The Wolverine, with Hugh Jackman back for a sixth go as the mutant with the dagger digits, clawed to the top of the box office food chain over the weekend, debuting with a North American gate of $55 million for Twentieth Century Fox, according to studio estimates.
The Conjuring, a low-budget horror offering from Warner Bros. that grabbed the top spot last week, slipped to the second spot, with $22.1 mil. Third place went to Despicable Me 2, which pulled in $16 million for Universal. DreamWorks' Turbo was in the fourth spot with $13.3 mil and Grown Ups 2, starring Adam Sandler and Kevin James, De followed with $11.5 million.
Jen, Justin in no hurry to wed
Relax, people. Just take a deep breath. The couplehood that is Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux is just fine, fine, fine! Jen said so in an interview with the Associated Press on Saturday.
"We just want to do it when it's perfect, and we're not rushed, and no one is rushing from a job or rushing to a job," the former Friends star and ex of Brad Pitt confided to the AP. "And, you know, we already feel married." (Jen, BTW, is rushing around to plug her new movie with Jason Sudeikis, We Are the Millers, which opens Aug. 7.)
Jen and Justin have been dating for more than two years. Since the entire nation has Jen's happiness at heart, their failure to announce any kind of wedding plans after getting engaged on his birthday last August has spawned a tsunami of speculation about whether the happy day will ever arrive.
Jen waves it all off as piffle: "We have yet to set any dates. There have been no canceled weddings. There have been no postponed weddings. There have been no arguments about where to get married. Just clearing all that up."
Selena Gomez finally got around to celebrating her 21st birthday on Saturday night, almost a week after the actual date, and who should arrive to celebrate with her and a host of friends but sometime bf Justin Bieber, 19. People mag reports on its website that the Biebster showed up at the bash in the company of good bud Jaden Smith. The soiree, with a gypsy theme, was held at the Revolve Beach House in Malibu, Calif. "Justin arrived at the party in his leopard-print Audi R8," a source told People. "Justin was casually dressed and carried a single rose." The guest list included dancing sibs Julianne and Derek Hough, actress Nina Dobrev, and stylist Riawna Capri.
Daddyhood delights Dax
Actor Dax Shepard is a little steadier on the domestic front than Crosby Braverman, the character he plays on Parenthood. Dax is grooving on real-life parenthood since the birth of daughter Lincoln to fiancée Kristen Bell in March. "When I look at her, it's like when I was in seventh grade and fell in love for the first time, where it's debilitating," Shepard, 38, tells People mag.
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