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‘Man of Steel’ flies with $113M debut

LOS ANGELES

“Man of Steel” leaped over box office expectations in a single weekend.

The Warner Bros. superhero film earned $113 million in its opening weekend at the box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Sony’s “This Is the End” debuted in second place with $20.5 million in its opening weekend.

In its third weekend, the Lionsgate illusionist heist film “Now You See Me” fleeced $10.3 million in third place. Universal’s “Fast & Furious 6” arrived in fourth place with $9.4 million, while the studio’s horror film “The Purge” scared up $8.2 million in the fifth spot.

Family tweets indicate Kardashian gives birth

LOS ANGELES

It looks to be a baby girl for Kim Kardashian and her rapper boyfriend Kanye West. Or does it?

The couple was keeping silent Sunday in the wake of multiple reports that Kardashian, 32, has given birth over the weekend, about a month premature.

But Kardashian’s sister Khloe appears to have let a rather cryptic cat out of the bag on Twitter.

“I can not even begin 2describe the miracle that is now apart of our family. Mommy/baby are healthy &resting. We appreciate all of the love,” she tweeted Sunday. She quickly followed with a second tweet: “More info will come when the time is right! Thank you all for understanding! We love you all dearly! Overwhelmed with love right now.”

Miss Connecticut wins Miss USA title

LAS VEGAS

A 25-year-old contestant from Connecticut won the title of Miss USA in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Erin Brady won the pageant, hosted by musician Nick Jonas and Giuliana Rancic of “E! News,” which aired on NBC. Brady will represent the U.S. at the Miss Universe pageant.

She is expected to spend her title reign on a nationwide speaking tour and raising breast and ovarian cancer awareness, the organization’s official cause.

First runner-up was Miss Alabama, Margaret McCord.

Associated Press

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