“Lucy,” starring Scarlett Johannson, earned $44 million at the U.S. box office this weekend, according to Forbes, topping "Hercules," which took in approximately $29 million. "Lucy," a sci-fi action film that cost EuropaCorpa around $40 million to produce, raked in $17.1 on opening day, Forbes reported. The success was extra sweet for Johannson, with “Lucy” expected to be her first $100 million domestic hit outside of the Marvel universe.
‘Family Guy’ Shows Off ‘Simpson Guy’ Crossover
San Diego Comic-Con attendees were given some pretty awesome sneak peeks over the weekend, the "Family Guy"/"Simpsons" crossover included. Fans were shown a nearly-5-minute trailer previewing the Sept. 28 episode during Saturday’s "Family Guy" panel.
‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’ Teaser Trailer Out Online
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"Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" has released a short, one-minute teaser where fans can get a quick peek at the film, set for a Nov. 21 release. The Lionsgate film, starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, will cover the first half of the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy.
Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr, Marking the End of Ramadan
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Eid al-Fitr, a celebration marking the end of Ramadan, will be widely observed today in North America, though some Muslims will observe it on Tuesday. The celebration, also known as Id al-Fitr or Eid ul-Fitr, is a festival of merriment and thanksgiving in which Muslims will gather with friends and family and prepare sweet delicacies in honor of the end of the fast.
Jeff Gordon Wins Brickyard 400
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On Sunday, Jeff Gordon won a fifth Brickyard 400, breaking a NASCAR record, ESPN reported. Just shy of his 43rd birthday, the victory came the same weekend Indianapolis Motor Speedway celebrated the 20th anniversary of Gordon’s first Brickyard victory.
Marvel Gives Extended Look at ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron'
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Avengers fans were in their glory at San Diego Comic-Con. Not only did they get the chance to see an extended preview of the Marvel film, "Avengers: Age of Ultron," but almost the entire cast showed up at the convention, The Associated Press reported. Director Joss Whedon, who just had knee surgery, and a very pregnant Scarlett Johansson were not in attendance, but Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner, and Chris Hemsworth, among other famous Avengers faces, showed up to present the preview to fans. Marvel is owned by the Walt Disney Company, the parent company of ABC News.