Producer Will Packer arrives at the Pan African Film & Arts Festival Premiere of Screen Gems’ “About Last Night” at the Cinerama Dome Theatre on February 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
*Will Packer is on a role.
The producer of “Ride Along” and “About Last Night” – both currently in the box office Top Ten, has set up his next film with Universal Pictures via his Will Packer Productions banner.
The comedy, titled “Girls Trip,” will be directed by “Best Man Holiday” helmer Malcolm D. Lee and is set to begin production this summer, reports Deadline.com. Details of the storyline are being kept under wraps.
*Kevin Hart’s success on the big screen has spread to the world of cell phones.
The funnyman’s latest film, “About Last Night,” sold 66 percent of its tickets via mobile phone at Fandango than any wide release ever has.
The new record breaks Hart’s old record, which was held by his last film “Ride Along.” The action comedy, which co-stars Ice Cube, sold 65 percent of its Fandango tickets via cell phone.
*After the huge box office success of “Ride Along,” Universal Pictures hurried up and put the sequel in motion.
Tim Story will return to direct “Ride Along 2,” and according to Deadline.com, Ice Cube and Kevin Hart are close to securing a deal to reprise their roles as the quick-witted security guard (Hart) trying to get with Cube’s sister.
The film debuted five weeks ago on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend to a record opening of $41.5 million. It has since grossed more than $120 million worldwide as of this weekend.
*Filmgoers can’t seem to let go of “Ride Along.”
The Kevin Hart/Ice Cube buddy cop flick took in $12.3 mil to come out on top of the box office ranking for the 3rd weekend in a row. It’s total take is now $93 million
*Kevin Hart and Ice Cube have cruised to another win at the box office with “Ride Along.”
On its way to the top of the ticket sales, “Ride Along” managed to kill off “I Frankenstein” the special effects-heavy remake of Mary Shelley’s horror classic starring Aaron Eckhart, which finished sixth with a weak $8.2 million three-day total.
Fresh off of a record-breaking weekend at the box office, media partner theJasmineBRAND.com chatted with Ride Along’s Kevin Hart and Ice Cube.
If you’re a fan of Hart, you’re well aware of his popular, spontaneous rapping alter ego, Chocolate Droppa.
While Droppa didn’t make an appearance in his latest film, we did chat with him about future plans for his split personality to appear on the big screen. We also got some insight on Hart and Cube’s spiritual side asking them what one question they’re DYING to ask God.
Check out part of the interview below.