Weekend box office news… Steve-O was arrested… What’s in store for the “Real Housewives of Atlanta”?… Scooter Braun’s fundraiser forHillary Clinton… and Is Nicki Minaj pregnant with Meek Mill’s baby?
“Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” was number one for the second week, earning another $29.4 million. And bad reviews and critical tweets from the director himself didn’t help “Fantastic Four” at the box office. It debuted in second with a disappointing $26.2 million. But on the flip side, “The Gift” debuted with a better-than-expected $12 million for a third place finish. Not bad for a movie that cost only $5 million to make!
The weekend’s other two debuts were “Ricki and the Flash” and “Shaun the Sheep.” Neither cracked the top five. “Ricki” earned $7 million for seventh place and despite raving reviews, kids must not love Claymation. Shaun only earned $4 million, debuting all the way down in eleventh place.
Steve-O was arrested last night for climbing a crane on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood to protest Seaworld’s treatment of killer whales. When he reached the top of the 100-foot crane, Steve-O inflated a huge killer whale balloon with the words “Seaworld Sucks” on it and lit off some fireworks. Once he climbed down, he was arrested. Will he have to pay for all the emergency responders who showed up? The AP says because first responders weren’t sure whether he needed to be rescued, five ambulances, a helicopter and more than 80 firefighters were sent to the scene. Isn’t that a bit much?