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"Guardians" lock-up box office

Friday, August 01, 2014 - 01:29

August 01 - The latest celebrity news including a big start for ''Guardians of the Galaxy'' and a bigger weekend ahead at the box office. John Russell reports.

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"Guardians of the Galaxy," Marvel's latest entry into box office superhero genre, is off to a record breaking start. The film, which stars Chris Pratt who's character leads a group of misfits to save the world, earned more than 11 million dollars (USD), the highest this year for a Thursday night debut. Hollywood is now betting that the film could cross the 100 million dollar mark for the weekend. Can you spell s-e-q-u-e-l. Celebrities are using social media to voice their opinions on the Gaza/Israeli conflict with pop star Madonna one of the latest stars to post a message on both twitter and Instagram. In a series of tweets the singer said "No Separation! We all bleed the same color!" On July 15 American singer Rihanna posted a free Palestine message, which was quickly deleted and replaced with a message of peace and a neutral message for an end to the war. Javier Bardem released a statement on Thursday (July 31) explaining his decision to sign an open letter calling for Israel to stop its offensive in Gaza. The letter, published in a Spanish newspaper earlier this week, denounced Israel's bombing of targets in Gaza and was scrutinized by supporters of Israel. Katy Perry performed on Thursday (July 31) in the White House filled with Special Olympians and supporters during the event marking the 46th anniversary of the organization and one year before the World Games will be hosted in Los Angeles.

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"Guardians" lock-up box office

Friday, August 01, 2014 - 01:29