Although all the “Star Wars” films have been global hits, “The Force Awakens” is only the second film in the long-running franchise to join the billion-dollar club.(Film Frame / Associated Press)
Here are the other members of the coveted $1-billion club:
In just 17 days of release, the latest film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise became the fastest film to cross the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office.(Universal Pictures)
The Marvel super-sequel has earned more than $1 billion at the global box office, making it the third Marvel Studios film to reach that milestone.(Marvel / TNS)
The “Despicable Me” spin-off “Minions” is only the third animated movie to cross the billion-dollar mark.(Illumination Entertainment / AP)
The makers of “Last Vegas,” a “Hangover"-style comedy for the senior set, won an appeal of the film’s R rating Thursday, a rare case of the Motion Picture Assn. of America overturning a ruling.
The CBS Films movie, which stars Michael Douglas as a lifelong bachelor who takes a trip to Las Vegas with friends on the eve of his wedding, will now be rated PG-13 for “brief sexual content and language.”
Directed by Jon Turteltaub from a script by Adam Brooks and Dan Fogelman, “Last Vegas” also stars Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline.
The trailer for “Last Vegas” finds its humor in the indignities of aging, as Freeman’s character contemplates how to indulge in the pleasures of Sin City when, “I can’t smoke, drink, eat salt or stay out past 9.”
Representatives for the MPAA and CBS Films declined to comment on the appeal -- including whether scenes had been cut.
“Last Vegas” arrives in theaters Nov. 1.