‘Infinity War’ opens with record $250M, passing ‘Star Wars’


‘Infinity War’ opens with record $250M, passing ‘Star Wars’

NEW YORK

A whole lot of superheroes added up to a whole lot of ticket sales. The superhero smorgasbord “Avengers: Infinity Wars” opened with predictable shock-and-awe, earning $250 million at the box office over the weekend and edging past “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to set the highest opening weekend of all time.

“Infinity War,” which brings together some two dozen superheroes in the 10-year culmination of Marvel Studio’s “cinematic universe,” also set a new global opening record with $630 million even though it’s yet to open in China, the world’s second-largest movie market. It opens there May 11.

Rounding out the top five at the box office were: “A Quiet Place,” $10.7 million, second place; “I Feel Pretty,” $8.1 million, third place; “Rampage,” $7.1 million, fourth place; and “Black Panther,” $4.4 million, fifth place.

Lawrence attends arts event in Ky. hometown

LOUISVILLE, Ky.

Actress Jennifer Lawrence attended an arts ceremony co-hosted by her namesake foundation in her hometown of Louisville.

Lawrence was a presenter at Saturday’s annual Awards in the Arts event honoring local groups and artists.

The event was co-hosted by the Louisville-based Fund for the Arts, the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation and Churchill Downs.

Lawrence’s foundation supports a variety of Louisville-area charities.

Former ’Glee’ star Lea Michele is engaged

NEW YORK

Actress and singer Lea Michele has announced her engagement to boyfriend Zandy Reich with a social media photo of a diamond ring on her finger and the word “Yes.”

A representative of the former star of “Glee” said Saturday that Reich, president of clothing company AYR, proposed with a 4-carat elongated radian cut ring he helped design. They’ve been dating more than a year.

Michele is gearing up for a tour with fellow “Glee” alumnus Darren Criss.

The duo will hit the stage together and solo, performing songs from Broadway, “Glee” and original songs from their recent solo albums.

Associated Press

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