‘IM3’ reigns box office with $175M haul


Iron Man reigns as the standard-bearer of Holly- wood superheroes with a $175.3 million domestic opening weekend for his latest sequel and an overseas haul of a half-billion dollars in less than two weeks.

According to studio estimates Sunday, “Iron Man 3” has a worldwide total of $680.1 million. That includes $175.9 millionSFlbin its second weekend over-SFlbseas, where the film has rung up $504.8 million so far.

In second through fifth place for the weekend were: “Pain & Gain,” $7.6 million, No. 2; “42,” $6.2 million, No. 3; “Oblivion,” $5.8 million, No. 4; and “TheSFlbCroods,” $4.2 million, No. 5.

CNN’s Kurtz apologizesSFlbfor errors in story


Media critic Howard Kurtz is apologizing for several errors in a column he wrote about gay basketball player Jason Collins this past week.

Kurtz is the host of CNN’s “Reliable Sources.” He brought two other media critics onto his show Sunday to question him about the story written on The Daily Beast suggesting Collins had hidden a previous engagement to a woman when he came out as gay in a Sports IllustratedSFlbstory. In fact, Collins had disclosed the engagement.

Kurtz says he was not only wrong on the facts, but he also shouldn’t have written the story in the first place and was too slow to correct himself. He promised to rebuild trust with viewers and asked them to consider his full career as a media critic.

Keira Knightley weds rocker James Righton


A French mayor says Oscar-nominated actress Keira Knightley has said “oui” to rocker James Righton in a small wedding ceremony in France.

Aime Navello said Sunday that the couple followed French tradition when he married them at the Mazan town hall Saturday.

Navello read the service in French and the couple responded in French and English.

He said about 10 people were present.

Righton is keyboard player for the rock group Klaxons. He and Knightley got engaged a year ago.

Knightley starred in the first three “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies and was nominated for an Oscar for playing Elizabeth Bennet in an adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.”

Aerosmith bags show over security fears


An Aerosmith concert promoter says the band has canceled an upcoming show in Indonesia over security concerns, one day after news surfaced about a possible bomb plot at the Myanmar Embassy.

Helmi Sugara, event organizer spokesman, said Sunday that the legendary American rockers were scheduled to perform this Saturday before a nearly sold-out crowd of 15,000 in the capital, Jakarta.

He said the band canceled Saturday, a day after Indonesia announced it had arrested two suspected militants with bombs. They were purportedly planning to attack the embassy in Jakarta to protest Myanmar’s treatment of Muslims. It’s unclear if the concert’s cancellation was directly related to the terror plot or if there was some other threat.

In a statement posted on the promoter Ismaya Live’s website, Aerosmith’s management apologized to fans.

Associated Press

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