The animated film managed to beat Will Ferrell comedy ‘Get Hard’ to the box office top spot this weekend.
Dreamworks' newest animated feature Home has topped the box office this weekend, taking an estimated $54 million. The film's opening weekend success means it is already a hit for studio DreamWorks, which has had a difficult time as of late, with recent releases under performing at the box office.
Home has topped the US box office.
The film tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a young girl named Tip and Oh, an outcast alien from outer space. Pop star Rihanna provides the voice of Tip, while ‘Big Bang Theory’ star Jim Parsons is her unlikely accomplice.
The stars of the film, 'Home', Jim Parsons and Rihanna, have spoken out about what drew them to the project, and what made it so special.
Already a global hit, the DreamWorks animated adventure 'Home' opens in America this weekend, featuring a leading couple that would be hard to imagine starring together in a live-action movie: 'The Big Bang Theory' star, Jim Parsons, and global superstar Rihanna.
Jim Parsons provides the voice of Oh in 'Home'
Surprisingly, they found they had a lot in common as they approached the project. "Neither of us had ever done an animated film, and the story just spoke to me," Rihanna said. "It was so real, and I found so many parallels in it."
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'Home' is colorfully inoffensive.
Fox's new animation Home may not be earth-shatteringly original or ground-breaking but it packs enough star power in the form of Rihanna, Jim Parsons and Jennifer Lopez and its likeable tale will be a hit with families this weekend.
Rihanna plays the fearless 'Tip' in Fox's animated movie Home
It tells the story of Oh, a cute misfit from another planet who, when landing on Earth, finds himself on the run from his own kind. He soon forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own.
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DreamWorks Animation have released 'Home' a week early for Mother's Day, leading to a successful box office before it's official release.
While 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' held on to the top spot on the British box office chart for the third straight week, the real champion last weekend was the riotously enjoyable DreamWorks animated adventure 'Home', which played a series of preview screenings in advance of it opening across the country this weekend.
'Home' hits US theatres on 27th March 2015
While 'Second Best' took an impressive £1.4m in its third weekend of play, 'Home''s previews brought in £2.45m on Saturday and Sunday alone. Cleverly marketed as a UK Mother's Day treat, the film drew families to cinemas in huge numbers. This preview income will be added to 'Home''s tally this weekend for next week's box office chart, which means it could beat the second 'Divergent Series' movie, 'Insurgent', to the top of the chart.
Continue reading: 'Home' Is A Hit Even Before It Opens
A sharp script and especially colourful imagery make this animated romp a lot more fun than expected, entertaining grown-ups just as much as the kids. It may be the usual frantic action comedy, but there's an edge to the humour and a continual stream of knowing gags and witty references that keep us laughing. As a result, the busy plot is surprisingly involving, and the action scenes are genuinely thrilling.
It opens in outer space with the Boov, a race of blobby creatures that are only good at one thing: running away from their sworn enemy the Gorg. Their leader Captain Smek (Steve Martin) has selected Earth as their next hiding place, so they swoop in and corral mankind into Happy Humantowns in the Australian Outback while the Boov occupy the cities, hilariously trying to make sense of everything they find there. But a Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons) sticks out from the hive-like community. Friendlier and more curious than he should be, he inadvertently alerts the Gorg to their location. So he goes on the run, meeting up with the human teen girl Tip (Rihanna), who has managed to hide out with her chubby cat Pig and now wants to find her mother (Jennifer Lopez). Pursued by Smek and top cop Kyle (Matt Jones), Oh and Tip must dart around the globe to solve both of their predicaments.
Based on Adam Rex's novel The True Meaning of Smekday, the story is packed with lively twists and turns, and the filmmakers bring it to life with energy, humour and some real emotion. The animators pull out all the stops as they play with outrageous colours and eye-catching action, while the Boov's ability to selectively control gravity adds plenty of scope for additional mayhem. For example, Oh and Tip travel the globe in a car that Oh soups up Back to the Future-style so they can fly to Boov central command in Paris and then on to Australia. These kinds of knowing film references flit across the screen all the way through their adventure.
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The 41-year-old actor was joined by his 'Big Bang' co-stars while accepting the 2,545th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Well deserved! The star of the CBS comedy 'The Big Bang Theory', Jim Parsons, received a huge honour on Wednesday (March 11th) as he was presented with the 2,545th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Parsons accepting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Among the people who came out to attend the ceremony were the 41-year-old actor's 'Big Bang' co-stars Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch and Simon Helberg, as well as its creator Chuck Lorre.
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The sitcom writer pays tribute to the 'Star Trek' actor in famed vanity card.
'The Big Bang Theory' creator Chuck Lorre expresses his sorrow at the death of Leonard Nimoy in a moving tribute in his post-episode vanity card - almost three years to the day that the veteran actor lent his voice in one episode of the geek sitcom.
