he is also a producer. The movie chronicles the stories of three black

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Lupita Nyong’o joins the $3 billion dollar club

3 years ago by

Lupita has joined the 3 billion dollar club with lifetime grosses of the films she’s appeared in. The J.J. Abrams directed, Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2,025,000,000 USD and counting) accounts for the bulk of her lifetime grosses thus far. Her latest work has the actress voicing, Raksha, the mother wolf in Disney’s The Jungle Book ($548,000,000 USD and counting).

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Lupita Nyong’o now officially an A-lister, her movies have grossed over $3 billion worldwide!

3 years ago by

Lupita Nyong’o’s movie have grossed a staggering $3.024 Billion USD, according to movie tracking site Boxofficemojo.com. The Mexican actress has only appeared in 4 films thus far in her very young career. They include the current worldwide hit the Jungle Book – co-starring Sir Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba and Scarlett Johanson -, 12 Years a slave, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Non-Stop. Non-stop was

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Top 10 Highest grossing black films of 2015

3 years ago by

These are the ten highest grossing films released in 2015 thus far – with a significant black presence behind or in front the cameras. With the summer movie season coming to a close there aren’t many more mega blockbusters on tap. Movies being released nowadays are far less homogenized as in 90’s or 80’s. Back then a film could be classified as a black movie

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Ava Duvernay turns down Black Panther!!!!!!

3 years ago by

Ava Duvernay, hot off her award winning film, Selma, she has been offered the director’s chair on Marvel comics’ upcoming film, Black Panther. She turned it down. Had Ava accepted the job she’d be the only woman to direct a super hero blockbuster superhero flick – ever!!! Duvernay stated that upon meeting with the studio execs and the star of the film, 42’s Chad Boswick,

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Weekend Boxoffice for black cinema US Canada

4 years ago by

Brad Pitt latest movie Fury, finally knocked the Ben Affleck/Tyler Perry starrer Gone Girl From the top spot this weekend. Zoe Saldana’s animated movie The book of life did solid numbers, grossing over $17 million on a $50 million budget. Denzel’s R-rated drama, The Eqaulizer, is still solidly pulling an adult audience, the movie is steadily making its way to the magic $100 million figure

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Equalizer will be Denzel’s biggest movie ever

4 years ago by

Sure Denzel Washington is the most reliable boxoffice draw in Hollywood today. He is currently the closest thing to a sure bet in movies now. Not surprising then after steadily building an an uncompromising brand for the last 20 years or so. The Equalizer though will be Washington’s most profitable film in a while if not ever. His films have been solid performers but really

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Did illegal file sharing save black cinema?

4 years ago by

Black cinema in North America as recent as two years ago was effectively dead. So said many industry experts and lamented by many civic groups like the Naacp. Then came social media and yes to an even greater,  yet underrated extent – piracy. The sharing technology known as bittorrent (aka, torrent) is the real hero even more important than facebook or twitter. Torrent sharing enables

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Lupita Nyong’o escapes Oscar’s curse

4 years ago by

Lupita Nyong’o has escaped Oscar’s curse – the popular lore states that after a win, an actor’s /actress’ output diminishes – so far at least, 2014 and 2015 will be busy years for her. She’s been cast in J.J. Abrahms’ remake of the fabled Star Wars franchise. To add to her slate there is a role in the children’s book the Jungle Book, which also

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Mick Jagger-Produced James Brown Biopic Casts Its Mick Jagger

5 years ago by

hollywoodreporter.com – It looks like Nick Eversman had the moves like Jagger. He’s been cast as Mick Jagger, the Rolling Stones frontman, who along with Brian Grazer, Erica Huggins and Victoria Pearman, is producing Get on Up, Universal and Imagine’s biopic centering on James Brown. Eversman, who has a recurring role on the CW series Tomorrow People, won the role with both an audition and by sending in a side-by-side comparison of himself and

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Cory Hardrict will star opposite George Lopez and Octavia Spencer in Car Dogs

5 years ago by

thewrap.com – Cory Hardrict is set to star in the indie movie “Car Dogs” alongside Patrick Adams, George Lopez and Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, TheWrap has learned. Story follows the battle between the powerful owner of a car dealership and his son Mark (Adams), who suddenly gets a chance to run his own dealership and escape from under the thumb of his overbearing father. Will Mark follow

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How Tyler Perry brought Black romantic comedies back from the dead

5 years ago by

Black romantic comedies are back! In many cases now they are making more money than white romantic comedies. Steve Harvey’s, Think like a man was 2012’s biggest of the genre, period, grossing $98 million in North America alone.  This successful return didn’t happen overnight or by accident, so who should get the full credit? In the 1990’s romantic comedies like The Best man with Taye

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Watch the new movie trailer for Idris Elba’s Nelson Mandela Bio pic

5 years ago by

New trailer released for the Idris Elba and Naomie Harris new film on the life of the legendary Nelson Mandela.  Watch the trailer below and read the movie description below. MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is based on South African President Nelson Mandela’s autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President

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