“Furious 7″ remains champion at China’s box office

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BEIJING, May 13 (Xinhua) — Street-racing thriller “Furious 7″ continued to dominate China’s box office with 108 million yuan (about 17.7million U.S. dollars) in ticket sales for the week ending May 10.

The blockbuster’s total box office sales have reached 2.42 billion yuan since its release on April 12. It surpassed “Transformers 4″ to become the most successful movie in Chinese cinemas on April 26 when its total ticket sales hit 2.02 billion yuan. “Transformers” grossed about 1.97 billion yuan in a single month in China last summer.

Domestic romance “You Are My Sunshine” came in at a respectable number two during the week, taking 89 million yuan, China Film News reported on Wednesday. Its total ticket sales hit 329 million yuan on May 10 after opening on April 30.

Third place went to domestic action-thriller “Helios,” which earned 68.4 million yuan in the week. Its total box office earnings reached 199.8 millon yuan after opening on April 30.

Action-fantasy “Chappie” landed in fourth place with 64 million yuan after opening on May 8.

Rounding out the top five was domestic romance “The Left Ear,” pulling in 62 million yuan in the week. Total earnings for the film have hit 466.2 million yuan since its release on April 24.

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BEIJING, April 29 (Xinhua) — Street-racing thriller “Furious 7″ has surpassed “Transformers 4″ to become the most successful movie in Chinese cinemas after it raced ahead of its competitors for a third week.

Pulling in another 450 million yuan (about 72 million U.S. dollars) at the box office in the week ending April 26 brought the total cinema takings of the seventh film in the stunt-filled “Fast and Furious” franchise to 2.02 billion yuan after it opened on April 12. Full Story

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Dwayne Johnson Saves Everyone in Over 30 New SAN ANDREAS Images

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The upcoming disaster film San Andreas is unfortunately not called Dwayne Johnson vs. An Earthquake”, but that may be for good reason. Instead of fighting, the movie instead finds Johnson filling the role of a helicopter rescue pilot, hence all the “saving lives” stuff seen in a new batch of images that Warner Bros. just released. Directed by Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island), the film takes place around the events of a massive Earthquake shaking California to its core, putting Johnson’s ex-wife (Carla Gugino) and daughter (Alexandra Daddario) right in harm’s way.

Peruse through over 30 high-resolution images from the film below. Paul Giamatti,Archie Panjabi, Ioan Gruffudd, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, and Art Parkinson also star. The film opens in theaters on May 29th.

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Production Begins on Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart Comedy Central Intelligence

Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson are constantly making moves! Separately, the two can be seen in tons of big films, but now, the two will bring their juggernaut skill sets to the New Line Cinema and Universal Pictures film, “Central Intelligence.” Filming has begun in Boston, MA.

The action-comedy will be directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (“We’re the Millers” and “Dodgeball”) and also stars Amy Ryan and “The Game” star Danielle Nicolet. The film’s screenplay is by Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen, Sean Anders and John Morris, with a story by Barinholtz and Stassen. Ed Helms acts as executive producer, with Scott Stuber (“Ted”), Peter Principato and Paul Young (“black-ish”) and Michael Fottrell (“Furious Seven”) also producing.

The film will follow Johnson, a former nerd who has now become a top CIA agent. Hart, however, has been demoted in life from a CIA agent to a pencil-pusher.

“The story follows a one-time bullied geek who grew up to be a lethal CIA agent (Johnson), coming home for his high school reunion. Claiming to be on a top-secret case, he enlists the help of the former “big man on campus” (Hart), now an accountant who misses his glory days. But before the staid numbers-cruncher realizes what he’s getting into it’s too late to get out, as his increasingly unpredictable new friend drags him through a world of shoot-outs, double-crosses and espionage that could get them both killed in more ways than he can count.”

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‘The Rock’ Shares a Poignant Moment for Mother’s Day: ‘Are You Happy, Ma?’

   Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson in April 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Image source: Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

Johnson shared that he was sitting across from his mother “when out of the blue she looks around the plane, then looks at me and says, ‘Son, I can’t believe the life I have. Grandma and grandpa would be so proud.’”

“Are you happy, Ma?” Johnson inquired.