He lived long, and prospered. (Credit: Frazer Harrison at Getty Images Entertainment)
In a segment usually reserved for long jokes and general rambling, Lorre posted a black and white photography of Leonard Nimoy with the simple yet touching caption reading: 'The impact you had on our show and on our lives is everlasting', following the latest episode which aired in the US on March 5th 2015 on CBS.
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The overly-confident alien race, the Boov, have faced some difficulties in their time, but they've just discovered a new planet that they can call home. The only drawback? The planet's name is Earth, and it already has inhabitants. But when, arguably the source of their problems, Oh ('The Big Bang Theory''s Jim Parsons) is abandoned by his race, he runs across a new friend. Tip (Rihanna), is a renegade, and after escaping from the occupation of the Boov with Oh, the two begin a road-trip with a difference as they try to find their way in the world and make their own home.
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Fans of the beloved sitcom can breathe a sigh of relief as production for season eight will get underway on Wednesday (Aug 6th).
‘CBS's 'The Big Bang Theory' has now dealt with some behind-the-scenes issues, and production for the show's eight season is expected to get underway on Wednesday (Aug 6th) as the cast have reportedly negotiated new contracts, securing rather large pay rises.
'The Big Bang Theory' cast
Warner Bros., the producer of 'Big Bang,' announced on July 30th, "due to ongoing contract negotiations, production on 'The Big Bang Theory' - which was originally scheduled to begin today - has been postponed," as Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, still try to secure new deals.
Actors playing Sheldon, Penny and Leonard will potentially earn $100 million each over the next three years.
Three of the five principal stars of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ have signed new pay deals with Warner Bros. and the production of the new series can finally get under way.
'The Big Bang Theory' can now start filming again after a brief delay over pay for three of its stars
Filming of the eighth season of the hit US sitcom had been delayed since last Wednesday as its stars were negotiating pay rises to reflect the show’s enormous popularity. Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco have each signed new three year deals thought to be worth approximately $1 million per episode, a huge increase from their previous packages of $325,000 per episode.
Continue reading: 'The Big Bang Theory' Is Back In Production As Stars Sign New Contracts
The original cast of the beloved sitcom are also likely to have their demands met before production for season 8 commences.
CBS's 'The Big Bang Theory' is still dealing with behind-the-scenes issues as production for the show's eight season remains delayed due the cast continuing to negotiating new contracts that will give them a rather large pay rise.
The cast of 'The Big Bang Theory'
Warner Bros., the producer of 'Big Bang,' announced on Wednesday (July 30th), "due to ongoing contract negotiations, production on 'The Big Bang Theory' - which was originally scheduled to begin today - has been postponed," as Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, still try to secure new deals.
The Big Bang stars want more money, and they'll probably get it
It started as a pretty late take on geek culture and ended up thrusting Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg into around 20 million American living rooms every week. Now, filming of the eighth season is delayed because they want more money. A statement from Warner Bros Television (WBTV) said: "Due to ongoing contract negotiations, production on The Big Bang Theory - which was originally scheduled to begin today - has been postponed."
Jim Parsons accepts his award for Critics' Choice Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series (Getty 2014/Kevin Winter)
Like many of American’s most popular sitcoms, looking back at the first season after eight or nine have flown by, it’s jarring. In the beginning, The Big Bang Theory didn’t really know what it was: Galecki’s Leonard Hofstadter was pinned as the show’s leading man; fumbling yet handsome, nerdy, lovable. But Parson’s Sheldon would soon take centre stage and thrust Leonard and Penny’s Ross & Rachel plotlines into the background.
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Season eight may be in jeopardy as the cast have still not negotiated new contracts.
Fans of the beloved CBS sitcom 'The Big Bang Theory' are beginning to become worried about the effect these recent behind-the-scenes issues could have on the show's eight season, which is scheduled to production on Wednesday (July 30th).
The cast of 'The Big Bang Theory' are still negotiating new contracts
Warner Bros., the producer of 'Big Bang,' announced that filming has been delayed because the cast, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, are still negotiating new deals.
With 19 million viewers, CBS will probably pay up than lose their most successful show for an eighth season
It has been reported that the stars of CBS’ hit comedy, The Big Bang Theory, are demanding $1m per episode as they conduct contract talks ahead of production on season 8.
On set with the Big Bang Theory cast in 2013 (Getty/Kevin Winters)
Jim Parsons, an Emmy nominee this year for his role as Sheldon Cooper, Johnny Galecki, who plays his exasperated roommate Leonard Hofstadter, Kaley Cuoco, who plays Leonard’s love interest Penny Kaley, Simon Helberg, who plays fan favourite Howard Wolowitz and Kunal Nayyar, who plays the shy Raj Koothrappal are all working together to secure a significant pay rise.
Continue reading: Big Bang Theory Stars Eye $1m Per Episode, And They'll Probably Get It
'Big Bang Theory' season 8 could be delayed over a contract dispute.
