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Let us begin today’s bulletin with news on Minions: The Rise of Gru. Families went bananas for Minions this weekend at the movie theatre. The movie brought in an estimated $108.5 million in ticket sales from 4,391 screens in North America. By the end of Monday’s July Fourth holiday, it will likely have earned over $127.9 million. The film has become the biggest opening ever for the July Fourth holiday weekend, a record previously held by Transformers: Dark of the Moon which made $115.9 million in its first four days in 2011. Including international showings, where Minions: The Rise of Gru is playing in 61 markets, its worldwide gross is sitting at $202.2 million.
“Meanwhile, Actor Lindsay Lohan celebrated her 36th birthday on Saturday as a married woman. The Freaky Friday star said she was the luckiest woman in the world in an Instagram post on Friday that pictured her with financier Bader Shammas, who had been her fiance.
Lohan said in the post, “I am stunned that you are my husband”, adding that every woman should feel like this every day. The couple had announced their engagement last November. People magazine and Entertainment Tonight confirmed there had been a wedding, but no details were offered. While still single a few years ago, Lohan told Entertainment Tonight that she was looking for a smart businessman and someone who doesn’t like the spotlight. ”
“In other news, Amazon Prime Video’s The Terminal List presents Chris Pratt in a never-seen-before avatar. In the series, the actor plays a Navy SEAL named Lieutenant Commander James Reece. In a new video shared by the streaming platform recently, Pratt is seen in conversation with Sidharth Malhotra, whose Shershaah is streaming on Amazon Prime Video. In the film, Malhotra played the role of Captain Vikram Batra, who laid down his life during the 1999 Kargil War.
He told Pratt about everything that went into making Shershaah “as authentic as possible.” He also spoke about shooting in Kargil and the sense of responsibility that he felt as soon as he wore the Indian army uniform. ”
“Moving on, Marvel Studios is apparently on the lookout for a new Wolverine after Hugh Jackman’s iconic portrayal and if reports are to be believed actor Taron Egerton could be the man for the job. The Rocketman actor recently shared that he has had a meeting with Marvel boss Kevin Feige for the same and fans can expect an announcement soon.
The actor, who gained popularity with his role Eggsy in the first two Kingsman films and for playing Elton John in Rocketman, has been one of the leading candidates for the role of Wolverine in the MCU for years. He said, “I don’t think it would be wrong to say that I’d be excited but I’d be apprehensive as well”. ”
Meanwhile, Tom Cruise’s stardom, which he has sustained for over four extraordinary decades, was further cemented some weeks ago with the release of Top Gun: Maverick. The film proved that Cruise is still a big draw at the box office, especially when he’s playing iconic characters in large-scale spectacles. Maverick has since become the year’s biggest hit, grossing over $1 billion worldwide and setting the stage for the next two years in Cruise’s career, with back-to-back Mission: Impossible films up for release. It wasn’t always smooth sailing for Cruise, but thanks to a carefully crafted last decade–both professionally and personally–the actor has managed to hit greater heights than probably any 60-year-old star ever.
“British stars Andrew Scott, Claire Foy, Paul Mescal, and Jamie Bell have boarded the cast of Lean on Pete filmmaker Andrew Haigh’s next movie Strangers. According to Variety, the film is loosely based on an award-winning novel by Japanese screenwriter and novelist Taichi Yamada.
The story follows screenwriter Adam (Scott) who, one night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, has a chance encounter with his mysterious neighbour Harry (Mescal) that changes the rhythm of his everyday life. Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin are producing for Blueprint, along with Sarah Harvey. DanTram Nguyen and Katie Goodson-Thomas are overseeing the film for Searchlight.”
“Meanwhile, with ‘Thor: Love and Thunder, Hollywood star Natalie Portman are making a return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the scientist Jane Foster. Natalie will also be seen as the Mighty Thor in the new film.
During the recently held global virtual press conference, Natalie expressed her excitement about rejoining the Marvel world. Waititi said, “It’s brilliant to see Natalie in a way that we don’t expect. She’s such a great actor, and in keeping with reinventing this franchise, again and again, we didn’t want to go back to see her in the same role. We don’t want to see her just being a scientist on Earth waiting for Thor.” ”
Lastly, Ms Marvel got to team up with Captain America, who even declared her an Avenger, much to the happiness of our teenage superhero. And all this even before their joint appearance in a Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie. Actor Anthony Mackie, who plays Sam Wilson alias Falcon, returned in his new superhero avatar as Captain America in a special video segment shown on the Disney cruise line recently. He is in his full Cap suit which he got from the Wakandans. This is Anthony’s latest appearance, who officially wielded the vibranium shield in 2021’s Marvel web series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Sam was handed over the mantle by Steve Rogers after the events of Avengers: Endgame.
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