"Man of Steel" super-sizes the box office, Streisand honored in Jerusalem
Monday, June 17, 2013 - 01:37
June 17 - The latest celebrity and entertainment headlines including ''Man of Steel'' supercharges box office and Oliver Stone honored in Shanghai. Lindsay Claiborn reports.
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"Man of Steel," the big-budget reboot of the Superman franchise, leaped over the competition, collecting a muscular $125 million since its opening to lead the domestic box office with the year's second-largest debut weekend and the biggest June opening ever. It also added an additional $71.6 million from overseas box offices in 24 markets.
"This is the End," written by star Seth Rogen and his childhood friend, collected $20.5 million at theaters in the domestic market. The comedy depicting the end of the world stars more than a dozen well-known Hollywood actors including James Franco, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and Emma Watson.
Oscar-winning American director Oliver Stone's final cut of his epic saga "Alexander" made its world premiere on Monday (June 17) at the 16th Annual Shanghai International Film Festival. The film, starring Colin Farrell, was first released in 2004. Stone was also awarded a life-time-achievement honor by the festival's jury.
Barbra Streisand was awarded an honorary doctorate of philosophy degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem on Monday (June 17). The honor was in a recognition of her professional achievements, humanitarianism, and commitment to civil rights. Streisand arrived in Israel on Sunday (June 16) to sing at a 90th birthday celebration for President Shimon Peres and perform at two concerts in Tel Aviv, her first in the country.
And finally, British metal band Black Sabbath's new album "13!" has given them their first British number one album in nearly 43 years. Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath were last at the top of the UK chart with their second album, "Paranoid" in 1970.
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