Monday, May 6, 2013

Disney’s ‘Iron Man 3′ Crushes Weekend Box Office, Review: The Great Gatsby, Kentucky Derby Numbers Rise With Orb Win

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Disney's ‘Iron Man 3′ Crushes Weekend Box Office with $175.3 Million, Review: The Great Gatsby, Kentucky Derby Numbers Rise With Orb Win

Disney's ‘Iron Man 3′ Crushes Weekend Box Office with $175.3 Million

The opening weekend speculation is over and the numbers are in!  Disney’s Iron Man 3 posted a massive $175.3 million opening weekend in North America in 4,253 theaters. (SSN)

Review: The Great Gatsby

A hugely elaborate, well cast adaptation of an American classic that will provoke every possible reaction. (THR)

Kentucky Derby Numbers Rise With Orb Win; NBC Sees Best Ratings In 21 Years

NBC Sports drew a 10.4 overnight rating/23 share for the race portion from 6-7 PM ET, tying 2010′s numbers for the best Kentucky Derby in 21 years. (DH)

Where’s the Pilot Wow-Factor?

As the upfronts approach, it’s hard to scope out pilot pickup buzz at the major broadcast nets this year because there are few clear heat-seekers. (VAR)

Hopping From One Galaxy to Another

J. J. Abrams on His New ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Wars’ Films. (NYT)

'The Crow' Finds a Leading Man

Twenty years after Brandon Lee died while filming 1994's The Crow, The Hobbit star Luke Evans has stepped into the role of Eric Draven for Relativity Media's remake.(HDC)

Howard Kurtz Sorry For 'Sloppy And Inexcusable' Error

CNN‘s Howard Kurtz took to his own Reliable Sources show to address the sloppy reporting on NBA player Jason Collins. (DH)

Media CEO's Earn More Than Industry Toppers

Media chiefs are among the nation's highest-paid CEOs, and as a whole they earn on average $10 million more than their counterparts in other industries. (THR)

Robert De Niro Enters 'Candy Store'

De Niro has signed on for Candy Store, where he'll play an ex-cop who teams with Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, The Great Gatsby) to fight a crime organization in Brooklyn. (VUL)

Justin Timberlake's '20/20 Experience' Part 2 Release Date Set For Late September

Justin Timberlake took to Instagram Sunday night to reveal that the second half of "The 20/20 Experience" would hit stores on Sept. 30. (HP)

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