“Despicable Me 2” fought off two new releases, including science-fiction film “Pacific Rim,” to finish first at the box office in U.S. and Canadian theaters for a second straight weekend with $43.9 million in sales.
Los Angeles bonds are beating the $3.7 trillion municipal market even as leading mayoral candidates oppose a measure to raise the sales tax while also vowing to eliminate a $450 million-a-year business levy.
“Taken 2,” a sequel to the 2009 Liam Neeson action film, was the top-grossing movie at U.S. and Canadian cinemas for a second weekend, collecting $21.9 million in sales for News Corp.’s Twentieth Century Fox.
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down much of Arizona’s first-of-its-kind crackdown on illegal immigrants, ruling that states must defer to the federal government on immigration policy, an election-year victory for President Barack Obama.
“Toy Story 3” was the top film in the U.S. and Canada for the second straight weekend, bringing in $59 million in ticket sales for Walt Disney Co.’s Pixar Studio, while the Tom Cruise action-comedy “Knight and Day” debuted in a disappointing third place, an analyst said.