Actor Vin Diesel joined “Extra’s” Maria Menounos at our new home at Universal Studios Hollywood, talking about his new movie, “Riddick,” and breaking news about some of his upcoming projects.
Vin explained, “There is a very big rumor that Kurt Russell will come in, and because it’s you, I’ll give you a little more… the eighth script in the series is somewhat akin to ‘Escape from New York.’ This won’t make sense now, but it will make sense later. Kurt Russell was the perfect person to introduce in ‘7’ to play out the eighth storyline that everyone is going to go crazy on.”
Lee Daniels' drama "The Buttler," starring Forest Whitakter and Oprah Winfrey," came in at No. 2 with $8.9M. Rounding out the top three was Eugenio Derbez's dramedy, "Instructions Not Included," earning $8.1M.
The raunchy comedy "We're the Millers," can in fourth with $7.9M and "Planes" rounded out the top five with $4.3M.
The number one film last week, One Direction's Documentary "This Is Us," fell to No. 6 in the standings, earning $4.1M.
Action star Vin Diesel pats himself on the back for his mad social media skills, but he wasn’t serious when he told Entertainment Weekly, “Facebook really owes me billions of dollars.”Diesel explained that he was the first person, besides President Barack Obama, to obtain a million likes on Facebook. Now he has more than 40 million followers!
“Extra’s” Maria Menounos got an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the making of “Fast & Furious 6” in London with Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Paul Walker.
Johnson told Maria he gets to “kick a** all over the place” and revealed he is the “alpha” on set. Staying in top shape for the role, Dwayne explained, “By the time I get to set 7, 8 o'clock in the morning I've already worked out twice and I am ready to go.”
Let the box office race begin! Jump-starting the summer movie season's official start date of May 6, "Fast Five" opened huge this past weekend, grossing $83.6 million at the U.S. box office.
Marking the biggest April opening of all time, "Fast Five" was supposed to open in June, but Universal took a chance and pushed "Five" up when "Super 8" was slotted for the same release date.