‘Gravity’ eclipses ‘Phillips’ at box office
LOS ANGELES — “Gravity” won’t be held down.
The Warner Bros. astronaut adventure directed by Alfonso Cuaron and starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney landed in the top spot at the box office for the second weekend in a row, according to studio estimates Sunday.
“Gravity” earned $44.3 million, raising its domestic total to $123.4 million.
Sony’s “Captain Phillips” launched in second place with a respectable $26 million. The high seas drama directed by Paul Greengrass stars Tom Hanks as a cargo ship captain who is held captive by Somali pirates.
The animated Sony movie “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” gobbled up third place in its third weekend with $14.2 million, bringing its domestic haul to $78 million.
The weekend’s only other new release, “Machete Kills,” opened in fourth place with $3.8 million.
Jackman raises $1.85M with birthday benefit
LOS ANGELES — Hugh Jackman threw himself a birthday party with 4,500 guests, but they had to pay to attend.
The actor spent his 45th birthday Saturday at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, where he sang, danced and told stories for “One Night Only,” a benefit concert that raised $1.85 million for the Motion Picture & Television Fund.
Backed by a 17-member orchestra, Jackman performed a variation of his recent Broadway show, with personal stories, a few film clips and selections from classic Hollywood musicals, including a tap-dancing routine during “Singin’ in the Rain.” He talked about his family, sang a tribute to his wife and shared music and images of his native Australia.
Duchovny, Anderson want more ‘X-Files’
NEW YORK — After 20 years, it’s possible for the details of a relationship to get fuzzy.
Just ask David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, who first premiered their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully on “The X-Files” two decades ago. The series aired nine seasons and resulted in two feature films.
While the two were unsure where they left their relationship in the show and films, the 53-year-old Duchovny and 45-year-old Anderson both said they’re open to making a third “X-Files” movie.
The actors got together recently to mark the 20th Anniversary of the series’ premiere. They participated in a panel discussion for fans at The Paley Center for Media in New York.
When asked where their characters left off, the two weren’t completely clear on the specifics.
“Well they (Mulder and Scully) were married the last movie,” Duchovny said, referring to 2008’s “The X-Files: I Want to Believe.”
“Were we actually married?” Anderson asked.
“I believe so. That was my impression,” he responded.
They both are clear, however, about their interest in another “X-Files” film.
Fairy tale actors Dallas, Goodwin to wed
NEW YORK — Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas’ fairy tale extends beyond their day jobs.
The actors, both 35, play Snow White and Prince Charming on ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” and have announced their engagement.
The couple met while working on the show and began dating in 2011.
Goodwin was previously engaged to actor Joey Kern, while Dallas was married to Lara Pulver from 2007-11.
On her official Twitter account, Goodwin wrote, “From my soon-2-b-Mrs-Dallas head 2 my soon-2-be Mrs-Dallas-toes, I’m oh-so grateful 4 your well wishes! THANK U!”
Dallas tweeted to on his account, “Thanks to all of you for the outpouring of love and congrats!”
“Once Upon a Time” is now in its third season.