July 9, 2013 |
See ya, kemosabe. Hello, yellow fellows. Both The Lone Ranger and Despicable Me 2 were released Wednesday, but that's it for similarities. Through its first five days, Steve Carell 's Despicable Me 2 earned $142.1 million, the highest five-day debut on record for an animated film. The Lone Ranger , the $225 million Disney Western, meanwhile, grossed just $48.8 million since Wednesday, positioning itself to be one of the year's biggest flops. (Analysts had expected that number to be twice as big by the end of the weekend.)
July 4, 2013
Last week and total box office in millions. Weeks Per Rank/Title/Studio Last Week Total Out Location 1. Monsters University (Disney) $45.6 $170.4 2 $11,391 2. The Heat (Fox) 39.1 39.1 1 12,296 3. World War Z (Paramount) 29.8 123.7 2 8,255 4. White House Down (Sony) 24.9 24.9 1 7,713 5. Man of Steel (Warner Bros.)
July 4, 2013 |
Camden authorities found what appeared to be a grenade in a donation box Tuesday at the Camden Rescue Mission in the 1600 block of Broadway, police said. After 4 p.m., Camden County police, the Camden Fire Department, and the Camden County Sheriff's Office bomb squad responded and evacuated the rescue mission, police said. Broadway was closed Tuesday afternoon between Jackson and Van Hook Streets as police and firefighters blocked streets around the mission. The device was removed by the bomb squad, which will determine whether it was a functioning explosive grenade, police said.
July 3, 2013 |
After two years of repairs and various delays, the boxing gym at the North Camden Community Center is officially open for training. Monday marked the first day of Camden's new boxing program, as well as the city's pools and the "Ball'n for Peace" basketball league. The boxing ring, which features shiny new padding and the city's crest imprinted in the middle, will be open weekday afternoons for youths ages 10 to 18 who want to learn boxing techniques. New gloves and other boxing equipment were still neatly wrapped inside a closet Monday morning.
July 1, 2013 |
Gambino "Showtime" Crespo slipped his head under the ropes and walked into the ring, ready to fight. With hundreds gathered at Eighth and Ramona Gonzalez Streets on Saturday for the Camden Boxing Academy's second annual tournament, the 7-year-old from Pennsauken put on a show, landing jabs and right hooks on his trainer in a practice bout. He walked off to applause, posing for pictures and beaming in the afternoon sun. But something else appeared to be on his mind. Gambino was wearing a shirt that showed a picture of his father; the phrase R.I.P.
June 26, 2013 |
Former drug dealer Micah Khan, 33, of Camden, went to Trenton on Monday to make another kind of sale. A single father who struggled to get a job when he got out of prison in 2007, Khan wanted to sell New Jersey lawmakers on the importance of proposed legislation that would help people with a background like his find work. "This is a lifesaving bill because it brings hope," he said at a Senate Labor Committee hearing, squeezed in before the end-of-the-session budget sprint toward recess began in earnest Monday afternoon.
June 25, 2013 |
CELEBRITY BOXING promoter Damon Feldman reportedly got into a scuffle with Wing Bowl competitor "Gentleman" Jerry Coughlan at the Columbus Club early yesterday. An eyewitness told me that Feldman and Coughlan started a skirmish about 3:30 a.m. that ended when Feldman was escorted out of the Clifton Heights club. "Feldman wanted a piece of him, but there were too many people between them," the witness told me, adding that he believed Coughlan was the instigator. Neither Coughlan nor the Columbus Club returned calls for comment.
June 24, 2013 |
Manayunk's Main Street hummed with the buzz of countless conversations Saturday afternoon, but without the amplified booms of vendors hawking wares or shouting revelers. The place was overrun by invaders - chatty, friendly invaders. Thousands of visitors and hundreds of artists laid siege to Main Street for the first day of the 24th annual Manayunk Arts Festival this weekend. Throw in the sun beating down overhead, and there was an almost peaceful air Saturday afternoon as the crowds flowed past vendors who waited to show off their work: paintings, sculptures, jewelry.