India's 'Dangal' Blasts Past ₹2000 Crore / $305M, A Milestone In World Cinema – Forbes

On Monday, India’s hit drama Dangal picked up an additional 2.5 crore rupees ($390,000) from multiplexes across China, pushing its worldwide gross theatrical total past the magical 2,000 crore mark. Aamir Khan Productions Dangal’s story of love, sacrifice and achievement has won hearts across the globe. That’s 20 billion rupees, billions with a “b.” It’s a …

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Huckabee targeted by class action suit over robocalls for Christmas movie – The Hill (blog)

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee could be facing a class action lawsuit stemming from the marketing campaign from his movie about the “war on Christmas.” Attorneys for Dorit and Ron Golan claim that more than 4 million calls were made marketing for Huckabee’s film “Last Ounce of Courage,” which could potentially violate the Telephone Consumer Protection …

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'Wonder Woman' Is Now Top-Grossing Live Action Movie by a Female Director, Ever – Fortune

Wonder Woman has generated more than $620 million in global revenue since it hit theatres three weeks ago. According to Variety and others, that makes it the highest-grossing live action film ever directed by a woman. The film was directed by Patty Jenkins, whose feature debut was the critically hailed Monster, starring Charlize Theron. Shockingly, …

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Salman Khan's 'Sultan' wins best action movie award at the Shanghai Film Festival – Economic Times

MUMBAI: Superstar Salman Khan‘s “Sultan” has won the best action movie award at at the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF). Ahead of its China release, “Sultan” became the first ever Bollywood film to win the award in the Jackie Chan Action Movie week section, which focuses on a selection of the best in action, special …

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Holly Hunter Talks About Her New Romantic Comedy The Big Sick and The Incredibles 2 – Parade

A truly unique and versatile talent, Holly Hunter has consistently amazed and surprised us throughout her career. Born in Conyers, Georgia, Hunter won an Academy Award and the Cannes Best Actress Award for her portrayal of mute Scottish widow Ada McGrath in Jane Campion‘s The Piano (1993). A seven-time Emmy nominee and two-time Emmy winner, Hunter also has an extensive …

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Wonder Woman becomes highest-grossing live-action movie from a female director – Flickering Myth (blog)

Having become the first female filmmaker to direct a movie with a budget of $100 million, and the first to have a movie debut with a domestic opening weekend of $100 million, Patty Jenkins has now added another feather to her cap with Wonder Woman’s latest box office milestone. The DC blockbuster has now reached …

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Why Wonder Woman isn't the feminist fantasy we've been told it is – Metro

Something happened about midway through Wonder Woman – I stopped enjoying it. Carrie Fisher’s daughter speaks up over her mother’s autopsy report It changed from a joyous, ridiculous superhero movie into a series of lingering shots of Gal Gadot’s legs. It clunked with dialogue that all but stopped short of saying ‘hashtag feminism’. At one point, …

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