Star Wars: The Force Awakens

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Scores Biggest Box Office Opening Ever

  Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” the only new wide release this weekend, set a record at the box office with an estimated $250-million debut in the U.S. and Canada, according to figures from measurement firm ComScore. That makes it the highest domestic opening of all time (not adjusted for inflation) — above the $247.9-million debut […]

Carrie Fisher’s ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Scenes Will Not Be Changed

  Displayed with permission from Tribune Content Agency    LOS ANGELES — “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will not be changed because of Carrie Fisher’s death. The actress, who died in December, appears throughout the next installment of the blockbuster series and won’t be replaced by a hologram, Walt Disney Co.’s top executive announced Thursday. […]

‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Leaks: Tom Hardy Cameo Revealed

Show the love! Follow @TheMacWire  and  M.A. Cassata on Facebook. Continuing the “everybody gets to be a stormtrooper” tradition begun by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Tom Hardy has joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode 8 as a stormtrooper. Daniel Craig, composer Michael Giacchino and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich all appeared as stormtroopers in The Force Awakens, so […]

Captain America: Civil War’ Destroys Box Office With Fifth-Biggest Opening Of All-Time

  Show the love! Follow @TheMacWire  and  M.A. Cassata on Facebook.     Displayed with permission from iDigital Times Captain America and Iron Man engaged in civil war against each other, but the pair of Avengers teamed up to destroy the box office. According to studio estimates from comScore (h/t USA Today), Captain America: Civil War made a whopping $181.8 million dollars, […]

2016 MTV Movie Awards Winners: Complete List

The 2016 MTV Movie Awards taped Saturday night on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Calif., ahead of the Sunday night television broadcast, which airs 8 p.m. on MTV. Hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, the 25th annual show handed out big honors to Will Smith with the Generation Award and Melissa McCarthy for […]

Empire Awards 2016 Winners List and Highlights—The Force Awakens Picks Up 5 Prizes

  ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ was the big winner at the Jameson Empire Awards, picking up five prizes. The seventh installment in the hit franchise was named Best Sci-Fi/ Fantasy at the ceremony, while it also triumphed for its visual effects, as well as scoring wins for stars John Boyega and Daisy Ridley in […]

Star Wars: 9 ‘Secrets of the Force Awakens’

Follow The Mac Wire on Twitter @TheMacWire  and  M.A. Cassata on Facebook. Displayed with permission from Newsweek   The production of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was one of the most closely guarded operations in movie history. Crew members were given strict orders to keep everything they were privileged enough to witness to themselves, and cast members were frustratingly tight-lipped when it came […]

MTV Reveals 2016 Movie Awards Nominations—Full List; Hosted ByDwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart

Follow The Mac Wire on Twitter @TheMacWire  and  M.A. Cassata on Facebook.   NEW YORK, NY (March 8, 2016) – MTV today revealed the nominees for the “2016 MTV Movie Awards,” setting the stage for the 25th anniversary of the ultimate celebration of blockbuster movies and the fans who love them.  Avengers: Age of Ultron, Creed, Deadpool, Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Straight Outta Compton scored nominations for “Movie of the […]

The Glorious Corner: Hateful Eight, Kid Creole, Daniel Radcliffe, Paul Dano, Monkees’s Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork & More!

by G.H. Harding HATEFUL EIGHT– Finally got to see Quentin Tarantino’s much ballyhooed eighth film over the weekend, The Hateful Eight. Brilliantly filmed and with Ennio Morricone’s haunting music, what could be better on a snowy weekend? If you know the backstory on this film, I think you get a much better feel for the way it […]

Harrison Ford Named Highest Grossing Actor in Hollywood History!

Harrison Ford is the highest-grossing actor in Hollywood history. The 73-year-old actor’s 41 movies have grossed a total of $4.7 billion, with Harrison’s latest movie, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, pulling in a whopping $770 million, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.  Harrison has ousted Samuel L. Jackson from the top spot, with the 67-year-old actor falling to […]

Star Wars Boosts Box Office to a Record $11 Billion

Displayed with permission from Newsweek Not satisfied with breaking a bunch of box office records around the world, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has helped make 2015 the highest earning year in U.S box office history. Rentrak, monitors of consumer viewership, reported on Tuesday that U.S. cinemagoers spent $11 billion over the past year, $200 […]

Star Wars’ Scores Massive $153.5M Christmas, Crosses $1B Globally

J.J. Abrams’s record-shatterng Star Wars: The Force Awakens has blasted past $1 billion globally faster than any film in history, as well as leading the biggest Christmas weekend ever at the North American box office with a stunning $153.5 million for an early domestic haul of $544.6 million. The Disney and Lucasfilm title crossed $1 billion on […]

Watch Star Wars Cast Sings ‘Stayin’ Alive’—(Video)

Even if you have a million lightsabers, a storm of stormtroopers, and your very own Millennium Falcon, you couldn’t destroy the force from the constant hype surrounding J.J. Abrams’ film: Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However much non-Jedi lovers may wish, the film is staying alive, and comedian Jimmy Fallon used the medium of song […]

Box Office Top 20: ‘Star Wars’ Bests ‘Jurassic World’ Record

The dinosaurs of “Jurassic World” may still rule 2015 overall, but their opening weekend records have been annihilated by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which debuted to an astronomical $248 million this weekend — about $10 million more than initial estimates. Not only does that squash the $208.8 million opening weekend of “Jurassic World,” but […]

Titanic and Avatar Feel the Force of Star Wars

Dipo Faloyin Displayed with permission from Newsweek Little-known franchise, Star Wars , surprised the entertainment world by attracting a number of cinema goers to its latest instalment, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, over the weekend. The unprecedented level of interest has already led to the film smashing a number of records, and it is set to break many more. […]

‘Star Wars’ Earns $57 Million in One Night

Some fans began lining up for the first screenings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens more than a week in advance. Thousands of others preordered tickets for opening-weekend screenings, and the highly anticipated film became Fandango’s top-selling movie in terms of advance sales, garnering more than $100 million even before the previews started rolling on the first show. One day in […]

The Glorious Corner: Star Wars, Adele, David Bowie, Canadian Brass, Howard Stern and More!

  by G. H. Harding BOWIE’S LAZARUS — David Bowie’s new single Lazarus taken from the album ★ (pronounced Blackstar) will be released digitally on December 18th and will receive its world premiere on BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq show, tomorrow the 17th. Lazarus is the only track on ★ also featured in the stage production Lazarus written by Bowie and Enda Walsh and directed by Ivo Van Hove, which opened December 7 in […]

Carrie Fisher Accepted Princess Leia Role To People “Long Ago”

Carrie Fisher accepted she will always be Princess Leia to people “long ago”. The 59-year-old actress is reprising her iconic role in upcoming movie ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ 32 years after she last portrayed the character on screen in ‘Return of the Jedi’. Carrie’s career has been defined by the part ‘Star Wars’ creator […]