"Marvel’s the Avengers broke many box office records since it was released in early 2012. It has already broken the one billion dollar mark with its global ticket sales. Of course it would not have been possible without the celebrities that portrayed Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Nick Fury. As it stands, they received a hefty payday because of the success of the super team comic book movie."
"After setting opening-day records across much of the Americas, Europe and Asia, the Disney tentpole also reached a high-water mark in one of the world’s least developed film markets."
"There is apparently no market Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man 3 can’t conquer. After scoring the second-strongest opening ever in North America with $175.3 million, and netting the best-ever bow in scores of territories across Europe and Asia, the Disney tentpole also barreled its way to a record opening in one of the world’s most far-flung and undeveloped movie territories: Myanmar."
Circuit board found near site of blasts
By Shelley Murphy, Chelsea Conaboy and Martin Finucane | GLOBE STAFF APRIL 16, 2013
Investigators combing through the aftermath of the deadly Boston Marathon terrorist attack have recovered a circuit board in the area of one of the two blasts that they believe was used to detonate the bombs, according to an official briefed on the investigation.
Investigators have also recovered components of the bombs, enabling them to determine that they consisted of two six-liter pressure cookers packed with nails, metal and ball bearings. The makeshift bombs were placed in black duffel bags, the official said.
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Roger Ebert Dies: Chicago Reactions Pour In As City Mourns Legendary Film Critic's DeathOne day on the heels of the tragic news that legendary Chicago-based film critic Roger Ebert lost his battle with cancer at the age of 70, the city and nation Ebert called home have offered up an outpouring of condolences and memories of the icon.
GIRL GROUPS GIRLS' GENERATION AND T-ARA HAVE BOTH RELEASED NEW JAPAN ALBUMS AND HAVE BOTH RANKED HIGH ON THE ORICON CHARTS.Girl groups Girls' Generation and T-ARA have both released new Japan albums and have both ranked high on the Oricon charts.
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By LUCHINA FISHER (@luchina)
"Argo" took home the top prize as best picture at the Oscars Sunday night, with first lady Michelle Obama announcing the winner from the White House.
"You directed a hell of a film," co-producer Grant Heslov told director and fellow producer Ben Affleck. "I couldn't be more proud of the film and more proud of our director."
By Brian Haas, The (Nashville) Tennessean
The singer died on Sunday afternoon at her Arkansas home.
"HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. -- Mindy McCready ran away from her faded fame, from her scandals and her history of drug and alcohol problems to a small town six hours away from Nashville.
But the demons followed her even here, to a community called Eden Isle.
Set in the small resort town of Heber Springs, Ark., about 65 miles north of Little Rock, Eden Isle is surrounded on three sides by Greers Ferry Lake, topped by a lush canopy of 100-foot-tall pines and filled with small ."
The Huffington Post | By Kia Makarechi
"For some, Beyonce's Super Bowl halftime show was to be the Big Game's finest moment. But for all who tuned in to see the singer perform, it's clear she brought her A game.
Beyonce worked through a medley of her hits, including "Love on Top," "Crazy in Love," "End of Time," and "Baby Boy" before she was joined by Destiny's Child bandmates Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland. The trio started with "Bootylicious" and worked through "Independent Woman" before collaborating on "Single Ladies," which is a Beyonce song."
The Huffington Post | By Cavan Sieczkowski Posted: 11/01/2012 11:10 am EDT Updated: 11/01/2012 3:07 pm EDTGeorge Lucas is about to become really, really rich.
On Tuesday, the Walt Disney Company announced it had purchased Lucasfilm, the production company behind "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones," for $4.05 billion. Disney paid half the offer in cash and issued about 40 million shares at closing, making it $2 billion in bills and $2 billion in stock. Lucasfilm is 100 percent owned by George Lucas himself.