Here's your box office report this week, as if you couldn't guess already.
Yes, hello, Guardians of the Galaxy is blowing up this weekend’s box office. In other news, the Earth is round (well, it’s an oblate spheroid, according to Wikipedia) and ice cream tastes good. But back to Guardians, the movie made $37 million domestically on Saturday and is on track for a $97 million weekend. That’s according to Box Office Mojo.
Marvel own the box office once again with GotG
Deadline, however, reports different figures. According to the industry website, GotG made just above $31 million and will finish the three-day period at just over $94 million domestic. The bottom line is still the same – this bunch of A-holes is about to make a lot of money for Marvel, Disney and everyone involved.
It might be too early for awards talk, but critics expect this to be a game-changer.
The reviews are in – Chadwick Boseman makes a star turn as James Brown in Get On Up. Judging by the GIFs, he’s definitely got the moves and critics say he’s got the presence as well. The movie opens Friday, but early predictions are putting it at $16,5 million – not a very impressive number for the summer box office, but definitely in the upper tier of biopics.
Playing the soul icon could be a career-making move for Boseman.
Rolling Stones star Mick Jagger was seen posing alongside Victoria Pearman, with whom he worked on the production of James Brown biopic 'Get On Up', and director Tate Taylor at the movie's New York premiere at The Apollo Theater. Baptist minister and activist Al Sharpton also made an appearance on the red carpet.
'Get On Up' stars Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd with his wife Donna Dixon were among arrivals at the movie's premiere held at The Apollo Theater in New York. The actors star as DeeDee Brown and Ben Bart respectively in the James Brown biopic which is directed by Tate Taylor and has Chadwick Boseman in the lead role.
The cast and crew were spotted among the many arrivals on the red carpet at the New York premiere for James Brown biopic 'Get On Up'; among them included stars Tika Sumpter and Brandon Mychal Smith, co-screenwriter John-Henry Butterworth, co-producers Erica Huggins and Brian Grazer and director Tate Taylor.
R&B singer Bobby Byrd and his family were among arrivals at the New York premiere for James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' held at The Apollo Theater. The movie has been directed by Tate Taylor and is set to be released on September 26th 2014.
Boseman made a name for himself playing the pioneering sports star, Jackie Robinson
Universal and Imagine Entertainment finally have their leading man: Chadwick Boseman will play the legendary James Brown in their upcoming biopic. The ‘42’ star will begin filming under Tate Taylor, who is directing the movie.
Boseman tosses the first pitch at the Dodgers game
The film, which is being shot entirely in Mississippi, will chart Brown's rise from severe poverty to become the Godfather of Soul. “Every frame will be shot in Mississippi. We’re even doing Paris, France, in Mississippi. … Vietnam, as well, in Mississippi,” Taylor explained on the film’s location. He was born in South Carolina and grew up in Georgia. Taylor said Mississippi provides a similar look because it is “on that same line of latitude.”
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Written in Australia, while Jagger was out there filming for Ned Kelly, and letters represent a poetic, 25-year-old rockstar, just about to enter his prime. "I put these letters in a bank 30 years ago thinking that our daughter would find them valuable as an adult," Marsha Hunt - the object of Jagger's then desires - told the BBC. "Who could have anticipated that rock 'n roll would remain so popular, that 30 years on this band would still be performing?" The letters were mooted to earn something between #70,000 - £100,000, so their final value of £180,000 has proved a real surprise. They were no doubt boosted, though, by the recent renaissance of the aging rockers, as they headline four sold out, and very expensive, shows in London and New York.
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Clark passed away in April, aged 82 and Stevie said that he was “Truly honored to have been asked (to pay tribute to the TV star), because that spirit I knew and saw on television was his real spirit in real life. Meeting him as a person was wonderful.”
Wonder went on to play a three-song medley and said “He brought musicians, artists and songwriters of all the various genres together, and we perform in the spirit of music… It's a challenge to Americans and world leaders to do the same.” The singer Tony Orlando once said of Clark “Only God is responsible for making more stars than Dick Clark.” He was responsible for breaking a huge number of American artists through his TV show, such as Buddy Holly and James Brown.
Continue reading: A Tribute To Dick Clark - Stevie Wonder Leads The Honours At The AMAs
1) The music is great, coming from a legendary line-up of soul and blues artists: James Brown, Aretha Franklin, John Lee Hooker, Cab Calloway, and Ray Charles, whose performance of "Shake a Tail Feather" will get you dancing with the horde of extras onscreen.
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Date of birth
3rd May, 1993
Date of death
25th December, 2006