May 12 - The latest celebrity news including Cannes readies for festival opening and ''Neighbors'' powers past ''Spider-Man.'' John Russell reports.
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The official poster for the 67th Cannes film festival was up on Monday (May 12) as fans started to gather on the French Riviera in the hopes of catching a glimpse of their favorite stars.
This year's poster for the festival, which always pays homage to film greats of the past, is of the Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni, who starred in Federico Fellini's classic "8½".
Movers and shakers of the film world are boarding yachts or jets to head to the once sleepy Mediterranean seaside town of Cannes for a 12-day party that also serves as a film festival, with this year's line-up heavy on drama and light on humor.
The festival gets under way on Wednesday (May 14) with 18 films showing in the main competition.
The raunchy adult comedy "Neighbors", starring Seth Rogen as a family man who moves next to a frat house, out performed expectations in kicking the superhero movie "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" off the top spot on U.S. and Canadian box office charts over the weekend.
"Neighbors" earned just over 51 million dollars (USD) in ticket sales to lead all movies.
"Spider-Man 2", last weekend's box office winner, took in 37 million to finish second, ahead of comedy "The Other Woman" with 9.3 million.
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" is expected to challenge for the box office crown when it debuts on May 23. The super hero sequel held huge premiere in New York over the weekend. Stars Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Lawrence met with hundreds of die-hards fans, rewarding them with autographs and selfies.
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