Sitcom The Big Bang Theory, the jewel in CBS' crown, is in jeopardy of being cancelled altogether just two weeks before the show is slated to go into production on its upcoming eighth season. The entire original cast is still without contracts and there appears no sign of a deal.
The Big Bang Theory could earn Warner Bros $3 billion
The situation is almost identical to the one in 2010, when salary negotiations concerning Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar affected the start of production. As Deadline notes, the difference this time is that in 2010, the cast had pre-existing contracts and were obliged to show up for work. This time around, the five stars are no longer contracted to the show. Currently, CBS has only Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik available for work.
It's taken nearly 30 years to bring Larry Kramer's passionate, award-winning play to the screen, but this high-calibre production is a genuine stunner. Even if it was made for television, it carries the gut-punch of a great drama, adding a deeply personal perspective to recent Aids epidemic documentaries like How to Survive a Plague and We Were Here.
At the centre is the outspoken writer Ned (Mark Ruffalo), who has already ruffled feathers in the 1981 New York gay community with his rants against promiscuity. So when a close friend (Jonathan Groff) comes down with what has been labelled "gay cancer", he has a new cause to get angry about. He gathers his buddies including Bruce, Tommy and Mickey (Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons and Joe Mantello) to form an action group, working with Emma (Julia Roberts), a doctor who suspects that the disease is sexually transmitted. But the community isn't willing to give up its hard-fought sexual freedoms. And as Ned falls for Times journalist Felix (Matt Bomer), he becomes increasingly outraged that the government is doing nothing while thousands of people die.
Kramer's script is so intimate and raw that it brings the characters to vivid life, giving each of the actors a show-stopping scene of his or her own. Ruffalo's complex and remarkably transparent performance holds everything together beautifully. Ned's relationships and confrontations all pack a powerful punch, from the romantic scenes with Bomer's lively Felix to darker strain with his brother (Alfred Molina) or an all-out battle with a politician (Corey Stoll). And Roberts gets some pungent scenes of her own, most notably a fiery rant against a room full of callous congressmen.
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Aidan Bloom may look like he's got a lot going for him on the outside, in his prime at 35 with a beautiful wife and two loving children named Grace and Tucker, but the truth is he's floundering. He dreams of being an actor, but that's not a job you can guarantee stability from and thus he no longer has enough money to send his kids to a private school - even with the full to bursting swear jar. He decides to home tutor them after deciding against public school, and soon discovers that he's not the only one in his life who is having problems. With his father having his own issues and his daughter feeling deep regret after cutting off her hair, he starts to realise that he might have to save his family before he himself can be saved.
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'The Big Bang Theory' has been removed from streaming sites in China
“The Big Bang Theory” is the latest American export to endure censorship over in China. The popular U.S sitcom, which features a group of super intelligent, highly nuanced and super high maintenance geeks – and Penny - living out their professional and personal lives in Pasadena, California.
Sheldon and Howard talk it out in seasn 7, episode 18 of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory"
Streaming websites in China, like Youku.com and Sohu.com, display the message “This video can’t be viewed due to policy reasons” when users try and access TBBT. This has created a backlash on social media, with many Sina Weibo (China’s Twitter) expressing their dismay given the popularity of the show in the country.
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Captain Smek is the leader of a group of aliens called Boov who are stranded in outer-space on their spaceship with no home planet to speak of. Determined to find themselves a permanent planetary home and desperate to evade their arch enemies, they travel across the universe in search of the perfect place. Unfortunately, every planet they land on seems to pose a threat - from monstrous, bloodthirsty predators to unbearably sweltering heat. One day, however, they discover the ideal dwelling for them; Earth. And so, the takeover of the human-inhabited world begins, with Smek under the impression that he is saving the humans. However, one young girl manages to escape their grasp and discovers one Boov who is exiled from his clan after accidentally informed their dreaded nemeses of their location. The pair thus become an unlikely duo, setting out to rescue their earthling and alien counterparts from the incoming menace.
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Want more Big Bang? CBS have granted your wish, for three more seasons at least
For a show to get a pilot is amazing. For it to get picked up, that’s a stunning achievement. A second season is what dreams are made of for writers and actors alike. But to go 10 seasons is utopia. That’s exactly what “The Big Bang Theory” – which started back in 2007 (can you believe it?) – has done as CBS order a further three seasons.
The Big Bang Theory Is Back For Three More Seasons
The pantheon of 10-season + sitcoms includes big hitters like “Friends” and “Frasier” and “Two And a Half Men” – all behemoths of the small screen, and Sheldon, Leonard, Howard, Rajesh and Penny are set to join those illustrious ranks, and have made millions along the way.
Continue reading: The Big Bang Theory Will Hit The Magic 10 As CBS Orders 3 More Seasons
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