At that moment a flight attendant placed his mother’s breakfast on a table, which sealed it for her: “Am I happy?” she asked Johnson rhetorically. “I used to worry about how I was going to buy groceries for us, and now I just had my breakfast placed down in front of me.”

With that she began crying. “Yes, son,” she said, “I couldn’t be happier.”

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Johnson then shared that when he was 14, they were evicted from their Hawaii apartment because they couldn’t afford the $180 weekly rent — which isn’t likely an issue these days.

“At this moment I’m shaking my head and smiling quietly (as my mom blows her nose),” Johnson explained, “cause she just told me she’s happy. And y’all know when our parents tell us they’re happy, its so satisfying for us, cause it means we’ve done a good job for them as their kids.”

He signed off the story in this way: “Happy Mother’s Day to all the deserving, amazing mamas out there. And Happy Mother’s Day to my amazing mom who will no doubt kill me for posting this crying pic.”

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Another Dwayne Johnson Sci-Fi Action Comedy Is Happening, Get The Details

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Dwayne Johnson isn’t slowing down anytime soon. The action star just nabbed another starring role in an upcoming film acquired by DreamWorks. And it sounds pretty darn epic.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, action star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is now attached to a new sci-fi action comedy acquired by DreamWorks called Alpha Squad Seven. Both DreamWorks and Paramount were in the bidding war for the film before DreamWorks edged out the competition for win. Johnson will also serve as co-producer with his 7 Bucks Productions company along with Beau Flynn’s FlynnPictureCo., whom he collaborated with for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,Hercules and San Andreas.

Alpha Squad Seven is a four-quadrant action comedy adventure set in space, similar to Guardians of the Galaxy. Seasoned comedy writers Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer wrote the pitch for the film, which was just fast-tracked for development. No word yet on who else will star in Alpha Squad Seven, but one thing for sure, with Johnson attached it is likely to be a top-notch action film. As we all know, this won’t be Dwayne Johnson’s first jaunt into the sci-fi action genre, however, it will his second sci-fi action comedy movie.

Over the course of 10 years, Dwayne Johnson has starred in three sci-fi action films, and none of them were comedic roles. Doom, his first notable sci-fi action film, centered on a group of Marines on a research facility on Mars who end up battling genetically engineered monsters attack the facility. Doom was loosely based on a video game series of the same name. Race to Witch Mountain, his second sci-fi action film, was also a thriller. Race to Witch Mountain, which was based on the 1968 novel Escape to Witch Mountain by Alexander Key, centered on a Los Vegas taxi driver who meets to extraterrestrial youths whom he must help reach their spaceship, which is buried in Witch Mountain. Not quite a comedy, but undoubtedly possessing some comedic moments.

Johnson’s most recent sci-fi action movie, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island was technically his first sci-fi action comedy film. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, which was his first collaboration with producer Beau Flynn, followed a teenager and his stepfather as they set out on a quest to the South Pacific to an island where they rescue its sole human inhabitant. Like the first Journey film, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island was also based on a Jules Verne novel, The Mysterious Island.

Johnson fans can expect big things from the action star and his upcoming film Alpha Squad Seven as it is meant to be a two-hander in addition to launching a franchise.

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Steelers WR Antonio Brown trains with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

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Antonio Brown has been known to rub shoulders with some famous faces. For the second straight offseason, AB has taken in a workout with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Johnson played college football at the University of Miami (FL) and after a knee injury went into the family business of professional wrestling. Johnson dwarfs Brown in every possible way, but it isn’t known if Brown has started a cycle of The Rock’s supplement line yet. If you smelllllllll what the Rock, is cookin’!

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This Guy Spent A Day Trying To Eat Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Meal Plan, Failed Miserably

A month ago, we published a post about Dwayne Johnson’s daily meal plan. For a layman, like you (not me, I’m a goddamn specimen) eating as much food as Johnson does in a day would have you living with your face in the toilet.

One guy decided to disprove that theory.

He thought that maybe he could consume the 10 POUNDS of food and come out unscathed on the other side. Figured that if he stayed active all day, he could withstand eating all that food. He was wrong.

If you want to fuck with The Rock’s daily diet, here is all the food you will need below. Go nuts.

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