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User Tom Cruise doodles on Vkontakte, Russian Social Networking Site

The handsome and dapper Tom Cruise gets into the news socially! Folks, he has gained membership recently with Vkontakte a Russian Social Networking site. As the Hollywood superstar is creeping in on middle age he is creeping high on the popularity charts in U.S and overseas.

'Roommate' beats 'Sanctum' at box office on Super Bowl weekend

It seems horror excites Americans more than an underwater thriller, if box office performance over the Super Bowl weekend is to be taken into account.

How Big Is IMAX, Really?

IMAX (Nasdaq: IMAX) was always big. It's getting bigger -- fast. Box office receipts for North American IMAX movies just about doubled in 2010, according to Hollywood news site Deadline Hollywood, from $271 million to $544 million. Before you get too excited, let me remind you that IMAX doesn't get to keep all of that -- the company typically rakes in about 13% of theatrical receipts as revenue.

IMAX Powers Tron: Legacy

IMAX (Nasdaq: IMAX) hasn't lost its touch, and that touch might be turning to gold based on weekend results of Disney's (NYSE: DIS) Tron: Legacy.

'Narnia' takes No. 1 spot at box office

Los Angeles -- "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader," directed by Michael Apted, took in $24.5 million during the weekend for the No. 1 U.S. spot.

"The Tourist," starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, settled into the No. 2 spot with $17 million at the weekend box office.

The animated "Tangled" was a strong No. 3 with more than $14.55 million.
All estimated gross box office figures are from the studios via Box Office Mojo.

Cooling down a little bit was "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1," No. 4 for the weekend with $8.5 million.

'Deathly Hallows: Part 1' tops box office this weekend

Warner Bros. Pictures’ has managed to add yet another feather to its cap with its latest installment in its ever popular 'Harry Potter' series, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.'

'Megamind' has mega-weekend

Los Angeles -- "Megamind," with the voices of Will Farrell and Brad Pitt, claimed No. 1 at the U.S. box office during the weekend with more than $30.05 million.

It was the animated film's second weekend atop the box office.

"Unstoppable," with Denzel Washington, was third with $23.5 million. "Due Date," with Robert Downey, Jr. and Zach Galifianakis, was third with $15.53 million.

All studio gross estimates are via Box Office Mojo.

"Skyline" was fourth with more than $11.67 million; "Morning Glory" fifth with more than $9.62 million; "For Colored Girls" sixth with $6.75 million; "Red" seventh with more than $5.11 million; "Paranormal Activity 2" eighth with $3.05 million; and "Saw 3D" ninth with $2.75 million.

'Network' again No. 1 for weekend

Los Angeles -- "The Social Network," the purported Facebook saga, took the weekend box office No. 1 spot with $15.5 million in gross receipts.

It was the ensemble film's second weekend at the top.

"Life as We Know It" with Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel was No. 2 with more than $14.63 million. "Secretariat" with Diane Lane and a big horse was third with $12.6 million.

All studio estimates are via Box Office Mojo.

"The Social Network" expects good collections

'The Social Network" is expected to earn well at the box office.

“The Social Network,” Sony Pictures' much-awaited film, which is slated to be released this weekend, is expected to have hordes of fans thronging the cinema halls.

'Evil' resides at No. 1 for weekend

Los Angeles -- "Resident Evil: Afterlife," with Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter, took the No. 1 spot during the weekend with $27.7 million in U.S. box office receipts.

"Takers," with Hayden Christensen and Matt Dillon, was a distant No. 2 with $6.1 million.

"The American" was No. 3 with more than $5.89 million.

All gross studio box office receipts are via Box Office Mojo.

"Machete" was fourth with $4.2 million; "Going the Distance" fifth with more than $3.83 million; "The Other Guys" sixth with $3.6 million; "The Last Exorcism" seventh with $3.45 million; "The Expendables" eighth with $3.25 million and "Inception" was ninth with more than $3.01 million.

"Eat Pray Love" starring Julia Roberts rounded out the top 10 with $2.9 million.