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Nov. 11, 2012 at 2:00 PM   |   Comments

'Skyfall' dominates weekend box office

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- "Skyfall," the latest Bond film, flew high this weekend, raking in $87.8 million for the No. 1 U.S. box office spot.

The film stars Daniel Craig and Judi Dench, among others.

The animated "Wreck-It Ralph" fell from No. 1 last weekend to No. 2, but still brought in a respectable $33.056 million.

All studio estimates of gross U.S. receipts are via Box Office Mojo.

"Flight" was third with $15.1 million; "Argo" fourth with $6.745 million; "Taken 2" fifth with $4 million; "Here Comes the Boom" sixth with $2.55 million; "Cloud Atlas" seventh with $2.525 million; "Pitch Perfect" eighth with $2.504 million; "The Man with the Iron Fists" ninth with $2.49 million.

The animated "Hotel Transylvania" was 10th $2.35 million.


Underwood donates N.J. concert proceeds

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Carrie Underwood announced she would donate all the proceeds from her concert in Atlantic City, N.J., to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

"We're so glad to be here, and even more glad to be here this evening," she told the audience at the Boardwalk Hall Friday night. "You know, after something like this, you wonder whether the show should go on. We thought, this building was still here, so it must be here for a reason."

The "American Idol" season four winner told the audience she would put her profits "right back into the community here," the Press of Atlantic City quoted her as saying.

"I wouldn't feel right making any money off of tonight's show," Underwood said.

After the concert, she took to Twitter to offer words of support to the hurricane-ravaged community.

"Thank you beautiful Atlantic City! You all made my year! You have been through so much and still rocked the house! I leave in awe! Thanks!" she tweeted.

The 29-year-old has been donating $1 of every concert ticket sold to the American Red Cross since September, The Hollywood Reporter said.


Timberlake, Biel volunteer in Sandy relief

FAR ROCKAWAY, N.Y., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Newlyweds Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel handed out relief backpacks to survivors of Hurricane Sandy in Far Rockaway, N.Y., E! Online reported.

The two spent 3 1/2 hours handing out the supplies until all the relief trucks were emptied, E! reported Saturday.

Timberlake and Biel just arrived back in New York City from a honeymoon in Tanzania. They were married in Italy.


'Wizard of Oz' dress sells for $480,000

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The dress Judy Garland wore in the film "The Wizard of Oz" fetched $480,000 at a Hollywood memorabilia auction in California, officials said.

The unnamed buyer bought the dress Saturday at Julien's Auctions Beverly Hills Gallery, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Garland's iconic dress was not the only costume sold; the dress Julie Andrews wore in "The Sound of Music" brought $38,400, and a purple skirt worn by Marilyn Monroe during the filming of "River of No Return" sold for $50,000.

Other items sold during the two-day auction included Steve McQueen's racing jacket, which went for $50,000, John Belushi sunglasses from "The Blues Brothers," which brought in $16,640, and glasses worn by Johnny Depp in "Dark Shadows" were sold for $3,250.

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