Cars 3 gets the checkered flag, Ed is honored and Transformers rev up the Hollywood Nation.
On Sunday, the stars of Transformers: The Last Knight walked the blue carpet at the film’s London premiere. It’s the fifth installment in the blockbuster franchise and may be the last for director Michael Bay and star Mark Wahlberg.
“It is bittersweet, but you know, look, I just signed on to make movies with Michael. So, if Michael wants to do another one, great. If he wants to move on to something else, we will figure out what else to do. I’m ok with it,” Wahlberg said.
Stephen Furst, the actor who played Flounder in the hit comedy Animal House, died in Los Angeles on Saturday. The 63-year-old producer, director and performer died from complications of diabetes.
It was a big day for Ed Sheeran, Paul McCartney and J.K. Rowling, as Queen Elizabeth gave out some high honors. Sheeran was named a member of the British Empire, which is the first step toward knighthood, and McCartney and Rowling were upgraded from knighthood to “Companion of Honor.”
And Cars 3 cruised to the top of the box office, taking in an estimated $53.5 million. Wonder Woman fell to second place with $40.7 million and the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me debuted in the third spot, making more than $27 million.