“The Amazing Spider-Man,” starring Andrew Garfield, pulled in $7.5 million from its debut screenings Tuesday just after midnight.
According to distributor Sony Pictures, that matches the amount “Spider-Man 3” took in from its first midnight screenings in 2007 on the way to a then-record $151.1 million opening weekend. The new film’s midnight debut hints at a strong box office through the weekend, with industry expectations as high as $120 million.
“Jersey Shore” cast member Deena Cortese got a costly reminder Tuesday of a lesson parents tell their children: Make sure you stay on the sidewalk.
And just to underscore that point, she got a talking-to from her mother outside municipal court in Seaside Heights, N.J., where she pleaded guilty to failing to use the sidewalk and paid a $106 fine. Cortese also had to pay $33 in court costs but avoided a criminal conviction by pleading guilty to a violation of the motor vehicle code.
Police arrested Cortese on June 10, saying she was dancing in a roadway and interfering with traffic. Prosecutor Kim Pascarella said the prosecution did not have enough evidence to prove that charge, agreeing instead to allow her to plead guilty to the lesser offense of not using a sidewalk when one was provided.
It took three years longer than expected, but The Jacksons’ “Unity Tour” is finally on the boards.
“We were supposed to do it before the time of my brother’s passing. We decided (after a period of mourning) to go out and do it together. We had to do it for the fans around the world,” said Jackie Jackson.
The touring Jacksons include Jackie and the other surviving members of The Jackson 5: Tito, Marlon and Jermaine.
Their 15 early summer dates mark the first time they’ve been on the road since 1984’s “Victory Tour.”
U.S. glam rock band KISS is unleashing its “Monster” on the U.K. The band — Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer — was in London on Tuesday to launch its new retrospective book, “KISS Monster.” The book features unseen photos from the band’s 40-year career.
Only 1,000 copies of “KISS Monster” will be on sale, and each will be signed by the band. It will retail at $4,299.