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“Furious 7” shatters the record for an April opening weekend at the box office

It might not have been a particularly surprising occurrence, but it happened all the same. Over the weekend Furious 7 set the record for an opening weekend in April, earning an estimated $143.6 million at the box office (this also makes it the ninth best opening weekend of all time,[...]

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker: How the “Fast and Furious” franchise became a hit

Later on this week, the Fast and Furious franchise brings their seventh installment to the big screen with Furious 7. The sixth sequel in what is now a juggernaut of a series, we find things coming to a sort of fork in the road. Obviously, the death of Paul Walker[...]

“Fast and Furious” 6 to open Memorial Day 2013

By Kim Palacios hollywoodnews.com: Looks like five “Fast and Furious” films wasn’t enough—so, get ready for number six. The latest sequel in the franchise will hit theaters on Memorial Day 2013 (May 27th). The announcement is no surprise, considering the record performance of the most recent release[...]

“Thor” wins Weekend Box Office with $66 million

HollywoodNews.com: It’s a $66 million weekend for Thor (review), giving the Marvel adventure pic a solid 2.6x weekend multiplier. It’s kinda scary how accurately we can now predict opening weekend grosses just based on the midnight number, but the math once again worked (Thor did 5% of its weekend[...]

“Fast Five” racing toward $80M weekend

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The “Fast and Furious” franchise continued to flex its muscle at the box office, proving to detractors exactly why a fifth “Fast” was necessary and justifying the already-teased sixth installment. “Fast Five,” the fifth film in the 10-year-old series and the third directed by Justin Lin, grossed[...]

“Fast Five” star Paul Walker behind wheel of new “Vehicle”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Paul Walker can’t seem to escape the driver’s seat. As Walker’s latest “Fast and Furious” film prepares to race into theaters this weekend, news is breaking that the actor is signed on to executive produce and star in a new project involving cars … only ones that don’t[...]

Adam Sandler invited to join The Academy

HollywoodNews.com: Adam Sandler is gearing up for the release of his new film, “Grown Ups,” and has just been announced as one of 135 artists selected to join the Academy. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 135 artists and executives who[...]

Jeffrey Kirschenbaum promoted to EVP at Universal

Jeffrey Kirschenbaum has been promoted from senior vice president of production to EVP of Production at Universal and will report to Debbie Liebling according to The Wrap. Donna Langley said, “He brings skill and enthusiasm to everything he does and we look forward to having his continued contributions to our[...]