6 articles


Hollywood’s Most and Least Profitable Stars Revealed

7 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New data claims to name the most popular actor in Hollywood — and it might not be who you expect.

According to data compiled by PartyCasino, which analyzed box office numbers from 1980 to 2017 to determine Hollywood’s most and least profitable actors, Emilio Estevez takes the crown.

Estevez, whose Brat Pack heyday was in the ’80s and ’90s, topped the list with the best return of any top-billed male actor who has starred in at least 10 films. For every $1 spent on the leading man’s films, Estevez generated $6.70 at the box office. Jean-Claude Van Damme ranked second with $4.20 for each dollar, while other great investments were Mel Gibson ($3.50), Tyler Perry ($3), and Dudley Moore ($3).

Brad Pitt was the least profitable actor and returned only 10 cents for every $1 spent, followed by Johnny Depp (20 cents), Robert De Niro (24 cents), Hugh Jackman (25 cents), and Anthony Hopkins (26 cents).

PartyCasino had less extensive results for actresses, because, as a representative »


- Matt Fernandez

Permalink | Report a problem


Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2!' Set to Scare Up a #1 Finish

6 hours ago | Box Office Mojo | See recent Box Office Mojo news »

This same weekend last year saw Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween debut with a chart-topping $28.5 million, besting Tom Cruise and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back on its way to two straight weekends at #1 and nearly $75 million domestically. Boo! ranks as the second highest grossing in Perry's directorial career and this weekend Boo 2! hopes to find similar success, though it isn't the weekend's only new opener. Boo 2! is just one of five new wide releases saturating the marketplace this weekend. Others vying for a spot in the weekend top ten include WB's big budget disaster flick Geostorm, Sony's Only The Brave, Universal's The Snowman and Pure Flix's Same Kind of Different as Me. It's a very crowded marketplace, but other than Boo 2!, it doesn't look like »


- Brad Brevet

Permalink | Report a problem


Chiwetel Ejiofor to Star in Directorial Debut (Exclusive)

16 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Chiwetel Ejiofor has begun production in Malawi on his as-yet-untitled directorial debut, in which he will also star.

The Oscar-nominated British star of stage and screen has adapted William Kamkwamba's autobiography The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, telling the life-changing story of how the author helped save his village as a 13-year-old by constructing a wind turbine from bits of scrap metal, old bicycle parts and wood.

The news was announced Thursday by by Participant Media, BBC Films and the BFI.

Potboiler ProductionsAndrea Calderwood (The Last King of Scotland) and Gail Egan (A Most Wanted Man) are producing the film. Participant’s »


- Alex Ritman

Permalink | Report a problem


Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Leads Gotham Awards Nominations

11 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jordan Peele’s hit horror film “Get Out” led all films in nominations for the 27th annual IFP Gotham Awards, the Independent Filmmaker Project announced on Thursday. “Get Out” received four nominations, including Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Actor for Daniel Kaluuya and the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award. Other movies nominated for Best Feature at the awards, which are designed to celebrate independent film, are Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name,” Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project,” Josh and Bennie Safdie’s “Good Time” and Craig Gillespie’s “I, Tonya.” »


- Steve Pond

Permalink | Report a problem


Vivien Leigh Biopic in Works From ‘Feud: Betty and Joan’ Writers (Exclusive)

18 October 2017 5:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Feud: Betty and Joan” writers Michael Zam and Jaffe Cohen are making a biopic about Vivien Leigh.

The duo received an Emmy nomination with Ryan Murphy for best writing for a limited series for the FX show.

Zam and Cohen will adapt the feature from Hugo Vickers’ “Vivien Leigh: A Biography.” The film will focus on the life of the actress and her relationship with Laurence Olivier, who was her spouse from 1940 to 1960.

