(NEW YORK) -- Spider-Man: Homecoming far surpassed expectations, opening with an estimated $117 million opening, the third-largest debut of the year behind Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Wonder Woman. Early estimates had it earning from $80 million to a max $100 million.
The film, starring Tom Holland as the web-slinging superhero, snagged the largest opening for an individual Marvel character debut, topping the $98.6 million posted by Iron Man back in 2008. Internationally, Spider-Man: Homecoming earned $140 million. Marvel is owned by Disney, parent company of ABC News.
Despicable Me 3 took second place in its second week, with an…
(LOS ANGELES) -- Stars of stage and screen -- and at least one former president -- pay tribute to a guy now famous for spoofing the current president, on Spike TV's Sunday night special One Night Only: Alec Baldwin.
The special features Baldwin's arguably less-famous younger brothers Billy and Daniel, both of whom Alec mocks. He jabs Daniel for his past brushes with the law and calls Billy "an organ donor."
The show, taped June 25 at Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater in New York City, also features Tracy Morgan and Jane Krakowski, who starred with Baldwin on 30 Rock, as well as Saturday Night Live's Kate McKinnon and…
(WESTEROS) -- After an endless wait, the seventh season of Game of Thrones will premiere in just over a week's time, and HBO has revealed the titles and descriptions for the first three episodes. Before you get too excited, though, the descriptions don't divulge too much -- though there are a few nuggets of info to pick out.
The season premiere, airing July 16, is called "Dragonstone," which suggests that Daenerys, played by Emilia Clarke, will finally arrive at the island that was home to her ancestors. The description reads, "Jon organizes the defense of the North. Cersei tries to…
(KARLOVY VARY, CZECH REPUBLIC) -- Jeremy Renner is all smiles despite fracturing both arms on the set of Avengers: Infinity War.
Any Marvel fan can tell you, Renner's character -- Clint Barton/Hawkeye -- relies on a bow and arrow to fight bad guys onscreen, but it's computer effects that allow him to hit the bulls-eye every time. That's why Renner says the fact that he recently broke his right elbow and left wrist won't affect him too much.
"Fall down seven times...stand up 8!," he posted recently from the Marvel movie's Atlanta set, smiling while sporting soft splints on both limbs.
Renner was wearing…
(LOS ANGELES) -- Idris Elba covers the August issue of Esquire, and inside the magazine, he gets candid about how the loss of his father forced him to reevaluate his life.
"I got to a place where I wasn't even living anymore," he told the magazine. "I was becoming a robot with my work."
Elba continues, "I have no fear of jumping out of burning cars or out of buildings on set, but in reality, I couldn't run one hundred meters. I just felt out of touch with reality."
The actor's father, Winston Elba, died in September 2013 after battling lung cancer.
(LOS ANGELES) --It looks like Ben Affleck has officially moved on from his ex-wife Jennifer Garner.
A source tells E! Online the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star is dating Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus.
The two, who reportedly met while Ben was doing some work in London, are "in the early stages" of their relationship, according to the insider, who says the duo caught a showing of Sam Mendes' play Ferryman while abroad last week.
"It's more than a summer fling," explains the source. "They are having fun and care for each other. It's early and they are taking it slow."
The couple has mostly been keeping the romance under…
(NORRISTOWN, Penn.) -- Bill Cosby will be re-tried in Norristown, Pennsylvania, for alleged sexual assault beginning November 6, according to paperwork obtained by ABC News.
Judge Steven O'Neill, who oversaw the first trial, also ordered attorneys to submit jury selection questions and instructions no later than October 30.
Cosby, 79, was charged more than a year ago for allegedly sexually assaulting former Temple University staffer Andrea Constand in 2004. He pleaded not guilty. According to Constand, who testified for seven hours during the first trial, Cosby gave her pills that rendered her unable to stop his advances, though she said she…
(LOS ANGELES) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:
* Spider-Man: Homecoming -- Tom Holland stars as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, who returns to his home in Queens, New York following his experience with the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War. Under the tutelage of Tony Stark/Iron Man, again played by Robert Downey, Jr., Parker tackles balancing high school and crimefighting, while a new threat, the Vulture -- played by Michael Keaton -- emerges. Also starring Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, and Zendaya. Rated PG-13.
Opening Friday in limited release:
* A Ghost Story -- Oscar-winner Casey Affleck and Lion's Rooney Mara star in this fantasy-drama about a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost…
(LOS ANGELES) -- Praise be! Drake may be returning to his acting roots if one of Canada’s most successful writers gets her wish.
Margaret Atwood, whose 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale inspired the current hit Hulu TV series of the same name, wants Drizzy to make appear in the show.
"Wouldn’t it be fun for him to have a cameo in season two of The Handmaid’s Tale?, she tells The Boston Review. “I’ll drop that notion into the ear of Bruce Miller, the showrunner, and see what he can do with that, because of course the show is filmed in Toronto. Maybe Drake…
(LONDON) -- During a question and answer session with an audience at London's National Theatre, actor Andrew Garfield gave an unusual reason for why he, a straight man, is able to portray a gay man in an adaptation of the play Angels in America.
"As far as I know, I am not a gay man," the former Amazing Spider-Man star began, according to the UK's Gay Times. "Maybe I’ll have an awakening later in my life, which I’m sure will be wonderful and I’ll get to explore that part of the garden, but right now I’m secluded to my area,…
(LOS ANGELES) -- Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt has proposed to actress Meredith Salenger, 15 months after the unexpected death of his writer wife, Michelle McNamara.
The news initially came from a source who told People that the pair began seeing each other after they had become friends. They were introduced to each other by a mutual pal, former Real O'Neals star Martha Plimpton and first went public last month, at the premiere of the movie Baby Driver in Los Angeles.
Salenger seemed to confirm the news with a humorous Instagram posting featuring her and Oswalt together, with a picture…
(LOS ANGELES) -- Alyssa Milano is accusing her former business manager of financial misconduct that has left her millions of dollars in debt.
The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court in Van Nuys Friday, alleges that accountant Kenneth Hellie and his firm, Hellie, Hoffer & Co., forged Milano's signature on checks, failed to pay overdue bills and taxes, and coaxed her into making bad investments, according to documents obtained by Variety. Milano said the alleged behavior has left her and her husband, talent agent David Bugliari, “with millions of dollars in debt and their credit in ruins.”
Hellie declined to discuss the specifics,…
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