The newest Marvel film, 'Captain America: Civil War,' had a big opening weekend, grossing more than $181 million domestically. Some of the other Marvel movies with great opening weekends such as 2012's 'The Avengers' were also liked by critics.
'Civil War,' which is now in theaters, is the start of a movie season that more than ever is held up by a forest of tentpoles stretching from May to August. The swelling size of the summer movie has turned the season into a game of survival.
Reports say Disney has found its lead for the upcoming film, which will be released in 2018. Han Solo was originally portrayed by actor Harrison Ford in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy and in 2015's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.'
'Dheepan' stars Antonythasan Jesuthasan as a Tamil freedom fighter who escapes Sri Lanka for France and the others he joins there. The correspondence between past and present horrors for these people emerges naturally from the material, without any underlining.
The Disney live-action film 'Jungle Book' topped the domestic box office for the third weekend in a row, grossing more than $42 million. The movie stars Neel Sethi, Scarlett Johansson, and Bill Murray.
The live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli stories lead ticket sales for the third straight weekend, but the three films are all expected to be blown out the water when "Captain America: Civil War" debuts next weekend.
'Ratchet & Clank,' which is now in theaters, is based on a video game about an alien tinkerer and his robot sidekick. Other video game adaptations coming to movie theaters this year are 'The Angry Birds Movie,' 'Warcraft,' and more.
'Keanu' stars 'Key & Peele' stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele as mild-mannered men who are attempting to retrieve their kidnapped cat. 'They blew away my expectations,' 'Keanu' director Peter Atencio said of working with multiple kittens on the film.
Vikander will reportedly take on the role for an upcoming 'Lara Croft' film. Angelina Jolie starred as the video game character in two films, the first of which is still the highest-grossing video game film adaptation in the US.
'Infinity' stars Dev Patel as Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan and Jeremy Irons as his mentor, G.H. Hardy. Ramanujan's life is a gold mine of intellectual and cultural complexity, but the film is a conventional movie about an unconventional subject.