Leigh won best actress Academy Awards for her portrayal of  Scarlett O’Hara in “Gone With the Wind” (1939) and Blanche DuBois in “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951). She also won a Tony in 1963 for best actress in a musical for “Tovarich.” She suffered from bipolar disorder and tuberculosis, and died at the age of 53 in 1967. »


- Dave McNary

Permalink | Report a problem


Superhero Bits: Avengers: No Surrender, Mjolnir Candy Apples, Catwoman Rumors & More

just now | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Want to make candy apples shaped like Mjolnir? What is Avengers: No Surrender doing with all of the superhero team members in 2018? What are Iron Fist and Luke Cage doing on the set of the second season of the latter’s Netflix series? Which classic superhero almost had a cameo in Batman vs Two-Face? Is […]

The post Superhero Bits: Avengers: No Surrender, Mjolnir Candy Apples, Catwoman Rumors & More appeared first on /Film. »


- Ethan Anderton

Permalink | Report a problem


Lupita Nyong’o Speaks Out On Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassments In NY Times Op-ed

16 minutes ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Oscar-winning actress/director/producer Lupita Nyong’o has detailed yet another series of Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment encounters. In an essay in the New York Times, Nyong’o detailed several explicit passes Weinstein tried to foist on her early in her career. “I had shelved my experience with Harvey far in the recesses of my mind, joining in the conspiracy of silence that has allowed this predator to prowl for so many years, Nyong’o wrote of her reasons for… »


Permalink | Report a problem


Jedi Council: How Will ‘Battlefront II’ Tie into the Star Wars Universe?

17 minutes ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Today is October 12th, 2017 and its an all new Collider Jedi Council hosted by Ken Napzok, with Ash Crossan and John Rocha. Today the Council discusses: Movie News Title of Han Solo movie finally official as Solo: A Star Wars Story Tag and Bink in Solo: A Star Wars Story Vice Admiral Holdo photo Will Star Wars: Episode IX unite all three trilogies? What’S The Deal With Canon Star Wars Rebels has begun. "Heroes of Mandalore I & II" are out. Next week’s episode is previewed. Benicio Del Toro's DJ character gets a comic Visceral Games … »

- Collider Video

Permalink | Report a problem


Lupita Nyong’o on Harvey Weinstein: 'I have felt sick in the pit of my stomach'

51 minutes ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The 12 Years a Slave actor penned an op-ed piece for the New York Times alleging the Hollywood producer harassed her when she was a student actor

Lupita Nyong’o has written an opinion piece for the New York Times, detailing several encounters with Harvey Weinstein in which the producer allegedly offered to help her career in exchange for sex.

The 12 Years a Slave actor wrote that she “felt sick in the pit of [her] stomach” after allegations by more than 50 women became public and she realised her alleged treatment was part of a “sinister pattern of behavior”.

Continue reading »

- Guardian staff

Permalink | Report a problem


Lupita Nyong’o: Harvey Weinstein Tried to Massage Me in His Bedroom

1 hour ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Lupita Nyong’o is the latest woman to come out against Harvey Weinstein with allegations of sexual harassment. The Oscar winner wrote an op-ed for The New York Times that detailed her personal experience with Weinstein’s inappropriate behavior, including a chilling incident where he asked to screen a film for her at his home.

Harvey led me into a bedroom — his bedroom — and announced that he wanted to give me a massage,” she wrote. “I thought he was joking at first. He was not. For the first time since I met him, I felt unsafe. I panicked a little and thought quickly to offer to give him one instead: It would allow me to be in control physically, to know exactly where his hands were at all times.”

Despite more grim recollections of her time spent with him, her essay ends with a call to action to “ensure that »


- William Earl

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Susanne Bartsch: On Top’ Review: Behind the Gay Nightlife Impresario Who ‘Picked Up Where Warhol Left Off’

1 hour ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Susanne Bartsch picked up where [Andy] Warhol left off,” RuPaul Charles says of his friend, the woman he says set him down the path to become Supermodel of the World. He’s not the only one: Performance artist Joey Arias credits Bartsch with encouraging him to try drag, transgender pioneer Flawless Sabrina speaks of her in the same breath as Warhol, and fashion historians trace London style’s expansion to New York and Tokyo in the ’80s to Bartsch.

As for the woman herself, she’s still throwing parties.

While dressing for one of her fabled Tuesday night parties at Meatpacking district club Le Bain, Bartsch was fretting over the colors for one of her outstanding looks: “It’s not really pink,” she says. “I mean, I know it’s pink, but it’s not a pink that I feel pink in.”

Read More:‘BearCity’ Is the Biggest and Hairiest Gay »


- Jude Dry

Permalink | Report a problem


6 articles

  « Prev | Next »

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners