‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ topples ‘Black Panther’


‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ topples ‘Black Panther’

NEW YORK

It took six weeks, but “Black Panther” has finally been unseated as the top film at the North American box office. The monsters vs. robots science-fiction sequel “Pacific Rim: Uprising” dethroned the superhero sensation with $28 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

And even though “Black Panther” slid to second place with $16.7 million in its sixth weekend, Ryan Coogler’s film notched another box-office milestone.

It’s now the highest-grossing superhero film ever in North America, not accounting for inflation. The film’s $631 million in domestic ticket sales has surpassed the $623 million of 2012’s “The Avengers.” “Black Panther” also becomes the fifth highest grossing film of all-time, rising above “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Rounding out the top five were: “I Can Only Imagine,” $13.8 million, third place; “Sherlock Gnomes,” $10.6 million, fourth place; and “Tomb Raider,” $10.4 million, fifth place.

*NSync to reunite to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

NEW YORK

*NSync is finally reuniting – but not for new music or a tour.

The boy band will earn a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 30. Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpartrick will attend the event.

*NSync released its self-titled debut album in the United States in 1998. The group’s hits include “Bye, Bye, Bye,” “It’s Gonna Be Me” and “Pop.”

The fivesome reunited at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, where Timberlake received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

Auction features never-seen photos of Beatles’ early US shows

LONDON

Hundreds of previously unseen photographs of The Beatles’ first U.S. concerts have sold for $358,000 at an auction in England.

The photographer, Mike Mitchell, who was 18 at the time, snapped the photos of the band’s performances at the Washington Coliseum and the Baltimore Civic Centre in 1964. He also took photos of the Fab Four at a pre-show press conference and their arrival at Union Station.

A total of some 400 negatives with copyright were sold at Omega Auctions on Saturday in northwestern England. Apart from 46 images that were sold in 2011, the remainder has never been seen.

Associated Press

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