'Spider-Man' swings to top of box office
LOS ANGELES, July 8 (UPI) -- "The Amazing Spider-Man," starring Emma Stone and others, took in a hefty $65 million in U.S. receipts for the No. 1 spot this weekend.
"Ted," with Mark Wahlberg and a fuzzy bear, was No. 2 with $35.59 million.
All studio estimates of gross U.S. box office receipts are via Box Office Mojo.
The animated "Brave" was third with $20.16 million; "Savages" fourth with $16,16 million; "Magic Mike" fifth with $15.61 million; "Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection" sixth with $10.2 million; the animated "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" seventh with $7.7 million; "Katy Perry: Part of Me" eighth with $7.15 million; and "Moonrise Kingdom" ninth with $4.64 million.
"To Rome with Love," shown on only 806 screens, rounded out the top 10 with $3.5 million.
Jolie an honorary citizen of Sarajevo
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina, July 8 (UPI) -- Fikret Music, the premier of the Sarajevo Canton, Bosnia-Herzegovina, named Angelina Jolie an honorary citizen of the city during the Sarajevo Film Festival.
The U.S. actress attended the festival Saturday to support her directorial debut, "In the Land of Blood and Honey," telling the story of a relationship between a Serb man and a Muslim woman during the Bosnian war, E! Online reported Sunday.
"The time I spent and the people I met in Bosnia have changed me forever. I can't tell you how much it means to me to be named an honorary citizen of Sarajevo, a city so dear to my heart," Jolie said of her connection to the country.
"[Directing the movie] was the hardest thing I have ever done because of my deep respect for the people that really experienced it. The experience here was so unique for me that I felt very connected to the people."
Festival organizers said Jolie was scheduled to participate in a young filmmakers workshop as part of the film festival, People magazine reported.
'Bridesmaids' actress Kemper weds
NEW YORK, July 8 (UPI) -- "The Office" and "Bridesmaids" actress Ellie Kemper married her longtime boyfriend in New York, her publicist said.
Kemper, 32, tied the knot with Michael Koman, a writer who previously worked for comedian Conan O'Brien, Saturday, People magazine reported.
In attendance at the wedding were actresses Kristin Wiig, who shared screen time with Kemper in "Bridesmaids," and Mindy Kaling, from "The Office."
"Today a member of the only fictional band I've ever been in is getting married," Kaling tweeted Saturday.
Kemper confirmed the engagement in December on "Conan."
"Michael's a delight," she told O'Brien. "So, of course, [my parents] like him a lot."
Report: Usher's stepson injured on lake
ATLANTA, July 8 (UPI) -- Usher's 11-year-old stepson was in critical condition after he was run over by a personal watercraft on a Georgia lake, state officials and media reports said.
Kile Glover and a 15-year-old girl were hurt Friday in the accident on Lake Lanier, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution said.
Glover is the son of Tameka Foster, the ex-wife of the popular singer.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said the driver of the water craft was part of the same group as the two injured kids, who had been floating on an inner tube when they were struck. Alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the mishap.
The DNR did not release the names of the people involved in the accident; however Atlanta media outlets reported the injured boy was Usher's stepson, the Journal-Constitution said.
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