'Planet of the Apes' climbs to top of U.S. box office charts


LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," a sequel about highly intelligent apes that battle with humans for dominance, has knocked the giant "Transformers" robots out of the top spot on U.S. and Canadian movie charts.

The top films at the North American box office

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - Following are the top 10 movies at North American box offices for the three days starting July 11, led by "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," according to studio estimates compiled by Reuters.

13 Jul 2014

Actor George Clooney slams UK story about his future marriage

NEW YORK - Actor George Clooney criticized Britain's Daily Mail on Wednesday for publishing what he called a "completely fabricated" story that said his future mother-in-law opposes his upcoming marriage to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin. | Video

People, 09 Jul 2014

A Minute With: Mark Ruffalo on mixing it up in acting and film

NEW YORK - Actor Mark Ruffalo has played characters ranging from a gay AIDS activist and a sperm donor to a recovering sex-addict and an FBI agent and will reprise his role as the Incredible Hulk in next year's "The Avengers: Age of Ultron."

People, 09 Jul 2014

Harrison Ford injury to halt 'Star Wars' production for two weeks

NEW YORK - Actor Harrison Ford is recuperating from surgery after breaking his leg, but the injury on the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII" will force a two-week hiatus in filming, the Walt Disney Studios said.

People 07 Jul 2014

'Transformers' producers face new dispute from Chinese location rep

SHANGHAI - A scenic Chinese location where scenes in Paramount Pictures' "Transformers: Age of Extinction" were filmed, has threatened to sue the film's producers for failing to display its logo on-screen, the China Daily newspaper reported. | Video

06 Jul 2014

'Transformers' crushes 'Tammy', 'Evil' to lead weekend box office

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - "Transformers: Age of Extinction" collected $36.4 million in ticket sales over the three-day July 4 weekend, storming ahead of new films "Tammy," "Deliver Us From Evil" and "Earth to Echo" to lead the U.S. and Canadian box office for a second consecutive weekend.

06 Jul 2014

Marvel unleashes superheroes for stunt-filled live shows

TAMPA Fla. - Marvel in its latest superhero caper will expand its comic empire to live U.S. audiences this summer, with a tour packing Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man and two dozen characters into a family-oriented show filled with fight scenes and explosions.

06 Jul 2014

'An Unmarried Woman' writer-director Paul Mazursky dies

LOS ANGELES - Paul Mazursky, the writer and director behind such Oscar-nominated films as "An Unmarried Woman" and "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," has died in Los Angeles. He was 84.

People 01 Jul 2014

N.Y. memorial service to honor life of actress, activist Ruby Dee

NEW YORK - Friends, family and fans of actress and activist Ruby Dee, who died last month at the age of 91, will honor her life and legacy at a memorial service in New York in September, a family spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

People 01 Jul 2014