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Published: Mon, July 1, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

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‘The Heat’ is hot, but ‘Monsters’ rule

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Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy brought “The Heat” against Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx at the box office.

The Fox action-comedy starring the funny ladies as mismatched detectives earned $40 million in second place in its opening weekend, topping the $25.7 million debut haul of Sony’s “White House Down,” according to studio estimates Sunday. “White House Down” was in fourth place.

The Disney-Pixar animated prequel “Monsters University” remained box-office valedictorian in its second weekend, earning $46.1 million in first place.

In third place was “World War Z” with $29.8 million. In fifth place was “Man of Steel” with $20.8 million.

‘Enter the Dragon’ actor Kelly dies at 67

san diego

Actor Jim Kelly, who played a glib American martial artist in “Enter the Dragon” with Bruce Lee, has died.

He was 67.

Marilyn Dishman, Kelly’s ex-wife, said he died Saturday of cancer at his home in San Diego.

Sporting an Afro hairstyle and sideburns, Kelly made a splash with his one-liners and fight scenes in the 1973 martial arts classic.

His later films included “Three the Hard Way,” “Black Belt Jones” and “Black Samurai.”

The role in the Bruce Lee film was his second.

He had about a dozen film roles in the 1970s before his acting work tapered off.

In recent years, he drew lines of autograph-seekers at comic-book conventions.

Associated Press


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