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"Snow White" turns "green" at the box office

Sunday, Jun 03, 2012 - 01:36

June 3 -The latest celebrity news including ''Snow White's'' impressive showing at the weekend box office. John Russell reports.

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THIS EDIT CONTAINS 4:3 MATERIAL. "Snow White and the Huntsman" broke the spell of lackluster performances by many big-budget films this summer season at movie theaters, grabbing 56.3 million dollars (USD) in its first weekend to top "Men in Black 3," according to studio estimates on Sunday. The film, a dark and sometimes violent take on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, collected an additional 39 million in 45 international markets where it also opened this weekend. The solid debut led "Snow White" to escape the fate of "Battleship" and the vampire film "Dark Shadows," both of which fell victim to blockbuster "The Avengers." "Men in Black 3," which opened last week, collected 29 million in ticket sales in U.S. and Canadian theaters to fall to the No. 2 position on U.S. and Canadian box office charts. Starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as black-suited secret agents, it has collected 275 million in overseas markets since its release. In its fifth week in theaters, "The Avengers" collection of Marvel superheros continued to flex its muscles, earning 20 million and taking the third position. The film has taken in 552.7 million in domestic sales, so far, making it the third best-selling film in history, surpassing "The Dark Knight" and behind only "Avatar" and "Titanic"." Actress Drew Barrymore has tied the knot for the third time, marrying her art dealer fiance Will Kopelman this weekend in Southern California, media outlets reported on Sunday. The "Charlie's Angels" actress, 37, was married in Montecito, California, outside Los Angeles, with guests including Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz and Jimmy Fallon according to People Magazine. John Russell, Reuters.

"Snow White" turns "green" at the box office

Sunday, Jun 03, 2012 - 01:36

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