Iron Man 3 is the highest-grossing movie so far in 2013 with $1.2 billion in worldwide ticket sales. With those kind of receipts, one would think it’s star Robert Downey, Jr. would easily take the crown on Forbes Highest-Grossing list. It’s only a natural conclusion. Unfortunately for him, Robert only starred in one film the entire year. Sneaking past him to steal the title was someone who starred in four films. Here’s a little hint. It’s someone from the Fast and The Furious franchise.
Before we get to the winner, I just wanted to commend both Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Lawrence for breaking into the male-dominated Top 10. Bullock knocked out the competition with her one-two punch of Gravity and The Heat, while Lawrence hit the bullseye with Silver Linings Playbook and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Check out the Top 10 below. In addition to the top slot, there are a couple of other surprises. At least for me, there was.
All is not completely hopeless for Lindsay Lohan. If she’s ever in doubt about making a legitimate comeback, all she needs to do is look at Robert Downey Jr. for inspiration. There once was a time when the 48-year-old actor was considered damaged goods after a string of drug arrests, rehab stints and box office bombs. Now, he’s Forbes Highest-Paid Actor In Hollywood based on earnings from June 2012 til June 2013.
According to the publication, Downey Jr. raked in an astonishing $75 million over the past year. A massive sum bolstered by gigantic blockbuster hits like The Avengers and Iron Man 3. Both of those movies made over $1 billion at the international box office.
Coming in second place is everyone’s favorite former stripper turned Hollywood A-lister, Channing Tatum. The 33-year-old new dad’s runner up status was buoyed by the success of Magic Mike. Since he self-financed the flick, he laughed all the way to the bank with most of the film’s profits. Check out the rest of the Top 10 below. There’s a couple of surprises including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson making the cut.
Liam Hemsworth sure is one busy boy these days. The Aussie actor has four films being released in 2013. While The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Paranoia are more highly-anticipated, Empire State looks like a solid film in its own right. The action thriller is based on a true story about a 1982 robbery of New York’s Sentry Armored Car Courier Company where $11 million was reportedly stolen.
The 23-year-old actor plays Chris Potamitis, a wannabe police officer turned bank robber, in the flick. When a colleague at the armored car company (Empire) is killed on the job, his childhood friend (Michael Angarano) and him turn to a life of crime and plan to rob an armored car depository of millions. Hot on their trail is Dwyane Johnson, an NYPD detective circling Hemsworth as a prime suspect. Also starring in the film are Emma Roberts (Scream 4), Nikki Reed (Twilight) and Shenae Grimes (90210). Check out the first trailer below.
The whole crew is back for another action-packed adventure in Fast & Furious 6 and the first full trailer has just been released.
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of all-stars in the blockbuster franchise. Reuniting for their most high-stakes adventure yet, fan favorites Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Elsa Pataky are joined by series newcomers Luke Evans and Gina Carano. Oh…yes, you read that right. Rodriguez’s character was believed to be dead but her badass is back – I love it!
The film is scheduled for release on May 24, 2013. The trailer looks really good and you can check it out below.
The first trailer for a new action film called Snitch has just been released, telling a story that is inspired by true events that were actually chronicled in a PBS Frontline documentary.
The film stars Dwayne Johnson as a devoted father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years and up to 30 years in total. Desperate to save his son and do whatever it takes to do so, he makes a deal with the U.S. Attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel on a very dangerous mission. Needless to say, in doing so he risks everything in the process.
Every since “The Rock” started going by Dwayne Johnson, his movie roles have gotten better and now he’s starring in a pretty serious role alongside Susan Surandon. Nice job! The film hits theatres on February 22, 2013. Check out the trailer below.
Back in the day, Mark Wahlberg was famous for his Calvin Klein ads. These days, it’s more about his movies but recently these worlds have merged when photos were taken of him on set in his underwear… and boy does he look good.
Wahlberg was on set filming for a new movie called ‘Pain and Gain‘, and seemingly on a break while chatting on the phone (either that, or it’s actually part of a scene in the film). He stars alongside Ed Harris and Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) in a film about a pair of bodybuilders in Florida who get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.
The film comes out in 2013, but for now check out the 40-year old‘s sexy pictures below.
This article is for all my trekkie homos out there and those pop culture queens who love a good piece of trivia. While I am not a full fledged trekkie, I have enjoyed myself a fair share of seasons from Star Trek: The Next Generation and I think I’ve seen every episode of Voyager. While it wasn’t their best work, I did watch Deep Space Nine with my dad when it was on the air. So, when Patrick saw this and shared it with me, I couldn’t help but share it with you.
The Star Trek franchise has spanned multiple decades and generations with various takes on the original, classic tale imagined by Gene Roddenberry. The latest adaption has been the film version created by J.J. Abrams with its initial movie grossing over $380 million at the box office and now, a sequel on the way.
While there have been many celebrities who worked on full seasons of Star Trek (like Whoopi Goldberg and Patrick Stewart), there are a few stars who you may not know had a role or two on the sci-fi cult hit. Thanks to a user at IMGUR, we can check out a few of those celebrities who made their appearance. Some of the side-by-side-comparisons may shock you. Check out the list below.
Every Wednesday for the past year, I have brought you some of the best Who’d You Rather battles between models, actors, musicians and more. It’s hard to believe that a whole year has gone by and it’s now time for our final showdown of 2011. To finish off the year, I’m pairing two action stars that are pretty darn delicious: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Vin Diesel.
“The Rock” was well known in the 90′s and early millennium for his work in the WWE. He was the undisputed champion for a while but left the mat to pursue an acting career. A great move considering he went on to star in a few blockbuster films including The Mummy Returns, The Scorpion King and the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Dwayne returned to the WWE this past year as the host of WrestleMania.
Vin Diesel is yummy. Period. He burst onto the Hollywood scene with his movies Pitch Black and The Fast and the Furious. His Pitch Black role garnered so much success that it spun-off it’s own film to feature his character solely titled The Chronicles of Riddick. He has since reprised his Fast & Furious role for the franchise and is working as a producer on the upcoming 6th and 7th film. Vin also owns two production companies and a record label, Race Track Records.
So much hotness, only one vote. How will you ever decide. Check out the photos and make your choice below.