DWAYNE “The Rock” Johnson has reclaimed his position as the world’s highest-paid actor, according to a Forbes rich list otherwise dominated by the cast of Marvel’s record-breaking Avengers films. Former professional wrestler Johnson raked in US$89.4 million over 12 months, rising back to the number-one spot he last held in 2016. He placed second in both of the last two years. The prolific actor, 47, scored a major hit with family-friendly reboot Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – a sequel is on the way –and has starred in multiple Fast and Furious films including this month’s Hobbs & Shaw. “He has just become the go-to bankable star,“ said Comscore analyst Paul Dergarabedian. “And he’s always working – he’s relentless.” Using his A-list clout to secure lucrative profit-sharing movie deals on top of eight-figure fees, Johnson also appears on HBO television show Ballers, hosts NBC game show Titan Games … [Read more...] about Dwayne Johnson is Forbes’ best paid actor
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US actor Dwayne Johnson uses his A-list clout to secure lucrative profit-sharing movie deals on top of eight-figure fees LOS ANGELES - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has reclaimed his position as the world's highest-paid actor, according to a Forbes rich list otherwise dominated by the cast of Marvel's record-breaking "Avengers" films.Former professional wrestler Johnson raked in $89.4 million over 12 months, rising back to the number-one spot he last held in 2016. He placed second in both of the last two years.The prolific actor, 47, scored a major hit with family-friendly reboot "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" -- a sequel is on the way -- and has starred in multiple "Fast and Furious" films including this month's "Hobbs & Shaw.""He has just become the go-to bankable star," said Comscore analyst Paul Dergarabedian. "And he's always working -- he's relentless."Using his A-list clout to secure lucrative profit-sharing movie deals on top of eight-figure fees, Johnson also … [Read more...] about Dwayne Johnson returns to top of Forbes best-paid actor list
Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans were not allowed by Marvel and Disney to promote their magnum opus, Avengers: Endgame together. And the reason is hilariously believable! By now we've all realised that the two hunky Chris' share an impeccable camaraderie that doesn't limit to their onscreen characters, Thor and Captain America. Hence, considering how they would be goofing around instead of working, the makers decided to not pair them up for interviews and promotional events.As per an interview with Chris Hemsworth on Variety, the actor revealed, "With Chris Evans, I have a real brotherly bond. I think they wouldn't pair us up on this press tour, because we just spend the whole time screwing around and none of it is on topic." On the same, even Chris Evans commented and told Variety, "We had too much fun together, and truly like kids in school, we were separated because we weren't getting s--- done." Like we mentioned earlier, the two Chris' share a really good bond so it is not … [Read more...] about Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans not allowed to promote Endgame!
caption Thor, Star-Lord, and Gamora in “Avengers: Infinity War” source Marvel Studios Warning: This post contains major spoilers for “Avengers: Endgame.” “Endgame” has a significant impact on some Marvel movies and TV shows that are currently in the works. They include Black Widow’s solo movie and the Loki TV series coming to the Disney Plus streaming service. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Warning: This post contains major spoilers for “Avengers: Endgame.” “Avengers: Endgame” shatters whatever expectations audiences had about Marvel’s future movies and TV shows. While Marvel Studios won’t make any official announcements until after July’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is released, we know of at least six movies currently in the works, and there are eight release dates on Disney’s theatrical-release schedule for yet-to-be-titled Marvel … [Read more...] about How ‘Avengers: Endgame’ changes these 5 upcoming Marvel movies and TV shows
By Michael Cavna The Washington Post Sun., April 28, 2019 The Avengers assembled this weekend to decimate an opponent: the modern Hollywood record books. Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame, the 22nd movie in the 11-year-old Marvel Cinematic Universe, laid waste to domestic and global benchmarks — becoming the first film ever to top $1 billion (U.S.) in its opening weekend, before adjusting for inflation. The box-office returns are so staggering, according to studio estimates Sunday, that it could be a good long while before they are topped. Blowing past projections, Endgame grossed $350 million in North America and $1.2 billion worldwide. Endgame immediately becomes the biggest movie of the year, too, topping Disney’s setup movie, Captain Marvel, which has grossed $1.1 billion total since its early March release. Article Continued Below With the combined global take of $2.3 billion from those two movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now nearly … [Read more...] about Avengers: Endgame shatters box-office records with a $1.2B global debut